Monday, March 30, 2009

Hooray It's Monday!

The wind is sweeping across the plains and you sure better hang onto your hat if you have one on!

Don't you just love the start to a new week. Of course I do look forward to weekends just as much. Monday's here generally mean I have my lil' sidekick with me and for now he's still taking a nap. Soon he'll be up ready to play again and have some lunch. Thought I would share an Easter image with you and a couple of my little doodles. Use the doodles to your choosing but please give me credit if you would for the design.

No fishing worms today just woolly worms. So what's a gal to do but hook them right into a rug.

I'm sure hoping to finish up this rug of a bluebird in a basket of posies in the next day or two. Goodness the rugs are starting to pile up maybe I better start binding a few. Love to hook them but dread the binding. Do you?

Hope your enjoying a wonderful Monday, too!

Happy Trails...Ginger

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Welcome Back Spring!

Spring time has returned to the farm once again. The trees along with the little flowers beginning to raise their heads from the cold grounds of winter have been in just a bit of confusion as the temperatures over the weekend dipped below freezing. Snow falling lightly didn't last long and the warm rays of sunshine quickly has brought spring back once again.

The northern part of our state though is still digging out from near blizzard conditions. How I do enjoy living in central Oklahoma where we enjoy milder weather than the north part of the state. I know a great many of you are experiencing cold days and wintery mixes and hope you are staying nice and warm!

I've been staying busy over the last few days trying for once to get ahead in my crafting adventures and have already updated my Lemon Poppy Seed Shop. If you have time just click on the link to see the offerings we have.

Well with all this sunshine flowing through my sewing room window I believe I'll take a walk before the evening sun starts bowing it's head to say another day is done.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Are You Sure They Said ~S*N*O*W
What Happened to Spring?

It's been an upside down crazy week and it's not over yet! Our trees are blooming, the lilac smells so good and on every local news channel the forecast is a winter storm warning. U*N*B*E*L*I*E*V*A*B*L*E.....

The heater is back on and the long sleeve shirts and jackets are back! Well it's looking like spring at least in my sewing room. I'm working on the rug that Gene Shepherd started on his blog hook-in. With the Noel rug done the lil' bird and basket is soon to be finished, too.

The punchneedle has been popping through the cloth at a pretty fast pace trying to get ready for the LPS updates due on the 1st. I'm hoping to have them done early for once....we'll see!

Sloan loves to talk and for almost being 18 months old this lil' one can sure say a lot of words and even a few short sentences.

He must be calling PaPa to tell him we need more milk.

He is our official cookie inspector and even has the shirt that tells everyone so. Oreos are high on the thumbs up list!

Happy Trails...Ginger

Monday, March 23, 2009

Farm Livin' is the Life for Me....

Sunday was a busy day with church and running a couple of errands. Then the afternoon was spent outdoors with a few chores.

The lilac bush I planted last year is blooming and it has the most heavenly scent. It's got to be one of my all time favorite old fashion smells.

We wanted to get our onion sets planted and Danny started the tiller and began breaking up our small garden spot. I have to admit he even planted the onions while I was busy in the house.

With severe storms in the forecast Danny thought we better go ahead and get the cattle worked before it made everything wet and muddy.

Time for shots, worming, dehorning, and banding the bull calfs.

The squeeze shoot doesn't hurt them it just keeps them still while we give them the shots and stuff. I must say I truly dislike the dehorning process. Guess that's where the city gal in me comes back!

Big Ears patiently waits along with the others. We were done before sunset and I was glad to be back up to the house to finish up some more ornies I had been working on.

I love how these mittens turned out. They are a pattern by Brenda Gervais. I changed up the colors just a bit but they are gonna be so nice on the Christmas tree later this year.

Then I finished up a few hooked bowl fillers. The santa is an adapted design by Terrye French and Pati.

I'm looking forward to a full week with a little spring cleaning, hooking, stitching, and most of all enjoying family and friends. Wishing each of you a week full of timeless moments!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Saturday, March 21, 2009

~*A Busy Saturday*~
Housework~Cake & Ice Cream~Stitching

The sun is sinking low and the day is coming to an end.

It's been a busy Saturday with the beginning of some much needed housework, a birthday party, buying a few groceries, laundry, and finishing off the evening in my favorite room of the house stitching.

My niece "Maggie" turned 7 yesterday. Her cousins spent the night with her and they celebrated with a princess party last night. They all had a great time. Today we went to my sister Bobbie's home to have lunch and birthday cake.

