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 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 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.


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!!!
Happy Trails.....Ginger

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to all those who left comments on the previous post.  We have two winners Fran Caswell and Gayle.   I have decided you each will receive a package of wool and wool yarn! 
I finished up a couple more pieces this week.  Two little wool pillows patterns by Cricket Street Wool and two primitive stockings by Cee of Early Style Penny Rugs. 
Many prayers today for all those in California.  My heart goes out to all of those families.  Please take a little extra time to give those near and dear to you an extra hug, tell them you love them, or an extra phone call. 
Happy Trails.....Ginger 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Finishes and A Giveaway

While I was in Branson, Mo during the months of September and October I had Monday's and Tuesday's off from vending at Silver Dollar City.  There is a special lady by the name of Carolyn Snyder that has a beautiful wool shop over the garage of her home.  It is a shop that you just want to stay and linger in!  She invited me to come over as often as I could and I eagerly excepted.  The above wooley quilt is one I just finished and is designed by her "Cricket Street Wool" and you can find her on Facebook.
She has so many wonderful wool applique designs and of course I gathered up a few to do.  I will be carrying her patterns in my little shop once it is all built....hopefully by spring!

Today I also finished up this little quilt by All Through The Night.  I simplified the pattern by just quickly sewing the blocks together and adding a little feather stitch along the stitch lines.  Love how it turned out!

Now for a little giveaway....Before the ice storm hit us I dyed up some cherry red wool yarn.  It works wonderful for Oxford Rug Punch and for binding rugs.  Along with the cherry red yarn I will included a couple of other hand dyed yarns as well.
So for all the folks that love a little bit of wool fabric for hooking or applique I will also be giving away a bit of wool fabric. 

I will draw two names on Wednesday, December 3rd.  So if you would like a chance at the wool yarn and the wool fabric just leave a comment and if you don't have a blog leave an email in the comment so I can notify you if you win. 
Happy Trails....Ginger

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sweet November Days

A free little doodle for you to use!  

Oh it's good to be home again.  If you stopped by my booth at Silver Dollar City thank you very much!

Ann and I had a wonderful time but it is truly good to be back home.  Two months is a long time to be away from home.  We enjoyed so many nice days with just the last week being a bit rainy and cold.

Danny and I are busy getting the Big Red Barn finished on the inside.  This week the starting of putting the heat and air units in has begun.  Soon as that is accomplished we will have the spray foam insulation done and then on to finishing out the walls.

I'm hoping to have a giveaway soon!  I've been a terrible blogger this year and hope to do better.  
So check back soon and get your name in on the giveaway....who knows I may even have a couple of giveaways.

Happy Trails.....Ginger