Sunday, October 30, 2011

Toot! Toot!



I yam what I yam ! and I've had all I can stand, I can't stands no more! That's my niece Erin...she is a junior in HS and plays in the band. She looks great as Popeye!



Our nephew John is a senior this year and has played football since he was very young. He is #74! He plays defense and offence and it's hard to believe both of these kids are almost finished with High School!





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Jenn and Sloan decorating cupcakes last night! Sloan loves visiting with Aunt Jenn :)

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We had a wonderful time this evening...our church family came over for a fall festival with a delicious meal of soups, chili, enchiladas...and some of the best homemade desserts! Later in the evening we had a benefit auction.






Sloan with some of his cousins and Aunt Jenn! Yes the lil' toot is the scary one...he loves scaring the girls!

Wishing each of you a Happy and Safe Halloween :)

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, October 28, 2011

~Primitive Packaging~



Pati Jane and I will soon be doing a craft show and as usual I've waited until the last couple of weeks to try and get something done. Oh I have plenty of ideas and things started.....sometimes I think my mind works on overload! So many things I want to make and so little time!



I decided to make some primitive package toppers for some of my bags....now to just get the things made that goes inside the lil' bags!



These lil' cards are for holding pins. Simple and primitive!

Well better get back to working on some of those things I have started!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Frosty Around Here!



I've been playing with the markers again! I drew these cute lil' guys and gals on card stock and out came the markers....may just have to turn some of these designs into punch needle and hooked rugs! Now to find some time :)

Well...the wind is howling outside and the long sleeved shirts are feeling pretty good against the cool breeze. Part of Oklahoma is having snowflakes falling and we are getting some little rain showers. We still need all the moisture we can get!

Jenn our daughter had an ultrasound last week and it's so exciting to see the new little one...still in suspense if it's a boy or girl :) either way it's loved!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Trip To Texas



A time spent relaxing, fishing, and enjoying family!









The temperature is dropping and the winds have changed out of the north....sweater weather is here! I'm going to pull some wool and dust off my hook and see if I remember how to make something :)

We are planning a church fall gathering here for this weekend and looks like the weather will be perfect.....hope you are enjoying your fall days!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Monday, October 24, 2011

How to Call A Squirrel

We are back from vacation....and this lil' one just makes my day!
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We had a great time in Texas and I'll share a few photo's tomorrow....Still catching up around the house.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Coming May, 2012



We will be having another "Happy Trails Oxford Punch Workshop" with Frank Bielec. It will be held on May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2012. If you are interested in attending we do have a few spaces left. Just click on the cows on the right and email me and I'll send you the information.

It's a fun workshop and you go home with a completed project!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Well Lookie Here


It's October 12th once again and this cute guy just turned 49!




Got to say LOVE this guy! Happy Birthday Danny may you always keep on smilin'......

Love ya...

Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crafting and Playing



Punch, Punch, Punch....oxford punch needle that is! Finished up two lil' mats in a day. Joy is a mat that was inspired by a pattern by Kelley Belfast.




This lil' snowguy was just drawn straight on monk's cloth. Both of these were made with yarn and punched. Quick little projects :)



My lil' guy spent the night last night and he was providing us with entertainment....never a dull moment for sure!



Don't you love the chocolate milk mustache :)

We have been getting some much needed rain and for that we sure are thankful. More is on the way for tonight and it sure feels good to have the windows open and that nice smell of rain floating right on in!

My sister~in~laws are busily working on getting ready for a new adventure. They are opening up a gift shop Patty Cake Originals named for their Mom. I'll have more updates on that in the weeks to come.

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Sunday, October 9, 2011

****Happy Birthday Sloan*****



Happy 4th Birthday Sloan!



It's hard to believe but our lil' grandson turned 4 today. He has talked non-stop for weeks about having about having a costume party for his birthday. His mom and dad did a wonderful job decorating and lots of kids and adults came dressed up.

















Boy don't they grow up too fast!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Closer Look



Here it is Saturday and the day couldn't be nicer. I'm setting in my room surrounded with wool strips a big cup of ice tea and pulling loops. The windows are open and the cool air is rushing in. Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow and I'm hoping it stays around for awhile. We just had two of our ponds dug out with a big trencher and they look so nice but would look so much better full of water. Since we have been in a drought this summer they have really gotten low and we might as well take advantage and enlarge them while we can.

I've been working on a few coasters mainly just hit and miss. The scrap basket of worms is always full :)



Last week the house was buzzing with ladies making things in Frank's workshop. I did finish punching on mine. Now to get this lil' guy totally finished!



Here is some closer pics of what everyone else finished. We had snowladies. This one was made by my mother~in~law. She had never oxford punched before and didn't she do a wonderful job on hers.




Nancy made a sheep. Love the colors.



Then we had some monsters and a pumpkin guy!



Then a heart needle case, snowman, scarecrow, and santa.



Redgie made a scarecrow and Teresa made a pilgrim. I met these gals a few years ago at the Lenexa hook~in and they have become such good friends.




Becky finished a santa!



My SIL "Karen" made a snowman on one side....


And a Uncle Sam on the other!



Frank punched this scarecrow. Oxford punch is a fun and fast way to make lots of things besides rugs.....You can put it on boxes, benches, make them into needle cases, pillows, flip dolls and so much more.

Well think I'll take a break and go for a walk...

Happy Trails......Ginger

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

~*Cooler Days*~


I absolutely love Autumn...the windows wide open with the cool breeze filling our home. The birds busily chirping to one another and listening to the cows softly calling to their calves. The rustle of the leaves as they are quickly dropping from the trees and the pop of the American flag as it proudly flies on a cloudy day.

Today Sloan and I enjoyed a little artwork done with markers. I have my set and he has his special set.



He worked really hard on his Alien Cat and monster pumpkins.



We also had a lil' black cat come up a few days ago and has made itself a home in the shop near the house. He is as gentle as can be and Sloan insist he is a "Halloween Cat" So I guess we will be calling him Halloween.

Wishing each of you cool Autumn breezes.

Happy Trails....Ginger