Welcome to Friendship Crossing!

Where strangers cross paths to become friends, sharing their love of PRIMITIVE/SEASONAL decorating, CROSS STITCH/ WOOL/SEWING/QUILTING/CRAFTING, recipes and home life.

**I have an Etsy shop filled w/the newest PATTERNS/SUPPLIES/KITS that are mostly PRIMITIVE, SEASONAL or WHIMSICAL in style. To take a peek, just click the button below on the sidebar .

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit!!

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Country/Prim House Tour ~ Part One

A couple of weeks ago we took a little trip to my sweet step~daughter's house to celebrate her b'day and of course, spend the day w/the grandkiddos. While there, I took some pics of Amy's country/prim style home. She is a Pastor's wife, so has had to decorate very frugally over the yrs. They live in the parsonage, next door to their church, but it is up on a big hill, a little ways from the church.
Most everything she decorates with is either something she's made(she loves to paint), something she's found at her favorite junk store, or something someone has made/given to her as a gift.
(Keep in mind some of these pics are a bit dark or slightly blurred, sorry ahead of time) :))

This barn quilt is the first one she's ever painted if I'm correct, and I think she did a super job on it. She paints everything freehand.
Every time we go visit them, she has rearranged her living room. It has become somewhat of a joke between us as to how many ways she can change it out. LOL

My MIL (her paternal grandmother) gave her this darling quilt last Christmas. I like the way she just hung it over a curtain rod and draped the pipberry vine over it.
She has several lanterns that she likes to decorate with also. She painted that crow pic (hanging on the wall).

The red bowtie quilt is from her hubby's grandmother, I'm pretty sure she told me that awhile back.

Another sign she painted.....

I think she told me that someone made these fabric flowers.....

Amy found this old cabinet for a good price at the junk/antique store and she painted it black. It holds some old dishes and old quilts, etc.

The two ruby red glass kerosene lanterns are real antiques from her hubby's grandmother.

Someone in their church gave them this piano and she's had it several places in the room. This is next to their fireplace. She painted the saltbox house pic and also the saw blade(on the piano). (She has sold several of these sawblades too).

She loves old windows like I do and decorates w/them quite a bit.....

Well, I better stop here for now so this post doesn't get too long. I hope you enjoyed the little tour, but I will be back later on to share part two. Amy is one very talented gal and I can't wait to see what she comes up w/next!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your day!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Finished projects!!

We've finally gotten some much needed rain in our area these past few days, so I've been working on finishing up a few projects I had started awhile back. I never used to like the color 'brown' much, in fact, it used to be one of my LEAST favorite colors~ I always thought it was so drab, but ya know how things sometimes have to grow on you? Well, lately I have been buying fat quarters fabric in BROWNS!!! I know, shocking, isn't it??? LOL It is my new 'color' that I'm enjoying quite a bit actually. I love pairing it w/other colors that seem to 'pop' when combined w/brown. So here's another project bag that I made a couple of wks. ago that has those color combinations. I love the way it turned out! I was tempted to keep it for myself, since I've never kept any of the ones I've made, but this one is for sale for $20.00 plus shipping, if anyone is interested. This is my own design and I added some extra features on this one.

Another project I had started a long time ago, but finally finished recently is this cute 'Ladybug' by Country Cottage Needleworks. I love the varigated floss colors(Crescent Colours) that came w/this design. I'm thinking I'll make it into a flanged pillow when I find the right fabric for it. (sorry about the wrinkles, I still need to iron it)! I only had to change one color and that was the center of the flowers so they'd show up better on the pale yellow fabric.

Here's what I'm going to work on next~it's a brand new charm pack I bought on sale at a local quilt shop recently called, 'Phenomenal Fall' by Sandy Gervais. I love the colors in this one and again~there's a bunch of 'BROWN' in it!!!

