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, July 31, 2011

Some things I have been working on!

I have had a few projects that I have been working on that I needed to finish up. I have attempted to make

my first ever penny rug. I watched a few tutorials on  you tube to learn the blanket stitch. I had bought a

pattern but was afraid it was too difficult. So I just found a coloring book page, I added more grass and

added two stars. I have a new respect for you girls that make penny rugs, they are time comsuming.

But lots of fun.

I have found out that wool is very expensive, even
the wool felt was $10.99 per yard.

I just love this sitchery candly mat, I got the pattern off of etsy, it is a Heartberry Charm pattern. I love how it looks like a penny rug, but is a stitchery.
It actually said Hallows Eve on it and I changed it to Happy Fall, I usually decorate with alot of
fall things, that way I can leave them up until I decorate for Christmas.

Lovely blue fabric I found, wish I would have gotten more.

Lovely cinnamon brown fabric, wish I would have gotten more of this also. It seems like most peoples favorite fabrics for bonnets are the blues and browns.

A collection of the new style of bonnets that I have made up.

A new fall table runner, I made.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Christmas in July!!!

Today I received a wonderful surprise in the mail from  Cyndy http://craftystitchers.blogspot.com/

I have made my first penny rug, I will show pictures later. But Cyndy has been giving me some info.

on making penny rugs. To my surprise she sent me a gorgeous Penny Rug Christmas Stocking.

OK Cyndy, now you have me hooked and I want to make one. He He She also sent me a wonderful

pattern.

If you don't know Cyndy please stop by her blog and say hello and check out her wonderful crafts,

she makes all kinds of wonderful goodies.

 I love, love this stocking, it is just beautiful, it truly has touched my heart Cyndy, I appreciate,

you thinking of me and your friendship!!! I love my blogger friends!!!



Friday, July 29, 2011

I was one of the lucky winners of the wonderful giveaway hosted by "Olde Primitive Peddler. I won a primitive Teddy Towel , that was the prize from Blue House Primitives.

These artists are very talented, check out their blog. Thank you for having such a wonderful Giveaway!
I love my towel. It is so prim perfect!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Surprise in the mail!!!!

Today I was surprised to receive an unexpected package in the mail today from "Lil Raggedy Angie"

and I just cried. I  am a very private person, but have been dealing with some things lately as we all do in life.

I was just having a bad day and here came this unexpected package from Angie.

 She sent me the most gorgeous fabric, any guesses what I might make with it!!! Whatever I make I

might just keep for me. He He And a beautiful notepad and  a everyday blessings book, ( I love books like

this, and it couldn't have came on a better day)!!!

 All I can say is Thank you Angie, I wish I could give you a big hug in person, I love you girl,

I truly love my blogging friends, what would I do without you.  You have such a sweet, kind heart Angie,

and thank you for thinking of me. Your kindness is amazing!!!


What is wrapped up here, I love the notepad and book, and the outhouse card. I have used a couple of them in my time. He He

Ahhhh, the most gorgeous fabric!!!
It sure has that old timey look to it, right up my alley. he he

I wish my area sold some beautiful fabric like this,
It is so pretty!!!! I love, love it!!! Thank you so much Angie!!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rusty Thimble Giveaway

Brenda from "The Rusty Thimble" is having an awesome giveaway. She is giving away 5 awesome prizes.

You also could win several prizes, Brenda is giving you up to 8 chances to win.

 I own one of  Brenda's bunnies and you talk about wonderful. You don't know what you are missing if

you don't own something of Brenda's. Stop by her blog and sign up and tell her that I sent you.


Friday, July 22, 2011

New arrangement!!!

I just love the arrangements that Sheila "Seasons of thy Heart" makes, she is so talented and makes the best

arrangements. They always smell so yummy too! Sheila is such a sweet and kind person, she added

a few extras. Look at the beautiful arrangement in the rusty can that says blackberries, I love it!!!

