Thursday, September 26, 2013

Oh my has been over a year.....

Hello to all of you !  You may have noticed I have given up my prim creating...I am now working in the real world , have moved, and  lost the 30 pounds I gained and a miserable husband, also...who caused the weight gain.

I do miss the artistic side of my life but now I am into buying clothes and shoes , not fabric and thread.  Smile

Smiles and hugs,


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Autumn Offering for TDIPT'S September Update

Tomorrow evening TDIPT will be updating for September. So if you get a chance, please take a peek at all the artist's offerings.

I have created a pumpkin guy made from a pattern from TFC folkart. He has a dried sweet potato chunk necklace and he is holding a pumpkin pod garland. He is wearing a (pumpkin leaf colored) wool jacket. He stands by himself and is partially rag stuffed.

May you all have a great Labor Day weekend ! Where did summer go ? I want it back !


Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Tisket a Tasket.. Some Great Baskets

The Blue Ribbon Pie Basket (2005), never used, complete with pie plate, protector, liner, as shown, also comes with a dark red liner, still in package,
and collectible decorative berry lid. The basket is 13 1/4" x 13 1/4" x 4 ".
$ 55.00 or best offer plus shipping to your zip code in USA.

The Serve around basket approximately 14 inches in diameter ( 2005 ),never used, ( has been in a cupboard all its life ), comes complete with protector, liner, deviled egg tray, and lid. It is a nice deep basket. $ 50.00 or best offer plus shipping to your zip code in USA.

Serve it up Basket , 9 x 13 inches, comes complete with liner, protector, and another protector with lid. Never used and never saw the light of day ~ also kept in cupboard. $ 35.00 or best offer plus shipping to your zip code in USA.

These are all Longaberger baskets, made in Dresden, Ohio.

If you may be interested, just email me at

Hugs and Blessings,

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Liberty, Justice, and Freedom..........

This lady is just a sight to behold in person. She puts a funny feeling in the pit of your stomach.

In June, my friend and I went on a boat cruise around the harbor. It was a great day as you can see by the sky.

Above is the new Freedom Tower being built on the 911 site, as seen from the water.

The famous Brooklyn Bridge..built in 1883, I believe, if memory serves me right. I want to walk across it one day.

The skyline of Lower Manhattan from the boat.

Read caption above to explain the sphere.

A flame near the sphere that is burning in memory of the lives lost in 911.

This is in Battery Park near the harbor in Lower Manhattan. Battery Park is just beautiful. You can sit under the trees on a park bench and look out at the Statue of Liberty.

May you all have a safe and Happy Fourth of July..

Blessings and Hugs,

Saturday, June 30, 2012

July Updates on TDIPT Mercantile and it has been a hectic summer !

It has been a hectic month of June.. I have been busy making these three offerings for July , walking and walking some more, making time for friends and even a trip to NYC thrown in there somewhere. Oh, yeah, that was last Saturday. I will have to have do a post with photos of my trip.

For tonight's update on TDIPT I have listed a simple early doll with her puppy dog, an October Owl and a Pumpkin guy. Lots of time involved in making these goodies !

If you get a chance , please stop by TDIPT Mercantile to take a peek ! If any questions, please email me at

Hugs, Linda

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ye Olde Chimney Shoes Or Concealment Shoes ~ a little history..

It was the custom way back in the 1500's or so in Europe to place an old worn out shoe or maybe another article, near an opening of a newly built home , most often a chimney.

The tradition was thought to ward off evil spirits. Oh course, the churches frowned on this pagan belief, so in the most part, was kept secret.

This belief was carried over here to America. Shoes and other articles such as a child's wooden toy, spoons, coins, etc. have been found.

Shoes that have been found during renovations or of tearing down of old homes and buildings were mostly children's shoes and secondly, women's shoes.

So, if you are ever fortunate enough to renovate a historic home, you just may find an old concealment shoe or other articles.

Archaeologists say to photograph the shoe where you discover it and to please keep it or give it to a museum. I , for one, would probably have to keep it in its place. :o) Since I am part Pennsylvania Dutch. :o)

The shoes I have made, shown above, are available on TDIPT Mercantile this month from a pattern by Dee Duncan.

Enjoy your day and don't walk under any ladders and don't open an umbrella in the house and if you spill any salt, throw it over your it right or left shoulder ? Heck, I forgot !

And when you are walking with a friend or relative, do not split any poles .. you both have to walk together around it. I could go on and on..