Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Dream Come True!

What started long time ago as a crazy dream is on it's way of becoming true. Back in the early 80's my Mom and Dad invited our lil' family of 4 to go on a trip with them and my sisters to Branson, Missouri. They had been the year before and came back telling us how exciting it was. We loaded up the kids, packed the tents and headed out with them. We camped out at Shepherd of the Hills campground and attended some shows, Shepherd of The Hills play and then went to Silver Dollar City!

Now let me explain Silver Dollar City just in case you have never been. It is an amusement park that is set back in the 1800's. Of course they have all the rides and attractions but they also have craftsmen demonstrating olde time crafts. Even from my first experience there I thought wouldn't it be great to work here :)

Well let's just say I'm going to get my chance in October 2013 along with my friend Pati Jane. We will be demonstrating rug hooking, oxford punch and needle punch. So Pati Jane and I have been busy with lots of new designs, gathering supplies, beginning on our adventure of dying wool yarns and trying to figure out just what all we will need!

My mind hasn't slowed down much once I heard we will be a part of the National Harvest Festival next October. In the mean time we will be making kits of all kinds and lots of patterns. We already have a pretty good start!

Of all the jobs I've had in my lifetime with the exception of keeping the grandkiddo's this has to be one I'm absolutely thrilled with! So you'll just have to put up with me as everyone else close by is having to do until I settle down!

The "All In the Family" pumpkins at the top is one of my newest punches....Not sure what I'll make it into just yet!

Happy Trails....Ginger


Country Whispers said...

How exciting!
Hope you do well and have a great time.

primitivebettys said...

I'm so excited for you girls!!! You are going to do so GREAT! I told Tony about it... and hope we can plan a vacation at that time!!! I want to see you girls in action!

woollylottrugs said...

Congratulations sweetie! It could not happen to a nicer gal. Your work will sell like hotcakes!! I love those pumpkins you punched. They bring a bright smile to my face. So happy for you!!!


Phyllis said...

That is exciting news! I love Branson and I've been there many times. We live about 2 1/2 hours away and we have a wonderful place where we stay not far from SDC.
I'll have to try and plan a trip up there during the festival.

kim said...

Congratulations!! I love to visit DollyWood in the Smokey Mountains during their Harvest festival so maybe I can come that way!
take care

WoolenSails said...

That will be so exciting and fun to do and I love your new pumpkins piece.


Orange Sink said...

How exciting for you and PattiJane! It sure sounds like fun! I know you will have lots of neat things all ready to go! I love the pumkin needle punch! Are you selling the pattern for rug hooking? Congrats again and keep on being excited! You've worked hard to get to fulfill that dream!
Cathy G

annie said...

that's just wonderful, so happy for you both!
love the pumpkins!!!

Myra said...

What a blessing ... you certainly deserve it!! The pumpkins are adorable

woolyredrug said...

So exciting! Very happy for you gals and know you will have so much fun and do just great!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love he pumpkin rug! And congratulations on your new show ~ sounds like a great opportunity!

moosecraft said...

Oooooooh! Congrats to both of you! You're going to have so much FUN!

Jacqueline said...

Wahoo.. so happy for you two. Isn't it nice when dreams come true.

I hope you have a wonderful time. And you could never bore us with the details.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Ginger, oh good for you, great news. Love the All In The Family pumpkins, wonderful work. Blessings Francine.

TheRustyThimble said...

WOW how Exciting is that, congrats to you and Patti. I can not wait to hear about your adventure. How sweet
You have every right to be jumping with joy


Raymond Homestead said...

Very exciting! Love your newest punch!

Trace4J said...

You will have a great time.
Lovin those pumpkins Friend

Kim said...

Very exciting! Congratulations

Farm Girl said...

Oh I am so excited for you. What fun and I can't wait to see all of the wonderful ideas you will come up with. Shepherd of the Hills was my grand mother's favorite book. I love that you stayed at a campground named that I had forgotten that until you said it.
I spent years looking for the book until I finally found it for her. I wish I could go there in 2013 and watch you. That is such wonderful news.

cucki said...

They are so lovely..
Big hugs xxx

White Sheep Farm said...

Congrats Ginger!
That is great news,you must be so happy!
Love your pumpkin punch?
Is that your pattern? I love to punch that one myself!
Have a great weekend.

ihook2 said...

Congratulation Ginger. Sound like the dream job of a lifetime. Glad PattiJane will be doing it too...sounds like the two of you will be having a fun time.
Love your new "pumkin" punch.

kelley said...

WooHoo what a fun time! Congrats on having a dream come deserve it and then some...big hugs..

linda eugene said...

hey Ginger good for you, you will soon be in all these rug hooking and punching magazines. you are so creative and have so much energy if I didn't know I would say you couldn't be more than 30 lol. I guess you get that energy from those strong hayes women we all loved so much. wish I could be there oct 1213 in silver dollars city but you never know love ya linda