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.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A wonderful visit and painted kitchen cabinets.





I hope everyone is enjoying your Memorial Day weekend and remembering the true reason that we
are celebrating Memorial Day. It is a day to remember our men and women of the armed forces that
have given their lives so that we can live in freedom in this wonderful country!
  My husband has an uncle that came for a visit from Washington State, we had a cookout and
enjoyed laughing and talking with him. His name is Nathan Everett, he has written several books and is going to have another book published this summer. He writes alot of mysteries.

My daughter Steph and niece Chanel

Ronnie, Uncle Nathan, my BIL Keith and my son Luke
There are many things I would love to do to our house, but with two properties that we take care of
we can't do any extensive remodeling at this time.
 So my remodeling usually consists of painting.
 I have painted my kitchen cabinets 3 times in the last several years, the last time I painted them
I painted them black. I liked the black, but was ready for something different. So I decided to paint them "Homestead Resort Olive". I was going to do the painting by myself but my hubby said no way, was he going to let me do it all by myself. He told me that Mother's Day wasn't over yet and that
he was going to continue with the celebration! I love that man! Tomorrow we will have a small
cookout with our kids and grandkids and make homemade ice cream with an old woodend crank ice cream maker.
My kitchen is small and L-shaped so I have to take several photo's so that you can see the whole kitchen.

This is when I tried to distress my cabinets and before our new flooring.

I had to take these photo's from FB, since I lost all of my photo's on my computer awhile back.
Love the green, it is valspar paint, called "Homestead Resort Olive"

Love my bunting flag over my sink.



My kitchen is small but I love my big kitchen sink.


Love decorating my hoosier for the different holidays.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Continue to pray for my daughter.

I just wrote a big long blog post just to find out that it was on my selling blog, so here we go again.
 As I have posted before my daughter is type 1 diabetic and has dealt with an eating disorder
diabulimia for pretty much the last 10 years. Diabulimia is a disorder where you withhold insulin to loose weight. It has been 10 years of hell to put it mildly. I have cried and prayed and cried and prayed. When she was having terrible pain from neuropathy, (painful nerve pain). I felt guilty even sleeping when I knew she couldn't. It is horrible to watch someone you love suffer, It is almost unbearable.
  She has a blog now here is the link if you would like to read about her journey.
Steph's Blog
  She is also in a support group on Facebook that has really helped her.
I know that the Lord has a plan for her life and that she will come out on top and be able to
help others going through this same disorder.
  And finally she has health insurance, she is in the process of getting an insulin pump, I am so excited. I pray that she likes it and it will help with the low blood sugars and keep her blood sugars more regulated. I constantly worry about her having low blood sugars. I hate diabetics.
  I thank the Lord for how far he has brought her and know he has greater plans for her life.
Her husband and children need her so bad as well as me her mamma.
I appreciate all of your prayers for her.



Saturday, May 17, 2014

New Bonnets for sale.

I was able to finish 8 new bonnets this week in between working my jobs.
They are approx. 25-26" long and inspired by "Drakestone Primitives". I am asking $22.99 each
plus traveling fee. Contact me if you have any questions or would like to purchase.
Lecia123@verizon.

Bonnet no. 1 - 2 available

Bonnet no. 2- 2 available

Bonnet no. 3 - 4 available

All of these bonnets are available at this time.

 I also want to show you my Americana Wreath that I purchased from Sheila "Country Impressions"
she does beautiful work. I love how it has the little flags, berries, rusty star and burlap.
I am also excited, I have always wanted a bunting flag for my porch, I finally got one and
Ronnie put it up for me today.
It looks good along with Sheila's wreath.
Wreath from the talented Sheila

