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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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Monday, January 30, 2017

Punched needle project and tote

Today we had a snow day, so I was off from my school job. Boy did I ever get alot accomplished.
 I cleaned my house, did laundry, baked cookies, worked on my taxes. But what I was most proud of getting accomplished is that I put a binding around my finished needle punch. It is one in a series of four that I want to make this year. It is , "The Farm Chore" series by Notforgotten Farm. So I have
three more to make. I had made one earlier but decided the colors aren't going to match the other
three so I will make another one in different colors.
 I also  made a quilted tote bag,  I was tickles with how it turned out, now I want to make more
in all different colors. It was a fun project, but took much longer than I anticipated.

Making Candles

Outside of the tote bag

Lining of the tote bag

I machine quilted the tote

Lemon cheesecake cookies


  1. Hi Lecia, Great needle punch. And your tote bag is lovely. I love the colors. And I have not had lemon cheesecake cookies before.
    Wow! You just got so much accomplished. Good job. :)Wish I was where the snow is. Happy Snow Day. Take care, Janet W

  2. sounds like a wonderful day to me

  3. I have loved this pattern by lori, but alas I cannot needle punch. You did an awesome job! Cookies look yummy too! Janice

  4. I sure do love your needle punch projects. I am so many projects I want to do...and I seem to have very little time to do them. I have several quilts I need/want to work on as well as orders.
    Wish we could sit down with some of our tasty cookies and chat. I miss ya!
    Have a blessed day dear!

  5. Hi Lecia,
    Isn't Punch Needle FUN?!!! I know you must be enjoying that new frame!! I love mine!
    Your bag is so pretty and will hold LOTS of goodies!
    Those cookies look yummy and I LOVE LEMON!!!!
    Hope you enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~

  6. Great job on the punch needle. I love your tote too!


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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.