Then she added this cute little magnet, it says, "if friends
were flowers I'd pick you."

Some candles, berry candle rings and a wonderful
pumpkin that she made. Sheila is also an awesome crafter!!!
Stop by her blog and check out her beautiful arrangements, I want a fall one for sure!!
Thank you Sheila, I love everything and you gave me wayyyy to much!!!

I tried to leave several comments on different blogs this am, they wouldn't go through, blogger can get so frustrating sometimes, I haven't forgotten about my blogger friends. Hope this posts and have a great day! Lecia

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Giveaway prizes!!!!

I recently won a giveaway that Donna, "Donna's Primitive Blessings" formally "Sweet Prairie Dwellings, had.

 Donna makes the most awesome primitive things, especially her lights and I just love  little lights. I have little

 lights setting everywhere in my house, they are one of my weakness's.

 You will just love Donna's creations. I have always wanted something from her.

Look at this prim George Washington grubby light!
I love it!

And she even spoiled me with two!!! They are the cutest!!!

You know I love prairie dolls and look at this little prairie doll on a broom, I really love her!

 What a wonderful  little pouch with Pepper Grass inside.
These things are just wonderful, I love everything Donna, thank you from the bottom of my heart
for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!!! Please check out Donn's blog.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Grandkids weekend!

We kept my daughters children Cole and Riley this weekend. Well pappy and Cole went to WV for their adventure. They went to a man made lake for swimming and a zoo in WV.

They also saw a coyote go through our yard at the farmhouse.

 Well I kept Riley and Sat. we headed out for our day of adventure. First we stopped at a couple yard sales.
At this one yard sale there was a little girl and she was showing Riley all sorts of things. Riley ended up getting a purse and jewelry box and play cell phone case. It was so cute, we drove by this one house that had bicycles setting all in a row at their house, there must have been at least 50 bikes. (the people must buy old bikes and fix them up to sale).
 It was so cute, Riley looked at me and said, "Wow maw, alot of kids sure live in that house and that house is little, I bet some of them have to sleep in the kitchen in sleeping bags."   That really made me laugh, kids can say the cutest things.

Then we stopped and played mini golf, Riley says that was her favorite thing that we did.
We stopped at Walmart of course for a toy, one for her brother too.

Then we ate lunch at pizza hut, I let her pick where we should eat.

We also stopped at a really nice museum  called, "America on Parade", it is located at Shenandoah Caverns in Mt. Jackson, Va.
The museum has old floats that were displayed in many parades such as the Rose Bowl and many other parades. I wasn't aware that the floats were so large.

She had to wear one of my nightgowns, she forgot hers.
She said she looked like a princess in mine. He He

Look how small she is compared to these floats.

Well it was a girls day out and we had lots of fun,
grandkids sure are a joy.

And little Jake came over and spent last night with us, he will be two next month and talking up a storm.
All three are so special in their own way!!! They are lots of fun!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Free Shipping!

Just a quick post to let you know that free shipping on my bonnets ends tomorrow, bonnets are listed on the July 12th.  post. My granddaughter Riley and I are off to a day of adventure and fun. Have a great weekend. Lecia

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sale and surprise in the mail!

My friend Janice "Black Creek Primitives"  is having a huge sale today, be sure to go to her blog and check

out her sale, she has some awesome creations. Janice is one talented crafter. Here is a picture of one of

her creations.

 And I went to the mailbox the other day and to my surprise there was a package from  sweet,


Linda "Parkers Paradise"   she surprise me with a cute little pinkeep with my name on it. I cherish it,
because it is hard to find anything with my name on it, and it is so cute!! Thank you Linda for thinking of me,
I could just give you a big hug!

And if anyone needs any bonnets my free shipping ends Sunday, the pictures of them are listed on my last
post!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Free shipping!

