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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Some Christmas Photo's

It is snowing, sleeting and raining a nasty day, but beautiful. I usually get my wrapping paper, cards etc.

the day after Christmas for next year. I did go and half way to town I realized that I had done a stupid

thing. I made it to walmart and target and got my things quick so that I could get home, after passing

several vehicles that had slid off the road I was quite nervous. But made it home safe and sound.

Thank you Lord!

 We had a wonderful Christmas and Christmas eve. I will share a few photo's. My grandchildren

had so much fun. I enjoyed seeing them have fun!!! And having my daughter home and

feeling well again is the best gift that a mom could ever ask for.

Hope you all had a safe and wonderful holiday as well!!!!!!
















Saturday, December 22, 2012

Surprise in the mail!

Today I received a surprise in the mail from Brenda "The Rusty Thimble" . She sent me one of her

awesome Santa ornies. Brenda is such a sweetie and so talented and makes some wonderful prims.

Brenda has such a heart of gold and is always giving, giving., giving!!!!! Thank you Brenda, It

is already on my tree and I will cherish it forever and think of you!!!!







  My little Granddaughter Riley came over to my house the other night and gave me this note,

she wanted me to come to her Christmas assembly at school, I told her that I had to work and saw the

disappointment on her little face. I got on the phone the next morning and rearranged my appointments.

I went to her school and was 15 min. late and still missed her preformance. I could have cried, I was able to

find her and tell her that I had come, but missed seeing her. What a bummer!!!

She gave me the biggest hug and I could tell she was still proud that I can came. Here is her note.


 Most of you know how I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I want to show you the very first

Gooseberry Patch cookbook that I was honored to have a recipe in. A few years ago they had

ornaments at Cracker Barrell on sale to match some of the cookbooks that they have published.

Well to my delight I found an ornament like my cookbook, just wanted to share a picture.

This cookbook is also signed by the owners of Gooseberry Patch, they had a contest once and I

happened to be the winner. I could choose any one of their cookbooks and they would sign it.






Today I made some more cookies and a cheeseball for Christmas. I have everything ready so

let the festivities begin. Tonight we are going to a Christmas program at a local church.

Tomorrow visiting my parents. Ronnie's family will be here for Christmas Eve. And  on Christmas

morning my children and grandchildren will be here.

 Christmas can be so exciting for some people yet so sad for others. It is sad for me that

my brother is no longer with us. And I have a premature nephew in the hospital. His mother is staying

with him all of the time, and his father when he can, but has to come home to work. They are 2 hours from

the hospital so this is a hardship. Rem. the baby Austin, as well as his parents Ashley and Jordan.

Also I have an aunt in the hospital battling cancer, I know she won't be home for Christmas,

she is just battling for her life. Her name is Barbara, please keep her in your prayers.

 I am trusting that they all will be home really soon!!!!!

 Let us all remember the true meaning of Christmas as we celebrate the birth of Jesus,

and remember that Christmas isn't just about what all I can get, but what we can do for those less

fortunate. And remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wonderful friend and Christmas Gift

As most of you know Jean "Prim Crafts" and I live near each other. And we actually met

through our blogs. We met in person a few years ago and have been friends ever since. I wish all of you

could meet Jean in person. She is a very special caring person. She has went out of her

way to help me and give me advise in crafting. She is one talented girl.

    I stopped by for a little visit today with Jean. She gave me the most wonderful  Christmas

gift. The most beautiful pin keep. I love it so much,  and I think when it comes to crafting Jean

can just do anything. I will cherish this forever Jean, thank you!!!!!!  Isn't it beautiful!!!


I didn't have to work today so I baked some cookies. I made some "Snowballs" as my parents

always called them. They are my dads favorite cookie, so I had to make him some. My poor mom

is still limited in what she can do after breaking her arm in April, she is having surgery next month

on her arm, which should have been done months ago.

  I was really excited when I went to my mailbox today and had received a letter from

"Gooseberry Patch", as you know I love their cookbooks and have recipes in 4 of them.

I was told that I will have another recipe in next years Christmas cookbook, I will share

pictures and the recipe when I receive it. Here is a picture of my dad's snowball cookies that I made today.


My grandchildren came over after school and helped me finish baking cookies.  They are

mighty fine chefs. My Cole and Riley.



My little dog Bo is ready for Christmas too, he is wearing a Christmas Bandana.


My sisters and I can't be together for Christmas, so a few years ago one of my sisters
bought us each a coffee mug for Christmas, we all are to drink our coffee out of it
on Christmas morning and think of each other.As you can see I have been
drinking coffee out of it today.  I will probably cry like a baby if I ever
break my coffee cup.  It is so special.


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!!! I can't believe only 8 more days until Christmas!!!




Sunday, December 16, 2012

Some of my Christmas favorites!

 Some of my Christmas favorites around my house.

I love my nativity scene, the true meaning of Christmas!


Love my three precious Grandchildren, Riley, Cole and Jake,
They make any day special!!!


A few pictures of some of my favorite Christmas decor


















Friday, December 14, 2012

Birthday Winnings

I was recently the lucky winner of Janice "Prims By The Water"  Birthday giveaway.

The package arrived yesterday and Janice had everything wrapped so lovely.

 Janice sent the cutest gingerbread ornie, candy cane and santa pillow. Janice makes

lovely prims. Thank you Janice for hosting such a wonderful giveaway. And Happy Birthday to

you!!! Love your goodies and thank you!!!!!



Sunday, December 9, 2012

Some new things I have been working on.

I recently made a Primitive Prairie Stocking, I was inspired by a pattern by "Sweetmeadows Farm".

 I used coverlet fabric for the stocking. The stocking is approx. 19" long.

I am asking $32.99 plus traveling fee. Only one available.

Email me if interested Lecia123@verizon.net



Next I have a set of dollhouse dolls. inspired by Norma Schneeman dolls,

The dolls are small Mamma approx. 10" and daughter approx. 8" tall. Asking $32.99 plus traveling fee for

the set. One set available.




Remember a few months ago I painted my kitchen cabinets black and put down new flooring,

Well it was too much black with with old cabinet handles. I wrapped them in jute for a twist,

which really perked them up. I had went into a habitat for humanity store and found some

really cute white knobs for less that $10.00 for all of the cabinets, I am attaching a before

and after picture, really love the new knobs.





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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.