Wednesday, February 29, 2012

While Traveling.....

On our way home last weekend from the hook~in we stopped by one of our favorite shops....Saltbox Primitive Woolens located at Warsaw, MO. If your in the area and enjoy rug hooking be sure and stop by you will be glad you did.

Patty is the shop owner and she opened up Sunday afternoon just for us Okies! Thanks so much :)

Inspiration everywhere you look.

Well each of us gals found something we just had to have...So glad we had the opportunity to stop by!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Monday, February 27, 2012

Rock Creek Hook~In and Friends

It was a packed crowd this last Saturday in Lenexa, Kansas at the Rock Creek Hook~In. Great vendors, wonderful friends, awesome rugs, and lots of FUN!

I made the trip with Sandra, Pati and Ann....Ann is missing in the photo. It was her very first hook~in and she was in heaven with all the shopping!

Our good Kansas friend "Robin"

Primitive Betty and her sister in law Robin. We always have such a good time with these gals...just wish we had more time to spend with them.

Now on to the is just a sampling of some of the rugs on display...enjoy!

We stopped at several shops on our trip and I'll share some of our adventures with you on another day....need to get busy and finish a rug!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Today while in town I noticed several yards were already needing a good can that be in February? The grass is already turning green and even the stores are beginning to offer gardening supplies.

My little flower garden seems to get smaller each year. I've actually started only planting perinneals.

Here is a free little doodle to use to your liking.

Happy Trails...Ginger

A Keeper!

Aww it feels good to finish this sweet rug. A big thanks to Kelley for inspiring us to take the challenge and get it done.

Even have it on the wall over the bed.

I pulled the last loop this morning on a rug for Eva Mae. Jenn is having a baby shower in about 10 days so need to get it bound next. In just over 9 weeks I'll have a new little one to hold....if I can pry her away from her Mom and Dad!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Monday, February 20, 2012

Does This Hat Make Me Look Fat?

Just can't seem to put the pen and watercolors down. Been thinking about making a few patterns. These lil' chicks look as if they are ready for spring! What do you think "Does this hat make me look fat?"

Mrs. Long Ears has a basketful of fresh flowers. It took her all morning but after going through the fields she has found enough to fill her basket.

Ol' Percival has had enough of this winter and is ready for spring in his brand new jacket!

Okay I'll stop! Had a great weekend with some of the gals. Once a month I am inviting whoever would like over for a day of hooking, punching, stitching, painting, knitting, whatever. We eat and play...lots of fun so if you are in the neighborhood we would love for you to stop by and join us!

Kay is a real go getter when it comes to hooking up rugs! She almost always has one or two to share that is done or almost done.

Laura and Kay...

My sister in law Ellen and her hubby John came for the day. John is really getting the hang of punchneedle and has even done some oxford punch needle, too. My mom began a oxford punch project of a rooster and almost has it finished.
Sloan's preschool teacher Miss Teresa came over and brought her featherweight sewing machine and worked on a few blocks. Veronica is doing a punchneedle piece by Maggie B. I didn't get a snapshot of "Kathy" but she learned how do punchneedle and boy did she catch on fast!

Well back to a doodle or two before bedtime!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Just Desserts!

A quick and easy dessert just for you!

Layer a brownie on the bottom of a bowl or fancy dish.
Next add chocolate pudding or pudding flavor of your choice.
Layer brownie on top of pudding.
Layer pudding again.
Top with cool whip.
Add pecan pieces and mini chocolate chips.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


Happy Trails.....Ginger

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thank You!!!!!

Just want to say a Big Thank You to all those who stop by to read what is happening around our farm. I've been keeping myself busy pulling loops, doodling, laundry, and of course playing with the lil' guy. I need to take a break and catch up on all of you!
Here is a little hint the above drawing was done with a felt tip pen....and then I added a little water with a brush and it made for some beautiful shading! A quick lil' project the next time you might be doodling.

I have so many ideas floating around and have been putting them in a sketchbook of sorts. Feel free to grab the line drawing and hook, stitch, paint, or punch you up a little ditty!

Enjoy the weekend and remember to take some time to PLAY!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Monday, February 13, 2012

*Snowball Fun*

I admit it sometimes I'm just as much a kid as this little guy. Even before he had time to eat breakfast we were both out having a little snowball fun. He kept telling me this one is going to make a mark! Boys :)

He was very impressed with the footprints so he started going backwards so he could watch the footprints appear.

Well we can say we had enough snow to make a we barely have a dusting left perfect weather!

Hope you had a fun day, too!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Sunday, February 12, 2012

~And They Lived Happily Ever After~

A celebration today for Dad and Mom. On the 10th of February they hit a milestone of 50 years of marriage. There are so many today that don't make it that far for one reason or another.

We are so very happy for Mom and Dad. They are a very quiet couple but speak volumes when it comes to lifes values.

Wishing them many, many more anniversaries together.

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Little Doodle and 50 YEARS Ago!

I've been in the doodling mood lately along with pulling a few loops. Still can't show the rug but it's a bright one!

Just right click and grab the little doodle if you would like. Feel free to use it however you like.

My Mom and Dad have been married 50 years as of today! They didn't have a big wedding, no cake, not even a wedding photo but that hasn't stopped them from enjoying 50 years of love. WE will be celebrating Sunday afternoon with a gathering of family and a few friends here. Oh there will be pictures and a cake and of course lots of love.

Happy Trails....Ginger