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

Monday, April 5, 2010

~I Won a Giveaway and My Oldest Son~

Hello there…I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend, it was just beautiful weather here and spent alot of time outside. Sydney and Samantha had such a good time hunting for eggs in the front yard and then they were awarded with a plastic baseball and bat:) So we did alot of pitching and chasing balls, Buster had to be tied up because he would chase the balls and wouldn’t give them back…only to Stush and me. It was also, disappointing and for me heartbreaking, because Alex was sick, some kind of virus and she didn’t even make it to church or Nick said she didn’t even care what the Easter bunny had left. Hopefully next year is different!


Now for the giveaway I won Cynthia at Cynthia Lee Designs. Look at this sweet towel she made me…I just love it, Cindy you are so talented!!! I hung it here in my keepingroom for now:)100_2659

Here is a close up that I took just so you could see it better♥


I also won this Judy Condon book “A Simpler Time” and I love it…I have two now the other one I have is “Of Heart and Home” I so enjoyed sitting down that night and looking at the beautiful pictures I love that blue cupboard♥ on the cover, thanks so much Cindy I love it also. The prim magnet she sent me too is on my frig:)



I also can’t let today go by without wishing my oldest son Happy Birthday, here he is at about 17 or 18? LOL Yesterday was his birthday yes, 38 years old, I tried to hold off till my birthday on the 7th but Nick didn’t want to wait I guess he wanted his own birthday date. A wonderful son, husband and father… teaches math and is head coach of the football team at his school, I don’t think they make them any better than him:) Love you!



I did manage to make these homespun eggs before leaving for work on Friday, the first one in the front of the photo (black & beige) was the only one that turned out to my liking and I think it was because of the texture of the fabric. I bought the large plastic eggs at the Dollar Tree and just cut strips of fabric, wrapped them around the eggs and covered them with mod podge and let them dry. Next year I’ll do the smaller ones.



Here are the Easter baskets for the “girls” that Easter bunny left:) I remember doing up four of them on Easter eve and hiding eggs and I’m still doing that…thanks God for grandchildren, they sure keep you young!


Well, ladies and gents I’ve got to work today at 2 so I sure hope you are enjoying this great spring weather we are having, I can’t wait to buy and plant some flowers how about you? I haven’t been to a yard sale yet but I think by the middle of this month they will be in abundance around here.

Have a wonderful day where ever you are♥



  1. It sounds like you had a great Easter! congratulations on your giveaway winning! I love what you won! I really like the eggs that you made too! Happy Birthday to your son! I hope he enjoys his day!


  2. Congrats on winning! It was gorgeous here too - not too warm - not too cold!

    Next time try making the fabric strips more narrow and varying how you wrap. That might make a difference - though I think they look fine!!

    Happy Birthday to your oldest son!!

  3. Love Love Love that Towel that Cindy made you..I love that gal and she did a fantastic job on that one..glad you had a wonderful Easter.;) love the eggs you did..great idea..:)

  4. Congratulations Rondell on raising a great son!....and congrats on winning the giveaway too!


  5. Hi Rondell..Wish your son Happy Birthday. Our oldest son is also 38 but will be 39 in September and our daughter will be 40. It is hard to believe, eh? Time flies when we are having fun..lol..Grandchildren are God's compensation for growing old I heard..I think it is true..Love your eggs,,,
    Faye / Primitive Lace

  6. Hi Rondell,
    So glad that you love your towel...and it looks great with your other towels. Congrats again on winning one of my giveaways. Enjoy reading Judy's book!!
    Love your rag eggs!! I got some eggs, but have not wrapped mine yet...maybe I'll get to them by next Spring. LOL...
    Happy Birthday to your son!


  7. Wonderful prize goodies, always nice to brighten up your day and have things made by fellow crafters.


  8. Rondell,
    Love your giveaway items ~ I won too from Cindy & will be posting the items this week. That gal has some talent with her embroidery & I love my book. Love your eggs. Happy Birthday to your son & to you on the 7th. Enjoy your special day.

  9. love your prim eggs.you'll have to reminds all this time next year. don't you just love grand babies?

  10. Hi Rondell..Happy Birthday to your son..We also have a 38 year old son. Time goes so fast. It seems like yesterday I was picking him up out of his crib. They say grandchildren are God's compensation for growing old and I believe it, eh? Love your Easter eggs.... Blessings..
    Faye / Primitive Lace

  11. Sounds like you had a great Easter. (Too bad your little one was sick though!) Happy birthday to your son, he sounds like a keeper. Have a great week, Dawn

  12. Spring weather? We had a nasty snow storm all day! I wish it was spring! Send some my way if you will! LOL! Sounds like a great easter you had. Congrats on the giveaway win. That is a wonderful towel and you can't go wrong with one of Judy's books! Happy B-Day to your son! Jayne

  13. Great win on the giveaway. Hmmm, wonder if eggs are on sale now? I would love to try some of those and I have a delivery in a town with a Dollar General today. Might have to slide in there. Glad that you had a great Easter, we sure could not have asked for better weather!


  14. Congratulations on winning Cindy's giveaway! It sounds like Easter was nice. I didn't get to see our grandson as they spent the day with the other grandma... but I will have my day! lol

    Happy birthday to you son!

    I hope you aren't working too hard and have a chance to enjoy some sunshine.


  15. Hi Rondell...Congratulations on winning the wonderful towl from Cindy....and the book...wow, how awesome. I have a couple of her books but want them all...LOL, not being selfish am I...lol

    Happy birthday to your son...he sounds wonderful.

    Glad your Easter was happy and fun.

    Hugs, Karen

  16. Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday to Rondell,Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

  17. Hope ya had a very special and HAPPY day, today! ;)
    Happy B-day wishes to ya!

  18. Rondell, Happy Birthday!!! You sure did win some awesome prizes in the giveaways!! Lucky you! Love your eggs you made.


  19. Hi Rondell, I saw where you won Cindy's giveaway. She is such a sweetheart, I love her! The towel is so neat! I don't own any Judy Condon books yet... but I'm on the lookout for them. They sound so wonderful!

    Happy Birthday to Nick! Sounds like a fine man.

    I love all the eggs you made. I think you are too hard on yourself. I think they all turned out prim wonderful! I love making rag balls, but have yet to try rag eggs. I will definitely have to make some next year.

    I'm also looking forward to yard sales and flower planting!!! Bring it on! =]

    Have a sweet week~

  20. Happy Birthday! Doesn't time go by fast, and then to see your son so grown...
    Love your Easter Eggs, I will have to try that next year.
    Glad you made it thru your test!
    Dale Elizabeth

  21. Congrats on your giveaway win! Looks like you had a beautiful Easter! Your eggs turned out perfect!


  22. Hey Rondell! Congrats on your win! The prizes are awesome. I have one of Judy Condon's book and I would love to have them all one day!
    Glad to hear that you had a ncie Easter. Sorry that one of the kids was sick though. You aer so right, grandkids are a wonderful blessing!
    Have a great week!


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