Thursday, November 20, 2008

Candy Cane Land and a Thank You!

I wanted to say Thank You to everyone that sent messages about our car accident. You all were so helpful in letting me vent. Things are going a little better here - we have been looking for another car. Ours was totalled. I have had to go to the Doctor about my neck and back and they have now sent me to physical therapy. Yesterday was my first appointment with PT and I feel about as bad as I did after the accident!

Each day is looking better so I am very thankful for that. I am also very thankful to all of you for your kind words and generous thoughts! Words can't express how much your words meant!

Okay, Okay, enough of that!

Today, I went to Dollar General here in town and picked up the cutest door mat. I love that the "Primitive" look is becoming more popular. It is getting easier finding some really cute things!

I thought it was adorable! It has a red saltbox house and some cute prim sheep. It reads " Bless this country home!" Best of all, it was only $3! Let me tell you, I almost did the dance . . . you know we all have one. . . the dance that you do when you find a really good deal or something you have been looking for and are so excited. Yeah, that one! Right there in Dollar General! I have been busy working on some candy canes for a few customers. I made some out of muslin and painted them with red stripes. I have several different sizes of those. I also made a few muslin stars. I grungied them up and gave them cute hangers for the tree. I dusted a little bit of mica flakes on the stars.
I picked up a pack of red and white pipe cleaners at Walmart. I twisted them together, grungied them, shaped them into candy canes and dusted them with mica flakes. I think they turned out great. (But what do I know!) I am going to bunch them in groups of 3 or 4, add some Christmas sprigs and a rusty bell and put them in an old grungy jar. I will get more pictures once I get all of that done.
I haven't gotten around to putting my Christmas tree up yet. I wanted to have completely handmade ornaments on the tree this year. I finished my rag garlands a month ago and have been stitching ornies ever since! I plan to try to get our tree up over the Thanksgiving holiday.
I will definately take pictures when I get it finished to share with all of my great blog buddies!

Take care!
Nicole

16 friends had to say:

Sandy said...

I can't wait to see your Christmas Tree...I bet it will be beautiful!

Your candy canes and stars look great. May I ask how do you get your mica flakes to stay on? I also bought some red and white pipe cleaners and want to make some candy canes for myself but was wondering how you get the mica flakes to stay on...

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

So glad to hear that y'all are doing better. I hope you find a good car soon.
Your ornies are adorable and I know your tree will be spectacular this year!
Have a great weekend!

Kath said...

Love your ornies, Nicole!
I can't wait to see your tree!!

Glad things are goin better for ya ;)

LOL...I do know "that dance"...

hugs-Kath

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I hope my Dollar General has them downtown if not I'll go to the one in Belle Vernon:) Thanks for the tip because I need a new one for in front of the kitchen door, I want to do that dance too.lol

I can't wait to see your tree:)
Rondell

basketsnprims said...

I'm glad to hear you are all doing OK and hope you can find a good car. Love your ornies. I'm doing some candy canes, too. I picked up the chenille last weekend. Have a great day.

blessings,
~ Pam ~

The Primitive Bucket said...

Oh I was just in there yesterday and missed the doormats, maybe they are all gone.. drat.. love your stars and candy canes.

Black Sheep Lisa said...

I have a mat like that too!
I missed the post about your car accident, I am so sorry! I know all too well what you are going through. Hope you get back to yourself soon. Love the candy canes too.
Hugs and Blessings

ann said...

THESE ARE PRECIOUS,BUT WHAT IS MICA?I JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG TODAY,I LOVE---IT...ANNCON

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Nicole,
Glad that you are doing ok and that each day is looking better.

I love all candy canes and can't wait to see your tree. I looking forward to after my show so that I can get all my decorations out.

I wonder if our local Dollar General has primitive doormats. Mine at my front door is wearing out and needs to be replace. Oh, I hope they have them!!

Take care, Cindy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi, I've tagged you and also given you an award! I also stopped at Dollar General downtown and bought one thanks for the tip!
Stop at my blog!
Rondell

primlin56 said...

oh my..i had not been around much this week and didnt have time to go blogging...i just read about your accident...i am so sorry this happened to you...i wish you a speedy recovery and i hope the heck that your insurance company will back you up...its sad how they don't care about the person...only about the money...good for you not letting them push you around...love your candy canes...you done good

Farmchick said...

I bet your tree will look awesome! I have been making candy canes too! Have a wonderful day!

This Country Girl said...

You're kiddin' me...you found that mat at Dollar General? I've definitely got to go by there!

Great job on the candy canes and stars! I think the primmed up pipe cleaner candy canes were a great idea and cute too!

Have fun decorating your tree...I can't wait to see it!

Tammy

Mariella ;) said...

hello Nicole!

is my first time visiting your blog is so Cute i liked your style!
and i loved candy cane!
i think xmas are the best time ever!
i hope you find a good car soon!
and have a wonderful and have fun decorating your xmas tree!

"Blessings"

Mariella!

AnnaSam said...

I am so glad that you all are doing so much better. I have been keeping you in my prayers. Can't wait to see the pics of the tree and I love your candy canes! have a blessed day!
Juanita

Lisa said...

love the candy canes. I'm a follower.
Lisa
www.primroseparlor.blogspot.com