Wednesday, April 30, 2008

~*Chubby Lil' Feet*~

These chubby sweet lil' feet are soon to be scooting across the floor. My little Sloan will be crawling in no time. He is just so cute rocking back and forth on hands and knees and as you can see in the next picture he is plum tuckered out!

You always here Grandchildren are so much fun and I totally agree! I enjoyed my own children so much but it seems now I can let things go for awhile and just sit and play and that's exactly what we do! If you have children or grandkids be sure to take time and just sit and play or talk to your kids believe me you will turn around and wonder when they grew up!

I'm going to have to take a few days and catch up on some much needed work around the homestead! I actually enjoy yard work but when it comes to cleaning out closets and such UUUUGGGHHH!

Jenn brought me over some photo's a few days of their vacation in San Francisco and this is a pic of her and her hubby JJ near the Golden Gate Bridge. It was so foggy that day you could barely see the bridge. My little Jennifer Noel "Jenn" graduates from college in one week! She can hardly wait after working a full time job and attending college at night it is finally here! Congrats to you! Jenn and JJ will also celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary on May 26th!!!!

I did manage to find some time to finish a couple of needle punch pieces. Both are my designs and I added them to our Lemon Poppy Shoppe.

Happy Trails to You until we meet again....Ginger

Friday, April 11, 2008

Early Style Penny Rug & Pinkeep

It has been a wet windy few days. We have seen heavy flooding rains and straight line winds. While some of our nearby neighbors have suffered damages to their homes and property we were spared except for picking up everything that wasn't tied down.

I saw a family of little ducks finding a swimming hole in one of the large puddles that still stands in some of the trees. I guess the nearby pond with it's choppy waves was just to much for a swim today.

Well with these cool days again and soggy grounds planting is put off but finding time to make a penny rug and pinkeep was just right. I have been wanting to try my hand at making a early style penny rug with farm animals with a look of simplicity. My scrap basket had some scrap wools that worked just fine and I blanket stitched the animals on with some hand~dyed crochet cotton. I used osnaburg linen that I primmed with some dye trying to achieve that look of olde. I even tried my hand at feather stitching and decided I like the look for bordering the penny rug.

I have so many scrap baskets guess I just can't part with the smallest of threads. So I went to needle punching this olde~style penny rug pinkeep with a hit and miss border. Seems as though the day is not complete until I take some time to do a little stitchin'....

Happy Trails to You....Ginger (nyafarmgirl)

Friday, April 4, 2008

~*My Love for Primitive Needle Punch*~

Well today has been a day of leisure....a day away from home at a shop that offers classes of needle punch, rug hooking, embroidery, penny rugs, and quilting.
Today was a day just to sit back and enjoy simple stitching and visiting with friends. Oh yes and since I was in a store filled with wool and such of course I spent a few dollars but oh the treasures I came home with.

My daughter Jenn and I have been busy needle punching the nights away and now I need to take some time and finish these projects. This is just a sampling of the tops that are waiting to be finished in the workbasket.

Hopefully tomorrow will be filled with sunshine as we plan to go to my parents and Danny's parents homes and help out with mowing and such. I love the warmer spring days but I have to admit I dread the hot muggy days of summer!

Happy Trails.....

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Full Life!

It has been a long day but a good day. All is well with my soul!

Looking back over the last years and the many struggles that we each face in life....we have to stop and say God is Good. I count my blessings for all that I have and have been through. We all have our days of trials and the outcome of those trials hinges upon our response to them. The trials of life can actually draw us nearer to Christ.

One of my favorite hymns....It is well with my Soul

When peace like a river attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll,

Whatever my lot,

Though has taught me to say,

"It is well with my soul."

It seems as though yesterday I was tending to two little toddlers but I looked up and now they are all grown up and married. Thought I would share a picture of our grandson who will be 6 months old next week. Before I now it I will look up and wonder where the days have gone. I also am sharing a picture of my lil' redheaded boy all grown up and married with his beautiful little family. Soon I will have to corner my daughter and son in law and share a photo of them.

Wishing each of you a wonderful day filled with good memories.....

Happy Trails :)Ginger