Sunday, November 7, 2010

my NEW SHOP!!!

We had a WONDERFUL open house these last two days and want to Thank ALL the people who took time to stop by. It was very exciting to see everyone. My FAmily was so supportive and all my granddaughters came and helped me out. My oldest granddaughter Breanna who is 17 brought homemade pumpkin breads and delicious white chocolate chip cookies. She also did some sales. Abby who is 15, made the most decilious candies. She worked all week after school , took off the week-end where she works in the FAll and came to help me. Her candies are wonderful. She is so good at making them. Taylor and BAiley 13 and 12 helped me today in the shop. While I do the talking, Which I`m good at, lol They did sales and bagging. Bailey had also made a blueberry bunt cake from scratch which to my dissappointment didn`t sell so I told her I would buy some for her grampa and I to have later. She was happy with that and took the rest home for her.My DAughter-in-law made pies for the bake sale part and then brought a lasagna dish for us to eat at noon. She`s more like a daughter to us. WEndy OUR daughter was my right hand. She does all my books and keeps everything straight. I don`t know what I would do without her help. All our daughters our so supportive.Got Flowers from our olderst daughter and hubby on opening day. I didn`t mention that our son Dan did all the electrical work for my shop. Took time from his work and week-ends to help me. Last but certaintly not least is my Hubby!! He has been remarkable. I didn`t know all the things he could do to help get me into this shop. I could go on and on of what he has done,and the ideas he came up with. I just love him so much for this! I guess I`ve rambled on enough,and don`t want to bore you too much. But anyways here I am A NEW SHOP OWNER!

P.S. I need to write this tonight. It is 10:11 P.M. and I just heard from my oldest daughter and husband. They are 15 minutes from reaching Ft. Bragg after driving straight through from Maine to North Carolina today, to be with their oldest son and wife who are right now tonight giving them their first grandchild , a grandson whom they have been calling for nine months CASH. Ben, their son when he saw the first sonagram thought he looked like a cashew , alias, CASH. I am so excited for Susan and "BRian that they are going to make it to actually be there when he comes into this world. The LORD is good!! Wayne and I are going to be GREAT GRANDPARENTS! Our first too! Ben is our Oldest grandchild. Oh how I wish we were there! But we are in Love!

4 comments:

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

WOOHOOOOOOOOO!! I am so excited for you Betty! fter meeting you and your DH, I am not the least bit surprised that your children are as wonderful as that! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!!

Congrats on your new business. I wish you much success!! HUGS!!

LizziesRaggs said...

Thank you Linda. I feel a lot like you too about the internet, and APP. It has changed my world also. When I joined the forum, the people were just wonderful, very friendy and inviting. A different feeling of a forum then what I had experienced from another. I told Birgit how it had changed my world even before I knew about the photo shoot. It was just a feeling. You and Bonnie and Doreen have supported me and shown interest in my little shop and that means a lot to me. Just want you all to know that. Thanks, Betty

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW GRANDBABY....and what a sweet name. I like that there are real meanings behind names, don't you. Cash is adorable.

Congratulations also on your shop!!!
Good luck.

Karen

adsgram said...

By now that little Cash"ew" must be in some very happy and loving lives. Congratulations to all of you, and good luck with the new shop Lizzie!

Lynne
dlynne172@yahoo.com

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE
KITCHEN-We built this island and bench from an existing dry sink. We added leftover l8" boards for the top and they lift up so we can use the storage underneath. I distressed and stenciled a pineapple on the middle board.

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE
An overall view of our primitive kitchen. We just love the new room added in the background. It serves so much more purposes and has added so much more room when our family of 24 gets together. I`m proud of my husband and all he did on the new room and also his ideas. He was GREAT!

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE
KITCHEN- I DISTRESSED THE CUPBOARDS AND WE MADE THIS ISLAND FROM OUR LEFT OVER WIDE BOARDS AND ATTACHED THEM TO A DRY SINK THAT I DISTRESSED.

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE
New Room Ceiling- We used 8x8 and 3x8 new beams and distressed them so they fit with the rest of the house.

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE
Our Americana Bathroom.

MY 1860 FARMHHOUSE

MY 1860 FARMHHOUSE
We closed up fireplace to install a woodstove in o ur cellar ye ars ago. Someday I hope to re-open this fireplace to its original state.This fireplace is in our bedroom.

MY 1820 FARMHOUSE

MY 1820 FARMHOUSE
Our Bedroom

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE
This is an attempt at a Mural I always wanted to try and do. It is from a Carol Endres Folk Art Collection. I certaintly didn`t paint it as good as she can but I love her art and made an attempt. It was fun.This mural is on a wall in my kitchen.

