Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Busy Summer and Gifts from Mercedes!

Busy Summer and Gifts from Mercedes!

Every summer is the same. I think I will have more time with Joanna not in school and the routine a bit more relaxed for mini's and other things. But as you see above, summer is hay season on our small farm. I am in the John Deere farthest away square baling while DH is on the John Deere nearest raking. And this week, I am working daily during our annual Carolina Shop Hop at the quilt shop. So I have hardly had time to even check in with everyone or update my blog and just got my holiday swap items in the mail to Alicia for Cockerina's holiday swap today.

But, Joanna and I recently received some fabulous shabby chic swap items from Mercedes (while she patiently waits for me to get around to reciprocating!). Mercedes, thank you and our items are almost ready to send your way. I am having to protect the candy we bought for Liberty from my oldest two, Maggie and Ben!
This little doll and pillows may have to go in my long-awaited log cabin.
Part of these will go in Joanna's house and part in my garden center.

Probably the most special was this little coffee table with sewing goodies Mercedes made especially for me! I was near tears at opening it! Now I've got to get back in the mini groove to get Mercedes' things in the mail to her!

28 comments:

Caseymini said...

Make hay while the sun shines and minis when it gets cloudy. Just so there is time for both! Love the photo of you and DH on the John Deeres Reminds me of when I was a kid in Michigan. Love all of the trades!

Norma said...

You'll be glad when this haymaking is over!

So many pretty pretty things from Mercedes, she has a magic touch with minis for sure. That little 'sewing craft' framed piece is so special!!

Looking Glass Miniatures said...

What wonderful items, such love and time went into them!! Enjoy finding special places to display them!! It's always fun to get mini's in the mail.

Catherine said...

Phew I know farming is tough but it is a great life!

Mercedes sure makes lovely miniatures. You are very lucky to have recieved so many wonderful pieces of hers. :-))

Katie said...

Trades with Mercedes are so much fun! Doesn't she shabby things perfectly!!

Don't overwork yourselves out there...It's too darn hot!
:)
Katie

Liberty Biberty said...

I'm glad everything arrived safely!
I have to say I had a lot of fun making the sewing coffee table just for you Jody.
Oh my goodness, candy for Liberty - she just lives for candy!
Enjoy your summer sun, here it is freezing!
Mercedes

Patty said...

Jody, What a treasure trove you have received from Mercedes!!! It is amazing!!! I love the photo of the farm. I can just smell the sweet hay!!! Don't work too hard!!!

Deb said...

Mercedes make the sweetest things. Lucky you baling all that hay. Hubby is drooling!

The Old Maid said...

Beautiful minies!

Merry Jingle said...

What a wonderful gifts from Mercedes, so beutiful :) And you sure been busy, I feel really lazy as I should be weeding, but haven't done anything...

Susan said...

Such special gifts! They're all gorgeous but the sewing coffee table takes the cake.

Farming is hard work no matter the season. I hope you can have some time for yourself soon.

Glenda said...

What a lovely farm picture - but I know how hard it is working a tractor all day, even with a cab!
Good for the soul but hard on the body!

Fab gifts from Mercedes!

by Sonya Rotella said...

Hi Jody,
your farm is fantastic!I would like work in a farm...it is a dream!
You have received very baeutifull miniatures!I'm preparing some miniatures for you to thanksgiving
for your beautiful gift!
A big Hug
Sonya

Kathi said...

Beautiful gifts! Mercedes makes the prettiest little things!

Sans! said...

So like Mercedes to be so generous with her swaps :) . They are all wonderful and so familiar:) . Love em !

Flora said...

What wonderful gifts! I prefer ... all!
Mercedes has exquisite taste and a remarkable capacity but now I'm curious to see as a spare part: you too seriously, as a skill!
Good job at the farm :-)
Flora

Claudia said...

I am always so amazed at Mercedes' work. I love, love that table!

xo
Claudia

Kim said...

Jody- do you know one of my favorite sights in the entire world is when my neighbor bales his hay? I LOVE it! Love that you posted a picture of you and your hubby working on baling the hay! I feel for you though- summer is hard work time for the farmer- you must drop into bed and fall asleep instantly at the end of the day! I love your swap items- had to enlarge the coffee table and study it- I think I would be near tears too- what a special and personal gift Mercedes has made for you! Very sweet ♥

Heather said...

What a lovely area to live in! I'm finding it very hard to get anything done with the kids home for the summer! Mercedes does such wonderful things. You are a lucky lady!

Tallulah Belle said...

Oh that looks like hard work...and in the sun too. I would not be cut out to be a farmer lol.

Love your gifts...so pretty.

Lataina said...

OMG!!! I am SOOO jealous. (LOL) You have received such beautiful things from Mercedes. She has such exquisite taste. I hope I can be able to collect and make such beauties for my house. =)

Iris =)

Minnie Kitchen said...

beautiful! cant wait to see them in the house!

Wee Cute Treasures said...

What fantastic gifts you got from Mercedes - can't wait to see them 'in situ'. Love your photo of the harvesting. So summery. Hugs, Carol xox

elis said...

Congratulations for these pretty, pretty thinks. They are wonderful
Elis

Carolina said...

What a lovely bunch of things you received from Mercedes!!! Lucky you :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I was not raised on a farm, but all always heard that saying "make hay while the sun shines". You receive some really nice minis.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Eva said...

Hi Jody, although working in your farm I am sure that you will enjiy the summer.
Congratulations you and your daughter for the gifts from Mercedes. They are really wonderful. :)

miniacollection said...

You are very busy indeed...
Mercedes' miniatures are wonderful.
Geneviève