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 30, 2013

I was spoiled two days in a row!

I participated in Amy "Bumble Bee Lane" Spring Tidings Swap  , Amy always hosts such wonderful swaps.

I was so thrilled to find out that Sara "Salmon Falls Prims"    , was my partner.  Sara makes the most

wonderful woodcrafts ever. I admire her work, because I am terrified of saws. Plus she makes so many

other awesome prims, like her wonderful eggs, prints and chicks to name a few.

 I was thrilled to receive her package and emailed her to thank her, I was just in awe of everything

and she told me that I should be receiving two priority mail packages. So for two days I have

been in prim heaven  looking at and arranging all of my wonderful things from Sara. Sara is such a

wonderful sweet person and it has been a joy getting to know her better! She has so much love

for her family and grandchildren, I love that about her. and she is just so talented.

 Sara would email me many times asking me what I like that she made, I think she gave me

everything I liked plus more.(well, I just liked everything)!She certainly spoiled me!

Thank you Sara, words can never express my appreciation for all of these wonderful primitive

goodies.I love, love everything.

 The best part of the swap was getting to know Sara better and making a new friend.

Go on over to Sara's blog, she sells the most wonderful things, you won't be disappointed.

Now for the swap goodies,,,,,,,,

Package no. 1

Pkg. no. 2, Look how lovely everything is wrapped.
Such an adorable hanging peep, he is sooo cute.

Bunny in yellowware bowl, love this print!

Beautiful pantry box, chicken and bunny beeswas ornie,and pantry cake, all so yummy!

Beautiful card and towels, love the Grandmother stitchery on the towel.

Wonderful cubby and adorable bunny!

Prim perfect table riser, and Spring bunnies facing each other, love them!!!!Bowl setting on cutting board.

Lovely soft soap dispenser and recipe card holder, even a yummy recipe included.

Sara's beautiful eggs and the bird pantry box, love them!!!!

Wonderful wooden hanging light, I love it sooo much!!!



Monday, March 25, 2013

New Bonnets

I have managed to get a few bonnets made. I was inspired by a Pilgrims and Pioneer pattern.

The bonnets are approx. 22-23" long. They are made from reproduction quilting fabric.

The brim is quilted. I am asking $20.99 plus $4.00 shipping which includes dellivery conf.

I accept paypal or MO.  Email me with questions or if you are interested. "Farmhouse Prims"







Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Mouser and Winnings

 My wonderful friend Carol of "Buttermilk Creek Farm" makes the most wonderful mousers,

she sent me one of her adorable mousers.  This is my second mouse from Carol and let me

tell you they are quite addicting. If you get one, you will have to get more.

  Carol is just so talented and puts so much detail in her work, I truly admire her talent.

I love my mouser and thank you from the bottom of my heart.  ( Don't you just love her little

candle that she is holding.) Carol you are awesome and such a wonderful friend!!!

I was also lucky enough to be one of the winners of an awesome giveaway that the talented group
The Folkart and Primitives Etsy Team 

They sure gave some wonderful prize. Thank you, I am loving my awesome winnings!!!!
Check out their wonderful Etsy Team.
Prim Bunny made by Brenda of "The Rusty Thimble"

Wonderful magnets made by Jan of  "LibbyLula"

Wonderful patterns, by "Red Dirt Primitives"




Friday, March 22, 2013

Wonderful Visit

  Yesterday I had a sweet visit with Jean "Prim Crafts" . I am so fortunate to have met Jean through blogging.

 We didn't know each other before meeting through blogging and we found out that we only live 8 miles apart.

She has become such a wonderful friend. She is always helping me and giving me pointers on crafting.

She brought me the most wonderful Birthday gifts. She brought me a basket that she made from her own

gourds that she grew. The cutest eggs and bunny are in the basket, I just love it!!!

 Then she gave me some wonderful patterns, they are all so prim perfect, I can't wait to make them.

 Jean and I had the most wonderful visit.

We are hoping one day to go shopping together, go to thrift stores for a day or both. We both were laughing

and said if we spent the  whole day together we would be hoarse by the time we got home from talking  so much

 I feel like Jean and I have known each other for ever. She seems like family,

  we clicked the day that we met. Stop over at Jeans blog and tell her hello, she

has the kindest heart and is one talented crafter. So glad we're friends Jean, and thank you for

my wonderful Birthday gifts!! I love everything!!!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Surprise in the mail,

 Today is my birthday and all I will say is that even if I reverse the numbers, I am still the same age.

I usually get real excited for my Birthday, love receiving cards and feeling special for a day.

But this year is different since loosing my MIL on Wed. I am just going through the motions this year.

 But  I did receive an unexpected package in the mail the other day. Isn't it fun to receive

a package when you aren't even expecting one. My sweet friend Mary "Marmmies Mammys and More"

sent me the most adorable bunny. I love bunnies and he is just the cutest! And I just loved the adorable

wrapping paper and tag.  Thank you Mary, I love the bunny and you are a special friend!

Check out Mary's blog, you are in for a treat!








Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tribute to my Mother-In-Law

  Today is a hard day to even breathe much less think. My dear mother-in-law Judy Stevenson

passed away last night from complications from valve replacement surgery. It is like it isn't real

I go over to her house and see the pictures and hear her laugh, but stop in my tracks and realize it

was only a memory and realize I will never see her again in this life. Her quality of life had gotten

really bad due to needing a heart valve replacement. After many visits and consultations with

Doctors at the University of Virginia hospital, they decided to preform surgery, without it

she would only live a few months. And if the surgery was a success her quality of life would

improve by 75%. The surgery went well but she was never able to breathe on her own and

her organs just started to shut down. Her body just couldn't take anymore.

   I had a wonderful mother-in-law, I honestly from the bottom of my heart cannot say one

bad word about my mother-in-law, she totally excepted and loved me for who I was.

She never, I mean never said anything bad about anyone, I can't say that about myself.

She was truly a woman of God.

  She was wanting one more chance at life, to enjoy life. Her and her daughters were planning

an Alaskan cruise after she recuperated.  But God saw differently  for some reason and

decided to take her home. I am jealous and want her here. But he wanted her more, I guess.

Rest In Peace Judy I love you, and you will be greatly missed.

Judy Stevenson  Nov. 18, 1938------- Mar. 13, 2012


Sunday, March 10, 2013

I am honored and humbled that Lisa "The Moonlight Stitch"   asked me to do an interview for her blog.

She is interviewing different crafters for her blog. I think that is so sweet of  Lisa to think of

other bloggers and have a page devoted to them. I appreciate you Lisa and I thank you.

Please stop over at Lisa's blog and take a look, she did one awesome job.




Friday, March 1, 2013

Early Work Mercantile Listings

I am excited to be a part of the wonderful talented group "Early Work Mercantile"

I have listed some Spring items. Please take a few minutes to go over to the Mercantile

and check them out. Two of my wonderful blogger friends Mary "Marrmies Mammys and More" 

Carol "Buttermilkcreek Farm" are also making their debut this month. They have some awesome

listings, they are both such talented ladies. So go on over to the Mercantile and you will be in for a treat.






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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.