I am offering free shipping on my bonnets this week only, that will end July 17th. this will be for the bonnets
that I have listed only. No special orders. Email me   Lecia123@verizon.net

  I accept paypal and money orders. I will try to post how many are available and the quanity. The bonnets are $20.00 each, and $10.00 for the last one, that is a child sized bonnet. They are made with very nice fabric, I reinforce the seams and take pride in my work. I used a Pilgrims and Pioneer pattern for the bonnets with the reinforced brims. The other bonnets I used a Drakestone Primitive pattern. Both patterns I tweaked a little. he he
No sloppy work here. Thank you for looking.


Approx. 24" bonnet brim has warm and natural in the middle to reinforce and make a stiffer bonnet brim. This is a beautiful paisley fabric, pictures don't do justice.
This is bonnet no. 1   - I have 3 available.

Bonnet no. 2 , it is a brown/beige print--- 1 available,
approx. 24" reinforced brim.

Bonnet no. 3,  Star dance pattern from Victorian Heart, like on the quilt.
Brown/with blue pattern throughout.  approx. 24" reinforce brim.  1 available.

Bonnet no. 4 ,Blue, reinforced brim, approx. 24"   Sold!

Bonnet no. 5, 1 available , approx. 24" brown/blue, 2 available.

Bonnet no.6,   White and brown, approx. 24" heavily stained, reinforced brim. 1 available After staining the white fabric, it is beautiful. Sold

Bonnet no.7, this is a different style. approx. 26" long, Brown with blue , 2 available

Bonnet no. 8, approx. 26" long, multi color, 1 available

Bonnet no. 9, Calico blue, approx. 26" heavily stained, pictures don't do justice, 2 available

bonnet no. 10   Childs' bonnet, white/brown heavily stained, approx. 13" 1 available $10.00   Sold!

Monday, July 11, 2011

What makes my heart skip a beat!!!

Marie, "Primitives By Olde Lady Morgan"  is having a giveaway to celebrate 187 followers, Woooo, way to go girl!!! She asks whoever enters her giveaway to post on our blog something that makes our hearts skip a beat.

My heart skips a beat when my three little grandbabies put their little arms around my neck and
give me a kiss and say,  " I wuvvvv you Maw!!!!!!", they are truly a joy and precious to me!!!!






Friday, July 8, 2011

Look what I received today, Wow!!!

Mary , "Marmmies, Mammys and More" and I decided awhile back to do our own swap.

 Mary is soooo talented and as sweet as she can be, I am so glad that we have became friends.

I had wanted one of her Watermelon/cat hangers. I would have been thrilled with just that,

but wait until you see everything that Mary sent me.

Now Mary this is a pretty big box,
and it sure looks loaded. Can't wait to see what is in here>>>>>>

OMG there it is my very own watermelon/cat hanger with the little mice, aren't they just the cutest!!! I love this soooo much!!!

Not one but two prim cats, you talk about cute!!!
They are darling!!

A beautiful candle mat with some tarts, they are all
yummy summer scents, can't wait to try them! I love the little Yo Yo's around the candle mat.

It didn't take me long to find the perfect spot for the candle mat, doesn't it look great with my cherry canisters!!!

Now,  I love anything prairie, and OMG words can't express how
wonderful this prairie make do is, I Really, Really love her, she is right up my ally!!!!!
I could just give you a big hug Mary!!!

And I already am in prim heaven, but look here another wonderful doll, "Sadie", doesn't she look awesome hanging on my hoosier!!! I love her flowers she is holding.

Mary you spoiled me and gave me wayyyyy tooooo much, I really love everything!
And can you believe that awhile back Mary told me that she has just started making prims,
who would ever guess, her talent is awesome!!! It is more than Prim Perfect!!!!
Mary you are soooo talented and I feel priviledged to own some of your wonderful creations.
Words can't even express my graditude for all of the lovely things that you sent me, I love everything and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Check out Mary's blog, she is one talented lady!

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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.