Friday, June 17, 2011

I'm Late! I'm Late! For a Very Important Date!

Are you tired of me yet? My tardiness, my lack of posts, my excuses... All I can really say is, this year summer is kickin' my behind. Of course I'm trying to give as good as I get...but every year it gets harder and harder to get my leg up high enough for a good swift kick. And so, I'm late...again.

Like some of you, I participated in Misi's "Days of Summer Swap". Misi always comes up with the best ideas. :) Last week I received my swap package...a very thoughtful gift from Patti at Raspberry Lane Primitives. And I haven't even mailed a thank you card yet. *sigh* But still, such a lovely gift should be shared. I think you'll agree.
Patti sent me so many wonderful things...on the left is one of her rustic tea light holders, just perfect for tucking in a cupboard or on a shelf. She also included a packet of sweet annie seeds (I was tickled to death to have them as my sweet annie has not returned this year). Next were some cute little hand painted star fish...Patti (obviously) knows that beach house decor is IN right now! Then there was a bag of spiced apples and wax fixins, they smell fab-u-lous, and have found a home in one of my old spatter ware bowls. And lastly these, so stinkin' adorable, ears of corn! And just look at those cute tags!
And even though Patti hates sewing on that pesky chenille fabric, she did it for me...because that's just how she rolls. :)
~Patriotic Goodies From Patti~

Thank you Patti for such a generous gift...and also to Misi for being the hostess with the most-ess.

I suggest you scamper over to both these ladies blogs for great recipes, amazing decor ideas and wonderful fellowship with kindred spirits.
Until next time...


  1. Hi Rhonda, I have enjoyed visiting your blog today, I love the items you got in the swap, all really neat items, I think the one I like best is the ears of corn, I had gotten some several years ago and just love them. Hope you have a nice weekend, Vicky

  2. Hi, Rhonda
    I hear you about summer kickin butt~ I am so behind~ still need to get way to many things done~ the older I get the faster time goes & the less I accomplished~I think I am slowing down! LOL!!!
    Wonderful Swap goodies ~ just love everything from Patti~A great swap!!!

  3. Hi Rhonda,
    Oh I could never be tired of you! :)

    Infact I completely understand.
    This Spring/Summer has been Nuts!!
    I feel like Im rushing everyday and still dont accomplish anything.

    I love your swap goodies!
    I hate that I somehow missed Misi's swap post.
    Must have been when my internet was down.
    But I have loved seeing what everyone got.
    Everyone did such a great job on their goody packages.


  4. Hi Rhonda~

    Love your swap goodies from Patti!!

    Have a wonderful weekend~Becky

  5. I love it all but those corns are too stinking cute... love love love them.

  6. Love it all !What a wonderful swap!Have a great weekend.Jen

  7. Nah....never would tire of you....or even your excuses (fact, I'm trying to remember them for future use as I, too, am not keeping up!) ;o) LOVE your goodies from Patti - she's such a sweetie...but I gotta agree, that corn is ADORABLE!!! Have a wonderful weekend Rhonda! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. Hi Rhonda~
    Nope, it just won't happen!! I can NEVER get tired of you or your "explanations"!! I read something the other day that describes how I feel to a "T"...."The hurrier I go, the behinder I get"! Guess all of us seem to be going at "warp speed" these days!! Glad I am not the only one!!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely swap goodies!! How fun to be a part of that great group!!
    Take care and above all, Have Fun!!
    Blessings and Hugs~~

  9. Hey Rhonda...I think that we all feel least I know I feel like I'm ALWAYS behind...with glad that you like all the goodes. Once I got going on those chenille corns...I didn't mind it so much...made 15 of those lil' ears! ya know I had those plain star fish just as naked as could be then one day got the Americana idea for them...
    Have a great weekend.
    patti ;)

  10. Hey Rhonda
    love all your swap goodies
    never tired of you ~

    Have a good weekend ~

  11. I loved reading about the goodies you received from the swap party. How fun. Your blog is lovely and I so understand how hard it is to keep up. I'm in the same place these days and wonder if it will every improve. Thanks for visiting me at Cottage and Creek. I'm delighted to follow you back.
    Have a nice day ... Lynn