Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Little Girls Need Dolly Blankets

 
The little grandgirls love their dolls, pretend cooking, games, and throwing balls to PaPa.  Betty loves to wrap up babies in blankets and she needs one smaller for her little babies.
 
So out came the crayons and I must admit I haven't colored on cloth in years.  But those poor little dolls need some bright colored blankets!



So with some crème colored muslin and a few crayons we are getting to work on making some bright little blankets.

 
Once it's all colored you just need to press it with a hot iron with a paper towel over the crayons to heat set the color in.

 
Next, grab your favorite floss or thread and mine just happens to Valdani black and add some of your favorite stitches.....it's like doodling on cloth with a needle and thread!
 
Easy enough even a kiddo could have fun making their own little projects!
 
 
Happy Trails......Ginger
 


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Basket Making!

 
We are offering a wonderful Basket making class by Pauline Asbury from right here in Oklahoma!   She is one talented lady and can teach from beginner to advanced students. 
Come join us on January 28th from 9 am to 3 pm ....you will go home with a finished basket!
 
Pauline brings everything you will need  and I will be making lunch and dessert!
 
If you are interested in attending the basket workshop just email me at
 
Space is limited to 15 students
 
 
Happy Trails.....Ginger

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wool Applique It's Addictive

 
I love the feel of pulling thread and needle through fabrics.  I have always LOVED handwork even as a small girl.  Now don't get me wrong I was the biggest Tomboy probably around town.  But when it came to handcrafts I was in love with making something, anything, including mudpies!
 
For a few years now I have loved applique and my favorite is wool applique.

 
I put it on all kinds of things, bags, boxes, pillows, mats, wood, whatever.....

 
You can make pincushions, patch a sweater with a little flower, bags, penny rugs, add it on a hooked rug....you get the idea the possibilities are endless.

 
 
Miss Molly keeps a watchful eye late in the evenings as I keep on stitching. 

 
Have you tried wool applique?  
 
Happy Trails......Ginger

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sitting Room

 
 
Every evening I spend time in this room!   I'm not much on sitting still for very long but put a needle of any sort in my hand and I can sit for awhile.  I love the feeling of making something with my hands.  Even doodling while on the phone at work fills up the pages where call backs for Danny to make fill in around their names.  Needless to say I have to make him a list if I can decipher what I wrote to begin with.
 
This week will bring warmer temps possibly up to the high 60's and then they are calling for rains and icy cold conditions later in the weekend!  Snow.....then sunny warm days,....then icy cold winds with possible freezing!  Makes for Oklahoma winters and lots of people with coughs and colds!
 
 
We are hosting lots of different retreats in the upcoming months so if you want to see all the updates follow me on facebook PrairieMoonPrimitives


Well,  time to find that comfy chair and get to stitching!  Hoping your enjoying some time spent doing what you love.

Happy Trails......Ginger

 
 
 


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Pleachet Rugbee Rug Needle Retreat


Pleachet is the technique!   RugBee Rug Needle is the tool.   Laura Jane White is carrying on a family tradition created by  her Grandmother,  Laura Elizabeth Johnston.   The early 1900’s fiber art is fun, fast, and easy….no sewing involved!

Make rugs, chair pads, and trivets of any size in six easy steps.  Free your imagination and creativity and “Pleachet Away.”  Join new or recycled fabric strips with the RugBee Rug Needle and our 100% cotton carpet warp.  Our unique needle is pointed on one end for easy loading of fabric with a crochet hook on the other.  Come join us and create your own family heirlooms. 

With this retreat you receive a Pleachet Rug Needle, Pleachet Instruction Book and DVD, 100% Natural Cotton Carpet Warp, 1 yard of precut fabric.   We have options for just taking the class and going home in the evening or come stay at our retreat center and enjoy working late into the evenings and enjoy our comfortable retreat center.   Meals are provided and prices will vary on the option you choose.
 
I met Laura while I was vending at Silver Dollar City and she was another craftsperson demonstrating and vending there as well.  Her technique of Pleachet was created by her Grandmother and she is working hard to keep this beautiful way of making rugs, chairpads, etc passed on to many others.  We will be hosting a retreat here at Prairie Moon Primitives and Retreats April 7th-8th.   If you are interested in attending or getting more information just contact me at prairiemoonprimitives@yahoo.com or visit my website at www.prairiemoonretreats.com
Happy Trails.......Ginger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A New Year Brings New Goals




We have closed out another year here at our little farm.  Our grandkiddos are growing up just too fast for me.  Miss Betty Rae is our youngest and she will be 3 years old in March.  She is keeping right up with Eva Mae and Sloan.  They each have their own personalities which makes them mighty special. 




We have farm chick days twice a month....one Wednesday and one Saturdays.  We have ladies who quilt, rug hook, Oxford punch, needle punch, applique, knit and scrapbook.....


Carolyn made this scrappy rug!  She gets a lot done and does many different things in fiber.


We offer basket classes by a local OKC lady "Pauline Asbury.  She does classes for beginner to advanced students.


We had 36 ladies come for our Christmas party....we played dirty Santa and Left Right Center plus everyone brought a dish and we sampled lots of good eats!




WE held our first scrapbook retreat and they made cards, jewelry, and did scrapbooks, too.



Farm Chick days are fun days just to gather and enjoy each other's company, eat lunch and a little dessert and work on projects.








Well with 2017 here I am setting some goals for myself.  Blogging more this year is one of them.  I want to offer some free little doodles, do some simple tutorials, keep you informed on retreats we will be offering and share some of our farm days!

Life is busy but it's good to slow down and cherish friendships, spend some quality time with family,  have a few quiet times stitching, and of course I really need to focus on studying and reading my Bible more.

This year is sure to bring some happy days and some days that will bring me to my knees but I will take one day at a time and rejoice in whatever comes my way!

Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy, and Joyous New Year!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Monday, November 7, 2016

Snowman Doodle Just For You

 
 
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  Here is a little snowman just for you to needle punch, applique, rug hook or paint!  Please give credit to me as the designer!
 
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
It's my littlest sisters birthday!  Happy Birthday Bobbie!!!!
 
Happy Trails....Ginger