Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween and the Winner is...

Jane's (Vivian) name was picked by the random generator for the wool applique mat of fall leaves. Jane (Vivian) doesn't have a blog yet but I was surprised to see she is from the same state where I live good ol' OKLAHOMA!

It's sure to be a day filled with lots of treats as I plan to find some time to go enjoy the day with some rug hooking friends and then go over to our daughter and sil's in the evening to enjoy the kids as they come trick or treating.

Wishing each of you a wonderful day with lots of treats coming your way. Now if I can just remember to set those clocks back and change the smoke alarm batteries!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn Leaves Wool Mat Giveaway!

I'm having another giveaway. I made this lil' autumn leaves mat out of wool. The leaves are hand~dyed and really add to the look of fall. If you would like to enter just leave a lil' note here on this post giving a short note about what you enjoy about fall days. If you don't have a blog be sure to leave an email address so I can notify you if you win.

I'll draw a winner on Saturday, October 31st....

Autumn days to me are cool, crisp days with leaves falling and the smell of wood burning. Wonderful smells of baking cookies, pumpkin bars, and hot apple cider.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Saturday, October 24, 2009

You Would Be Grumpy, Too!

The calves that were born this spring were just a bit on the grumpy side this evening as they were put into the pens and got their shots, ear tags, branded, and for those bull calves banded. The branding part is what I dread the most. My job was to have the shots ready to go and keep the calves loaded into the loading area a few at a time.

Danny and Dan had the hard part doing all the physical labor.

Well I'm glad that's all done once again for awhile.

I put the finishing touches on a needle punch mat this evening and will list it on ebay tomorrow. It's my last one for fall. It's time to begin working on Christmas things. I also will be offering a giveaway beginning on Monday of a wool mat I made so be sure to sign up next week.

Hope everyone is enjoying the days of Autumn as much as I am. The leaves have started turning here. It should be a good time to walk through the woods and start gathering acorns for bowl fillers....hopefully the deer will be willing to share!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Autumn Days On Our Lil' Patch Of Heaven!

Do you ever feel like you are going in circles trying to keep up with the everyday chores? If I cleaned up one mess today I cleaned up one hundred then I looked up this evening and noticed tons of dust on the heater vents in the ceiling. Guess I better get those cleaned before the heater comes on and dust goes flying!

Seems like the ol' ticker has decided to act up a bit so it's put a hitch in my giddy up. I made a quick trip this afternoon to the doc and he said with a little extra meds it should take care of the problem. Seems like a pill is always a quick fix. Goodness knows I keep those pharmaceutical companies in the money!

I saw this sign while on our trip and I should of went ahead and purchased it especially for my crafting room.

Yesterday we enjoyed some time outside looking at the mums that are really blooming good and then Sloan and I went fishing. He caught two fish that he proudly announced were SHARKS! He is really getting good at reeling in the line although I'm still in charge of throwing out the line.

Tonight he was quite the character putting on a show before bedtime after a quick bath. He was roaring like a lion for all of us.

Well the rains are coming down again and the temperatures are dropping. It will be good to sleep to the drum of the rain. Tomorrow I'll be back to work to catch up on the bookkeeping. I've been running behind on my monthly giveaway and hopefully by next week I'll have something in the works. I have a few special plans for November and December in the giveaway department so keep tuned!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's Good To Be Home!

We made it home late Saturday night and I must say home never looked so good even with a mountain of laundry to do. We had a good time seeing some of the sights. Danny celebrated his birthday while we were gone.

We found a great farmer's market with lots of fruits, vegetables, handmade soaps, and lots of varieties of food being prepared as you wait.

We even saw Sponge Bob.

Universal studios was an interesting place to visit.

It was quite a change for us taking public transportation. When you live in the country your use to having your own car. I must say this is the first time I have actually taken a bus that is with the exception of a schoolbus.

We made it to San Francisco after a very turbulent airplane ride through a storm. While there we saw the Golden Gate Bridge.

Jenn and JJ on our way to Alcatraz.

Pier 39 famous for it's sea lions!

I just had to add this .....Guess if you don't want one giant rat tail you better brush your hair everyday! Boy it's good to be home!!!!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Monday, October 12, 2009

It May Be Hollywood

But as far as I'm concerned there is no place like home...Yes I'm missing my country living already. Give me land lots of land under starry skies above!

Oh we are having a good time out here in sunny California....

Jenn and JJ as they wait on their first subway ride.

The ceiling tiles in the subway were made to look like movie reels....

Hello Kitty meets Jenny!

We are off on a double decker bus for lots of sightseeing...yes we are as the locals call us Looky Lou's!!!

What do you know we made it Pa!

Even Kermit has a star!

Santa Monica beach area and pier was a fun place to visit.

Bubba Gump's for some good eats!

I saw Spider Man today....
Well tomorrow is sure to be filled with lots more sightseeing so better get rested up so I can keep up with the young ones.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Birthday!

The sunshine of Papa and Momo turns 2 today!

I sure do love this lil' one!!!

My heart just swells up everytime I just think about how much joy he has brought into our lives!!!!!

Love and smooches to Sloan!

Momo and Papa

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Leaving for the West Coast!

Well the old folks (Danny and I) along with our daughter and her hubby are taking a vacation to good ol' California! Of course Danny and I will pretty much look like the Beverly Hillbillies out in LA and San Francisco! Once a year we shut down the shop for a week and all of the employees take off. Some of the guys stay home and do honey do's and some enjoy the extra time with the kiddo's or their spouses.

So Saturday morning we will be off for a week of seeing Hollywood lights and enjoying some west coast cruisine.

I'll be missing all of my family even before we get out of the driveway! I'm sure Sloan will have grown a few inches and learned more words before the week is up!

I'll have one more post tomorrow as someone VERY SPECIAL will be celebrating a birthday. I might even be able to post a day or two while were gone.

Oh goodness with that all said I'm all ready missing them all already!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In The Blink of An Eye!

My baby boy turned 26 years old today! It's hard to believe it but here it is 26 years later and he has a lil' one of his own.

He has always been so easy going with a great sense of humor that often kept you on your toes....

Happy Birthday Dan!!!!

Love, Mom

Monday, October 5, 2009

Did You Know....

That superman comes to visit me during the week? Today he came dressed in his superman shirt and cape ready faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Or just open up some wonderful birthday gifts from Betty, Tony and Trinity! Thanks for all the special books and kaleidoscope. As you'll see he is still trying to figure out how to use the kaleidoscope!

My lil' superman/cowboy won't officially be 2 until Friday but he sure has been enjoying some early celebrations!


Thank you for all the emails and prayers for my Dad and Mom. Dad is doing well after his surgery and is coming home tomorrow. It has simply been amazing how well he has done after such a difficult surgery and I know he still has a long journey ahead of him but he is beginning to look and act like his old self again. It's hard to keep a good cowboy down!

Happy Trails....Ginger