Jul 23, 2011

Winners and James Creek

Hello everyone.   FIRST - if you requested a box of fabric, please check that page to see whose name was pulled for each one.    You can email me samplersandsantas@gmail.com for my address to send a money order, check, or if you want to use PayPal.  Please send your complete address in the email also.  Winners in another country will be postage of $13.95, and U.S. will be $5.20 + .80 for tracking.  Let me know if you want the tracking or not, international tracking is unavailable.  I will fill out customs forms and hopefully they won't open the box cause it's stuffed!!  If you've changed your mind, decided for any reason you don't want the box, please let me know - I've kept the entries and have no problem drawing another name.   No need to feel obligated!   I feel bad that I didn't have enough for everyone and I'm sorry for that. 

SECOND - Hub and I went to Volant, PA to one of my favorite shops (click on) James Creek Galleries.
 Look how cool this is!  It has a separate lid and a nice deep box.  Wonderful distressed paint.  The whole thing is 15 1/2" tall.  And now for the best part.  It was under $30! 

This place has some high end furniture (go to their Facebook page and check out the first pic in the second row of photos).  The double Charlestown Buffet from JL Treharn is a knockout.  There are so many other items and colonial style goodies in all price ranges, most of them very reasonable.  LOVE this place.   They have everything you need to decorate your home.

Now for the reason I didn't do any stitching or work on the sliding box.

 Four trees down, debris everywhere, and my birch that shaded the house, twisted like a pretzel and will have to be removed.

 

I finally finished raking the entire yard this afternoon of the twigs and limbs.  One 40' tree was bent over sideways to about six feet above the ground and blocked the road like a gate.  It never broke or came out of the ground.  Weird.  It naturally had to be cut.  The rest will be taken care of by professionals and I'm sure it will cost plenty.  We have a $500 deductible, and the insurance will only cover up to $500 over that.  The rest is out of pocket.  After the last two days of working in sun of 95 degrees, I will pay anything!!  I was so drenched in sweat I thought for sure I'd lost a pound or two.  Nope.  Too old for this crap.

That's it for now.  After I recover, and get the fabric boxes done with, I will start something new. 
BTW - "Signs" is on.  One of my favorite movies.  That little girl is so sweet and the end is so good!!!  Have a good weekend and stay cool everyone.

7 comments:

Margaret said...

Have to check out that store you went to. Nice box you got! Now what happened in your yard? Was there a severe storm? That's awful! And working outside in this weather? Ugh! Only way I'm keeping cool (the ac is broken) is to stay absolutely still and do nothing. lol!

Glenna said...

I like the box. AND the jugs! Must have been a thunderstorm? That's crappy about the trees, but a whole lot better than having one fall on the house, I guess.

Solstitches said...

You found some great treasures.
What would the box have been used for? At a wild guess salt maybe?

Margaret

Siobhan said...

That looks like a great store! Sorry about the trees--and the heat! Yuck.

Carol said...

We had that storm go through, too, Marly, but had no where near your damage. I honestly can't imagine working outside in this heat... Would you believe I live only 45 minutes from Volant and have never been there? Looks like a great day-trip...

Thanks for the fabric win, too--I'll definitely be putting it to good use :)

Amy aka: ropergirl3 said...

Oh no, all that damage is horrible, so sorry! I know if we lost our shade tree behind our house we would be devastated! I sent an email for inquiry for payment yesterday but am going to send again to be safe! thanks so much again!

Argante said...

... this blog is simply enchanted.. I love it and I'll follow it. Noce to meet you

Argante

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