Farm Chores

Farm Chores

I have recipes in these seven Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these seven Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these seven "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

My Hoosier Cabinet

My Hoosier Cabinet
I love decorating my hoosier for the different seasons.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Curtains for my friend Denise!!!

You have to try check out my friend Denise's website: She makes some of the most awesome prim wood items that I have ever seen. I just want one of everything she makes.  Well Denise asked me to make her a curtain for her kitchen, here is a picture of the curtains that I made for her  hanging in her kitchen, I feel privledged to have made her some curtains. And keep watching my posts to see what she is making for me. Pssssssssssss Can't tell!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

New curtain and sifter from Apple tree Cottage

I made me another new curtain, I love these curtains I am making. And my friend Martha  made this beautiful fall flower sifter that I just had to have.
She is so talented , please check out her blog.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Curtains and Bonnets for sale!!!

Alright due to much encouragement from others I am leaving my comfort zone and branching out. I have 2 pair of curtains for sale. $20.00 each set plus shipping. And two bonnets $15.99 each plus shipping. The curtains are approx. 39" wide x 40" long. You can use one panel per window. Or you can use a set for a window. They look awsome tied back with jute, which will be included. You could also hang the curtain on jute instead of a curtain rod for that really prim look. The bonnets are approx. 19" long and have been coffee stained for that old timey look. I ship to the US only and accept Paypal only. (note the fabric the curtains are made of, the first curtain, is the cinnamon brown with the blue flowers, the second curtain fabric is beige with tiny blue print throughout) If you need to contact me you can scroll to the bottom of this blog and there is an envelope that says email on it, hit that link).P.S. Oh the most important part, these are brand new and I made them!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

100 follower Giveaway!!!

I feel like I haven't given enough time for people to sign up for my giveaway. I am extending another week, which I meant to anyway, got my days mixed up. The drawing will be Friday Sept. 3rd. You can sign up on this post or the prior post which gives all the rules for the giveaway. Thanks!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

100 Followers Giveaway!!!!

Well today marks my 100th blog follower. To celebrate this I am going to give away a "Gooseberry Patch" fall cook book, It is called "Autumn with Family & Friends". The cookbook  has 222 pages. It is full of mouth watering recipes and tips, and hints listed on almost every page. The rules: you must be a follower of my blog, new followers welcome. You must leave a comment on this post. You must be a United States citizen and I would like for the winner to notify me upon receiving the cookbook and let me know that the cookbook has arrived safely and if you like it. You do not have to post it to your sidebar, only if you would like.The winner will be picked friday August 27th. You will receive your cookbook just in time for fall baking. Thanks to all my followers, I have made some wonderful friends!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Curtains instructions

 I am getting so many inquiries about my curtains. I guess I could make them and sell them , but I will share my pattern with everyone. Anyway, I like helping others. I bought some off ebay, I think for $25 a curtain, well it is nothing to them. This curtain, I made for probably $4.00 I think it took me 2 1/2 yds of material.I will try to explain, cut each panel approx. 28" x40" (I have large windows). When cutting out the panels be careful how you cut them, if you have the material on top of each other place both printed sides facing each other, because they meet in the middle from opposite directions. You don't want both panels to be cut the same way.

Then approx. 22" from the inside start cutting almost like you are taking out a triangle piece to meet the bottom outside corner. Hem all away around the curtain. On the top make approx. 2 1/2" open for a curtain rod to go through.

I actually bought this material to match some curtains that I have in my dining room, I think the match is perfect.
The girl on ebay hangs hers with jute on a nail and I tie them back with jute, The tying back is what gives the scalloped look. I hope this helps, If I can make them anyone can. Let me know how you get along or if I can help. Believe me I am no professional, just out to save money whereever I can. To be on the safe side you may want to try 3 yds. of material. And you can change the size depending on your window measurements.I love the primitive look of these curtains. I would love to see pictures if anyone else decides to make them.



Here are two pictures of my curtains from ebay laying flat that may help understand my instructions.

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Curtain I made and Crow sitter I forgot I had and my new candle mat.

Today I made me a new kitchen curtain, my first curtain. Then it hit me today, hey I won a scarecrow shelf setter off  ebay a while back and forgot that I had it, so I decided to put the shelf sitter in  my enamel pan with my other fall goodies. And last   is a picture of the new candle mat that I finished.My second candle mat.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another prize from Crows Creek giveaway!

Today I received another awesome prize from the This package was from Libby  I love the picture, doll and stacked pillow arrangement. Please check out these wonderful blogs and talented artists. Thank you Libby!!!

New Bonnet

This is a new pattern that I am trying, it is a little different than the other bonnets that I have made. This pattern was a little simplier for me. I like both styles of bonnets really. But I enjoyed making this one, the pattern wasn't quite as frustrating. I still need to coffee stain it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dustpan from Apple Tree Cottage

Yesterday I received my dustpan that I ordered from Martha at
Martha does beautiful work. I was going to display it on my door, but decided to hang it on the wall so I could see it better!!! Don't you just love it!!! Check out Martha's blog and etsy shop!! Thank-you Martha!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

More goodies from Crows Creek Primitives Gathering, Old Settler's Days Giveaway

Today I received more gifts from  The first is from Ginny NH Crafter. It is the cutest crow, flower on a sifter display, Look at the tiny ladybug. Soooo cute! Next is a package from Deb Turner , She has made the cutest olde settler books and also 3 rusty stars. I just love everything girls, thank you so much!!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Two more Prizes arrived!!!

I went to the mailbox today and to my delight there were two more prizes from  The first one is the cutest pin keep and 2 prim hang tags from from Maureen  Thank-you Mareen. and the second package is the cutest towel set by Kitty Thank you Kitty. I love these goodies from these talented girls!!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

First Prize from the Crows Creek Primitives Blog "The Old Settlers Giveaway"

Today I received my first prize from the  giveaway. It is a pin keep made by Trish ( the  blog is her siister's Connie Joy),  Isn't it the cutest pin keep!!! Check out her blog, she did an awesome job. I love it Trish. Thanks-You!!!!I should have taken a picture of how Trish had it packaged, she had such a cute cheesecloth tag aroung the package it is pictured beside the pinkeep.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Door Display for my Hair Salon

My friend Gina, "Cat Nap Inn Primitives", bought a wonderful dustpan hanger from Appletreecottage on etsy. I loved it so much that I contacted Appletreecottage about making me a sign for my shop door. This is the picture she sent me of the finished product. I love it, what awesome talent.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pictures of Painted Kitchen

Except for a few touch up spots I am finished painting. I painted over 40 hours. I am not a painter, but do it to save money. I painted the wall Lyndhurst Spring Eve. and trim Otter' Tail.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New paint

I have been painting like crazy, I love the new colors. All finished with the LR except my son still needs to put chair rail up on one side, to hide my poor painting lines. He He And yes I have a hoosier in my LR. My husband doesn't share my love for prims, he says I have the house looking like a museum. I still  have the kitchen yet to paint. Here is some before and after pictures.P.S. Nothin fancy, but I like my museum!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

I can't believe that I am the winner!!!

OMG I just found out that I am the winner of giveaway. I am so honored to be receiving all of these wonderful items from all of these talented crafters.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Swap goodies from Tammy Wellman

Look at thel bonnet I received from Tammy Wellman  I love it Tammy, it is beautiful!!!!! This has been the second swap Tammy and I have done. Tammy is an awesome crafter and friend!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

My first Candle Mat

I am quite proud of my very first candle mat. And this is only my second stitchery. I coffee stained it and am quite proud of how it has turned out. As much as I love it, I will probably give it away. He He

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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!!


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.