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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Making some quilt progress

As you know I have been working on a quilt from all of my leftover crafting scraps.
First I cut out 500 -5" squares, then I sewed them into 56 --9 patch squares, then I
made each square into the "disappearing 9 patch"  pattern. I finally have all 56 squares completed.
Next I  need to make all of my squares the same size and then I can sew them together.
I can now see why people charge so much for quilts, they are time consuming for sure.
But I am excited to finally see it coming together.
  I thought what can I do to make sure all of my quilt squares are even. I had a brain storm
to go to my local hardware store and have them cut me a piece of plexi glass, it works perfectly.
I just go around each square with my rotary cutter and cut off where needed.
Now to match up the squares so the colors will blend together. I think sewing them all together
will be the fun part, to really see my quilt come together. All I can say is a work in progress, more to come.

My plexi glass square, works perfectly.

some of my squares
Kinda reminds me of Joseph's Coat of many colors.

And to think so far it is all made from scraps.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Some good finds, and a visit to the greenhouse

 My husband brought me home a few surprises this week, An old hanging coffee grinder,
an old crock and a sign. I think the sign is a reproduction but still like it. If you have any information
on the coffee grinder or pitcher I would appreciate it.
   I think he paid $20 for the coffee grinder and $12 for the pitcher, so I know he got good deals
on both of those. I can't find any writing on either piece though so I know that makes them of less

I am really fortunate to live near several greenhouses, I  went to one last week and had so much fun after
the long cold winter. The flowers just made me feel so good and everything was so lovely.
I don't like to plant my annual flowers until about the 15th. of May due to frost, but I had to
buy something. I like planting unusual things or things I have never planted before.
Check out the beautiful flowers that I bought.

Super Bells Cherry Stars, I love the yellow with the pink.

This is a wave petunia, Called Moonnight Eclipse, she how the edges of the flower is green.

Super Bells Lemon Slice

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Blessings

Hope everyone had a beautiful Easter! We sure had alot of fun with the grandkids.
 I will share a few of our Easter photo's.
 I also want to show you a tulip that I bought it grows in water
and it bloomed on Easter how awesome.

Me and Jake coloring Easter eggs


Steph and Cole

Grandma Riley and Cole

Pappy, Riley and Cole

Little Bo is having fun looking for eggs too

Matt and Cole

Luke and Jake, poor Luke had the flu

Beginning to bloom
Tulips in full bloom Easter Sunday

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Inventory Reduction Sale

I need to reduce some of my bonnet inventory. These bonnets are all new, they are approx. 26" long and are inspired by a Drakestone Primitive pattern. I am asking $15.99 each for the bonnets, plus
traveling fee. Please email me  if you have any questions or would like to
purchase any of my bonnets. I accept paypal Great draped over a chair, hanging on an old cabinet door, or hanging on peg racks. Please email me with the bonnet no. that you want. Thanks!

Bonnet no. 1 (last one)

bonnet no. 2, brown with small flowers 2 available,
one SOLD, one available.

mustard tickling, Last one bonnet no. 3 SOLD

Bonnet no. 4 homespun print

No. 5, blue with tiny print, 2 available
One Sold, one available.

Heavily stained, muslin, last one no. 6

No. 7 burgundy/tan tickling 2 available
ONE SOLD, 1 available, Both Burgundy sold!

Monday, April 14, 2014

A few auction finds

My husband works alot of Sat. but he was off this past Sat. The weather was lovely, so we decided
to go to an estate sale. We used to go to them all the time, but rarely go anymore. I had forgotten
how much fun they are and how much fun it was to get out and enjoy a day together.
We bought a few treasures. There was several old quilts made out of
feed sack fabric, we had bidded on several of them, but unfortunately we weren't the high bidder.
But I did get an old cookbook that I have wanted for a while and old pair of glasses and some old postcards and an old razer,  a few treasures.

For the last several years I have bought a container with tulips, they grow in water, the roots are in water. I will show a photo now and then when they bloom.

My Grandson Jake after a tee ball game

My dog Bo after his bath, can you notice his Easter Bandana

Monday, April 7, 2014

More quilt photo's!

I have been making a few squares every chance that I get for my quilt. It is a memory quilt in a way.
Most of the fabrics are scraps from my many bonnets that I have made. I also have one square made
from leftover fabrics from the tote bag class I took last summer, and  one square where I  am using the civil war
reproduction fabric from my quilted table runner class that I I also took last summer. I am trying so hard to sew 1/4" seams, but I am not doing very well. So after I finish all of the squares I will just have to
trim off the excess on some and make sure they are all the same size.
I have finished 31 squares and 25 more to go. Wow what a project. So what do you think of my scrap quilt? I hope I get the squares arranged so that the colors blend together.

Reproduction civil war fabric scraps from my table runner

Scraps from my tote bag class

Leftover scraps from my bonnets.

My quilt of many colors.

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My first Spring flower

Friday, April 4, 2014

Winnings from the UK

I was real excited today to receive my first package from the Royal Mail in the UK.
I entered the giveaway that Karen hosted from "The Primitive English Cottage"
It was a lovely Mother pinkeep in honor of Mother's Day and a surprise gift, one of her
beautiful velvet strawberries.
The pinkeep and strawberry are both beautiful. I love them Karen, thanks for hosting a wonderful
giveaway, Karen has also opened a shop on etsy. Go over to her blog and there is a link to take you there.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wonderful Win and a little Spring decorating.

I was the lucky winner of a giveaway hosted by Brenda "The Rusty Thimble" 
I won a set of her adorable bunnies and carrot. Brenda is always so generous and hosts giveaways
every month. If you don't know Brenda stop by her blog! She offers the most awesome prims.
Thank you Brenda I love them.

I finally think Spring has arrived, the birds are singing, the grass is getting green and the Easter flowers are blooming, I am so excited. I am sharing a few photo's of some of my Spring decorating.

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Jar with candle burning inside


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.