Friday, November 30, 2012

My Favorite Things...."Gingerbread Boy"

My Favorite Things "Gingerbread Boy" what fun he would be in many different mediums.  Hope you enjoy making him.  A free lil' doodle just for you this Christmas Season!
Thank you for all the birthday wishes....I had a wonderful birthday on the 28th.  I'm blessed beyond measure!
I have more doodles of  "My Favorite Things" and will be posting them in the next few days.
Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Half A Century What A Blessing!

Seems like just a few years ago I was a kid playing with my sisters, riding a bike with a banana seat, screaming at the top of my lungs through the pipe on the swingset, playing tackle football with the neighborhood kids.  I grew up fishing, learning how to clean fish, mowing lawns, climbing trees, and just enjoying pestering my sisters! 
I met my true love in junior high and we began dating at the ripe age of 16.  First boy I ever dated and we married when we got out of high school.
Two years later a lil' red headed boy stole my heart again and then a lil' blonde~headed gal came along and filled my heart up once more.  Hard to believe they are all grown up with a family of their own.
Two of the sweetest grandchildren a MOMO could ask for grace our home on a weekly basis while their Moma's and Daddy's work.  They give the bestest hugs and kisses.
I am truly blessed to have had 50 years of memories....Grandparents that I will always remember...Parents that loved me and encouraged me all through my life and still do!  Sisters that will always be my best friends.  A husband that loves me unconditionally, children that I adore as well as their spouses....and of course those lil' grandbabies. 
Nieces and nephews that make me smile.  Then there are cousins, aunts, and uncles that always have me remembering the good ol' days.  I have a wonderful extended family that I gained when Danny and I married....I couldn't have asked for better :) 
Friends near and far that have blessed my life far more than they will ever know! 
Yes in a short 50 years I have made a lot of memories.  Life has thrown the occasional curve ball but I can truly say I am happy and whatever days the Lord wants to give me here on this earth I'll welcome each and everyone!
Now my dear Mom baked me an apricot cobbler and a coconut cream pie with meringue so this gal is going to have a piece of  both this evening and savor every bite!

Happy Trails to You....Ginger

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Favorite Things Freebie #2

Jolly Ole' St. Nick is a fan of cookies and ice cream as much as me!  That isn't a belly full of jelly!
Hope you enjoy!
Feel free to grab this little freebie doodle and stitch, punch, hook, paint, or applique it.
Happy Trails....Ginger

Monday, November 26, 2012

My Favorite Things Freebie Pattern

It's been awhile since I lasted posted and I must say we had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family.  Hoping you did, too!    We do have so much to be thankful for our hearts and homes are truly blessed. 
With Christmas fast approaching I thought I would do a few little ditty patterns of  "My Favorite Things" and share them with you in the upcoming days.  Feel free to stitch, punch, hook, or paint them however you choose.

Miss Kitty comes by to visit us at the window often.  She prowls around and finds a warm, cozy place in the shop behind the house.  She is a good mouser! 

Danny went hunting over the weekend and I decided to get out the paper mache boxes and prep them for some needle punches I have planned.  Lots of painting on the edges and insides. Yes those ugly tags will be covered over with a nice wool piece.  I have the hardest time trying to get them off so I just cover them up!

Next I added fabric with the mod podge.  I had over 50 boxes by the time I was finished.  Now to get the punch needle busy!

I did manage to put the finishing touches on some little pockets, scissor fobs, and pins.  I've been working like one of Santa's elves into the wee hours for our upcoming adventure next year.  I hope to have boxes and boxes of goodies to offer.

Let us be Merry and Thankful this Christmas Season :)

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Snowman has a first name....

My snowman has a first name it's "OSCAR" ....sometimes a jingle just gets stuck in your head!
I've been busy with the punchneedle.

Flower pinkeeps soon and maybe a little mat for the bigger piece.

More pinkeeps!

Little Blue Eyes watches me punch some then she wants me to come play so off I go to play with her until we pick up Sloan from school.    I'm thinking by Christmas the lil' toot just might be crawling then I'll sure enough be busy!
Am I ready for Thanksgiving well I bought the hams and I'm thinking about dessert :)  My sisters and mom all  bring a few dishes so we usually have a feast!
Happy Trails.....Ginger

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Prairie Sunshine

Today we are enjoying a sunny day filled with light breezes sweeping across the Oklahoma prairie's.  The wind is suppose to be increasing and the temps will be dropping and a touch of winter is on the way.  I know a lot of the eastern states are having another round of bad weather and I hope all of you are safe and warm.
Well I've been punching and hooking up more little rugs and these little snowmen are some of my newest little pieces.  I guess I do better having a little pile hooked or punched up then bind them all in a day or two or that is at least what I hope to do!

Old Saint Nick is all punched and needs binding, too.

This little red house and flowers needs steamed then bound. 
Last night I started this and hope to have it finished by tonight so I can steam and bind it with the others.
Since it is so nice today thought I would hang out the sheets and they are lazily flapping in the breeze!
This little ladybug decided to take a rest :)
Hope your enjoying your Wednesday I know I am!
Happy Trails.....Ginger

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Woolie Week

Just wanted to first say my heart, thoughts, and prayers are with all those affected by Sandy.  Such a sad and hard thing to go through. 

I've been trying to stay off the computer and see what I can accomplish.  I made this goofy bunch of pumpkins some were Frank's patterns and a few I drew up.  They will be put back for next fall.  I can work on fall items all year long and never grow tired of them

Then I punched up some needle cases and lined them with wool and made wool pages.

Then some heart ones with wool pages, too and added some  wonderful ribbon I found at a scrapbook store for the ties.

Then the dye and the wool yarn was calling to me so.....

I dyed some and some more!

I haven't tried much dyeing in the past so a lot of experiments going on.

Couldn't wait to try a little of that freshly dyed yarn.....
Of course I spent some time with the grandkiddo's....Miss Eva Mae is setting up and chattering up a storm.  She is the sweetest little girl always smiling. 

Sloan comes over after school each day and waits on his Dad or Mom to pick him up.  They keep me hopping but I wouldn't trade it for anything. 
Hope you found some time this week to share some time with the ones you love! 
Happy Trails.......Ginger