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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Table Runner

Well I am finally out of school for the Summer, I have so many things that I want to do before school
starts in the fall. I have my windows washed and my kitchen cabinets cleaned. That is one thing off of my bucket list. I want to clean some closets, drawers etc. I am still working in my hair salon and helping with my mom. I want to spend some time doing some fun things with my grandchildren and
of course I want to do some crafting.
 I was able to finish a quilted table runner, it was alot harder than I thought it would be. I had to watch a you tube video on how to put on binding about 4 times before I finally figured it out.
I also quilted the table runner with the stitch in the ditch method.

Here are some photo's of my table runner.
The finished top, it was like putting a puzzle together

Close up view

table runner with the binding

Close up view

Love the purple and green together


The back of the table runner



Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer is finally here!

It sure has been awhile since my last post. I had just been so busy working full time at school and doing hair a few evenings a week and on some Saturdays. It is a rewarding job being a school nurse,
I could have cried yesterday when the 5th. graders graduated. Many of them gave me a hug goodbye.
 My mom fell and broke her hip in Feb. and had hip surgery. She was in the hospital twice last month,
she was retaining fluid and it had to be removed. After many tests it was confirmed that she has NASH non-alchoholic cirhossis of the liver. It was a shock even though liver problems run in my moms family. 30 pounds of fluid was drawn off of her and then she was all confused and admitted to the hospital again. She had ammonia on her brain from her liver and the fluid pills she was on was making her loose so much fluid that all of her electrolytes were low.
 It is very hard seeing my mom like this, she is so weak and is mostly confined to a chair.
My sisters and myself and my dad are doing our best to help her get her strength back so that
she can enjoy life again. Please keep my mom in your prayers. It is hard seeing my mom being so sick.
 I know the summer will fly and I have big plans, I need to do some extra house cleaning, spend some fun time with my grandbabies and hopefully do a little crafting. I have missed crafting so much.
  I want to show a few pictures of some of my flowers, some of my garden, some of my Americana decor and two new patterns I just bought. Wishing you all a beautiful Summer!!!

















One of my favorite stitcheries that I have made.










My little Bo doggy

Our Garden

New patterns that I hope to make this Summer

My yearbook from school, that some of the little kiddies autographed.

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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

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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.