Saturday, August 28, 2010

Needle Punch, Rug Hooking, Quilting, and a Wool Santa

Well what a Saturday! Danny had the alarm set for 4:10 am yes AM and he headed out the door to go striper fishing. I love to fish but this was a guy trip. I had other plans for my day.

I loaded up the truck and I spent my day at Country Collections giving a lesson on needle punch. This was Barbara's first time to give it a try and she did an excellent job on her pumpkin and crow.

Pati Jane taught a class on making a wool Santa....

Karen was busy with her Mom taking care of customers and putting out all the lunch goodies!

Rug hooking lessons for first timers!

Sandra was giving Renae a lesson on piecing a quilt.

Pati Jane helping a little on the rug hooking lesson.

Sandra taught rug hooking and quilting today....she is multi~talented!

Karan is a first time rug hooker and did well on pulling her loops. She is concentrating and so intent on getting those loops perfect!

Judy is also a first time rug hooker and did a great job on her rug also. They both were pulling up loops easier by the end of class and we found out that Judy and Karan have been friends since 5th great is that!

Vonda and Karen are the owners of Country Collections and have worked hard to make this a wonderful place for gals to come and sit, stitch, hook, paint, needle punch, rug hook and find all kinds of patterns and supplies. So....If you are ever in Moore, Oklahoma be sure to stop in I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Well we had a fun~filled day....Danny caught some fish, I got to enjoy visiting with new and old friends. Hope your day was a good one, too!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Doodle

I've been doodling around again and thought I would share a free lil' pumpkin patch doodle.

A week or so ago I made a bunch of lil' applique pieces and decided the other night to turn a few of them into mini pinkeeps small enough to take along in projects on the go.

I also started another little fall hooked rug "AUTUMN" by Buttermilk Basin....seems I can't make my mind up if I want to hook, punch, or stitch.

Here it is Friday again and another work week is just about completed. The kids around here are all back in school and Friday night football games begin next week and it will be nice to sit in the stands and watch my nephew play and listen to my niece as she marches in the band. Summer is almost over and those autumn days are on the way!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Monday, August 23, 2010

~* Farmer Jack *~
Primitive Needle Punch Rug

I've dusted off my punch needle once again and found my thread and now I've got this sweet lil' guy in overalls ready to find a new home. He will be listed on eBay in the morning.

Tomorrow we are suppose to be about 15* cooler and it will be so nice not to be in triple digits. Today we reached 104* just too hot for anyone working outside.

Well I'm off to finish up a few more projects before I call it a night. Nothing like working by the light of the moon!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Jack

I'm smiling as big as this ol' jack o'lantern he has been hooked, bound, and a handmade tag placed on the back and listed on eBay. I haven't listed any items in such a long time but might as well get started back.

I've enjoyed the afternoon in the coolness of the house and located my punch needle and threads and have been working on a few fall projects.

Our daughter Jenn begins a new class on exercise wellness this week at the local Vo-Tech school as an evening instructor so I plan to attend. I can definetely use benefits from the stetching and exercise. Now if I can just avoid the mexican food and desserts but I'm not making any promises.

Hoping each of you have enjoyed your weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Cowboy and His Horse

Someone special stopped by the shop today...Yes I'm a working gal today and I would much rather be home but duty calls twice a week. Sloan had to come to work this morning too and by 10:30 this morning he was quite tired of being cooped up.

Well his PaPa Bob (my Dad) stopped in for a visit and Sloan quickly hands him a piece of paper and a pen and before you know it a cowboy of sorts and a horse appears. Now I admit my Dad isn't an artist with pen and paper but he has been known to create some beautiful things out of wood he has made tables, a gossip bench, earrings, and many other things for us girls and my Mom.

My Mom is the actual Artist in the family and has made lots of paintings using oils, pastels, and watercolors.

It seems like Mom and Dad have put away their woodworking and painting tools and for the last several years have been busy with their own farmlife. Dad stays busy with planting, cutting hay, taking care of the cattle and Mom does the household chores as well as tends to the garden, her beloved chicks, and does enough canning to feed the entire county.

Well it's been a long day at work but I can't complain....Sloan has been gone this afternoon to visit his great~grandma and one of his cousins and I've been whipping the Ol' Jack rug and before you know it the work day will be done and I'll be off for home to see about some farmlife of my own!