Sherry and Mom

The boys watch as Maggie opens up her goodies.

Just enjoying visiting.

Erin and Jane...just like a daughter and mom!

A great way to work off the cake and ice cream, maybe I should have crawled up there but who would have helped me down...mmmhh!

So as the day comes to an end this has been one busy day. Found some time to make up 3 christmas ornies and finished pulling loops on this fall hooked rug for a retreat that the An American Primitive Gathering has been doing. I'm hoping to share more finished goodies tomorrow.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Days Are Here!

It's the first day of spring which means my niece "Maggie" celebrated her 7th birthday today and tomorrow will be a family celebration with all the family.

I'm hoping we get our small garden spot tilled up in the next few days so that we can begin planting so we can have fresh vegetables this summer.

This weekend looks to be a busy one for sure. Hope each of you have a wonderful weekend planned and find time to enjoy with family and friends.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Beginning of Another Week!

We had a wonderfully warm spring day and tomorrow is suppose to be much the same. The schools are closed for spring~break and my nieces and nephews are enjoying some time off from schoolwork.

Sloan and I spent a good part of the day outside with him having wagon rides and it's funny how a 16 month old likes to walk with one foot on the edge of bricks along my flowerbed while the other foot walks along in the grass. Reminded me of Leave it to Beaver.

I finally got around this evening to updating my LPS,CFP, and ebay sites updated. There you will find rabbits, tulips, chicks, pinkeeps, and bowl fillers. I have so much more just needing some finishing touches.

Over the weekend we had a good time visiting with Danny's family and I caught my daughter Jenn having a rare moment sitting on her Daddy's lap. Think she still might be Daddy's girl!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Sunday, March 15, 2009

*~Over The Hill ~*
A '59 Model

Danny's sister "Karen" takes the good-natured kidding of being "50" very well. Of course growing up in a family of six kids you just better get use to kidding and lots of it!

Danny's mom made two cakes and boy were they good...homemade german chocolate cake and chocolate sheet cake!

Karen with her little granddaughter Chloe!

Chloe may be small but she sure can keep the boys on their toes. It's going to be lots of fun watching these little ones as they grow up.

A time to say goodbye for the day. We had lots of fun enjoying good food, family, and a warm sunny day!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, March 13, 2009

Time to Pick a Winner!

It's time to announce the winner of the punchneedle and goodies to get someone started on punching! I threw on the names in a box walked right out the shop door (yes I had to go to work today) and stopped one of the guys who works so hard building trailers for us and asked him to draw out a without any more delay the winner is

STINA, she is from Sweden and would you believe today is her birthday! Hope you all will take a moment and click on her name and head on over and wish her a Happy Birthday!!! She's been wanting to try punchneedle for sometime and can't find the supplies where she lives but soon she'll have them on her way!

Just want to thank everyone for entering the giveaway and check back soon I'll be having another one in April!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Step Inside and Stay Awhile!

When you enter Moore, Oklahoma you need to make a stop at 113 W. Main. Let me take you into a world of rug hooking, punchneedle, embroidery, folk art painting, quilting, and just about any type of primitive craft you can imagine.

In the front windows you will find projects that are for sale as well as samples for the classes they offer.

From the ceiling to the floor you will simply be amazed at all you will find inside.

If you love homespun fabric you will find bolts and bolts in every color you can imagine.

Candles that will fill your home with the most delightful scents, needlework and painting patterns, and gift items can be found at every turn.

Books, wool on the bolt, hand~dyed wool, embroidery floss, notions, paints, brushes, stencils, rusty tins, and so much more right here in one store.

Locker hooking supplies, moda fabric, applique, frames, penny rug supplies can also be found.

Believe me you can spend hours inside this store and still not see it all.

Meet the owners "Vonda and Karen", a mom and daughter who will greet you with a warm welcome and take care of all your questions and needs. They have been in business for over 20 years.

Pati teaches many classes such as quilting, block of the month, and rug hooking. She made the quilt hanging right behind her. It is one of the newest blocks of the month currently being offered.

Today was rughooking and punchneedle guild and we had a great turnout. It's always so much fun to see what everyone has been working on and some of the great finishes.

Two new gals joined in today to get a quick lesson on punchneedle and they were coming along very nicely with their projects before leaving. They plan to join us again next month.

A day filled with laughter, pulling a few loops, needle punching, and looking over some newly dyed wools always feeds the soul. Hope you enjoyed a little tour of one of the neatest shops in the great state of Oklahoma!

Happy Trails....Ginger