Farm Chores

Farm Chores

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.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

New Wreath

It seems like the Red Truck decor is very popular again this year. I decided to make a wreath with the red truck theme. I am proud of how it turned out. Pictures just don't to justice. Next I will be making a Nativity Wreath, I will share pictures when it is complete.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New wool applique project

I enjoy wool applique. I enjoy the feel of real wool, even though it is quite expensive.
I wanted to show you my completed project, pattern is "It's a Crock", by Primitive Pieces by Lynda.

This is my version of, "It's a Crock"

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Things recently made

With working two jobs and grandbabies I don't have much time for crafting anymore, but I would like to share a few things that I was able to finish in the last several months.

Kitchen, a long time coming

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted. But I did want to show my remodeled kitchen. I have wanted a remodeled kitchen for years, I had this old 27inch brown stove that just wouldn't break. he he The bad thing is now stoves are approx. 30 inches. To get one to fit in the space would have cost $1500 and it would have been one with burners, I wanted a flat top stove. Well what should have been a couple weeks ended up taking almost 5 months. I got most of my things from Lowes and I will say the young man that helped me was wonderful. The problem was ordering a special counter top for the huge island. It had to be custom made and it had flaws in it 3 times. Each time it was special ordered it would take 6 weeks or longer to come in, And what a mess, I don't know if you have ever knocked out a wall, but even covering up things there was dirt and dust everywhere. I was working 2 jobs and trying to deal with this. But finally it is over and I am so proud of the finished kitchen. I will share a few pictures.My son did the remodeling work, so that makes my kitchen extra special. My poor son though, I was wanting the walls to be some sort of grey, it would either be purple looking or too light. My son painted the walls 3 times until I found the color I wanted. It is called stone harbor greige, between a grey and a beige. I love the color.  To me a lady needs a nice kitchen, the kitchen is the heart of the home. I will put some before and after photo's.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Summer tyme

As most of you know I work two jobs, and my school nurse job gives me a break in the Summer, so I have projects, projects, projects that I want to do. I have several wool applique, cross stitch and sewing things that I want to do. Plus declutter my house and do some family fun things. I want to show you two of the new candle boxes that I just got. Love, love, love them. I bought 3 battery operated candles from walmart for $3 and used them in the boxes. Aren't these just the cutest.

As I decorate for Summer I put out two of my favorite Americana cross stitch things that I have made.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Finished Project

I really love wool applique. I recently finished a wool applique project that I am quite proud of. It is a large project. The pattern is call, "A Gentle Life" by "Threads that bind". It is huge 7"x36".
I am finding that I am decorating my home with things that I have made, and down sizing some of my primitive collection.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Awesome Giveaway!

I was the winner of an awesome giveaway hosted by Blue Cupboard Primitives  . They make
the most wonderful primitive labels. Not only do they make labels but printed flour sacks and
printed labels for pillows. You have to go to their website and check out all of their wonderful
primitive creation.

I want to thank "Blue Cupboard Primitives" for all of the wonderful things that was sent to me.
Please check out their blog and website, you are in for a treat.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Thinking Spring

On one of my snow days I was able to make a bunny for one of my friends Birthday.

I used a "Chestnut Junction", pattern. I am ready to put all my snowmen away and start

my Spring decorating.

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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.