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.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

New items I have made!

Finally after a week, I am feeling better, what a week and trying to work, so glad it is over.

I have had some prims just laying here that I have recently made, I was just not able to take the time

to show a post.  So I will show some of my goodies.











If you are interested in any of these prims email me for prices Farm House Prims

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Surprise from a wonderful friend!

I have been under the weather today, it must be the flu, my get up and go has just got up and went. He He

But I do want to share a sweet surprise that I received in the mail this week. Brenda from "Pine Tree Prims"

sent me one of her amazing pin keeps. I love it, it is my first Easter pin keep. Brenda is a sweetie

and makes wonderful pin keeps. I have several and love and cherish each one. Thank you Brenda from

the bottom of my heart.  Isn't it beautiful!!!!

  One of the schools that I work at I am a forth graders private nurse. I get to go to class with him

all day. And  I enjoy the children so much, I am just like one of them, just quite a bit older, well yesterday

one of the students drew me a picture. I told him that I knew he was going to be a famous artist

one day and that I would proudly display his picture on my fridge . I thought I would

share my wonderful gift from one of my classmates.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My new Basket!

Ann from " 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets"  and I did a swap. She made me one of her long skinny baskets for

my table. I absolutely love it!! She also made me a label that I could attach if I wanted to. I  think I will.

I love sheep, especially since my grandmother used to live on a farm and raise them, I can remember

feeding the little orphan lambs with a bottle, sooooo cute.

  Now I think I am hooked on Ann's baskets. She does such nice work. She also does

demonstrations of her basket making. She is one talented lady, If you don't own one

of Ann's baskets you don't know what you are missing. Thank you Ann, thank you for

swapping and sharing your awesome talent with me.



And one of my awesome arrangements from
Sheila, "Seasons of thy heart"

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Surprise from a blogging friend!!!!!

Yesterday was my birthday. My Birthdays are more special to me as I get older. I took the day off,

Spent a gift cert. from my husband rode through the country admiring the beauty of Spring. Met my daughter

for lunch and had cake and ice cream with Cole and Riley.  And I received a special surprise package in

the mail from a wonderful friend Sheila "Seasons of thy Heart"     .  She sent me the most wonderful

arrangement, it is beautiful and smells yummy!!! It is extra special because of the label. It has a

prairie bonnet label on it. It is lovely!!! Thank you Sheila, if you know Sheila she has a heart of gold,

and she is always thinking of others before herself. If you have never owned one of Sheila's arrangements

you don't know what you are missing. I love it soooo much!!!!!!!





What a beautiful collection!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Uncle Sam dolls



I think I have pretty much made all of the bunnies that I am going to make for this year, I try to think ahead,

so I have finished two Uncle Sam dolls. I used a Bittersweetfolkart Pattern.

I made one a black  and one white. I am quite pleased how they turned out. I used raw sheep wool

for their beards. They are grungy and prim. Pictures don't do justice, they have rusty pins and

bells going down the front of their shirts. (Beards are covering them up.)



Saturday, March 10, 2012

Surprise from hubby!

Yesterday my hubby stopped at a yardsale and picked me up a little antique lunch pail for $3.00.

I love it when he thinks of me. I love the lunch pail, I do have another one just like it, that I would never part with,

that was my dad's when he went to school, it touched my heart when my dad gave it to me, he knew

that I loved it and it was so special to him. This is a photo of the one Ronnie gave me

I also wanted to share a picture of Riley my granddaughter, she just recently had to get glasses and

she loves pink, so of course she chose pink frames, isn't she adorable!!
And she is growing up sooo fast. She loves her glasses and couldn't wait to show everyone at school.

I rem. getting glasses in the sixth grade and didn't want to go to school for nothing, but mine were ugly.

So many pretty glasses to choose from now.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

New Treasure

I have admired Carol, "Buttermilk Creek Farm". wonderful mice creations for a long time.

I decided to splurge and get myself one of her awesome mice. This one was very tempting, since

I love old Bemis Seamless feedsacks. And this Granny Girt is wearing a feedsack apron.

I love little dilly that granny is holding. Carol puts so much details into her creations.

I love my Granny Girt. Thank you Carol, stop by her blog, she is also hosting a wonderful giveaway

of one of her mice.   

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Some Spring Decor

We have been very fortunate in the east this Winter, only one snow to talk about and that was in Oct.
We have been having some beautiful weather. So I decided to take down my snowmen and put up some Spring decor.
Many of my things are from other crafters, I did alot of swaps last year and totally decorated my house with
my swap things  from other talented crafters.
This is the spring arrangement that I won from
Jean, of Prim Crafts She also made the bunny setting holding the egg.
The standing bunny is from Country at Heart.



Also the two matching prairie dolls below , I am so blessed to live near Jean, she spoils me.




Mary of Marmmies Mammys and More, made the awesome standing prairie doll

Carol Firecracker Kid, made the lovely shelf.
and bunny by Jean of Prim Crafts, Carrot, Sheila, Seasons of thy heart. And the shelf below was also made by Carol.

pinkeep on top by
Pam Baskets n Prims, Pam also made the angel ornie

Pinkeep in dipper, Brenda, Pine Tree Prims


wonderful lady that I met on FB, Sandra Wilder. The flicker light and Bunny bag.

The fly shoeflyCarmen of Prim Cats

Brenda, The rusty thimble, I was lucky enough to win one of Brenda's giveaways. I love this bunny!


Bunny Pan Display, by Becky, Primitives N Stitchin, Becky also my my Lilly ornie on my hoosier cabinet in the first picture.

Keri of the Calico Rabbit, she is featured in the Merchantile Gatherings Magazine Spring issue.

Just realized my flicker light needed a candle mat under it, Made by Traci, of York Mountain Primitives

I hope I didn't miss anyone, thanks to my prim friends for decorating my house! I am in prim heaven!!!

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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.