Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sneak Peek of TDIPT Mercantile Offerings

Here is a sneak peek of what we will be selling on the TDIPT Mercantile for the month of June. We are gearing up for Fall and Christmas already. Paula will be making more patterns soon. Please come visit the TDIPT Mercantile on the 1st and 15th and check out all our talented friends!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Memories Peonies and Ants

Paula remember our Peony bushes in the front yard at home? I remember we always picked a big bouquet to take to the cemetery on Memorial Day. I was reading a blog and they had a picture of their peonies in bloom and it sure brought back memories for me. As a child I remember watching them just covered in ants. Now I live in Texas and I have not seen any here. They must just grow in the cooler states. I will have to call my Mom today and remind her of our peonies.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Antique Ice Cream Maker

Look what my daughter found for me. I was impressed because she is not really into antiques. The date on the crank says 1910. At first I was scared to open it up but my Mom said I had to see if all the parts were there. Sure enough inside are the wooden paddles that make the ice cream. I remember wooden ice cream makers as a child but had never seen a tin one before. It makes a quart and the bucket is about the size of a paint can. I asked my Mom about it. She is 85 years old. She said she had one around 50 years ago. She described it exactly. Even the hole on the side. She said they always had to set it on a towel to crank because water would drain out that hole on the side. I love talking to our Mom about memories. Don't you wish antiques could talk to us and tell us their stories? I can almost hear children's laughter at the church picnic as Mom and Dad was cranking the ice cream maker...MMMMmmm there is nothing better than home made ice cream.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Cades Cove Great Smoky Mountains

Over Mother's Day weekend, Paula and her family visited Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. She got some beautiful pictures. What a beautiful place to visit to take you back in time of the days when life was so simple. I like the pictures of the church. It has two doors because in those days the men and women entered the church in separate doors. Here is a link that can tell you much more about this very famous place to visit. Cades Cove

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Folk Art Garden Vegtables

I am excited about my new Garden Series that I have started. These two sets are listed on Ebay. Primitive Garden Ebay Link

I remember growing up how my Dad always had a really nice garden. The radishes always seemed to be the first vegetable that us kids were allowed to pull. My Mom used to love radishes on her sandwiches. We always had lots of tomatoes. Every meal we would have fresh sliced tomatoes with either sugar or salt on them. Yummmm I can almost taste them now. We always had tomatoes of all colors lined across the window sill until they were perfectly ripe to slice.

Thanks for checking us out! Tammie

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Thank you Dottie Rambo...Till We Meet Again...

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — Gospel singer-songwriter Joyce "Dottie" Rambo died early Sunday when the bus she was in ran off a road in southwest Missouri and struck an embankment.

Rambo, 74, of Nashville, Tenn., died in the crash about two miles east of Mount Vernon on Interstate 44, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Seven other people in the bus were injured, and were hospitalized in Springfield with moderate to severe injuries, the patrol said.

It was unclear if the accident, which occurred about 2 a.m., was weather-related, the patrol said. Severe storms and tornadoes hit the region about 6 p.m. Saturday, killing 14 people. Sustained winds and storms swept through the area later in the night, according to the National Weather Service.

"She was a giant in the gospel music industry," said Beckie Simmons, Rambo's agent. "Dolly Parton recorded some of her songs."

Parton sent condolences to "everyone involved in this terrible tragedy."

"I know Dottie is in heaven in the arms of God right now, but our earth angel will surely be missed," Parton said in a statement. "Dottie was a dear friend, a fellow singer, songwriter and entertainer, and as of late my duet singing partner."

Rambo was on her way to a Mother's Day performance in North Richland Hills, Texas, according to her Web site.

Rambo was inducted to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.

Rambo has had more than 2,500 published songs, including gospel classics such as "He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need" and the 1982 Gospel Music Association Song of the Year, "We Shall Behold Him."

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Primitive Folk Art Strawberries

I have been working away on strawberries while they are in season. You will have to read my Ebay feedback on how good they smell. I still have 3 sets left and here is the link: Primitive Folk Art Strawberries I am working on some new designs. Paula just got back from Disney World so she will be back sewing soon. Hope you all have a great Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Primitive Uncle Sam

I finally got my Primitive Uncle Sam finished and will be listing him on Ebay tonight. He was a lot of fun to make. He will even arrive with the scent of apple pie! After all what is more American than apple pie?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...

Do you know how loved you are? My 5 year old granddaughter, Allison, had her first dance recital and she did so amazing! She danced to a song from the musical "Hairspray" called "You Can't Stop the Beat." I really enjoyed it and they got a standing ovation. Can you tell how proud I am? Tammie