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.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Few More Bonnets!

I made a few more bonnets today, love the colors. I still need to coffee stain and prim them.

Each time I make one I think now this is my favorite one until I make the next one. He He

I have made enough bonnets for now, so I will move on to a new project, I have ordered some new candle

mat patterns and am anxious to make some of those. Photo's of those to come.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Bonnets

Since we have gotten snow my business has been slow so I have been making some bonnets. I am making a longer length, which I really like. I made two really heavily grunged bonnets and the others are lightly coffee stained. How do you prefer your bonnets, lightly primmed, heavily primmed or not primed at at???

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Farmhouse weekend and Christmas gift!!



This weekend my BF Shelia and I went to our farmhouse in WV. I have been wanting to show off my Christmas gift from my hubby. It was a two sided wash tub set for the farmhouse. I was so excited. I wanted one of these so bad for our upstairs bathroom to store towels and wash cloths in. So what do you think???
  Awhile ago Marie , from http://primitivesbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/  and I had a swap, don't you just love my candle display on the beautiful candle mat that she gave me!!!
New quilt given to me by my mom!!!
From Family Heirloom Weavers...

Old wood cookstove and enamel table...
breadbox and toaster cover....
Old Sign collection....

 We relaxed, ate, read, laughed and she helped me carry the tubs upstairs to the bathroom!!!! A much needed time of relaxation for us both!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

New items!!!

I just wanted to post real quick some items that I had made for a friend and sent them to her.
 I made some longer bonnets and a school slate, I was real proud of how they turned out. Hope




she enjoys them!

We Hava a Winner!!!!

I want to thank each and everyone for entering my 150 follower contest!!!! I put all the names in my favorite little yellowware bowl, swished all the names around and around. I slowly pulled out one slip of paper and the winner is................................Jen of BusyBee          http://busybee09-busybee.blogspot.com/2011/01/tuesday-display-chain-valentines.html
  Congratulations Jen, please send me your address and I will mail your bonnet to you asap!!!!
I truely hope you like displaying it in your home!!!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Doll

I have been wanting this doll for along time. A local girl Tanja Black made her for me. She is an angel doll.

Don't you just love the little prairie dolls in her pocket. I love this doll!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bag holder doll and candle mat!

I have been really busy with working and helping with grandbabies, not much me time.

 But I was able to make this bag holder doll, my first and finish a candle mat. I feel like my bag

holder doll could be a little more prim, but is alright. The pattern I used was from Sandy

http://oldecountrycupboard.blogspot.com/   Sandy was having a giveaway awhile back and

everyone that entered her giveaway was able to pick one of her patterns of their choice.

So we all ended up being winners.

This is the pattern I picked. Sandy is an awesome crafter!!! Thanks Sandy!!! I did a few things different, I

made the apron different and added a ditty bag.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Giveaway!!!

Well I am 3 followers away from 150 followers. Wow!!! So to celebrate I am having a giveaway!!
 When I first started my blog I had no idea that I would have so many followers. I remember getting so excited when I had 5 followers.
  I started my blog to make some prim friends and  I have made some awesome friends though blogging that will be friends forever.
  When I first started blogging I didn't even do any crafting at all. I finally decided to jump in and try making a few things. I have really had a ball making prairie bonnets, so what would I giveaway, but a prairie bonnet!!!
I will draw the winner Jan. 21st.
  You must be a follower of my blog, new followers are welcome. You must be a US resident.
 And the only thing I ask is that you post a comment on this post telling me where you would display my bonnet if you are the winner!!! And if you don't have a blog, leave me a way of contacting you.
  Thank you all of my prim friends for making this adventure a wonderful one!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Giveaway Goodies!!

I won a giveway that Colleen had at http://colleenscraftshedd.blogspot.com/

Today I received the wonderful package. I received a bottle of her, "Christmas Cookie" room spray!!!

A bag of her "Cinnamon Bun Melts" and two adorable "Gingerbread Cookies", everything smells so yummy!

Everything is so beautiful and I could just smell everything as I opened the box.

  Thank you Colleen from the bottom of my heart, I love everything!!! And please check out her blog and

website www.colleenscraftshed.com/   You will love her goodies!!!!!

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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

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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.