Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Get This from

Yep, that's been my experience. Never seem to be able to keep my resolution more than a couple of months so this year I decided that my resolution for 2009 would be to make no resolutions! LOL!! I figure I can follow through with that one.!!

I wish all my friends a very Happy New Year and countless blessing through 2009! Be safe~~Chatty Kathy

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Look at this wonderful give away!!!

You don't want to miss this!! Susan is having a give away. Isn't he fabulous?!!! Be sure and visit and get your name in the hat....Chatty Kathy

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sweet Lil' Goblins

Here is Spiderella......... Then we have Darth Vader.....

And, of course, the UPS man....What can brown do for you?
Of course, they got tons of candy from Nana's house!! We only had a few treaters this year so I got lots of candy left too. I think lots of families either went to the mall or some local churches that were doing the trunk or treat. The fire department that hubby is at did a drive thru but he said they really didn't have very many. I always enjoyed going trick or treating when I was growing up and my children had lots of fun going door to door but I guess with our uncertain world of today, parents have to be extra cautious with our little ones. Hope you had a good Halloween and no goblins got 'cha!!! Chatty Kathy

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 11, 2001.....

a day I will never forget. I could not believe what I was hearing as I listened to the radio nor could I believe what I was seeing on the television. Why? I didn't understand then and I don't understand now, why it all happened. Our country's loss of life on that day was beyond comprehension. The images on TV were devastating. I did not personally know anyone that died but my heart ached just the same. I cried uncontrollably. I could not stop watching and listening to all the stories. I especially wanted to hear about the firefighters that gave their life trying to save others. I'm proud of each and every one of them. I'm proud of my husband, a firefighter, who risks his life on every call he goes on. I took his profession for granted until 9/11. Not anymore.

God Bless our Country and God Bless the families that had loved ones so tragically taken away.

Always remember~Chatty Kathy

Rebecca's Thyme....

is a fabulous primitive shop located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!! The first picture is the shop and the second picture is me and Rebecca. I had the pleasure of spending some time meeting Rebecca and browsing through all her goodies last week. She is a terrific lady and we became friends immediately. Too bad for her that I was in a little T'bird!! I just wanted to pick the store up and bring it home!! Wonderful handmade items from very talented artists. If you are ever in the area, you must go see her. Also, check out Rebecca's website!!! Thanks to Rebecca for making my trip much more fun!!

This is the little bird I was in. As you can see, no room for goodies!!! Not to worry, I'm going back in my Explorer and shop, shop, shop!!!! Taking a few friends with me too!!

Here is a picture of the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge. Beautiful setting!!
There are lots of ducks in the river. Hard to see in this picture but there are a couple there. We had a great time and great weather. No rain!! We always enjoy the show and spending time with friends.
That's it for now!! Have a great day~Chatty Kathy

Friday, August 29, 2008


Isn't she lovely? Pam at Soft in the Head is having a wonderful give away. This is just the first prize....go check out her blog and see what else is on the prize list!!!

And, look at another give away!!!

Mandy at Aunt Mannys Creations is giving away these potion bottles. Go check it out and enter to win. Well, I'm gonna win but go look anyway~~LOL!!!

It's been forever since I updated this blog. Time has just slipped away from me and every day I would say "I'll get to it tomorrow"...well, tomorrow is finally here. Of course, it's midnight but I guess now is as good a time as any.

We have had a very busy summer. I started a new job that is suppose to be part time but it has turned into full time. Hasn't left me much time to do any sewing but I do have a couple of new items to list on Lemon Poppy Seeds for September 1st and also my ebay group SoATP is having a Halloween/Fall launch on September 1st that I will join in on. Fall is my favorite time of year so maybe the creating bug will bite and get me going again.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend~~Chatty Kathy

Sunday, May 25, 2008


.......a time for honoring all those who are fighting the battle to defend our freedom and honor our Country. From the bottom of my heart....THANK YOU...

.......a time for honoring all those men and women who have fought and come home. Some to a not so warm welcome and others to a hero's welcome. From the bottom of my heart...THANK YOU...

.......a time for remembering all our fallen soldiers who paid the ultimate price for defending our freedom. God Bless each and every one.

My brother, Kenneth Allen Mason, was one of those who paid the ultimate price in the Vietnam War. Only 20 years old, newly married and so much life to live.

