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, March 29, 2014

Computer, Birthday, new Pin Keep, and Quilt progress

I have been MIA for several weeks now, my computer had been in the shop and I finally got it back yesterday. Since I went back to factory system restore I lost all of my patterns and pictures. Thank goodness, a few pictures and a few patterns were saved on a Flash Drive, please don't put off saving your things get a flash drive and save your things today, my pictures esp. are what broke my heart the most loosing them, even though I had alot of money into my patterns.
 But I am sick, I am still having pop ups, so it will go back to the shop again, hopefully I can stay in touch a little with my daughers IPad. Computers sure can be a headache and an expense also.
  I did seem to get more accomplished when I didn't have my computer. he he I finished my latest pinkeep,
I was able to work on my quilt a little.  I have 10 squares made of the 9 patch which I need to cut and sew into the disappearing 9 patch,
and 10 squares finished of the disappearing 9 Patch, now 36 more squares to go. This is a big project.
I had a birthday on March 16th. and was really spoiled.
  My wonderful friend Jean "Prim Crafts" left the most wonderful surprises hanging on my door for my Birthday. She always spoils me rotton.
Beautiful pillows made from her Granmothers fabric

I think this sweet bunny will be added to her pattern line, love her!
Blackened beeswax bunny from Tammy Wellman NC Primitives from the Past
Old ladder from my BF Shelia

old crock from Shelia

I finally finished my newest Pinkeep

First I sew the 9 patches into squares

Then I re-cut and sew into the disappearing 9 patch squares

Monday, March 10, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

I received a wonderful surprise in the mail today. Donna at Country Side Cottage  had a wonderful giveaway and  I was lucky enough to be the winner. Donna does awesome work, so I recommend that you stop by her blog and check her creations out.
Thank you Donna for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!!!

Isn't her bunny adorable!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Did I ever mess up!

Yesterday I couldn't get on the internet, I am just lost anyway when it comes to computers. Well I restored it back to it's original state. Not good, I lost all of my patterns and pictures. I could just cry. I had a nice collection of patterns and now they are gone. But more that that I am upset about my pictures, so many wonderful pictures of my grandbabies. It is just a mess. And I thought I had my patterns saved on a flash disk, and when I inserted the disk nothing. I tried to save my pictures, but it said I didn't have enough GB's or whatever, and of course I put it off getting another one. I am just about sick over it, but need to just deal with it and learn a lesson from it. Don't put off what I should do today.
 On another note I have made 4 bonnets this weekend, two a farmhouse green and two a colonial blue.
They are $22.99 each plus traveling fee. Please email me at if interested.
  Also I finally got all of my 500 squares cut out for my disappearing 9 patch quilt that I am making with
my scraps of fabric.
I made my first square. Now only 55 more to go. Since I work I have to work on my projects a little bit at a time. So my goal is to get it finished by the end of the year, hopefully sooner.
I will share some pictures of the first square.

farmhouse green with a dark brown print

Dark Blue with a design throughout

First I sewed 9 ---5 inch squares together

Next cut straight down through the middle

Then you cut  though the middle to make 4 bigger squares

Place the 4 squares together any way that you want and sew together
It really makes a beautiful pattern and looks as if you cut all of this fabric in all of these different sizes,
when you don't. It is just how you cut the 9 patches. I am anxious  how my quilt turns out,
it is going to be a variety of colors. It will be called my quilt of scraps. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Some projects in the making.

I know I have been MIA for awhile, it is so hard to keep up with blogging when I work so much, but
my work will be slowing down for awhile, so I am hoping to get back to crafting.
I am so bad to have a couple projects going at one time. I am always making bonnets if I get a spare
minute. And am always on the lookout for some reasonable primitive fabric.
  I have been enjoying cross stitching, and have a project that I have just started.
Also I have been contemplating for a long time to make a quilt/comforter with my scraps of fabric.
I have been trying to do some research on how many 5" squares you need to make a quilt.
I am thinking that I am correct, but it seems to be 504 total. Now if you buy the charm packs I know it is
easier, but I want to use some of my scrap fabric. Have you ever tried to cut 500 squares by hand, I have
300 cut 200 to go. Then I am thinking of making the 9 Patch disappearing quilt. After sewing the 9 patch you cut it
down through the middle hortizontal and vertical. This makes 4 more squares. You rearrange them and then
you sew them together. It looks like a hard pattern, but I am hoping it is very easy.
Then not knowing  if I can quilt a big quilt like that on my simple machine, I may just knot it like people used to do. Any pointers or suggestions will be appreciated on what I should do. It will probably take me months if not years to finish it. he he But at least I am getting started. I have heard of people using a flat queen sheet
for the backing any suggestions or pointers on that.
Wishing everyone a beautiful day!

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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.