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

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

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Remembering a dear sweet friend

One of my friends Sheila Babneau passed away unexpectantly Jan, 5th. at her home.

She used to have a blog Country Impressions and Seasons of Thy Heart but hadn't

been blogging for awhile. It is such a shock and still not real. Sheila was one of the most

talented ladies that I knew. She had a kind  compassionate heart. Her and I had had

several swaps and had become good friends. Please pray for her family. she is survived

by her husband, 2 children and 2 grandchildren..

                                                                RIP sweet friend

I want to show some of the beautiful arrangements that Sheila made for me over the years.
I will cherish them for ever. I am so thankful that the Lord allowed her to be my friend.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Some of my project

I don't know if you are like me or not but I enjoy making some of my Christmas gifts.
I didn't  show pictures earlier because I was afraid the recipients would see them. Since I am working
two jobs, I had to make most of my gifts during the summer, since one of my jobs is a school nurse, and I am off during the summer.I am already thinking ahead of
what I can make this year. Most things I made I gave away. I want to make myself a few things this year. One of my Christmas gifts was a gripper frame to do needle punch. So I am hoping to make myself something. I also have a few new cross stitch patterns and some wool applique kits.
 Just wish I had more time, but if I could work 15 min. each day I know I would be surprised at
what I could get accomplished.
 Now to show you some of my work. Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
Can't wait to see what projects you will be working on.
 And if you could please say a little prayer for me, I am having such a hard time dealing with
my mothers' passing. I miss her so much.

A Buttermilk Basin Design

One of my favorite patterns, by KM Primitives

Buttermilk Basin Design

Another version of KM Primitive mittens pattern

A design by Stacey Meade

Country Rustic pattern

Buttermilk Basin

Painting class I took last year

Can't forget my side kick Little Bo, I love this cute Puppy!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas and surprise in the mail

Christmas was very hard this year without my mom. I did alright sometimes and cried other times.
I  made my dad a nice meal for Christmas and enjoyed my visit with him.
  My kids and grandkids were at my house on Christmas eve. and also for Christmas breakfast.
 I also received a wonderful surprise package in the mail from a former blogger, Trish ladybug.
  I will share a few pictures of Christmas and my surprise box from Trish. Trish is always encouraging me, especially when my mom was sick and her passing. Thank you Trish for your
friendship and for spoiling me with a box of goodies.

Me and my sisters at Christmas, when I was 5 years old, another picture of my mom, dad and me.

Luke and my Christmas dog Bo.

My floating Christmas candle.

My three grand children eating Christmas breakfast.

Luke and Jake

My husband Ronnie

Stephanie and Mat




Me and my dad, he was so proud of his Marine Corp hat

Surprise package from Trish

Beautiful Rock art from Arizona

Sunflowers from her garden and twig wreath from her property

Wonderful handpainted bowl full of vintage cookie cutters, greenery and snowflakes

Beautiful primitive Tray, it is gorgeous!

Handmade keychain for Ronnie

Lemons and oranges, I know the lemons were grown on Trish's property.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cookie bake slumber party!

What an awesome weekend I had in WV at our old farmhouse. We had our cookie bake, slumber party. My daughter, granddaughter, sisters, nieces and some special friends were there. We baked a variety of different cookies, decorated the tree, watched Christmas movies, went to a little country diner for dinner and had a gift exchange. It did us all so much good, to laugh and have a wonderful time together. One of my favorite times during the Christmas season.

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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!!


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.