"It is a token of health and gentle characteristics when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Items on Third Friday...Primitive Handmades Mercantile

I hope this finds you enjoying a wonderful Summer evening! We had a lovely day today, the clouds parted, sun was shining and the temp was just perfect!! We truly enjoy our blue sky here in the Pacific Northwest, they have been far and few between, but when they do make an appearance, well...we get just giddy around here!!
Please stop by our Third Friday at Primitive Handmades Mercantile, we have been very busy creating!! For my post, I have made two fabric covered boxes with a pincushion topper. They come with a pair of reproduction scissors. I have added rusty pins, mop buttons and pins. Perfect size to store all your sewing needs. I have made three primitive angels, each with burlap skirts and wings, I have added vintage coverlet pieces to accent, vintage clothespins and spun flax for their hair. They are securely attached to vintage wooden spindles that I purchased while antiquing with my sis in Minnesota. Once again, I hope you are enjoying a lovely Summer, stop by the Mercantile and see what our ladies have been up to!
Primitive Blessings,
Mona

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Independence Day!!

Miss Liberty and Uncle Sam wish you and yours a safe and happy Independence Day!!! We are still patiently waiting for summer to arrive here in the Pacific Northwest....it has been so cold and dreary...I do feel sorry for the 100* temps that everyone seems to be having....but rain and 60* is getting old. Would a little blue sky be too much to ask for? :) Well, maybe the sun will come out today!! Always hopefull!!
I have made Miss Liberty and Uncle Sam from a pattern by SweetPeaPrimitives, if you should be interested, please send me an email. I hope this finds you enjoying a lovely relaxing Sunday, with family and friends you  hold dear..........as for me........cuddling with my sweet Grandbabies.
Happy 4th of July!!!
Mimo ( that is what my Grandbabies call me :)  )

Monday, June 18, 2012

We have a Winner! Ann of A Hole in the Basket Primitives

Congratulations to Ann of A Hole in the Basket Primitives!! You are the winner of my four year blogging anniversary!! Thank you all for your sweet kind comments! I appreciate you all so very much! My sweet husband drew the lucky winner! Ann, I will be contacting you, I will get all your goodies boxed up and ready to ship
This is my latest rug I have been working on, "Spotted Prairie Bird" from Log Cabin Hooked Rugs. I just have to do a few more rows around the outer edges and make a little eye for my birdie. Then she will be ready to steam and bind. My next rug will be a Maggie Bonanomi design, this one I will even cut my own strips!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your families enjoying Father's Day, thank you again for all your kind comments. Have a Spectacular Summer!!
Primitive Blessings to you!
Mona

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Crazy Busy!! What was I thinking? :)

Well goodness sakes.....what was I thinking? I have two graduations, a birthday party, sidewalk sale at my work, and last but certainly not the least..........it's Father's Day on Sunday!!! So I have decided to delay my giveaway until Monday! So if you have not left a comment yet, you will still have time!! I have also added two  primitive pillows to my giveaway, along with the strawberry pin keep. They are made from vintage coverlets, two of my favorite Presidents, just in time for July 4th!I will choose the lucky winner on Monday June 18.  I appreciate all the wonderful comments you all have left, they mean the world to me!! Love hearing from you!! I have also added a little sneek peek of my items I will be listing tomorrow, the 15th of June offerings and the third Friday, they both fall on the same day this month, :) Please grab a cup of your favorite brew and come over for a visit, our artists have been very busy!! TDIPT and Primitive Handmades Mercantile.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Four Year Anniversary! Give Away Time!!

I cannot believe it has been 4 years since I have started blogging! Goodness, where does the time go? I must say, I have not blogged as much as I would like to. I just adore my Grand babies, and try to spend as much time as I can with them, they are truly my pure joy! I still keep busy with my primitives, and try to keep my deadlines current for both my TDIPT and Primitive Handmades Mercantile. I know if I didn't have those dates to keep me motivated, well, I wouldn't get much done!  I have just finished another hooked rug, I wish I had more time to "hook", it is so relaxing, and brings so much joy!! I have also been trying to read more!! I used to be an avid reader and have felt guilty I have not kept up with it, my sweet husband gave me a Kindle for Christmas, I am doing my best to read a little every night! My sweet Grand babies love Dr Seuss! So Grandma gets some reading time during the day too! :)  I want to thank each and everyone of you who stop in from time to time!  I am giving away a sweet little strawberry pin keep! I just love making them! I would love for someone out there to win this,along with the strawberry pin keep I will add some "extra" primitive goodies :), I love surprises, don't you!! So all you need to do is leave a comment! I will draw the winning blogger on June 15th!! I will post the winner that evening!! Thank you again for all your kind comments, I love hearing from you!! I hope this finds you enjoying a lovely sunny day!! 
Primitive Blessings to You!
Mona Holland
My Old Crow Primitives 

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Primitives on TDIPT

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! It is that time again.......tomorrow is the 15th and all the ladies at TDIPT have been very busy creating wonderful items. Please pour a cup of your favorite coffee or tea and enjoy all that we have to offer! I have been busy making birds, kitties and fruit!! I hope you find something special, maybe a well deserved extended Mother's Day gift :)
We have been blessed with some spectacular weather here in the Pacific Northwest. It has just been beautiful .........now the planters are calling to me.......and those pesky weeds that just love to grow with all the rain we get!! Time for my gardening gloves!
 If you should see something you would like on the TDIPT Site, please send me an email. I would love to hear from you!! Once again, I hope you all had a Wonderful Mother's Day, filled with those you hold close and dear. I will be having a blog giveaway soon, I will post more on Saturday May 19th!! Stay tuned!!
Primitive Blessings to you! Mona

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Our Newest Addition

Motherhood's Reward


She rocks another baby...

hums an age-old lullaby.

