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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

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Finished Pinkeep and gardening

It has taken me a while but I finally finished a pinkeep that I have been working on.
The pattern is by "The Blue Attic", you can find her patterns on etsy. It is a large pinkeep approx.
9"x9". She has an entire series of cross stitch patterns with a "Little House on the Prairie" theme.
I just loved this pattern.
 I also planted some flowers and this year my husband, my son and I are going to try gardening.
We have planted lettuce, radishes, onions, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and green beans.
I am so excited about our garden to have fresh vegetables. If it does well I am going to even
try my hand at home canning. I am a practical person and like useful things for gifts, my
husband asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day and I said a pressure canner, I just
hope I am able to use it enough to pay for it. he he
I also want to share a photo of our May Christmas gift from Cole and Riley.
 Hope everyone is having a beautiful Spring!!!

I love my garden flags

Love planting flowers in old things.

My window box

Love planting flowers in old coal buckets

Love my Americana decor on my front porch

Our garden

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  1. Hi there, I just love your pin keep. And all your flowers and decorations are wonderful.

    Happy Mother's Day to you. :)
    Take care, Janet W hugs

  2. Lovely pinkeep and your yard and house are looking so pretty! Good luck with the veggie garden and happy canning!

  3. I have that same pattern and have been hesitant to start it. But you have given me inspiration. Love her patterns. All the flowers are so pretty. Happy Mother's Day and have a great week,

  4. Lovely Stitchin' Lecia!
    You've been busy with all your flowers and garden planting ~ Looks Nice!
    Hope everything comes up in the garden and you get to do lots of canning!

  5. Love your stitching Lecia - so pretty! I can't wait to get our garden planted...but that won't be for a couple weeks yet...there may even be frost tonight. I had to bring my potted plants inside this afternoon, so they won't freeze tonight...hard to believe it was 89 late last week!
    Hugs - I'll be writing you an email soon. <3


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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.