Saturday, January 3, 2015

Big Red Barn... A Dream Coming True

(photo found on pinterest)
Danny and I both like BIG RED BARNS and a dream is looking like it will be coming true.
For a very long time I have wanted a shop to sell my wares, supplies, and to teach handmade crafts of all kinds.  For the most part I just enjoy being around folks that have a desire to make things.  I have always kept busy making something even from a very young age. 
So we have talked and planned and drawn sketches of plans and we have come up with a  BIG RED BARN that will be here at our farm.  It will have a store for me to offer my handmade goods and also, supplies of wool, punchneedles, yarns, rug hooking supplies, and much more.
There will be two porches with rocking chairs and tables to gather around for visiting and relaxing outside, then a big, bright room with plenty of workspace for quilting, rug hooking,  punching, and wool applique workshops or retreats.
A place to gather around the tables inside  to enjoy some good ole' home cooking and a bunkhouse built in for 16 gals to spend a night or two. 
I want this to be a place that everyone that comes can enjoy a taste of the country life,  make new friends, and leave feeling refreshed and wanting to return again. 
We have already  measured off where it will is the dirt work to level everything up. 
In the waiting process I am still planning on several workshops in the big gathering room we have now. 
Check back soon for some upcoming workshops on Crazy Clutch, Shirred Rugs, Needle Punch, Oxford Punch, Beginning Rug Hooking and A YEAR IN STITCHES Block of the Month.
I will post the dates soon with more details.
If you are in the area we also have a Prairie Chicks day once a month.
This month we will meet Saturday, January 10th from 9:30 to late afternoon.
Just bring something to work on and I will provide the charge just a good old fashion day of visiting and stitchin', hookin', and punchin'
Happy Trails......Ginger


Susan said...

Yeah for you. A dream come true.

From Sherry's Heart said...

I'm SO HAPPY for you Ginger!!!! Your Big Red Barn sounds FANTASTIC and I'm sure your vision will soon be a dream come true!!!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Such exciting news Ginger! All my best to you in this new venture. I know it will be a success and a lot of fun too! Hugs, Lori

Cynthia Roberts said...

This is wonderful! Being an Oklahoma girl myself (transplanted to Texas for most of my life) I love the barn. I really wanted to come to your Oxford Punch retreat last summer. Hope I can make it to something sometime in your Big Red Barn!

WoolenSails said...

That is wonderful news and will be so fun for you to have your own place on your property. I look forward to seeing your progress.


primitivebettys said...

I am so happy & excited for you!!! :-)

susiedele said...

Wow...The thought of that happening makes me giddy for you. Congrats!

Farm Girl said...

How exciting Ginger. I look forward to seeing this dream come true.
I will try to visit my sister after you are up and running and get to visit someday.
I am so excited about this. I love big red barns too.
You are off to a great year!

Jacqueline said...

I am so happy for you. I wish I lived closer!

Betty said...

What a nice surprise! It's so nice "When a plan comes together."
Betty in the Ozarks

okienurse said...

Awesome! I know several of my paper crafting friends would love a retreat closer then where we have been going. Bowie Texas. I will keep my eyes open for posts.

moosecraft said...

Well congrats on an awesome dream come true! I'm looking forward to seeing the progress! I've got an admiration for big red barns too! :-)

Karen Martinsen said...

Congratulations Ginger - it's a dream of mine too but way too late for me...glad you are getting to do it.
Blessings in this NEW YEAR

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

I love it when dreams become reality!