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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

We have a Winner!

I want to thank everyone for entering my 200 follower giveaway. My grandson Cole picked the winner, he

was sooooo excited!!!

The winner is Tamera,

 I actually had country girl at heart on the paper, sorry Tamera.

I see where you would love to hang the bag holder in your laundry room, so there is where she will find her

new home, the ditty bag with church doll is just an extra. Hope you like them!!!

Congratulations Tamera, please email me your address and I will ship your goodies out to you ASAP.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Swap goodies from Primcats

Carmen from
and I did a swap. I received the most awesome shoo fly screen from
her. I have never had a shoo fly screen. I really love it Carmen,
thank you!!! Check out Carmens blog, she has the most awesome shoo flies, plus
is an awesome decorator and has wonderful tips on her blog.
Don't forget this is the last day to sign up for my giveaway, I will be drawing the
winner tomorrow. Go to that post to sign up for the giveaway!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Swap goodies from "Firecracker Kid"

Carol and I from "Firecracker Kid" did a swap, and I really got the better swap, she spoiled me

really good. I got one of her wonderful shelfs with the rolling pin holder and dough board rack.

 She also gave me one of her wonderful rolling pin covers.

OMG Carol, I really love everything, thank you so much for swapping with me!!!

Check out her blog
You will love her blog and she makes the most awesome wood crafts and rolling pin covers!!!

Don't you just love the mustard color of the shelf!!! The rolling pin cover goes really well with

my vintage egg scales. And when I was a little girl, I grew up on a chicken farm, the cover

reminds me of that, awesome memories!

New Billy Jacob prints

I am hosting a 200 follower giveaway, so please go to an older post to sign up for that.

And I am a computer dummy, I accidentally erased one comment, sorry Tina, but did get the name written

down to be entered in the drawing.

. Drawing will be Sat. April 30th.

 I have been contacting each person to thank you for entering my giveaway, I try to do this for all comments

But I have noticed whenever I sent the email, it will say sent with errors, so I am not sure what I am doing

wrong and don't even know if you are receiving the messages. So I am sorry if you aren't.

I just recently bought 2 new Billy Jacob prints, I love how they have sayings on the prints.

This one says, "Just like Mamma used to Bake"

This one says, "Hands to work, Hearts to God",
I love these prints with the sayings. Sorry about the glare. Lecia

Monday, April 25, 2011

200 follower Giveaway!!!

OMG I just noticed that I have 201 followers, so it's time for a giveaway!!! I remember when I was so excited to have 1 follower. I started a blog for the prim friendships, and at that time did no crafts. Well I have dabbled in some crafting, have had a ball with swaps and have truely made some wonderful friendships.
  I am making this giveaway available to US residents only. The only requirement is that you leave a comment on this post only. You must be a follower, new followers are welcome. You will need to leave me an email address if I don't have a way to get in touch with you.
  Alright for the giveaway, I am giving a "Prairie Bag Holder Doll", which I have made and a ditty bag with church doll that I have made.
 I am making this very simple, you do not have to post this to your sidebar, but can if you would like.
Thank you my blogging friends for all the wonderful friendships.I love you all!!!
And I think this is the first time ever, I have had three posts in one day!! He He  I will pick the winner Sat. April 30th.

Easter Memories

I had a wonderful Easter. Sat. morning Cole and Riley came to color eggs. Cole colored all of his green and blue. I had to laugh.
 Then I went to visit my parents in WV. Sun. we had a wonderful Easter service at church.
We had a cookout after church and the grandbabies and neighbor kids had an Easter Egg hunt.
I didn't get to see baby Jake very long, he was headed to see his other Grandmother.

Cole's eggsRiley's eggs

Cole and Riley acting silly!

Baby Jake and Pappy!
 It thrilled my heart to see the little ones enjoying themselves hunting eggs.

Swap goodies!

Michelle and I did a swap, she makes the most wonderful ornies!!

I loved her packaging. I loved her tags.

I love the little sunflower ornie.

Look at the little house and hearts, so cute!!!

