~Tomato Creek Prims~
A simple life...Stush and I, the kids and the grands♥

Friday, July 31, 2009

~I'm So Happy to Be Back~

Hello everyone!

Our company left this morning after a week, I'm so out of it...nothing done that I've wanted to do but finally I can do my thing.LOL I so missed you guys and my morning routine and seeing all of your blogs, I did manage to see a few when I had a few minutes to myself but that didn't happen to often:)

I wanted to post about the first swap I did from Char's blog I had posted some of her things before but this house then was such a mess that I didn't get to these two prims from Christine, didn' t she do such wonderful work on these coasters, truthfully I'm afraid to use them:) they are that pretty!
She also was so kind to make these for me, I'm on the look out for the perfect basket to put these pillows in, the one they are in is to big. Love them Christine:) Stop over at Christine's blog she has a new free cross stitch pattern posted, thanks for that too Christine.
The other day it was so hectic here but the mailman stopped with a package from Beth for the Textile swap from Char's blog and boy did she put a smile on my face amongst the craziness here:)
This is the black doll that she made me, I just love her Beth especially the quilt piece you used for the apron. I have her on my rocking chair in my bedroom:)

Beth was also generous in sending along these four napkins tied with muslin, now I have to find some prim napkin rings:)

It's amazing...not long ago I was wishing for some new table runners so I was so surprised when Beth sent me not one but two:) I have this one on the back of my chair in the livingroom.

Love the blue in this runner...the fresh flowers are from the wedding, Beth also sent along a sweet card!

This scented spice bag (smells so good )is a big favorite of mine that she sent, I have it on the side of the hoosier but when Stush gets my shelf back up above my couch I'm hanging this from one of the pegs:)

Thanks Beth I really enjoyed opening the box of such neat prims, thanks also for being so patient with me:)

Now here are more pictures of Annapolis on are 3rd day there ...look at the wrought iron shutter holders at the bottom of the shutters...so neat! Love the blue and the barn red trim!

This is the same building.

Loved how this building is shaped, it's an inn, I'd love to stay there one day:)

Loved this one with the lace curtains!

The flowers there were beautiful, this hanging basket was hanging by the Maryland Inn, the skinny looking building that is in the picture above the one above this one:)

I don't know about you but I've had one busy summer this year, seems like we haven't had time to boat or just relax.LOL Now this Sunday is my sister's birthday and it will be her 69th, my goodness I remember her as a teenager and loving Elvis:)
I 'd like to say hi to my followers (hate that) so what do I call you Joiners? Anyway, thank you for taking the time to stop by out of your busy day to read my blog I always appreciate you and your comments that you take the time to leave:)


  1. Hey girlie!!!

    Love ALL of your swap goodies, lucky girl! Good to have ya back and thank you for the wonderful heartfelt comment on my post today:)

  2. Welcome back - you were missed!! You got some wonderful swap goodies while you were away.

    Loved the pics of Annapolis too. We had those shutters on house growing up. I sure wish I had taken them when my folks sold the house.

    Enjoy getting back into your routine!

    hugs, Linda

  3. Great swap items. They will look great in your home. I also love your home. It looks so comfortable and relaxing.

    Glad your back.


  4. Hi Rondell,
    I just love all your swap goodies!! I would love to stay in that Inn too!! Love the blue color...it looks like such an inviting place to stay.
    Have a great weekend.

  5. Love the goodies you got, very nice prim items that look beautiful in your home. It has been years since I have been to Annapolis, but those pictures do look familiar.


  6. So glad you're back on board! What a lucky girl with your swaps, good for you! I love the black doll. Your header picture is great! I'll be watching for more, Dawn

  7. Oh how wonderful your swap was!...thanks for sharing!

  8. Hey Rondell, just stopped in to catch up with you and say a quick hello! Your gifties are wonderful and they all went to a wonderful lady! Have a great weekend, Kimberly

  9. Welcome back Rondell!....you sure have been busy and you sure did get alot of goodies!....hopefully soon things will slow down and you'll be able to enjoy some quieter times....have a lovely weekend! Janet

  10. Great swap goodies! Thanks for sharing all the pics of Annapolis.
    Glad your back to your regular routine!

  11. Halloo dearie! What a wonderful post! I loved the photos of Anapolis, I can't get enough of old architecture (we don't have ANY old buildings here) --

    So many pretty things on yr blog. The doll, of course! What a sweetie. And the coasters...the pillows...all of it! Just a prim fest!

  12. What wonderful prims you received from prim friends. Love all the textiles.

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures from your trip. It looked like fun!

  13. Great swap items! I hear you on the busy summer, almost makes me wish for snow and recliner time, can't believe I just said that! Hope that you get caught up soon.


  14. Rondell,
    Welcome back! I love your swap goodies and I enjoyed the pics of Annapolis. Love your new header.

  15. Hi Rondell- welcome back! lol You did great on the textile swap- such great gifts! I love the doll! Go ahead and use the coasters, girl! I didn't 'grunge' them on purpose- I figured that if I did, if they got wet from a glass, they would get spotty. So go ahead and set your lemonade on them! lol Thanks for posting them and your nice comments- we had a wonderful swap :)

  16. I am so glad that you are back!
    I sure missed you!
    Is your header new? I really like it!
    WoW! That's about all I can say about your awesome swap goodies!
    It is so exciting getting packages in the mail...it's like Christmas!
    Enjoy your weekend, and I hope you get some rest!

  17. Did you find the little sweet annie pillow? I am so glad you liked them!

  18. Glad your back we have missed you. I love those prim coasters! I love your new header picture.


  19. Welcoem Home Rondell! You have been missed too!

    Love all your new prim goodies and the photos. The blue building with red trim looks so neat! And I love the wrought iron shutter holder-thingys too! LOL!

    Have a great week!

  20. So glad you're back to your routine, Rondell! We just had some company ourselves, though only for two nights. More relatives and visitors are on their way this month. It's crazy, fun, and a lot of work, isn't it? But I'm so glad people enjoy visiting. Maine is beautiful this time of year -- but even more so in the fall.

    I so enjoyed all of your new prim loveliness. How fun!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend...

  21. Welcome back Rondell,
    Missed your posts...and glad you have sometime to do what you love again!

  22. I have been to that Inn!! I think I might even have taken pics there too. Its been a couple years ago but I recognised the pic right away. Awesome swap goodies too!!

  23. Wow you got a great swap partner!!!!

    Everything is awesome!


  24. Great goodies. You are very lucky.


Love to read each and everyone of your comments...thanks for taking the time to stop by for a visit... your always welcome♥