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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fool's Day...NO, these people are REAL and ARE NAUGHTY!...Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I SEEM to have started a DEBATE among my friends...SOME of them DISAGREE that I am the GOOD one...

NOW SEE, that just SHOWS how NAUGHTY they are!!

BUT despite them being VERY bad, THEY STILL are VERY GOOD at being Friends...

SO, I thought I would show you just a few of my friends and some of the work THEY DO...NOW other friends that I don't include, don't get mad...just PLAY NICE and SMILE..AND PLEASE Take your MEDICATION TODAY!!

Kathy Cosford Kristinnson is the FIRST one who made a smarty remark about STILL laughing at the THOUGHT of ME being good...

Katie Cow, as I sometimes call her, lives in a TINY town in Canada and I don't think they will EVER see SPRING!  SO, who is laughing NOW!
She and I both have the experience of living on a dairy farm where Holsteins were milked...AND we both have tales of working in retail and inventory horror stories and employees who THINK that breaks START when you get to where you are going!!
I've asked for prayers for Kathy since her granddaughter struggles with major heart issues...PLEASE keep them all in your prayer...
She and her family have a HEART full now and she is so very special to me...my day isn't complete UNLESS I at least get to say HI to her every day...I love my Katie COW!!
This is a pattern she painted that was inspired by one of my designs...you can find this pattern in my etsy shop...♥ it!

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 to go to Kathy's Facebook Page, Katie's Cows & Udder Things


Lynn Smith Barbadora...ay-yi-yi...those Italian names...I'm finding they are NOTHING BUT TROUBLE...I am still laughing at HER because she said SHE was the good one in my circle of friends...RIGHT~~NOT!!
Lynn has a WICKED sense of humor and does some PRIMITIVELY  PERFECT Designs with Terrye French's Painting with Friends...Lynn's patterns can be found on her blog...
Lynn and I seem to have lived parallel lives in so many ways...
Lynn and her husband, Pete, had a heart-breaking fire in their Cape Cod dream house and are STILL fighting to get it back to its MARVELOUS state so they can be HOME AT LAST really soon...
they STILL face obstacles such as finding ANOTHER rental to live in until their home is complete, SO prayers are also needed for this precious friend of mine...
Below is a pattern I painted of Lynn's...I LOVE IT so MUCH!!

Click HERE
to go to Lynn's Facebook Page, Painting Thyme Needfuls

Oh, another Friend of Mine lives in Australia...She is CRA-CRA...
She is trying to sell her house and thinks I NEED to buy it for my summer home...it isn't too far from the Ocean in the lower right side of Australia...LOL...I laugh at Niomi so much...
She is always ONE day ahead and I keep warning her NOT to tell me what happens so that I can be surprised...
She is a delight and I just love her!!
This is one of my FAVORITE designs of hers that I have painted~~I still have some more to paint and will get to them one day...I'm looking forward to the day when she gets settled in a new home so she can start designing again...She is so talented and I do NOT want to see her talent NOT SHARED!!
Although Niomi has taken down her website and page, you can STILL send her a message on Facebook and she will sell you her patterns!

The last friend I will share today is TRULY the craziest of the CRAZY...Something is SERIOUSLY wrong with her...MAYBE because she was born in Oklahoma...She moved to Eastern Tennessee, but even THAT could not help her...
BUT I have to be kind to her because she just did something REALLY awesome for me...she made this AMAZING ELF when my friend, Miss Brenda, the MASTER ELF MAKER, was unable to make him since she is having such a tough time dealing with her elderly mother who has a serious elbow injury...
SO THANKFUL that Ramona was able to step right in and create Willie...isn't he AWESOME!! 

 I am SO THANKFUL for my crazy friends...I KNOW they will NEVER make it to Santa's NICE List, BUT I will share with the what it is LIKE to be one of the NICE KIDS...♥

Thank you, my friends, for being in my life...I will share some MORE of my crazy friends at a later date...I don't THINK you could handle them ALL at once!  =)...Blessings to YOU...~charlotte♥


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  2. Good morning Ms Charlotte....Let's get this straight once and for all........You BROKE the NICE button trying to press it because you are NAUGHTY.....I on the other hand manage Santa's NICE list......which I suspect I shall never see your name on my friend......sigh. I won't hold it against you though.......sigh.....I am blessed to call you friend......you have helped me through some incredibly difficult days and months on our journey back home....for that I will always be grateful. Bless you!

    1. no no no no no no NO....The nice button NEVER did work BECAUSE it NEVER had to be USED UNTIL I came along...sigh...

      FAULTY button...I'm STILL trying to contact the manufacturer on THAT crazy thing...

    2. The NICE button works perfectly....BUT not for NAUGHTIES....sigh

  3. Awww Charlotte... my day is not complete without a chat with you either.. thank you for all the love and support that you've given me these past few months.. I don't know what I would do without you... and for now... we shall skip the "good" one... kinda choking here... need more coffee...lol

  4. Wonderful post! Happy to know some more about people whose page i have liked. =)


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. In case you haven't been told, you are loved!~~charlotte♡