Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Going In Circles

I have a bad habit of going from one thing to another and often find myself walking in circles....oh well I am getting those 10,000 steps a day in!   
I finished this hooked mat now to just get it steamed and bound.   I like the simplicity of it just a plain little log cabin and trees.  The next hooked project will be bright and cheery for a little gal that will be arriving in about 6 weeks :)

On to the next thing....rolling lots of little balls of wool threads for needle punch kits now they just need packaged!

Now grab a crochet hook and make a scarf for those winter walks.....

Then crochet a neck warmer and now to add some buttons.....where are those big buttons????

Dye up several batches of yarn and wool threads for oxford punch and needle punch.....Let them dry and start winding into fun little wool cakes!

And then enjoy lots of fun moments with these two kiddos!

Now off to find those buttons and do a bit of needle punching!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fluffy Finishes and Valentine Wishes

Some little fluffy finishes...."Sweet Meadows"  for those who like a little bright sunshine for a background and for those prim lovers......

"Simply Ewe"....a fun way to use up all those little needle punch scraps!  I had Miss Eva the last few days but she is a busy little gal working on her ABC's while Momo works on putting together kits.  I hope to have some to offer next week.  Oh and for all of those that asked yes the Little Country Church will be a pattern, too....this weekend I hope to get started on getting the patterns written, photos taken and printed....Thanks so much to all of you for asking!

Miss Eva Mae is almost 22 months old and recognizes quite a lot of the alphabet and even knows some of the sounds they make.....maybe she will be reading me stories before too long!  I think she maybe trying to keep up with her cousin Sloan :)

I know many of you are experiencing bitter cold and lots of snow wishing you safe days and hoping you have lots of sunshine soon!

Happy Valentines Day :)

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Little Country Church

Along the highways and byways and little country roads you will find little churches many of them very old. Old wooden pews and simple furnishings often are still used inside.  Some have fragile stained glass and some just simple panes.  Inside you will find that some use the old hymn books and the wood floors creak beneath your feet.   The old songs are my favorites they are filled with so much truth.

I punched this little prairie community with the focus of the "Little Country Church" and thought of the many times as a child my sisters and I  would ride to church with my mom and grandma to many a church meeting :)

I can even recall little snippets of conversations in the car as Grandma would sing along with the radio as old time hymns would play as we would cross the one lane wood bridge as we would go to church.

I am one of the lucky ones in life that had someone care enough to see that a foundation was laid in my heart.   Quite a few years ago I made a choice to make a reservation.....Over the last few months I have thought about that reservation.  It is the most important reservation of my life.  It is my eternal reservation and I often go to bed at night and dream in my humble dreams of what it will be like!  I know it will be far grander than I can imagine and oh how joyous it will be to visit with those I have read about, the family that has went on before me but most of all seeing and talking with the  Lord Jesus Christ  who gave his life for me. 
My hope is you have made your reservation, too!

Happy Trails....Ginger


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Building Houses on A Cold Day

Keeping warm on a cold day building a couple of houses the fun and easy way.  The red house was easily needle punched now just need to decide what to do to finish it.

This morning was spent with gathering up much of the dreaded tax stuff.....not fun at all!  It is what it is and has to be done.

This evening I managed to pull a few loops on a little rug.  Just taking my time loop by loop.

Stay warm and safe if you have to get out the temperatures are downright cold!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Fun Day to Just Play

Oklahoma has very few days that we get enough snow to actually get out and play!  This week is the week to take time to play and if you are a 6 year old boy with school dismissed you expect to get to go outside and take aim with a few snowballs!

Yes we pelted each other quite a bit and worked on a snowman as well as built a tiny igloo!  Afterwards a hot chocolate warmed us right back up :)

Last week I had a mishap with my left wrist and so no lifting anything heavy with that arm for a little bit.  Hasn't slowed me down on the needle punch!  

The birds have been at the feeder for most of the daylight hours and the trees are full of happily chirping birds of all kinds!

Wishing you a week of some playtime!

Happy Trails.....Ginger