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, July 31, 2013

New Items for Early Work Mercantile

Tonight my listings will be updating for "Early Work Mercantile", I have several fall items that I will be listing. Also stop by my selling blog, there is a link to this on the right side of my blog. New goodies there too.
I love fall and think you will love my fall creations. Here is a sneak preview. Stop by later this evening
and she the listings on EWM. "Early Work Mercantile"







Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Soldier Doll

I have been wanting to make a primitive soldier. I found a pattern by "Bittersweet Susan".
The pattern has him as a setting soldier, but I decided to make him standing.
He is approx. 21" tall, his uniform is made from grey wool. He has buttons and rusty pins
down the front of his uniform and on his hat. The buttons have the appearance of buttons
from olden days. He has a beard made from raw sheep wool. He is heavily stained and has
a real belt around his waist. He is standing on an old piece of weatherboarding from our old farmhouse.
He is also holding a prim Americana flag.
I am asking $36.99 plus traveling fee if interested. Lecia123@verizon.net






Monday, July 29, 2013

My first Mouse

I decided to try to make a mouser. For being my first attempt I am quite pleased with how she turned out.
I decided to make her on a wool pinkeep. The total mouse is approx. 8" tall. She is wearing a orange, black and yellow plaid dress. She is made from muslin and has felt ears and beaded eyes. Her legs and arms are
rusty nails.She is holding a banner that says BOO. Should you be interested I am asking $32.99 plus traveling fee. She would be great for your fall decor or Halloween. Lecia123@verizon.net
Only one available, asking $29.99 plus traveling fee.






Monday, July 22, 2013

New Penny Rug and Camping trip

I seem to always have to be doing something, I have such a hard time just setting still. We went camping this weekend and I was able to finish a penny rug that I have been working on. I have had the pattern for a couple years and decided to make it, it is a pattern by Brenda Gervais.
 My husband, daughter and my daughters two children took a two day trip to  Big Bear Lake, Bruceton Mills, WV. My BIL owns a campsite there, it is really beautiful and he has a slide that goes out into the lake.
I am not much of a camper, and the worst thing to me is going to a bathhouse that is shared by other campers for bathroom needs and showers. Even though I am a country girl I like the comfort of  home.
 It was worth the trip though, just seeing all of the fun that my grandkids were having, I enjoyed seeing them
having fun. The lake is such  beautiful area though and I ended up having a good time. I will share a few photo's. Hope everyone is enjoying the summer, it sure is going fast.


Windmills that we pass in WV on our way there, they are huge

Pappy, Riley and Cole

Pappy acting silly

Cole ready for the big splash

Stephanie and I

Cole ready for another round

Riley having fun

Giving everyone bunny ears!

Had to add this photo of my beautiful star gazer lillies that are blooming now.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New Penny Rug

 I made a new penny rug , it is nothing but penny's. I am quite tickled with it.

Ronnie and I spent the other weekend at the farmhouse in WV and after mowing and giving it a good

cleaning we took a drive in the country and ended up going to Dolly Sods a national park,

the landscaping there is much like Canada, and all the tree branches grow to one side.

 I have been working on a few fall crafts for next months Early Work Mercantile.

  I love things from the garden, even though I don't have a garden I live in an area where

I have the opportunity to get garden food. Yesterday I had fresh green beans with country ham

pieces, fried yellow squash and fresh corn on the cob. I bought the corn off of a local farmer,

while I was there the sweetest lady came up to me and was talking. She recognized me from my blog.

Even though she doesn't have a blog she loves reading them. She was telling me how much she loved

Jean of Prim Crafts blog, Trace, Grannie, Trace and Scraps, Linda, Parkers Paradise and Karen

Of My Colonial Home, We had such a nice conversation, and can you believe that I forgot to ask

her her name, but it was nice talking to you if you read this, and I almost got tears in my eyes when

she told me that she prayers for my daughter. That really touched my heart.

Wishing you all a lovely summer day!

Old farmhouse when we first bought it.

A sign I have back there.

This old handpump still works.

The mailbox as you enter the property.

View before entering the driveway.

Beautiful senic view, there are windmills on the top of the mountain.

Ronnie at Dolly Sods, national park

Yours truly

Love the view of the mountains

This farm is near us, it was owned by the Tusing sisters, their coverlets were displayed at the Smithsonian, A documentary was made of their lives.









Tusing sisters homeplace on Branch Mountain

Baby fawn.

Outbuildings at the farmhouse

The farmhouse

Ronnie and my furry baby, "Little Bo", I love that little doggie.


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Super Fall Sale!!!!

I have a few one of a kind items for sale. They are all new items, they are things that didn't sell last year.
I had them stored in plastic totes. They come from a smoke free home.
Please email me if interested Lecia123@verizon.net
There is alot of work that goes into crafting as you crafters know, so these are practically giveaway prices.
Have a wonderful weekend.

My own design, Pumpkin girl comes with a grungy pumpkin and candy corn necklace $20.00 plus shipping
Sale Pending


Setting pumpkin $10.00 plus shipping,Inspired by Sweetpea prmitives.

Pumpkin man $10.00 plus shipping, sorry I forgot the pattern designer.

Kitty/pumpkin lamp with candy corn $20.00 plus shipping, inspired by Blue Moon Beginnings

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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.