OUR 1860 FARMHOUSE

OUR 1860 FARMHOUSE
Its hard to take a picture of a hallway so this is somewhat like its looks. The walls are a darker mustard sponge painting that I did. We removed old paint on the banister and stairtreds. What a job that was! The banister is all handcarved and quite beautiful.

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE
This is an extension of our kitchen. A new room added a couple of years ago.

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE

MY 1860 FARMHOUSE
This is in the new room we added on to the Kitchen. We left this wall partly original as you can see from the top of the photo. I painted the bottom half a pewter color and also painted the picture you see. It was an opening into the attached shed and we decided to leave it like a window as it was , adding the old shutters that came with the house and putting a shelf partly across the wall above it. You can see my sign that is waiting for its home over the doors of my new shop we are working on to be opened this Fall.

OUR BACKYARD WILDLIFE

OUR BACKYARD WILDLIFE
CARDINAL ENJOYING THE SUN AND THE SEEDS

OUR BACKYARD WILDLIFE

OUR BACKYARD WILDLIFE
HERE ARE A COUPLE DEER IN OUR BACKYARD LOOKING FOR A LUNCH. THEY DO FIND THE APPLES UNDER THE SNOW. IT IS SO MUCH FUN WATCHING THEM PAW AND DIG FOR THEM. WE ARE SO GLAD THAT WE HAVE NATURAL FOOD FOR THEM TO HELP THEM THROUGH THE WINTER.

OUR BACKYARD WILDLIFE

OUR BACKYARD WILDLIFE
RED CARDINAL AT OUR BIRD FEEDER

Mallard ducks in our backyard!

Mallard ducks in our backyard!
These Mallard Ducks came into our backyard to eat leftover deer food. The male duck seemed to be watching for danger while his mate pecked away enjoying her feast. When he felt there was no danger he joined in. When they decided they had enough to eat they headed back to the stream that runs in the back of our property and swam back up stream. They have been back several times this spring. We also have Turkeys coming through but that is not unusual.

TOM TURKEYS

TOM TURKEYS
This is a tom turkey that wandered through our home backyard. They come through frequently.

TOM TURKEYS

TOM TURKEYS
This is another one of the three that came through. Isn`t he kind of pretty?

UP NORTH AT OUR CAMP

UP NORTH AT OUR CAMP
THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN LAST MEMORIAL WEEK-END . WE WERE GETTING BREAKFAST READY FOR EVERYONE. AS YOU CAN SEE THE MEN ARE VERY BUSY. LOOKING FORWARD FOR THIS MEMORIAL WEEK-END.

LITTLE ANNIE

LITTLE ANNIE
Little Annie is an original by me Lizziesraggs. She has been painted and distressed . Has needle felted hair, painted face and legs. Grunged with my grungy mess. Just waiting to be loved. Click on picture to be able to purchase LITTLE ANNIE. Thanks!

fabric boxes

fabric boxes
my vintage fabric box I am trying something new in these boxes. They are a lot of fun to make and hopefully somebody will like them as much as I do. You can see them on my website : www.lizziesraggs.com Let me know what you think.

UP NORTH AT OUR CAMP

UP NORTH AT OUR CAMP
MY HUBBY FLY FISHING

UP NORTH AT OUR CAMP

UP NORTH AT OUR CAMP
THIS IS A VIEW WHEN WE ARE FISHING ON 1ST WEST BRANCH POND. ISN`T IT BEAUTIFUL?

WINTER UP NORTH AT CAMP

WINTER UP NORTH AT CAMP
BRIAN COOKING HOT DOGS AFTER HE DUG UNTIL HE FOUND THE FIRE PIT.

WINTER UP NORTH AT CAMP

WINTER UP NORTH AT CAMP
BRIAN SHOVELING OUT A PATH TO THE OUTHOUSE AT OUR CAMP UP NORTH

WINTER UP NORTH AT CAMP

WINTER UP NORTH AT CAMP
SUSAN SHOVELING OFF THE ROOF OF OUR CAMP.
Its hard to believe that it is already the middle of February. Time has a way of disappearing like a blink of the eye! I guess the older you get the faster it goes. Since we are still in winter lets have some more snow! Our snow around Maine is going very fast. Since we do snowmobile some and have a camp further north in Maine where usually snowmobiling is great we are all praying for those white flakes. Vacation week is the time we go with our grandkids and their parents. We have such a great time. In the meantime I am making new things for my website lizziesraggs and thinking Spring creations. Hard to get in that mood but I`m trying. Hope to hear from you and share what your all doing to get through this season.

lizzies raggs open house 2009

lizzies raggs open house 2009
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