Thursday, August 27, 2009

Would You Like to Win A Pumpkin Patch Pinkeep?

I made this little pinkeep last weekend straight from the scrap basket. I made the little pumpkins 3~D by stuffing them with bits of wool and it is completely handsewn and made of 100% wool. Inside is filled with crushed walnut shells that will keep your pins and needles nice and sharp. Even if you don't sew it would make a great little bowl filler or just tuck it up on a shelf.

So if you would like to enter to win just leave a lil' comment on this post and if you don't have a blog remember to leave an email address so I can notify you if you win.

I'll draw a name on Wednesday evening, September 2nd.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Little Each Day!

I've steadily been putting in 10 minutes of hooking each night and the Peace On Earth Rug is almost done. It's been fun seeing how each part comes together. I can't seem to find any time during the day due to an active lil' boy. I caught him climbing in a chair today and up into the windowsill to have a closer look at the cows.

I did find a little spare time to make a new penny rug. Autumn days will be here soon and I've been in the mood for a little pumpkin making. I might even have to open up the cupboard doors and find some goodies to make some muffins.

Here's a tasty treat "Pumpkin Bran Muffins" and they are only 1 point on Weight Watchers.

Here is what you need:
2 cups All Bran or Fiber One Cereal
1 Cup Skim Milk
3/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Mix cereal and milk: let rest 5 minutes. Add pumpkin, egg, spice and brown sugar. Stir until mixed. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix together. Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out cleanly.

Be sure to check back later this week I'll be having another giveaway.

Happy Trails...Ginger

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How We Spent A Hot Summer Day!

Popsicles are a good way to cool off but a trip to the....

Zoo was what we did today. Just my lil' sidekick and me! He just makes my day brighter!

We rode the Centennial train two times and he just loves it when they sound the whistle!

He wanted to walk up to the big buffalo and see it...he thought it was a bull. Must come from being out here on our farm so much.

The rhino's were out today.

He had to ride the lil' bronze one!

It was really hot here today and the zoo wasn't busy at all. We spent about 4 hours at the zoo and we both had a really good time. We had to visit the gift shop before we left and Sloan found some turtles and a big plastic fish that looked like Nemo that we had to bring home to play with tomorrow.

Hope you enjoyed your day and someone brought some sunshine into your day!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Primitive Sampler
Y is for Yarrow
Z is for Zinnia

No yo yo's or zebra's hope you like yarrow and zinna's! I did the yarrow with french knots and the zinnia's with lazy daisy stitches. That's it for My Primitive Sampler hope you enjoyed all the free lil' doodles. I will be making mine into a little quilt and giving it away on the blog this year.

I have a few more free doodle ideas coming up so hope you'll check back when you have a chance.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Monday, August 17, 2009


Well I've gone and done it again...done something I never thought I would do! Jenn has talked me into joining a Zumba class and we have been going for weeks. Well her Mom can't dance and she sure can't rock and roll but I must say I've actually enjoyed the work out. Now if you don't know what Zumba is let me explain....It's a bit of merengue, salsa, reggaeton, and hip~hop!!!
This ol' body can't move as fast as those young gals but it's a great work out.
Jenn has always been able to dance (didn't get that from Mom or Dad) and she has decided to go get certified and become a teacher! This coming from a kid that never use to like to exercise but hey it's really just an hour of fun dancing! She wants to take the Zumba Gold geared towards the older crowd....maybe there is help on the horizon for her dear ol' Mom!!

I'm sorry about the delay on the Primitive Sampler....I promise I'll get the last lil' doodle on here in a day or two!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Sunday, August 16, 2009

DeCluttering The Sewing Room

Slowly but surely I am decluttering the sewing room. My crafting habits change throughout the years. I had a great passion for making quilts at one time and still plan to make a few more in the future. Goodness knows I don't need over 100 quilting books...yes I said one hundred!!!
So I began a new blog and listed tons of them there to offer on to someone who might get a bit of joy out of them at a very huge savings. So if you have time just pop over to Happy Trails Primitives and have a look.

