Sunday, March 28, 2010


I would like to say "thanks" to all those who made it out for our Spring Open House this past weekend. I can't say enough to those folks who always support our hard work. We really appreciate your patronage. Although the weather turned cold on us, the shop got folks in the spring mood. We will be open again this week on Th., Fri and Sat. - the temps are supposed to be in the 70's!! Here are some pics from Friday. I was able to finish up some projects last night and the shop is re-fluffed and ready to go. Hope to see you soon. Watch for an update on the website later in the week!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Baby Shower...

WOW- what an afternoon we had here at the house!! My cousins, Pam and Vickie, and my dear friend Kathy hosted a baby shower for me yesterday- the first day of spring. It was a glorious day and the food was delicious. My favorite were the farm animal cookies made by a local young lady- Kristie Mitchell. They were as delicious as they were adorable. She is just starting her homemade cookie business, so contact me for her information if you need something special! I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. We got a lot of gifts and we are so appreciative of people's generosity. Getting ready for our new son is a lot of work but worth it. I have finished most of the room and worked late into the night on Friday to finish up some pillows for his crib. We are just so ready to head across the ocean and bring him home. We will keep you posted. Now back to the sewing machine to work on goods for this weekend's Spring Open House!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A primitive boy's room...HELP!!!!

Well, my primitive decorating skills have really been put to the test the last couple of weeks! So, I am calling on all prim folks who have ever decorated a nursery/boy's room. What a task!! Since originally we thought we were getting a girl, I thought - no problem. I already had a lot of things stored away. However, God had other plans for us, so time to regroup. I have been working nonstop trying to get this little fella's room ready and some things are falling into place but any suggestions/advice/pics or good websites with prim boy's items would be greatly appreciated. Here are a couple of pics of the room but I still need a little more to warm it up. Thanks for any advice - have a great evening!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Well folks, I know that those of you on my e-mail mailing list have been wondering what the upcoming Big News is????? Tonight, I finally reveal! Our adoption is finally coming through!!!! After 3 long years of paperwork, anxiety, frustration, tears and more we are getting a precious little boy. He is absolutely adorable and we cannot wait to get him home. We hope to travel to China in few weeks so you can imagine how topsy turvy things are right now in the Gill household!! Although we have alot to do to prepare we still have alot of chores here on our little farm to keep up. It is going to be a challenge but well worth it. I am planning on still having our Spring Open House on March 26 and 27 (see details on website) but after that until we go, the shop will only be open by chance/appointment. Once we arrive home with our little one, the shop will be closed for a while to give us a chance to get settled in - we hope everyone understands!! Hank and I have been married almost 19 years so we know we are in store for a major change in our lives but we feel so blessed that this little fella is about to enter our lives. It will definitely be a new beginning for all of us. Thanks to those who have asked about this process and prayed with us for these last few years. We can't wait for everyone to meet him and will keep you posted on his arrival. Have a wonderful evening and enjoy these beautiful days!