Christmas gatherings

Christmas gatherings

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

farmhouse Jan.

wrap around portch

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wonderful Visit and a Snow Day

Yesterday my sweet friend Jean, formally of "Prim Crafts", met for supper and exchanged Birthday gifts. As always Jean spoiled me and gave me way too much. We caught up on the happenings in our lives and laughed and really enjoyed ourselves, but as always are visit went way too fast.
Jean and I actually met through blogging and we had no idea, but we only live 8 miles apart.

Isn't she the cutest bunny girl ever!

Look at the tiny baby bunny sleeping in a carrott

Sewing bird pin keep with bird sissors
magazine, bunny for outdoors, 2 ditty bags, a dolly and pinkeep.
Today snowed so I took advantage of having a day off. I worked on a needle punch project
and a Spring wool applique. I also made some homemade cinnamon rolls, I bet it had been
20 years since I last made them. I was afraid I lost the touch, but was quite pleased with how they turned out.
Working on one of the Farm Chore series from Notforgotton Farm

Wool applique ready to stitch

A buttermilk basin vintage truck series pattern
Homemade yummy Cinnamon Rolls, I didn't forget how to make them, Yummy!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spring Decor

We are supposed to be getting snow this week, but I still decided to put out some of my Spring decor. I have been so busy, it is hard working two jobs, plus everything else we have to do. I have a wool applique that I want to make for spring and have been working on a needle punch project. My granddaughter is playing basketball so I have been trying to attend some of her games. And of course we are waiting the arrival of Baby Ruby, any day now. Now for some photo's of my decor.




















Sunday, February 12, 2017

Daughters Baby Shower

Today me and two friends had my daughter a baby shower. We are all excited about baby Ruby
Grace who is due next month.  I made three diaper cakes for the shower as part of the decorations.
 I made a diaper cake, and owl since the shower theme was woodland and a sleeping baby
diaper cake.  I made all of these items using baby diapers and other items. The nice thing about
making these things out of diapers is that when you take it  apart everything is used for the baby.
I had fun making these items. I will also share some of the shower photos.

Sleeping baby, made from diapers

Can't wait for baby Ruby

Owl diaper cake

Diaper cake

Me and my best friend Shelia

Friends and family

Candy for Cole and Riley

Nice diaper bag



Stephanies friend Jen was in charge of the yummy food.

Cute baby outfit
Tables decorated with mason jars and baby's breath

Poster for Ruby's room, everyone puts on their finger print and signs it.



Monday, January 30, 2017

Punched needle project and tote

Today we had a snow day, so I was off from my school job. Boy did I ever get alot accomplished.
 I cleaned my house, did laundry, baked cookies, worked on my taxes. But what I was most proud of getting accomplished is that I put a binding around my finished needle punch. It is one in a series of four that I want to make this year. It is , "The Farm Chore" series by Notforgotten Farm. So I have
three more to make. I had made one earlier but decided the colors aren't going to match the other
three so I will make another one in different colors.
 I also  made a quilted tote bag,  I was tickles with how it turned out, now I want to make more
in all different colors. It was a fun project, but took much longer than I anticipated.


Making Candles

Outside of the tote bag

Lining of the tote bag

I machine quilted the tote

Lemon cheesecake cookies

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Wonderful Surprise

Today I received the most wonderful surprise. I entered Lauren of "Rugs and Pugs"

giveaway. She had a four day time limit for the winner to respond. Well I was the winner

and didn't see her post until after the four day limit. It was my fought, so I hope Lauren didn't

feel bad. She send me what she said was a little something. It is a big something to me.

It is a beautiful hooked rug mat. It is so beautiful and is made with such lovely colors.

I am not a rug hooker, but love them. I want to thank Lauren from the bottom of my heart,

for being so thoughtful and kind. And of course I wanted to show off my mat.

 You also need to go to Laurens blog and see the wonderful hooked rug she is working on

now. It is gorgeous. Thank you Lauren from the bottom of my heart, I love it!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Wool Applique

I wanted to show a picture of the wool applique project I just completed. It is called Kristy Winter
Days, pattern by Crane Designs.
 I am really enjoying wool applique and real wool is addicting. I have several wool applique
kits that I want to make this year. So here is is first wool applique project of this year.







Saturday, January 14, 2017

So many projects

My first project of the year. A needle punch by Lori "Notforgotton Farm"

It is a series of four projects, that you hang on an old broom and feedsack.

Since I work so much my goal is to have the entire series finished this year.

I also have some wool applique projects that I received for Christmas that

I am anxious to make.

My finished project

Just starting the project
This is the project I want to complete, this is Lori's

Gripper frame that my husband bought me for Christmas

Christmas projects from my husband


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Some pictures taken on a week-end drive in the country in West Virginia

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Riley's Birthday Party

Riley's Birthday Party
Me, Ron, Riley and Cole

Me and baby Jake

Me and baby Jake
"Just what I ordered"! Rem. everytime a baby is born so is a Grandma!!

Family

Family
Mom, dad and my three beautiful sisters

Daughter Steph, Mat, Riley and Cole

Daughter Steph, Mat, Riley and Cole
What a beautiful family!

Celebrating parents 50th. Wedding anniversary

Celebrating parents 50th. Wedding anniversary
Me and my favorite granddaugher ( I only have one granddaughter!)]

Son with Applachian trail blanket

Son with Applachian trail blanket
Luke hiked the entire AT 2007, he's the man!

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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.