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I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tote that I made''

 There are so many things that I want to learn to do. I especially want to learn how to quilt, even if I never
make a quilt, I would be thrilled to know how to make wall hangings and quilted table runners.
 My one sister and I took a class last week to make a tote. It is supposed to be a simple tote, but
to me it was hard. I am not into making precise crafts. With prims the grubbier the better, and if it isn't perfect, that just makes it more prim.
 The class was an all day class, it was alot of fun though and I am quite proud of my tote, and it
was a way for my sister and I to spend some time together.
  In a few weeks I am planning on taking a beginners quilting class and making a table runner.
 There is so much I want to learn needle punch, cross stitching, rug hooking, basket making,
so this is the beginning of my bucket list of things to do.

I decided to go all out and use beautiful quilt fabic for my tote.

A view of the inside lining and yes a pocket with a ZIPPER.


  1. Love your tote. And the fabric you chose looks great together. Sounds like you are going to be a busy lady learning all these new crafts. Can't wait to see the finished items as you make them. Have a great day.


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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.