You can email me at if you find something that you would like.

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend and that the coming up week will have many blessings in store for you.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Counting My Blessings

Hello Dear Friends.....
It's been one topsy turvy week....What was right side up went wrong side up and I know each of you have had days or weeks that have been like that. I have to say with God in every circumstance I can and will make it through. So today I've planted a smile on my face, wiped away a few tears, and am counting my blessings!

One of my blessings in life is "Danny" and yesterday was our 28th Wedding Anniversary.....I count each year a milestone. A year of joys and sorrows, of smiles and yes a few frowns! Days where we hold hands and days where we need a lil' space. Days where we help each other up with an encouraging word or an unspoken prayer. So as we continue this journey and grow older and joys and sorrows come our way I want to walk hand in hand with him by my side.

Well folks I've started another blog. I hope to declutter my sewing room and downsize some of my HUGE stash of quilting supplies, books, and oh so much more! So when you have some time hope you'll stop over at Happy Trails Primitives and see what I plan to offer.

Hope each of you have a wonderful weekend and remember to count your blessings!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Monday, August 10, 2009

My Primitive Sampler
X is for X~Mas Tree

Hope you enjoy the free doodle. Christmas will be here before we know it. I have one more doodle in the My Primitive Sampler coming up. I have combined Y and Z and should have it done in a couple of days. Then I'll begin putting the little sampler quilt together.

Happy Trails...Ginger

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I Took The Challenge and Look What Happened!

I pulled the last loop of Whiskers and have already steamed it...HOORAY!!!!

Now begins the work! B I N D I N not my favorite thing but it's gonna be done and soon. I plan to put this one out soon and enjoy it even before the first day of Fall.

Next on the list..."Peace on Earth" a pattern by Edyth O'Neill. I've already got a pretty good start! If your in a hooking slump you should give the 10 Minute Rug Hooking Challenge a try!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Whiskers My Big UFO~ No Problem!

Whiskers is a pattern I bought last September while on a trip to Texas with my Dad to visit his brother. I was lucky enough to go to Stonehill Spinning in Fredericksburg, Texas. If your ever near Fredericksburg and like rug hooking it's a great shop to visit.

Well ol' Whiskers has been sitting in the UFO pile too long so what a great place to start on the 10 Minute Rug Hooking Challenge. It sure will be nice to have it done. It measures about 20 x 62 inches. I may have to have a challenge to bind all the rugs I already have hooked!

I sure want to have this one finished up for fall and we all know it's just around the corner!

This end is completely hooked.

I knew that once I got started I would have trouble putting down the hook. With progress like this I should have it done by next week.

We took Sloan to a calf sale yesterday and he sure enjoyed seeing all the calves and also the cowboys! He may just grow up to be a cowboy!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just 10 minutes a Day!

With just 10 minutes a day you can be part of the rug hooking challenge over at Red Jack Rugs.

I couldn't pass this challenge up....the challenge may be putting the hook down!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fall Pumpkin Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to all that entered the Pumpkin Wool Mat giveway....Danny picked a name this evening out of the basket and the winner is Judy (no blog) hope she enjoys having it in her home!

I'll be having another giveaway later this month so be sure to check back soon to see what it is.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Want to Know A Secret?

Sloan and his Great~Grandpa "PaPa Bob" have a secret....

Want to know what it is?

The fish are biting!

We celebrated PaPa Bob's birthday with a fish fry and one of his favorite things to! My Dad had his 68th birthday on Thursday, July 30th but we waited until Saturday evening for a family get together. I think everyone enjoyed the evening fishing. The fish were biting and not the bugs so that was good. All the kids caught fish and by the time the sun was sinking low we had a basket full of fish.

Hope you'll grab a pole and take a kid fishing soon!

Happy Trails....Ginger

My Primitive Sampler
~V is for Violin~
~W is for Wagon~

Two more free lil' doodles for "My Primitive Sampler"....hope you enjoy stitching thse up.