I wanted to show my bunting flag, but love my little ladder display

Also love my new Americana flag

Friday, May 9, 2014

I need some professional opinions

I finally finished my quilt top, what a long project. I have a new appreciation for quilters. First cutting over 500 squares, then sewing into 9 patch squares, then the disappearing 9 patch squares 56 is the total that I made. I made a queen size quilt. I tried to place my squares so that
all the colors would be in different areas, but I see one area that is all blue, Oh, well,
I will just call it the coat of many colors with a huge patch of blue. he he With my small machine I don't think I could quilt a huge
 quilt. And I don't have a quilting frame to do it by hand.
 With all the work put into the quilt I don't think I will knot it either. I am going to have someone
machine quilt it for me. I need help choosing a fabric for the backing as well as what color to have
the binding, (the edge color).
  All suggestions will be considered, I am leaning towards the quilting to be some floral design,
and the backing to be a tan with maybe a small calico print. And the binding to be a dark Chocolate Brown, I had even thought that a black binding would be pretty.
 I am open to all suggestions, or would you just go for a cream color for the backing?
  Also I have been putting out some of my Americana decor and forgot about this awesome doll
that Trish Ladybug sent me last year. She used to have a blog but doesn't anymore.But we still
stay in touch. I love the doll and most of all I cherish our friendship.
Trish sent me a surprise package and one of the items was a a doll, I had her on a shelf in my spare bedroom and forgot to get her out. I brought her out today and placed her on the old barnwood
cabinet that my hubby bought me last week, isn't she adorable. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.





I have always wanted a window box, would love to have them at all my windows, but I finally
got one, I can't wait until the flowers start to trail down the sides.Thought I 'd share a photo of it also.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A little Americana deor and some newly planted flowers.

I decided to take down most of my Spring decor and put up some of of Americana decor.
 I am also hoping that there will be no more frost, so I planted my flowers that I got from
the Amish greenhouses. It seems like after getting out of those small containers that they
just grew overnight. I especially love planting flowers in old primitive containers. Thought I would share some photo's from around my house.

Finished decorating my barnwood cabinet

Love Uncle Sam's

Some of my prairie collection

Love my shelf with old cutting boards, Betsy Ross and Teddy.

New flower arrangement in vintage milk tin

Americana couple and primitive wooden bowl

Uncle Sam Make-do, I love my little candle lights,



My hoosier decorated in Americana

Bunting flag over my sink

Stove Board

American display on my table riser

Uncle Sam setting on my desk in my shop

Americana cheese box display, and sampler

Cabinet with Olde Glory panel, and flower pot annie

Stars in my bathroom, and patchwork shower curtain

Little Bo, he helped me plant my flowers

flower in old chair, and window box

Hanging basket with Grandparent rules flag

Old Coal bucket full of flowers

Wiskey Barrell, too heavy for me to put on my deck, waiting for hubby
Another old chair display, wash tub of flowers and Hanging basket from my daughter for Mother's Day

Old Step ladder wrapped in grapevine wreath with pot of flowers

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Quick trip to Pa., beautiful flowers and an awesome find.

I go to Lancaster, Pa. at least twice a year and never get tired of it. I love the peacefulness there
and riding through the country seeing all of the amish people working in the fields, and especially love the little sweet amish children. It is hard to get pictures of them, since they don't like their pictures to be taken. My best friend Sheila and I made a quick trip there Thru. spent the night and came home yesterday. When we go in the Spring, we go to several amish greenhouses, they are just lovely and have such reasonable prices. I also bought a beautiful flower arrangement in an old milk tin, and a few little treasures. I love little lights and was able to buy a few timer lights that I love.
  I didn't know until a day or so before we left for our trip that my one niece and her husband were also going to Lancaster this weekend and staying in the same motel that we did. We had to pick on them and wrote a silly note and put on their car that they were being watched. Then we happened to run into them when we went out for breakfast and the waitress seated them straight across from us.
 So we were able to visit with them, (wish I would have taken their photo). When we left the diner we had to play another joke on them, we had the windshield wipers stitcking out from the windshield  of their vehicle and put a sign on the truck just married, they have been married 6 years I think.
We laughed like a bunch of teenagers.I haven't laughed like that in along time.

My best friend Shelia and I

We wrote "Just Married" on a bag and put it on their vehicle

I bet those windshield wipers got alot of attention

New table runner that I bought, it has a feedsack emblem in the center.

Americana arrangement in an old metal milk container.

One of my timer lights

Bunting flag I put over my kitchen sink, I have a large one for my porch

Flowers from the Pa. greenhouse

flower that I need to plant

My daughter and I went to a local greenhouse today, basket she bought me for Mother's Day

More flowers that I need to plant in containers.

Cabinet my hubby bought me today at a yardsale for $20, it is made out of old barnwood from KY.

Another one of my little timer lights

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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.