And I really love these buttons!!!
Check out her blog!!! Thank you Michelle!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Greetings!

I want to wish all of my blogging friends a wonderful Easter. Easter is special to me, to think that Jesus died on the cross for my sins, so that I may have eternal life.
 I love coloring eggs with my grandchildren which I will do today, and the excitement on their faces when they open their Easter baskets and hide Easter eggs.
 I will vist my parents, attend church tomorrow and fix a meal for my family. My joy will be watching the grandbabies have fun. Wishing you all a blessed Easter.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Table Runners

I have made a few table runners. I love matching the fabrics together, to see what different looks I can create.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Swap Goodies!

My friend Tammy,  and I did a swap and did I receive some awesome goodies.
 Tammy and I first met on FB, she was my first swap partner ever. She is my inspiration for crafting.
She would email me and help me with different things. She is so giving and always thinking of others.
 She is actually the one who got me into making bonnets, she would give me pointers and encouragement, thank you Tammy. I really hope to meet Tammy one day.

Look at this awesome Prairie Rabbit doll!

A  cute stitchery,,,

Cute candle with holder and note pad,,,

Yes, even though I make bonnets, Tammy and I do a bonnet swap. Tammy is my inspiration. Thank you Tammy!! I could give you a big hug!!!
 We do a couple swaps each year and I want to show off my goodies. Check out Tammy's blog.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Awesome swap!

I did a swap with Cindy at

She gave me a wonderful old rolling pin with the most awesome sleeve cover that she designed,

she put "farmhouse" on it for me. Cindy does awesome work, she makes jewelry and all sorts of things,

Check out her blog. Thank you Cindy from the bottom of my heart for swapping with me. I love my rolling


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Farmhouse Collection!

  I found some wonderful prim fabric for making my bonnets. The fabrics are the same fabric that is found in

the quilt pattern, called "StarDance", these fabrics are tea dyed and look like fabrics of olden days.

 I love these bonnets, I call them my "farmhouse collection".  Email me if interested. The 21" ones are $18.00

plus shipping and the 23"-26" ones are $20.00 plus shipping .

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A beautiful bonnet!!

I love prairie bonnets, I enjoy making them and when I buy new fabric, I just can't wait to see the end results.

 You might say I am obsessed. He He

 But I do get tired of the things that I make and love to have things made by someone else.

 I did a bonnet swap with Teresa of

her bonnets are wonderful. Check out her blog, she makes all kinds of great prims, dolls, penny rug items,

and lots more. Thanks for swapping Teresa, it was so much fun!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Surprise in the mail!!!

Yesterday, I was surprised to open my mailbox and find that there was a package for me.

 I wasn't expecting anything so I was definately suprised. It was from a great blogging friend, Linda of

 Linda is such a sweetie and makes awesome things, she sent me some of her wonderful prim eggs, I was going around the house and found the perfect wire basket to put them in, they look great. Thank-you Linda, you made my day!!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Some things I have made.

I really had a nice couple days off and was doing some crafting. It seems like I stay so busy with working, so I stepped out of my comfort zone and made something besides bonnets. I made an Easter candle mat,
and a table runner. I love how the table runner turned out, I actually got the tutorial from  Julie, it was an older post.  Thank you Julie for sharing this.
If you notice on my table there is a bunny display made by Becky,

and the lamp display from Sheila,

Julie, Becky and Sheila are so talented, you need to check out their blogs.

 Easter Egg Candle Mat

Friday, April 1, 2011

Bonnets I have been working on.

I was so excited to have a couple days off, my BF and I were going to Lancaster, Pa. It didn't work out, so we have postponed it until another time, so I decided to do some sewing. Yes bonnets again, I know everyone must be getting tired of them. I just get so excited when I get some new fabric, I can't wait to see the end result. They are alike but different, each time I make one that one  is my new favorite. He He

  I have also started working on another slate and candle mat. But guess what came in the mail today, more fabric. He He  And I am getting close to 200 followers, I am thinking about what to have for a giveaway prize. So keep watching.

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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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About Me

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.