Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Primitive Sampler
~*A is for Angel*~


Sometimes I find myself with a little free time setting in a doctor's office or waiting on the dear ol' hubby at Lowe's or Home Depot so I usually have a little handwork that I leave in the truck for just those times.

Once upon a time not so long ago I did several different alphabet samplers and ran across them today and I thought why not make one up one myself. So here is one of my free doodles just for you.

I made up the "A is for Angel" in about 15 minutes so I plan to keep them quick, easy, and a little bit prim.

I'll offer one or two every week and once I get them all done I'll finish them up into a sampler quilt and then I'll have a giveaway for the completed little quilt.

Until then feel free to click and print off the pattern for your own use. I'm making my blocks about 4" square but you choose whatever size is best for you. You can also use them for needle punch, rug hooking, folk art or whatever suits your fancy. I'd love to see what you come up with.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Monday, April 27, 2009

Punchneedle & Rug Hooking Updates

I've put the finishing touches on several punchneedle projects and will be listing them in the LPS and CFP shops in the next day or so. I also finished up a couple of small hooked items. Just click on the logo's on the left and see what we have in just a few days.

The weather here has turned off cool again and I'm anxious to get the fishing pole and head down to the pond. I think it's about time to introduce a little one to the fun of fishing. Hopefully he will enjoy it as much as I do.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Storms Keep Comin'....

It's tornado season here in Oklahoma and the last few days stormy weather is making everyone keep an eye on the skies.

We got busy this afternoon and got a big part of the garden planted. Soon we hope to be enjoying lots of fresh veggies.

The pastures are sure greening up and the cattle, wild turkeys and an occasional flock of geese are enjoying the crisp green grasses.

We also have a good crop of red clover and it sure is pretty blowing in the wind.

Yesterday was filled with going to the Farm Show with my Mom since Danny and my Dad went to a farm auction. Later we went to celebrate the birthday of my Great-Uncle who turned 90.
Later that evening I met up with Danny and we went to another birthday party for his Dad. He turns 76 on Tuesday. I finally got a picture of him where he's not making a silly face!

All in all it was a busy weekend with a watchful eye on the storms. As I close out the post the thunder is rolling across the praires and plains once more. Hope each of you had a wonderful weekend, too!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, April 24, 2009

We Have A Winner!

"Dan & Sloan"

The names were all thrown into the hat and my Dad just happened by this morning so he had the honor of pulling out the the winner of the Rug Hooking book is
Vicki of The Hogscald Holler!

Be sure and pop over to her blog when you get a chance to see what has been happening in her neck of the woods.

I'll be having another giveaway in May so stop back in soon and see what will be next. Have a wonderful Friday!

Happy Trails...Ginger

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wool Rug Hooking Giveaway!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

It's time for another giveaway and this month I'm giving away this book Wool Rug Hooking by Tara Darr. Perhaps you have never tried rug hooking or maybe you are a seasoned hooker. Well either way this book is filled with lots of information on tools and supplies, color choices and dyeing, basic techniques, finishing and aftercare. It also has 23 patterns!

Even if you aren't a rug hooker you can use the patterns for needle punching. Along with the book I'm going to send along a hook to get you started.

If you would like to sign up just leave a comment on this post and if you don't have a blog just leave your email address.

I'll draw a winner on Friday, April 24th.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Have You Seen Any Giraffe's Lately?

We had a great time at the OKC Zoo today....there were lots of new exhibits. They had a place dedicated just to the wildlife of Oklahoma.

Sloan loved seeing all the animals and the hippo's swimming were one of his favorites.

Uncle JJ and Sloan found lots of different birds to look at.

When you get tired all you have to do is find you a resting rock!

He loved seeing the bears too!

There's nothing like sharing a snowcone with PaPa.

Aunt Jenn was busy taking lots of pictures but her and Sloan took a moment to visit the Apes.

Alligators were dozing in the warm afternoon sunshine.

A new grizzly bear exhibit had lots of waterfalls and huge wading areas.

Most of the day this little one was content with walking and looking at everything.

We finally got him in the stroller and then he wanted his socks and shoes off. Yes, it's confirmed....stinky feet!

He was sure tuckered out after we stopped for supper. You may be wondering why his Mom and Dad weren't in any of the pictures. They were attending a wedding today so I'm sure they will be anxious to see all the pictures and here about all the animals.

