Saturday, November 28, 2009

We Need A Little.....

A couple of free doodles just for you drawn by yours truly. Use them however you choose just please give me credit as the designer.

Here it is November 28th, 2009 and throughout the week I was reminded by my sister Sherry with lots of birthday cards the pains of growing older. For the last few years we have gathered cards throughout the year that make us giggle just a bit as we present them to each other. Of course my lil' sisters Jane and Bobbie have to dish out a few!

This coming week it will be time to pack up the Autumn things for another year and time to climb up into the attic to bring down the Christmas decorations. Now if I can get my helper Elf to finish my Christmas shopping and then do my wrapping I'll have it made!

Happy Trails...Ginger

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving
And The Winner Is....

Hope each of you have enjoyed the day with your family and friends. I've found a few minutes so thought I would pull a name out of the hat for the gift card that will be sent to someone for a little extra giving this year. The winner of the gift card is Betty of Primitive Betty's. I'm sure Betty will find someone that can use a lil' extra this holiday season! Be sure to stop over at Betty's blog she is always creating the most wonderful things.

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing. Enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving week.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Time For A Special Giveaway!

Can you believe it's so close to Christmas? This year I'm going to have a giveaway but it's not one you can keep for yourself or your family. I'll be sending out a $25 gift card to you to spend on someone that can use a little help this Christmas. Perhaps it's an elderly person you know who needs some help with a few groceries, maybe a child who is on the Angel tree, or a single parent needing a little help with a gift or two, actually you'll know what to do!

So I ask that you just leave a little comment on this post and I'll draw a name Thanksgiving night. If you don't have a blog be sure and leave an email address so I can contact you if you win.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Snowman Doodle Just For You and Crafts for Toddlers

No snow here yet but it sure feels cold outside. We finally had to turn on the heater and I'm sure my Mom and Dad have been busy keeping wood in the stove at their house.
Christmas will be here soon and I finally have a dent in my shopping just wish I had it all done and wrapped....

Here's another free lil' doodle I drew up the other night feel free to stitch it up however you choose I just ask that you give me credit as the designer.

I traced around Sloan's lil' hands onto green construction paper. We used 6 hands for each tree. With the help of PaPa we got the glue, silver glitter and a disposable pan to make these cute little trees. Sloan had a really good time shaking on the glitter.

Just add a star and a trunk and you have a perfect Christmas tree made with some special lil' hands!

Horseback rides from his Daddy makes this boy have to hang on tight! Sometimes it's more like bucking bulls. Whoa Cowboy!!!!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wintery Doodles Just For You!

Last night I found myself doodling up a bunch of snowmen that I will be posting throughout the coming days. Feel free to use them for needle punch, rug hooking, embroidery or however you choose just be sure to give me the credit as the designer.

Oh the cold winds are blowing across the plains of Oklahoma today. It makes for a good day to stay home and work on projects. This morning Sloan and I did some chores around the house...yes he's only 2 but he does love to help wash the dishes, run the hand~held vac and help load the dryer. He's such a big helper you just got to make sure he has plenty of chocolate milk and snacks because he works up an appetite.

He found a lil' time to enjoy some snacks while he watched the Disney movie "Aristocats"....he does like his movies!

Hope you are enjoying your start to the week and find yourself smiling today!

Happy Trails...Ginger

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Packing Up and Leaving

Grab a small bag throw in a couple pairs of jeans, a few warm shirts, a jacket, toothbrush, and few more things, fill the truck up with gas and I'm on my way for a few days with Jenn and her mother~in~law and her sister~in~law also named Jennipher and were headed to Branson, Missouri. If you ever have the opportunity to go there and see the Christmas shows or Silver Dollar City once they have decorated for Christmas you will feel like your seeing Christmas through a child's eyes.

Lights everywhere and the sounds and smells of Christmas are in the air! We are just going for the weekend and it's sure to be lots of fun and maybe I'll even find a gift or two while I'm there. They have the best Five and Dime Store with thousands of items.

On the way just outside of Springfield is Lambert's and we always stop there for a meal....they throw homemade rolls so you have to be ready to catch one and as Jenn said they have the best Pineapple Walnut Salad. Wish I had their recipe!

I hope to take lots of pictures and as always I'll miss my family while I'm gone. So today I made sure to give one special lil' boy lots of extra hugs and smooches.

Hope all of you find many wonderful things to do on your weekend!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Monday, November 2, 2009

Jolly Happy Soul....

Here it is November and usually by now I've done quite a bit of my Christmas shopping. This year I've fallen behind and I sure need to get busy. I had good intentions started a lil' way back in the summer and that's about it!

I did find some time over the weekend to start a fun hooked rug but have already started making changes as I almost always do. This jolly happy soul was going to have overalls but decided he just needed a little coat, not sure that I will add the stars and am thinking about a border with some wording. Of course tomorrow is another day and I may change my mind again...

Happy Trails....Ginger