This is a picture taken on September 17, 1968, the day he left the States. I was 12 years old when he left and didn't understand that he may not come home. It has taken a very long time and a lot of tears to grasp the sacrifice that he and so many others made to defend my freedom.

Thank a soldier and the family of a soldier for fighting for our country and giving us the freedom that we have. God Bless the USA!!! Happy Memorial Day to All~Chatty Kathy

Saturday, May 10, 2008

God Bless My Mother....

In Loving Memory

Happy Mother's Day, Mom I never saw my Mom "grow old". She was just always Mom, never getting older, always the same. And I always thought she would be around. But, in the blink of an eye, she was gone. Always caring for others and not taking care of herself. If you needed her, she was there without question. She has come to my rescue more times than I can count. When her health started declining, it was like a roller coaster ride. Downhill really fast. She was in and out of the hospital for a couple of years and when we had to put my Dad in a nursing home, we decided to put them in the same room together. Mom's mind had gotten really bad and she couldn't understand why Daddy wouldn't get up out of the bed. Among other things, she pulled his feeding tubes out and we had to move her down the hall to another room so she couldn't hurt him. Not intentionally, of course. She doted on my Dad and they were married almost 58 years when my Dad passed away. One year and four days later my Mom joined my Dad. I miss them so much and I could kick myself for not spending more time with them. Instead, I was busy with what I wanted to do thinking my parents would always be around. But in the blink of an eye.......hmmmm, I love you Mom, Happy Mother's Day from the bottom of my heart~Kathy

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tagged by Lorraine!!!!

I am playing catch up as I was tagged several days ago by Lorraine of Pie Cake Primitives. Sorry it took me so long!!

This is fun and really neat. You come up with six words that sum up your life. Ernest Hemingway was bet $10. that he couldn't sum up his life in six words. He won that bet when he wrote, "For sale, baby shoes, never worn." You can go to Bookbabie's blog and read about the book that was inspired by his quote and how it influenced her to start this meme.

My words are.....Pay it forward, make someone's day!

Actually paying it forward, makes MY day!! It's fun to do something for someone you don't even know and turn that frown on someone's face upside down.

Okay here's Da Rules:

1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible, so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4. Tag five more blogs with links
5. Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

Now I gotta tag 5, so let's see, how about.....

Shirley~Dumplin Ragamuffin
Erika~Erika's Cupboard
Kathy~Kittredge Mercantile
Kelly~Mystical Entities
Naomi~Naomi's Notions

Have fun and I hope you have a chance to play~Chatty Kathy

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I've been tagged......

with the Make My Day Award!! Thanks Lily, you really did make MY day!! Now, I have to pass this forward, so, here goes.....

Peanut~Country Folk Keepsakes

Robin~Outside the Box Primitives

Michele~Holly Tree Primitives

Lorraine~PieCake Primitives

Thanks for all the great smiles I have from reading your blogs. Now, it's your turn to pass it forward~Chatty Kathy

Monday, March 10, 2008

Meet my new grandson!!!

This is Mason Anthony Deal!!! Born March 9, 2008 @ 6:16 p.m. He weighs 5 lbs. 1 oz. and is 18 1/2 inches long. Look at that head full of black curly hair!!! Mason and Mom are doing fine!! Going to visit him now, I'll post more later!!! ~Chatty Kathy

Thursday, March 6, 2008

You thought you could sing....listen to this!!

Meet the Cactus Cuties!!! Clink on this link... . If this doesn't bring tears to your eyes, you don't have a heart. Just awesome!!!~Chatty Kathy


That's what cancer is.....a ghost.....sometimes you don't see the shadow and then WHAM, it hits you. My sister-in-law is a cancer survivor. She went through hell and back and won the battle!!! One of my favorite actors is battling this dreaded disease, Patrick Swayze. Love his movies, Dirty Dancing and Ghost. I could watch them over and over. I'll say a little extra prayer tonight. I do believe miracles can happen. ~Chatty Kathy

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I WON!! I WON!!!

I won a prize from Lorraine~PieCake Primitives just for commenting on her blog!!! I received this package in the mail yesterday. I took a picture of the packaging to show the extra mile that she goes to make you feel special.

Now, look what is inside!!!

Handpainted cards and beeswax ornies that smell wonderful!! How awesome!!!! Lorraine, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are so very generous and kind to do this. I'm just ticked pink!!!!! He~He!!!!!~Chatty Kathy

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Look at this!!!!

