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

farmhouse Jan.

wrap around portch

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Spring Creations

I decided to make a few bunnies since I am dreaming of Spring. One is a pin keep,the other is a setting or hanging bunny. I am quite please with how they turned out. I rarely keep anything I make for myself, but these bunnies may be something that I keep.
???? Now what will be my next project, a bunny, cross stitch or needle punch,
I just want to do it all. Or should I make another quilt?

Primitive grungy bunny with his carrot

Pinkeep bunny setting on a wool pinkeep

Monday, January 26, 2015

Winnings and needle punch

I was thrilled to find out that I was the winner of a giveaway that Debbie of "WoolenSales"
had. I was able to pick out a free epattern or epattern booklet. Since I am new to punch needle,
and don't have very many patterns, I decided to pick her Winter e-pattern book.
It is full of projects. So now I am all set with Winter patterns. Check out Debbie's blog,
she is very talented and offers patterns for sale.
 A few weeks ago I showed you my first needle punch, it was a snowman pattern by Doreen Frost.
I was so proud of it, but look back and think how terrible that it looks, he he
You could see alot of the Weaver's cloth showing, so I decided to try it again. It isn't perfect, but
I can tell with each needle punch that I do I am improving. I will have to say, I like this one.





Saturday, January 17, 2015

New Needle Punch Projects

I am really enjoying my new pass time Needle Punching, I finished two projects that I have been working on. Both patterns are by "Notforgotten Farm". Last weekend my husband and I was
able to go spend a weekend in WV at our farmhouse, where I worked on my needle punch, read a book and relaxed by the fire. Ronnie took  pictures of me, but I didn't get any of him.
Today is his birthday, we are meeting the kids and grandkids for supper. I made him a homemade,
from scratch cake for his Birthday, it is the recipe off of the back of the Hershey Cocoa box,
it is such a wonderful cake and easy. He loves it! Happy Birthday Ronnie! Hope your Birthday is a special one!



Love the pitcher
Winter Time

Love this pattern
Bo likes the snow

Me and little Bo

Enjoying the woodstove

Ron holding the grandkids school pictures

Homemade from scratch Chocolate cake

Saturday, January 3, 2015

My very first needle punch

For a long time now I have been wanting to learn to do needle punch. I have been watching "You Tube" videos on how to needle punch. I especially love the videos from Lori, "Notforgotten Farm" and "The Old Tattered Flag". I have worked so hard on this project, I am a perfectionist,so I am not
totally pleased with the results. I can see some white spots and that bothers me. But I have to tell myself that this is my first project and I will get better with time. I can tell that when I really get
the hang of needle punching that it is going to be alot of fun. If anyone has any pointers to help me
I would greatly appreciate it. I used a standing Morgan hoop which I really like, I was afraid at this
point to invest in a gripper frame. Last year I made my first quilt and learned to cross stitch,
so this is my goal for this year. Wonder what I will do next.




Thursday, January 1, 2015

Year long Gift!

I want to wish all of my blogger friends a Happy New Year, one of my goals this year is to learn to
needle punch, I have started a project and will show it when I am finished.
  I want to share a cute gift with you that my husband and I received from my grandchildren Cole and Riley this year. They gave us a gift bag and it is has 12 envelopes in it. One for each month of the year. I want to share the gifts we received with you.
 My husband made a deal with them that if they would take music lessons for 3 years that he
would give them each $1000. Well this Jan. is 1 year and they have stuck to it faithfully. Cole is taking piano and Riley guitar. I think Ronnie better be saving up his money.

Gift number one, January

Letter from Cole, a picture and game piece

Letter from Riley and a guitar pick


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Some pictures taken on a week-end drive in the country in West Virginia

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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.