If you haven't visited your local zoo in awhile you should soon. It makes for some good exercise and you'll see some wonderful animals.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, April 17, 2009

Jack O'Lantern Moon

I finished up another small rug last night. It was a pattern I purchased at the Lenexa Hook-In from the Needl' Love booth. It is called Jack O'Lantern Moon and it was sure fun and fast to hook. I do enjoy making something whether it be a hooked rug, a quilt, or baking some little goodies.

I'm working on a little giveaway I hope to have up next week all I'll say for now is it has to do with rug hooking.

This weekend is sure to be lots of fun. We are hoping to take our lil' grandson to the zoo before the Oklahoma heat comes to stay. Today has been a cool, cloudy, and rainy day.

Wishing each of you a weekend filled with family and friends.

Happy Trails...Ginger

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

~*Full Of Energy*~

This boy loves watermelon and he's even been known to haul a slice around in his dump truck in the yard. Yes he's all boy!

A bit of watching some tv while Grandma or as he calls me "MoMo" gets some housework done! Yes, he's learning quickly how to become a lil' man!

We had to run a few errands and he always loves to go!

After we finished up the errands we went to the mall not for shopping but for a little fun. I wound up being dizzy trying to keep him setting down but he had a great time.

Look at the lil' girl in the other car she wasn't so sure but Sloan was on his 3rd dollar and he just wanted more!

Back at home and a quick nap for Sloan it was outside to read books, riding on the tricycle, and playing with the ball.

Oh and can you believe this lil' one can fly a kite!

When his Dad picked him up this evening he left full of energy ready to go have fun with his Mom and Dad!

They only stay little for a short while so get out and play with those kiddo's!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Truly Inspiring Story

I just love this story of a young lady from Britian 47 years old with a voice of an angel. I hope you click on the link and watch Susan Boyle. It just goes to show you never judge a person by what they look like. It's what's inside that counts.

Happy Trails...Ginger

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter ~ Rains ~ Family ~ Fun

Easter today brought with it a much needed rain! Showers of blessings for sure. We enjoyed family and friends with a cook-out brought indoors. My daughter's sister-in-law Jennipher enjoyed some time with our lil' great niece Chloe.

Danny's Mom came for lunch and brought a wonderful mixed bowl of fruit.

Chloe got a head start on the indoor egg hunt!

Two of the kiddo's counting up their loot!

The taste testing cooking crew!

The kids always have alot to discuss when they get together.

Having 3 sisters it just makes for 3 crazy brother-in-laws!
Dennis is a history teacher and High School football and track coach.

Brian is one of those guys you don't want to see in your rear view mirror especially with the lights flashing!

Steven is the manager of a Sherwin-Williams Paint store.

Our daughter "Jenn" one wild and crazy gal!

Hope each of you enjoyed your Easter day as much as I did!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Saturday, April 11, 2009

~*Easter Blessings*~

On the cross He died for sinners
And His blood makes white as snow;
Loving, living, coming Saviour,
He's the one you ought to know.

May each of you have a wonderful Easter day filled with special moments with family and friends.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, April 10, 2009

Oklahoma Wildfires

Oklahoman's faced wildfires yesterday over a major portion of the state. Over one hundred homes have been lost. The high winds fueled the fires as firefighters tried their best to gain some sort of control.

Two of my sisters had been to a track meet to see their kids and as they made their way home smoke and flames were making it a difficult trip back.

Having family members as well as friends as firefighters it just adds to the worry as the smoke was intense over a major portion of the state.

The winds are still blowing across the plains of Oklahoma today and rain is in the forecast for the weekend. Many folks will be faced with a loss of everything so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Happy Trails...Ginger

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

~* Oh What a Beautiful Day *~

We enjoyed a beautiful spring day with very light winds HOORAY!!!
Of course the biggest part was spent outside. Sloan and I went and visited his Great-Grandpa Bob and Grandma Sue. They have one of those utility carts to get around on the farm and Sloan loves to ride on there. We visited the garden and the big pond and saw some ducks. He really didn't want to leave but it would be time for a nap soon.

PaPa came home from work and with Sloan helping they got the steers fed. He does love being with PaPa.

Ol' Big Ears loves seeing PaPa too because that means extra goodies to eat!

Learning how to blow dandelions and chasing butterflies!

Can you see the turkeys out in the field? They have been staying around the last few weeks....maybe it's the apple peelings Sloan makes sure he throws out for them.

There's nothing better than sharing the day with the one's you love!

Happy Trails....Ginger