Monday, June 6, 2016

A Little Summer Time Fun!

 
We are staying busy as the summer time fun has began.....Sloan has grown up so much and loves baseball.  They won 2nd place in a benefit tournament and the gave the kids and coaches rings....he loved it!  Yes, that's his dad....my redheaded kiddo all grown up!
 
Jenn and I took the kiddos to the splash pad to cool down on a hot summer day and then we have to stop for a delicious snowcone! 
 
 

 
We have added another Golden Retriever to the family....Molly now has a friend "Moses" and she keeps him in sight most of the day.  Believe me that is a lot of work as he is one busy lil' pup!
 
The dog days of summer are here it seems!  It has turned off hot and muggy and it's always nice when you can find a shade and enjoy a big glass of iced tea or lemonade.  Danny has been looking for goats to add to the farm family and I'm hoping to have a chicken coop up once again.  Life is always busy on the farm but it sure is fun!
 
We will be hosting an open retreat this fall if you are going to be in the area.
 
 
Time to go find that tall glass of iced tea...
 
Happy Trails....Ginger
 
 
 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Circular Sock Knitting On the Prairie

 
What a fun group of Cranky Ladies...You heard me these gals are the nicest cranky ladies I know!  These gals know how to crank out socks, toys, fingerless gloves, and oh so much more.
 
 

 
What an honor to have them at our first ever Prairie Moon Primitives Retreats.  They came from so many different states the farthest being Minnesota and the closest being Texas.
 

 
We enjoyed lots of laughter and food!
 

 

 
They worked and worked on their projects!
 

 
Some were beginners....
 

 
Some were seasoned crankers!

 
There were those who taught!

 
Meet Linda and Darlene

 
Georgia did a lot of teaching!
 

 
Hope was making socks galore! 

 
Rose kept us laughing...she was oiling up her machine for speed cranking!
 

 
The girls from L&B Yarn in Norman, Oklahoma came down with yarns.....Socks That Rock were a big hit!
 

 
Couldn't have done it without the work crew....Ann and Mom plus Danny's Mom came to help in the evenings!  I am one blessed gal.

 
The cranky gals presented me with a bell. I am thrilled to pieces to have this hanging in the barn.

 

 

We had an open house for those who wanted to come out on Saturday to see the Circular Sock Knitting Machines in Action!
 

 





 
Time for a lively game to see who wins 19 skeins of yarn!
 

 
Look at Linda she is the Yarn Diva that won!
 

 
What a fun filled Retreat for some pretty special Cranky Ladies!  They have blessed my heart far more than they could ever imagine.
 
Happy Trails.....Ginger
 
 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Come Join Us For Our Barn Opening Day!

 
We are having a Barn Open House on May 14th, 2016 so if you are near central Oklahoma or visitng the area you are welcome to join us!   We will be serving Hotdogs with all the fixings, desserts, and we will giveaways throughout the day.
 
Happy Trails.....Ginger

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Prairie Moon Primitives and Retreats

 
 
It's been a dream come true!  
 
 
 
 
Danny worked and worked and worked some more...evenings after work, and weekends!  We worked together and built a big red barn.  A barn for retreats, gatherings, a store to sell goods, a place for quilters, rug hookers, sewing, applique, scrapbooking, punching, and more! 
 
 
 
 
There will be all kinds of classes. 
 
 

 
Maybe this little gal will one day give piano lessons!
 

 
 
These two might have a class available someday, too!
 
 

 
We have a large classroom with design walls, cutting tables, light tables, and ironing stations.
 
 

 
A place to sit, relax, and visit.
 
 

 
 
We will be serving home cooked meals and desserts!
 

 
A few views of the store....still more to hang on the walls and put up!
 

 
Wools and Valdani threads for applique and embroidery.
 

 
Lots of sizes of Oxford Punch Needles!
 

 
Applique, embroidery, needle punch, rug hooking, quilting, and sewing patterns.
 
 

 
A peek into the bunkhouse....we have 16 twin beds! 
 
We  have another barn with 4 more beds that can be used for a visiting teacher or 4 more guests.
 
 
There are two outdoor porches to enjoy the great outdoors!
 
 
It has been a dream come true......we will be having an open house on May 14th from 9 am to 4 pm so if you are in the area we would love to have you stop by.
 
