Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wool Applique Workshop!

 
Christmas Blessing Wool Applique Workshop Coming July 2015
 
 
I will be hosting and teaching a two day workshop here at the farm
July 17th - 18th, 2015.
Class limit of 14 students

 
You will learn the basics of crazy wool applique, several different embroidery stitches, and
how to put your stocking together.

 
You will be creating your very own heirloom to last a lifetime plus it will be lots of fun!
If you are interested in attending the workshop just email me at
 
There are 9 spaces left!
 
Class fee is $50
You will receive lunch and snacks for both days
Warm & Natural
Lining fabric
Pattern and Classroom instruction
 
You will provide
Wool, threads such as pearl cottons or embroidery floss, sewing needle, pins, and sharp scissors.
(For those who need wool or pearl cottons I do have those on hand for purchase)
 
The stocking measures 18 1/2 inches long.
 
Happy Trails.....Ginger

Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Time On The Farm

 
Spring Time is coming down on the farm!  The trees are producing tiny little buds and little sprigs of grass are poking through looking for sunshine. 
 
Love is in the air as the birds are once again looking for little tidbits to make a new little place to feather a nest.  Lots of new little baby calves are playing in the fields as their momma's keep an ever watchful eye.
 
Spring days with scattered rainfalls are so sweet smelling and bring back memories of childhood as it falls across the prairie. The ponds turn a deep rusty red as the Oklahoma red dirt stirs up the water. 
 
Soon it will be time to help with the planting of a big garden that mom and dad have planned.  Seeds have been started and are keeping warm inside a little greenhouse built by dad.  Sweet onions, lots of varieties of tomatoes, squash, green beans, peas, watermelon, corn, and cantaloupe to name a few!
 
Yes, Spring Time is coming down on the farm.
 
I've been playing with the needle punch and valdani threads this one was worked up with soft spring colors in the perle #5's. 
 
A small booklet of the seasons on the farm is in the works....
 
With spring coming really soon....the yard is already asking for a trim!  It will be a busy time for
us this Spring but I don't mind :)
 
Happy Trails....Ginger

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In A Pear Tree


We are starting to warm up and boy does the sunshine ever feel good!  We were very fortunate to get some rains and that always helps the pasture grass and the ponds.

While the days are getting longer and a bit warmer....I've been punching things for Christmas!
New little patterns for later on in the year.  I have to get a head start for the days I will spending at Silver Dollar City.
In a Pear Tree was punched with #8 Valdani threads and I really like how the color flows.

I also, started a hooked rug....this one won't be a pattern will be a finished rug for sale later on in the year.


Spring Break for Oklahoma is this week and there are a lot of excited kiddo's ready to enjoy a break from school.  


Our littlest grand Miss Betty Rae celebrated her 1st birthday!
The year flew by so fast.....
This little gal loved having cake :)




Happy Trails.....Ginger




Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Could It Be


I am way ahead for Christmas!  Been working on a new pattern for a wool applique stocking for this coming fall and put this one together.  
It is nice and big enough to put plenty of goodies in.




Dear Ol' Santa has a brand new suit!









Love how the manger scene turned out....simple but full of meaning!



A little Gingie girl with a pocket that stays open to hold a tiny surprise.


The sunshine has finally peeked out and the baby calves are all over the farmyard.




As Eva Mae says......Awe Aren't They Sweet!



Happy Trails.....Ginger




Thursday, March 5, 2015

Down On The Farm


Oh sunny days we are so ready for you!  It's been a cold time here on the Oklahoma Prairie's.    So it's always nice to pull out the scrap wool of yarns and wool strips and create a plain and simple rug.  It is very similar to the rug I hook a few weeks back but I wanted to use my oxford punch for this one. 




I used scraps of  wool 4 ply yarn that I hand dyed  and wool strips that I pulled from my scrap basket.




Danny has been wearing overalls since we dated way back when we were 16 years young!

He was the only guy for me....my first date!  
Not my first kiss....oops stole one in 2nd grade from a lil' red headed boy!  




We had a fun little wool class "Crazy Clutch " it is a pattern my Cricket Street Wool.
Such fun to make :)


Each gal did a little something different on the inside of the clutch.





We had such a good time visiting and stitching.  Thanks to all the ladies who made it out on a cold day.





This lil' boy has been out of school for snow days.  We are mainly a rural school so the buses have a tough time so it is better to play it safe when the roads get snow and ice.
He was sacked out while I was busy at work.....


The lil' girls came over for a visit one afternoon.  Look at Miss Betty standing so tall.  She will be celebrating her first birthday next week!  Eva is such a good big sister and is always ready to tell Sissy about how things should be!


I've been working on some new patterns and hope to share some with you soon.  It's going to be a busy spring and summer and I can hardly wait!

Wishing everyone lots of SUNSHINE and a Happy WEEKEND!

Happy Trails.....Ginger


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Around the Farm!



We have new little calves being born and they are so sweet to watch!



We have Prairie Chick days once a month at our farm where gals come to stitch, hook, punch, and visit!




I've been putting together a lot of projects....little pinkeeps for gifts.


A Year In Stitches blocks by Buttermilk Basin that I am going to make into a quilt.




A long hooked flag I finished and hung above the french doors...the pattern is by Woolley Fox.



A free monthly mystery pattern by Buttermilk Basin..... your not too late so pop over and stitch one up yourself!

Then I've been crocheting the border around my farmstead rug.







Dyeing and Washing Wool








Then onto stitching up another month of the Year In Stitches by Buttermilk Basin.


There is more that I have been working on but I will save it for another day :)

This coming Saturday...February 21st we will be having a 
One Day Workshop on putting together this
Crazy Clutch a pattern by Cricket Street Wool


The dirt pad for the big barn is ready and in the next few weeks the cement work will be done and we will have a barn up then there will be lots of work to be done to make it into a  bunkhouse, a shop for goods, a large workshop area, restrooms, and a dining area!

Happy Trails.....Ginger


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hook~Stitch~Punch


I've been using up many of the scraps from the overflowing basket of worms....Love to make really scrappy rugs.  Danny told me I should have gave the boy overalls!  Guess I should have :)


I've also been working on applique patterns by Buttermilk Basin so relaxing and fun.


The oxford punch needle has been getting used, too.  Just a little bit of everything :)

It's been a busy week but never too busy to do a little hooking, stitching, and punching!

Happy Trails....Ginger