She hopes no one is watching

as with thanks, she starts to cry

Remembering the time

when the babies were her own,

And her mother told her gently

too soon they would be grown.


Lots of bedtime stories,

skinned knees, and tears to dry,

Teddy bears, toy trucks and dolls

and kites up in the sky.


First days of school, first loves, first cars,

the proms, the wedding days,

Sand castles and snowball fights

and teaching them to pray.


Now, as she holds her grandchild

and gives thanks unto the Lord,

She knows to be a grandma

is motherhood's reward!
 
Our little Grandson, Bryce Phillip Holland has brought us so much joy!! We are so happy to welcome him to our family, such a joy!! I posted this poem when my Granddaughter was born, and I had to post again!! It says exactly how I feel, what a wonderful reward for a Mother.......to become a Grandmother!!
We are blessed!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Items at TDIPT...........

I have been away from my blog for soooo long!! So sorry!! We are anxiously waiting for our third Grandbaby to be born any day!! I just love every minute I spend with my Grandbabies.......such a blessing!! I have almost finished my latest hooked rug, I will post pictures soon! My new obsession, rug hooking, so relaxing. I just love the feel of the wools I have purchased......I am definately "hooked". :)
If you get a minute please check out all the new primitives offered at TDIPT, all the ladies have been so very busy and have some wonderful primitives to offer!! Also, we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary at TDIPT and are having a Give Away, please take a minute to sign up on the blog. There are so many beautiful handmades you could win.........be sure to check them out!!
Well, I hope this finds you enjoying a beautiful sunny day.......goodness sakes, all we have had here is cold, snow, and rain!! Wishing for "blue sky" here in the Pacific Northwest!! Take care, until next time!!
Primitive Blessings to you and yours!!
Mona

Monday, January 16, 2012

Something New at My Old Crow Primitives

A New Year brings many "New Changes" for My Old Crow Primitives! I have been asked to join a very talented group of artists from TDIPT....To Dwell in Primitive Thymes. I am so very excited to join this group of talented artists. I have admired their works, and love their site. I promise to bring my very best to offer!! I will be updating on the 15th of each month. Please take time to visit, enjoy a cup of your favorite brew and enjoy the lovely offerings from some very talented artists. Sneak peak of my offerings in photo :)
I have also been asked to join a brand new primitive group. The premier of this wonderful site will be on January 20. It looks to be a lovely site, I am very excited to be a part of. I have seen some of the lovely pieces that will be offered, you will not be dissapointed!! I will post more about the grand opening later, and share with you the name for this awesome site. Thank you again for your interest in my primitive handmades!! I appreciate you more than you will ever know, you inspire me!!
Primitive Blessings to you!!
Mona Holland

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas to Robin.... The Cranky Crow



Congratulations to Robin of The Cranky Crow!!! You are the winner of my Give Away!! My sweet husband drew the lucky winner!! Thank you all for your kind comments, I really do appreciate all your words of incouragement, it keeps me motivated, doing what I love!! I just finished my first hooked rug, well, almost. I have not done the binding yet!! :) So I had to post a few pictures. I just love rug hooking, so relaxing!! I still have so much to learn, but it has been such a fun new journey!! I hope this finds you enjoying a lovely Holiday Season, filled with love and hope for a Wonderful New Year!!

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!!
May you be Blessed with Happiness!!
Big Hugs to you all!!
Mona
My Old Crow Primitives

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Simply Primitives Update





Please take a minute to visit all the new offerings on Simply Primitives!! I hope you find something you like!! Also, don't forget to leave a comment for my Holiday Giveaway!! I love hearing from you and so enjoy giving my primitives!! My special way of letting you know how much I appreciate you stopping by and visiting my blog!! Thank you again for a wonderful year!! I will be drawing the lucky winner tomorrow evening!!
Primitive Blessings to you and yours!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Giveaway!!

Just in time for the Christmas Season, I have a primitive Santa to giveaway to one of my lucky bloggers! Just leave a comment and your name will be entered!! Would love to hear from you! I will draw the lucky winner on December 15th and will ship asap for you to enjoy!! Hope this finds you enjoying a Wonderful Holiday Season filled with love and joy! Happy Holidays!!
Christmas Blessings to you and yours!!

I thought Santa looked a little lonely.....so I decided to add a few "extra" primitives for my Merry Christmas Giveaway!!! I have included a pinkeep and a little Liberty Star. All handmade with love and care from my home.......soon to yours!! Thank you all so very much for the kind comments!! I hope you are busy getting your decorating, shopping and baking done!!
Merry Christmas!! Ho Ho Ho :)
Mona
My Old Crow Primitives

Monday, November 14, 2011

Simply Primitives November 15th Update




Time to grab a hot cup of  your favorite brew and visit the artists on Simply Primitives. Take a few minutes to see all the offerings we have for November. Hopefully you will find something that will fill that perfect spot in your primitive home. It has been a very busy few weeks. Hope this finds you enjoying a relaxing visit, if you ever have any questions, I would love to hear from you. Please check back for an upcoming "Holiday Giveaway". I will be posting in the next few days. I want to put together a lovely Holiday grouping.

Primitive Blessings to you and yours,
Mona Holland