We will be having our Farm Chick Day that day as well, so if you would like to bring a project to work on come join us for the day!  WE will be serving lunch and snacks so bring your appetite as well.
 
If you would like to see more pictures of our retreat barn stop by my blog Prairie Moon Primitives and Retreats!
 
 
Happy Trails.....Ginger
 
 
 


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February Days!

 
February Days have been cold and windy but the sunshine is bright and so that does make for signs of spring!  The above applique pattern is by Wooden Spool Designs.
 
We are on the finishing up phase of the retreat barn.  My store is complete just moving lots and lots of goods over.  Patterns, wool, hand dyed yarns, applique kits, needle punch kits, supplies for hooking, punching, applique. 
 
We will be meeting this Saturday February 13th at the house but I hope to have everything ready for the Farm Chick Day on March 12th in the big red barn. 
 
If you are in the area of central Oklahoma  and would like to attend,  we meet each month on a Saturday around 9 am and you are welcome to stay as long as you would like.  Bring a project to work on and enjoy visiting with all the gals.  We have lunch and dessert, too!
 
 
You can email me at prairiemoonprimitives@yahoo.com for directions and dates.
 
Happy Trails....Ginger
 
 

Friday, January 22, 2016

January Stitches



I have a bit of an obsession with wool applique!  I have a little over 100 patterns that I want to carry in my little store in the Prairie Moon Barn so that means making samples, samples, samples!
 
Thank goodness my sweet Mom loves to applique, too!  She likes me to get them ready for her and let her do the stitching.  Ahhh but she has to help trace them off....no cheating!
 
We finished up some patterns by Cricket Street Wool.   The above photo is Elmer, Harry, and George Wabbit.
 
The picture below is also, a pattern by Cricket Street Wool.
 
Danny and I work almost every evening on the barn.  We are ready to have the heat connected to the propane just as soon as it warms up and we can get a cement pad poured to set the propane tank on!  Come on warmer days!!!!
 
The floor has been prepped and we are hoping to get the floor done in the next week.  The windows are all trimmed out, and we are ready for the plumbers to come back and finish up!  We have some trim work to do and before long I hope to have it ready and set up the store soon. 
 
We will be moving fences and a cattle guard and doing some landscaping.  I'm ready to decorate those porches and make some nice setting areas along with a porch swing or two!
 
Well time to get busy!   Have a great weekend and stay warm :)
 
Happy Trails....Ginger
 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dreams Really Do Come True!

 
 
I hope that each of you had a wonderful beginning to 2016! 
 
With the beginning of a New Year we are working hard on finishing our retreat barn. 

2015 was a year filled with blessings and sorrows.  We lost Danny's brother Jim from the ugly disease of brain cancer but with that came the blessing of knowing that he gave his heart to the Lord and know that he is in Heaven. 

 My dear friend Ann and I vended at Silver Dollar City for two months and I handed in my notice that I wouldn't be attending as a craft vendor this coming fall.   Life has a way of changing and once again it is time to take a new path.  That is what keeps life interesting!  Silver Dollar City was such a fun place to be and demonstrate rug hooking, Oxford Rug punch, locker hooking, and more.  It was a blessing to see young children enjoy learning a craft that has been around for such a long time.  They loved seeing how they could create something with their hands.  Ann and I truly enjoyed our time there!  We have met so many folks and made some lifelong friends!!!! 


 
Eva even had a go at punching....not too bad for a three year old lefty!




The grandkiddos are getting so big and they are a blessing each and every day!  We are so blessed to have them live so close.


Sloan

Eva Mae

 
Betty Rae
 
 
So back to the retreat barn.....Here is a peek inside!
 
 
This is part of the big workroom area and over to the left will be my little store.
 

 
Store in the corner and the white door leads to one of the outdoor porches.

 
From the workroom looking over to where the fridge, cabinets and countertops will go in along the walls.  Plus a dining area.  Restrooms are down the hallway along with a laundry room.
 

 
Another view of the big workroom with French doors going out to another outdoor porch.
 

 
Portion of the bunkhouse that will have 10 beds.
 

 
Another portion of the bunkhouse that will have 6 beds. 
 
Yes a 16 bed bunkhouse in all.....3 restrooms, a store, laundry room, and a big work area!  It is a dream come true!!!
 
 
We are TRULY BLESSED!
 
Happy Trails.....Ginger