When we finally got home, there in my mailbox was the big envelope from Country Sampler with my complimentary issues- Wahoo! I forced myself to put the perishables away at least and then I made a cup of the chai tea that my sweet blogging friend Colleen sent me and I sat down and read and re-read the article and looked at Earlene's photo's. I LOVE her house. (the first article in the magazine) I will admit I am jealous she got to use her prim eggs and bunnies. I wasn't allowed and they are much more style than some of the 'spring' staging done in my house. We have some of the same collections and prims even. I can see several things her photo's that were moved out of mine and rerplaced by something else. I had the same rug in my kitchen in front of the sink that you can see her in photo, but mine got swithed out with one I like less. I find it very interesting how the different teams felt some things could stay in a photo and some couldn't. Her team didn't use as much food and fruit in each room and let her own collections things take center stage more - I prefer that!
Now that I have had time to see what photo's were used and what the article actually says, I am ready to answer all those questions I have gotten. Even though some of these questions were covered in previous posts, I know there are new readers who may not have seen them so I will do my best to answer them all. I hope I don't miss any!
11. Is there anything in the article you want to correct? Well I'd like to say that yes Brady drools on my furniture, but I do clean it up. It is not part of the aging technique I use. :-)
So for those of you still here, thanks so much for sharing in this excitement with me. I am so grateful for all of you. Your excitement has multiplied my joy. Now I can't wait to get my family their copies. I am so excited my mom will see her name in print for these paintings she did of our kids many years ago. Most people can only dream of owning a primitive portrait and at best can only own prints. I have original oil paintings done by a very talented artist. I am indeed blessed for many reasons.
So that's the end of this chapter and it's on to new things and other ventures! Until next time- hugs, Linda