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

My Hoosier Cabinet

My Hoosier Cabinet
I love decorating my hoosier for the different seasons.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Good ole Summertime

I am off this summer from my school  nursing job. But I am still working two days in my hair salon, so I have hundreds of plans. I am gathering up things now for a yard sale, trying to do some deep cleaning around my house and working on some crafts. I want to work on some of my Christmas gifts this summer, make some bonnets, prairie dolls and finish a needle punch project I am working on. Plus want to do some fun things with my grandbabies.
   I did want to show you the Uncle Sam cross stitch that I finished. I cannot see to stitch on linen or osanburg, but I am still able to stitch on the 18 count aida cloth, that is as small as I can get.
I am quite please with how it turned out. There is a lady liberty pattern to match, maybe that will be on my bucket list for next year.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Awesome book review

I am honored to be a book reviewer for Bethany House. I am asked to read a book and do an honest book review. I just finished reading "The Ebb Tide" by Beverly Lewis. This book was awesome,
one of the best yet of Beverly Lewis.
 The story is about a young amish girl named Sallie Riehl. Since being a little girl Sallie has always had the yearning to see more of the world outside the amish community. Her biggest dream is to see the ocean. She has worked and saved her money for years to go to Australia. But after finding out about her nephews medical needs and expenses she decides to give her money to help with his medical expenses.
 Will Sallie's dream of seeing the ocean ever come true, and will her longing to see more of the world ever happen? She knows her parents are wanting her to join the Amish church, how much longer can
she put them off? Deep in her heart she wants to please them, but she also has other desires.
 This is an amazing book that I recommend highly.

I am adding a short video about "The Ebb Tide" also, I highly recommend this book.
"The Ebb Tide" Trailer review

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Finished project

One of my favorite pastimes is wool applique. And I just love the vintage truck series by "Buttermilk Basin". I finished the May truck and just love it. I think one reason I love it, is the beautiful color combination.

I also have a few other items that I want to share.
Bo, my little sidekick, isn't he adorable

Lantern my friend Teresa's husband made for me.

Lilacs my hubby picked for me.

My outdoor timer light lantern

Wreath my best friend Shelia made for me.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Finished Projects

I was finally able to finish two projects that I have been working on. A needle punch project. Number
two in a series of four called "Farm Chores". Pattern by "Notforgotten Farm".

My other finished project is a wool applique project, It is the "May", Vintage truck series, by "Buttermilk Basin".

For the last several years I have bought tulips that grow in water for on my table at Easter,
this year I bought Hyacinth's.I enjoy so much watching them grow and bloom, and they smell so good.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

New addition and Spring has sprung

We are so thrilled to have another grandchild in our family, Little Ruby Grace, she was born
March 23, and weighed 7lbs. 9oz. What makes this day so special is that it is also my dads Birthday,
I wish my mom could see little Ruby, but maybe she can in Heaven. Mom knew, before her passing that Stephanie was going to have a baby.
I love Spring and am enjoying my spring decor. I am still working on my Spring projects, a needle
punch and a wool applique project.
I also got some money for my Birthday and bought some wool applique kits that I am anxious to
work on.
It is so hard working 50 hours a week and taking care of a home and all other things that we
have to do, but I am taking one day at a time and thankful that I have the health to work.
Wishing everyone a beautiful day!

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.

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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.