Happy Trails...Ginger

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ol' Fashion Jack

I've pulled out the wool and a scrap piece of monk's cloth and what do you know an Ol' Fashion Jack is appearing right before my still blurry eyes. It's been hard to read but pulling loops has kept me busy this evening.

I hope to have it finished up within a day or so and listed on eBay. I haven't taken time to list anything in what seems like a long time. I would like to get started back to offering a few hooked and needle punched pieces.

I've got lots of Autumn and Winter pieces I'm anxious to get started on that sometimes it's hard just knowing where to begin.

Well I'm off to pull a few more loops!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Boys and Their Toys

Finally finished up the Posey Runner and yes I did get it ready to be bound....Believe me I've learned my lesson on not letting them pile up. This pattern was by Saltbox Primitive Woolens.

Hot summer days are still lingering on. The relief comes from enjoying playtime in the water.

Sloan's little chicks love to see him coming...he shares his watermelon and tomatoes with them and he chases them as well as they chase him. Today he found a feather and was busy painting water onto the tree until this curious chick stole his feather then the chase was on!

Well seems like yesterday one certain lil' boy with a certain lil' dart gun accidently shot his Momo straight in the eye....OUCH! Well with a quick trip to the eye doctor everything should be well in a couple of days. . Let's just say the dart gun has been put away until he's about 5 years old. Boys and there toys!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Monday, August 16, 2010

Smilin' Jack

Before you know it the leaves will be turning colors, a crisp coolness will be in the air and porches will be decorated with pumpkins, gourds, and mums. The kids are returning to school, the last of the summer days are here and I can hardly wait for the Autumn moons and the smell of woodsmoke in the air.

Here is a little doodle of "Jack" while you wait for Autumn to arrive. Feel free to use him in whatever way you choose.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Twenty~Nine Years

Our first date April 27th, 1979

Starting a life together August 14th, 1981

Lots of memories...lots of growing....lots of sharing....lots of making do
Well we certainly have built a home filled with lots of love, family, and friends. What a blessing to have shared them with the one I love!

Thursday night we headed out to spend a couple of days together away from home and enjoyed stopping and visiting the Saltbox Primitive Woolens in Warsaw, Mo. Danny is always a good sport about taking me places.

Then it was off to Branson, Mo to enjoy seeing a few sights and catch a show.

Back home we spent the day going to church, having lunch with our daughter, and catching up on a few things around the house. It's nice to get away for a few days but coming home is always the best.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Thursday, August 12, 2010

* ~ Out Of The Scrapbasket ~ *

I admit it I save wool scraps. I see potential in that pile of scraps.

There are flowers, pineapples, houses, birds, pumpkins, snowmen, santa's....yes they live in my scrapbasket!

With a little help from my scissors, needle and threads they do appear! So what do you have lurking in your scrapbasket?

Happy Trails...Ginger

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Playing Hookie!

Twice within a week I've got to play hookie. Once a month Country Collections in Moore has gals that meet to hook on Tuesday afternoons and with Sloan gone to visit his other grandma well I gathered up my supplies and enjoyed the day with some wonderful gals.

Pati Jane gave a little demo on a new technique.

Kaye is always working on something new and this time it happens to be a large size rug and the colors she is using are looking great.

Laura is just about finished with her chair mat.

Kaye back to work on her rug!

Ann is always the quiet one maybe that's why she gets so much done!

Pati Jane made this awesome BOO sampler for the shop. Her applique work is perfect!

Ann had a bag full of worms for anyone caring to take them home....Looks like some of the gals had fun choosing the ones they needed.

Where's Sandra? I missed getting a picture of her now how did that happen? She was working on an Autumn rug and it was really coming along really nice.

Wishing you a great day filled with playing a little hookie!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Finishes, Fun With Friends, and A Surprise Visit!

I've been working on a few pumpkins nothing like thinking of fall on a hot summer day!

Spent my Saturday at Country Collections in Moore, Oklahoma! Always lots of fun especially since Pati had her sweet lil' Emma for a little while. Such a cutie pie!

I made it home with a few new projects I can hardly wait to start! Hope your enjoying your weekend!

Happy Trails...Ginger