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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

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Header for Early Work Mercantile

  I am thrilled and honored to know that I am member of the talented group "Early Work Mercantile"

I am making my debut along with two other wonderful talented ladies.  Mary of "Marmmies Mammys and More

and  Carol "Buttermilk Creek Farm"  

   I am just so excited to see what both of these wonderful talented ladies are going to offer.

I have things from both of these fine crafters and believe me their work is amazing

  I was talking to sweet Mary about needing a header for my selling page, she surprised me

with the cutest header,  is prim perfect and exactly what I would want for a header.

I am so excited and want to show you the header Mary made for me. It reminds me of

photo's of when my father was growing up on the farm. Thank you Mary, you are the sweetest!

  The debut for Mary, Carol and I  is March 1st. so mark your calenders. I have been working on my things,

I am excited, I think it will be a fun adventure.

Now to show my header........



  1. How exciting for you, all such talented ladies.......LOVE the Header picture, prim perfect, Francine.

    What a special honor...and also to the two others.
    Your header is just perfect. Isn't it wonderful when you can tell someone what you want and they hit it on the head!
    I'll be looking for your debut!
    P.S. I pray your mother is doing better.

  3. I'm so tickled for you Lecia and the header Mary created is perfect! Can't wait to see all you have on March 1st.
    Have a great day~

  4. I'll be honest in saying that I have never been to Early Work Mercantile. I know what it is but purposely stay away from there. I finally went over to check it out and now I know that I WAS right in staying away, lol! Oh my goodness... SO many talented artisans, so many new blogs to follow... yikes!! And I have you to blame, hehe. I follow Carol and Mary also. This is so exciting!! Congratulations, I knew you could do this!!!! I'll be checking in on March 1st to see what you all are up to =]

  5. Oh! I was so excited about Early Work, that I forgot to tell you how adorable your new header is! Sweet, sweet Mary did a wonderful job!

  6. Hello sweet friend, I am so glad you are pleased with your little surprise...and I too am looking forward to seeing what you have in store and created for us on the first...I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that we are all making our debut together :)Whoohoo!
    Wishing you a wonderful evening...
    Hugs Mary


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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.