Friday, January 22, 2016

January Stitches

I have a bit of an obsession with wool applique!  I have a little over 100 patterns that I want to carry in my little store in the Prairie Moon Barn so that means making samples, samples, samples!
Thank goodness my sweet Mom loves to applique, too!  She likes me to get them ready for her and let her do the stitching.  Ahhh but she has to help trace them cheating!
We finished up some patterns by Cricket Street Wool.   The above photo is Elmer, Harry, and George Wabbit.
The picture below is also, a pattern by Cricket Street Wool.
Danny and I work almost every evening on the barn.  We are ready to have the heat connected to the propane just as soon as it warms up and we can get a cement pad poured to set the propane tank on!  Come on warmer days!!!!
The floor has been prepped and we are hoping to get the floor done in the next week.  The windows are all trimmed out, and we are ready for the plumbers to come back and finish up!  We have some trim work to do and before long I hope to have it ready and set up the store soon. 
We will be moving fences and a cattle guard and doing some landscaping.  I'm ready to decorate those porches and make some nice setting areas along with a porch swing or two!
Well time to get busy!   Have a great weekend and stay warm :)
Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dreams Really Do Come True!

I hope that each of you had a wonderful beginning to 2016! 
With the beginning of a New Year we are working hard on finishing our retreat barn. 

2015 was a year filled with blessings and sorrows.  We lost Danny's brother Jim from the ugly disease of brain cancer but with that came the blessing of knowing that he gave his heart to the Lord and know that he is in Heaven. 

 My dear friend Ann and I vended at Silver Dollar City for two months and I handed in my notice that I wouldn't be attending as a craft vendor this coming fall.   Life has a way of changing and once again it is time to take a new path.  That is what keeps life interesting!  Silver Dollar City was such a fun place to be and demonstrate rug hooking, Oxford Rug punch, locker hooking, and more.  It was a blessing to see young children enjoy learning a craft that has been around for such a long time.  They loved seeing how they could create something with their hands.  Ann and I truly enjoyed our time there!  We have met so many folks and made some lifelong friends!!!! 

Eva even had a go at punching....not too bad for a three year old lefty!

The grandkiddos are getting so big and they are a blessing each and every day!  We are so blessed to have them live so close.


Eva Mae

Betty Rae
So back to the retreat barn.....Here is a peek inside!
This is part of the big workroom area and over to the left will be my little store.

Store in the corner and the white door leads to one of the outdoor porches.

From the workroom looking over to where the fridge, cabinets and countertops will go in along the walls.  Plus a dining area.  Restrooms are down the hallway along with a laundry room.

Another view of the big workroom with French doors going out to another outdoor porch.

Portion of the bunkhouse that will have 10 beds.

Another portion of the bunkhouse that will have 6 beds. 
Yes a 16 bed bunkhouse in all.....3 restrooms, a store, laundry room, and a big work area!  It is a dream come true!!!
Happy Trails.....Ginger