Farm Chores

Farm Chores

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Spring Projects

Yesterday was another day off school due to high winds, power outages and downed trees. I am like a little kid and get excited getting a day off from school. I took advantage of the day and started on a Spring Wool applique. Called "Hop", by Buttermilk Basin. I have found a neat way to hold your wool applique pieces in place. I have been using a long arm stapler and it has been a life saver. I just staple all the pieces in place and when I take out the staples it doesn't leave any marks in the wool.
 I am hoping to get it all stitched so I can enjoy it by Easter.
 I am on a roll making deco mesh wreaths, they are so much fun. I used a working frame wreath for this one, a small frame has 12 ties,) I think I prefer the one with 18 ties better. The 12 tie wreath made the finished wreath approx. 20 inches, that is not counting the height of the bunny.
 I did the ruffle method, instead of cutting 3--10 inch pieces for each tie, I cut 30-inch pieces, so I only needed 12 ---30 inch pieces. It is so quick, Then I used I think 6 different types of ribbon, but you can use 2 or whatever you like. I cut them in 14 inch strips and dove tailed the ends. Most of the ribbon was just plain, but I think I do prefer the wired ribbon, because you can place it around better and it stays. My deco mesh jute was 10 inches wide. I ordered the bunny kit from etsy.
 I will attach pictures. Are you like me and thinking Spring???







2 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Your projects are wonderful and that is a really beautiful and fun wreath.

Debbie

TheCrankyCrow said...

I love the new applique project! I picked up a new applique project as well...Hmmm...staples, huh? I use a very lightweight fuisble to hold mine in place....As long as it takes me to finish applique projects, my staples would probably rust LOL. Sweet, fun, wreath too.... I am SOOOO ready for spring! Happy Hump Day ~ Robin

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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.