Monday, March 21, 2011

Under Construction!


We are undergoing a few good changes here at the homestead. We built a metal barn type of home that we finished back in the fall of 2004. We have been so blessed to have this wonderful barn style home.

We enjoy having family over often. I like the simplicity of the country life....a place to hear the birds calling sweetly to a mate, the cow bellowing to find it's calf, the howl of the coyotes as the sun begins to set. Oh I don't need riches or gold just the view of the sun setting low or the brilliance of the stars stretching far across the prairie sky.....Yes I do enjoy the country life.



We are enclosing the area where we usually park and making one large gathering room. We will be putting in a large fireplace and lots of windows. We are also adding on a new parking area.

I hope to have a few rug hooking and quilting get togethers here starting later this fall. We plan to make it rustic inside as Danny and I will be the ones doing the inside work....and since we aren't carpenters rustic is what it will be!



Sunday after church I gathered up my paint and brushes and started painting!




Some red and black and look a "new" bench!



Then I just couldn't stop so I made a few signs :)

Thanks to all that visit my blog and catch a glimpse into our life out here on the farm. I truly want to enjoy each day come what may and at the end of the day as I lay my head down I want to give thanks for all my blessings.

Happy Trails to You......Ginger

18 comments:

Kathy (woolfind) said...

What a wonderful place to live. I hope you show pictures as everything unfolds. Wow, all that painting, just great!

Teri said...

Ginger,
How exciting for you! It sounds like it will be beautiful.
And as for doing your own work ... well, you know my story.
Good luck with the project and keep showing progress.
Have a wonderful week.
Teri♥♥♥

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

How exciting Ginger!! It sounds great!!

moosecraft said...

A "few" signs? lol! Love that gathering place you have! It sure would be nice for some hook-ins too!

Farm Girl said...

Lovely, I can't wait to watch your work as it progresses. As with everything you do it will be a work of art.

primitivebettys said...

This is exciting! I just know it is going to be GREAT!! Love the signs too! You just marvel me, Ginger!! :)

WoolenSails said...

Your new barn house is going to be a wonderful place to gather, love the open layout. Do you use stencils for your signs? We don't have that many in our craft stores, wish we had a place to get the good ones.

Debbie

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

You sound so happy and at peace! I love that about your heart! And what a great room that will be when it's done. Love the table!!!! A "few" signs????? Looks like you needed an intervention!

Joanne said...

Just a few signs? You are too funny Ginger - to you it's a few I'm sure - you are so productive. Love your home and what fun to have that big old gathering room - i'm sure rustic will be wonderful

Courtney said...

Your country life sounds wonderful, simply filled with peaceful pleasures! I love the signs! The little table came out great too!
Courtney

katie said...

Ginger, that is a great place you have, and your addition will be well used I am sure.
Love all the signs.

patijane said...

It does look BIG!!! Hope someday to be living in the country. Your bench turned out beautiful and I still can't believe you painted that many signs. Holler when you're ready to start the inside. I would love to help. Can't wait 'til the fall..

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
I'm sure that will be the most amazing room. It looks HUGE. How wonderful that you have so much family ~ and that you like each other...lol! Please keep us posted on your progress.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Nettie said...

Ginger ~ that will be wonderful to add on such a big room for family and friends get togethers ...I love the idea of a great room in rustic style....My husband and I love to watch the old westerns on tv...How great it would be to have a old fashion dance in that room.... Post lots of pics of its progression.....that bench came out great....and just a few signs,LOL!
~~~~~
love your Happy Trails sign off...

Nettie

sandrasc said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished product (room). It is sure to be wonderful. I would love to live out like that, peaceful, being able to see stars. But, alas, it is not to be. Retreats will be a blast for all who are able to be there. Yes, you did paint a "few" signs there. How industrious you are.

Country Whispers said...

I so wish we lived in the country...it truly is the simple things that make us happy!
I'd say you made a few more than just a few signs! :)

Maureen said...

Just came across your site. I have really enjoyed looking at your Oxford punch projects. Nice job...just getting started my self.

Christine said...

I love all that you get done! Your projects are just darling and everything has such a warm and homey feel to it. I really like all of the font on your signs too.