Speaking of BROWN~I got my two baby quilts back from the quilter last wk. and here's how they turned out..........
Back side...........(I know I showed them before they got quilted awhile back)

My very first baby quilt I've ever made.............
Very easy pattern..........

One last thing ~ I finished reading this book I got FREE from Bethany House Publishers a few wks. ago and needed to post a 'book review' on my site about it. Well, I must say this one is just darling from start to finish. The characters are very down-to-earth w/a modern edge to them and there is a romance w/in a romance w/the secondary (older) characters that is quite charming. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed it for the most part, although I didn't care for some of the phrases the author used in the storyline. They weren't all- out cuss words exactly, but I feel most Christians would find them offensive to some degree. (Thankfully there were only a few of them). The story line was believable and the characters were all endearing. I liked the way the main characters took their time getting to know one another and had such a great relationship w/the older generation. Mostly a good read if you like Christian fiction.

P.S. ~there is still one week left for the SALE going on in my Etsy shop(see last post for details). So stop by and check it out.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're still enjoying your summer!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 6, 2012

'Summer Fun' Sale/Give~Away

Are you ready for some summer fun???? We sure are, after surviving w/NO electricity for a few days in this HEAT!! We are very grateful that family took pity on us and we were able to stay cool for the most part. Then we had some family in for the 4th(after power came back on, of course, but their's was out for a whole week~ugh!!) and got to swim and watch fireworks w/the grandkids for the very first time and our grandson, Ethan, told me it was the best 4th of July ever!! It was the nicest surprise a grandma could have!! (we didn't know they were coming in till the last minute).

Ok, I mentioned before that I was going to have an Etsy shop Sale and Give~Away, so here are the details. Sorry it's taken me so long to get this posted.

'SUMMER FUN' ETSY SALE/GIVE~AWAY --for 3 wks. only(July 6th -27). Here's how it works: when you spend a certain dollar amount(before shipping costs, which may have to be adjusted a bit if it charges you too much~I will refund the difference), you will receive a certain dollar amount in FREE merchandise of YOUR CHOICE!!! It's like having 20% off. YOU get to choose from anything in my shop~just write me a note of your FIRST and SECOND choices in 'note to buyer'~during checkout. ***can be more than one item, as long as it doesn't go over the FREEBIE $$ amount. Let me know right away so I can delete the item/s. (You may order as many times as you want during the 3 wk. sale, but they will each count separately).

Spend $25.00 or more - get $5.00 worth of FREE merchandise on anything in my shop!!
Spend $35.00 or more - get $7.00 " " "'' "
Spend $40.00 or more - get $8.00 " " "
" " $50.00 " " - get $10.00 " "
" " $60.00 " " - get $12.00 " " "
" " $75.00 " " - get $15.00 " " "
" " $90.00 " " - get $18.00 " " "
" " $100.00 " " - get $20.00 " " ""~~~ PLUS FREE SHIPPING in US and 1/2 price in other countries!!! (I will refund your shipping cost after purchase is made
" " $110.00 " " - get $22.00 " " ""~~~ PLUS FREE SHIPPING in US and 1/2 price in other countries!!! (I will refund your shipping cost after purchase is made
" " $125.00 " " - get $25.00 " " ""~~~ PLUS FREE SHIPPING in US and 1/2 price in other countries!!! (I will refund your shipping cost after purchase is made
" " $150.00 " " - get $30.00 " " ""~~~ PLUS FREE SHIPPING in US and 1/2 price in other countries!!! (I will refund your shipping cost after purchase is made
" " $200.00 " " - get $40.00 " " "~~~ PLUS FREE SHIPPING in US and 1/2 price in other countries!!! (I will refund your shipping cost after purchase is made).
***Spend $250.00 - get $50.00~~~PLUS FREE merchandise AND FREE SHIPPING to just about anywhere!!!! (** some countries are not included, but most are).

So there you have it!! Get those pennies saved up and start clicking that mouse!! LOL

Thanks again and I won't mind a bit if you spread the word~ Happy Shopping!!