Our 2016 Falcsik Family Sing-a-Long

We held our annual Falcsik Family Christmas Sing-A-Long a couple weeks ago, and we think it was the best one yet.  Our family continues to grow with new babies, friends, and loved ones.  We wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Happy New Year.  May it be the best ever.Love,Judy, Jeni, and GretchenMom and Dad are in the lower left of this photo.Gretchen and Jeni are on t…

Our Annual Falcsik Family Christmas Sing-a-Long

This is a repost of Gretchen's blog from last year.  We will celebrate our 24th event on Saturday, and will post updated photos (and hopefully videos) next week.Thursday, December 17, 2015On December 5, 2015 we all gathered together at sister Sally's house (hubby, Gary) for our 23rd annual gathering. Everyone brings their instrument of choice...guitars, flutes, mandolins, banjo's, reco…

Macular Degeneration Quilt Raffle

If you’ve been reading Primitive Quilts and Projects for any length of time, you’ve most likely developed an affection for our mom, Mary Falcsik, and learned that her vision has been on the decline due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Mom’s sister, Judy, also has AMD, and our sister, Sally, recently learned that she is in the early stages of the disease. It seems every day we learn th…

I Love Washington!

Last week my boyfriend and I traveled to Washington to visit a couple friends. This was my second time out there, and his first. It was the perfect vacation from humid 90 degree West Virginia. We had beautiful weather in the mid 70s all week. We spent our first day in downtown Seattle. Of course we had to go to Pike Place Market! Our second day we went on a long hike which lead to this b…

West Virginia Flooded with Love

Many of you know that we live in, and publish our magazine in West Virginia.With the news of the devastating floods here, we have been asked by so many of you if we are okay.Yes, we are fine. We are safe…the flooding did not happen in our area. We are heart-broken for our West Virginia friends and families who were in the thick of it all.West Virginia celebrated its 153rd birthday on Monday…

How Stitching Improves My Life

You have probably read, heard, or experienced the myriad ways crafting, in general, improves mental health.If you haven’t heard about this, just search the Internet and you’ll find plenty of proof.I have learned that I love hand stitching, and it has brought several healthy improvements to my life, mentally and physically.I get an immediate sense of satisfaction with each stitch in the fabric,…