What a fabulous online magazine!! You have got to see this!! The Olde Prairie Register has just been released. Take a look and sign up for the newsletter to be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. Mention the give away on your blog or website and be entered twice!!! That's what I did!!! LOL!! Great magazine Michele!!! Congratulations!!~Chatty Kathy

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Don't you just love give aways?!

Well, here's another one.... April of Folky Art is giving away an awesome painting. Go post on her blog for a chance to win. Good luck!!!~Chatty Kathy

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I love watching birds...

They just chirp and hop around....

Even had a woodpecker show up today....
These two were singing to each other.....
and THEN.........
This little intruder decides to pay a visit!!!! Hubby just left for Lowes to buy me a squirrel proof feeder. LOL!!!!~Chatty Kathy

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kinda blurry, but I got some pics...

of the eclipse last night.

It was really neat watching. I kept running outside about every 15 minutes to see what was happening. Looked like a ball of fire!!!~Chatty Kathy

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!!

Boogity, Boogity, Boogity!!! Yeppers, this southern gal likes racing. Spent all afternoon in front of the TV watching the Daytona 500 while sewing hair on Lil' Annie's head. Pretty good race...not great...but OK. I loved racing when David Pearson (my hometown favorite), Ned Jarrett, Richard Petty, Fireball Roberts, Junior Johnson, Cale Yarborough, Dale Earnhardt (of course) and a few others really raced. Those were the good old days. When these guys retired or passed on, I picked Dale Jarrett for my favorite and stuck with him through good and bad. Now, he's retiring and I'm deciding who my guy is gonna be. I could pick most anybody but Tony Stewart. Ouch, I bet I stepped on a few toes. LOL!! Nope, racing is not what it used to be and I gotta say, I miss the good old days when money wasn't the reason you got on the track.
Chatty Kathy

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Chicken Pox??

This was asked by my six year old granddaughter, Shelby, at dinner tonight...."How do you get chicken pox? Do you get nibbled by a chicken?"

I 'bout wet my pants!!!~~~~Chatty Kathy

Friday, February 15, 2008

Lemon Poppy Seeds is updated!!

I have added a few new items for our 15th of the month update with Lemon Poppy Seeds. Here is the first one in my Saltbox Series.

Go take a look at all the artists creations. There is some awesome stuff in there that I wanna buy!!! Guess I better go get a lottery ticket (yeah right, like I'm gonna win!!).

Hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day. Hubby and I had a nice dinner at home and chilled out in front of the TV and watched Survivor. Simple but nice.

I'm still learning about this blogging thing and how to post and add new things. I'll get better, I promise. Take care.....Chatty Kathy

Monday, February 11, 2008

A Great Give-Away!!!!!

Lorraine at PieCake Primitives is having a wonderful give away. Just go post on her blog and you have a chance to win some awesome prizes. Just click here and sign up!! Chatty Kathy

Friday, February 1, 2008

Lemon Poppy Seeds Grand Opening!!!

We are open!!! Come take a look at our new shoppe!! The best in primitives from a great list of artisans!! He-he, can you tell I'm excited!!!! Chatty Kathy

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Busy Tuesday.......

Between working on getting my internet up and running and trying to get a couple of items made, it has been a crazy Tuesday! I purchased a new router and some other computer accessories over the weekend to try and update my laptop and a desktop to run better and faster. Well, my son (God bless him!) hooked everything up and got the laptop running very well but........the desktop, hmmmmmmm, something strange going on with it. So, it's been a challange trying to do work for my job when the computer won't cooperate!!

I did manage to get a couple of items completed. Just gotta get them listed now. Haven't decided where yet but I'll let you know. Lemon Poppy Seeds opens Friday and I am really looking forward to that.

Well, I'm gonna go and finish up a crow I am working on. Take care!! Chatty Kathy

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hmmmmmmm, what now??

Another new endeavor......blogging!! I've been trying to branch out the past few weeks and enter into new territory with my primitive items. Just hope one of those branches doesn't break!! LOL! You never know what will happen till you give it a try. Well, I'm trying! I just signed up to list some items on a new website called Lemon Poppy Seeds which I am very excited about. Our grand opening is February 1 which is only a few days away! Be sure and take a look!!

Of course, I also have listings on Ebay which I try to update weekly. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough days in the week to do all I want to do. Time slips away so fast......

Hope you have a great Saturday! I'll be back soon!! Chatty Kathy