Monday, September 15, 2014

Summer's End

The last of the flowers...

we are expecting a frost on Friday..

We cleaned out the last of some veggies,we have a few
tomatoes left that may ripen before the frost.

I canned some blackberry jelly that turned out yummy.

With the left over seeds and pulp I dyed a piece of wool.
It is a very pretty color but what a pain to get all the seeds off 
before I could wash and dry it. The light is before the dark is after.

I have been hooking a bit and I was suppose to see 
Gene Sheppard this past weekend but threw it all to the 
wind when I got a chance to have Miss B over night. 

I have also been knitting a bit not much of a knitter but this 
scarf seems fun so we shall see.
I also got the new Mary Jane's Farm magazine
today. So I will be busy for awhile.
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Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Color Plan..

This is the full super moon Monday night..

I love the moon and the quiet of the evening. 
Tonight I thought I would color plan a rug

I bought this pattern when I went to Maine with
with that Canadian hooker :) Kim

My first hooking teacher told us to NEVER to color plan
at night

I thought I would  take this piece of paisley and use the colors to make my plan...

But just what colors are in there???? So I will wait for the sun to rise....and make my plan.


In the mean time I will flip through my new magazine.
I have finished this book please if you are a reader 
find this book it is really the best book I have read in a very long time. I hated for it to end but I couldn't put it down.
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I am off to see Gene Sheppard this coming Sunday.
I am really looking forward to it and I just may buy a piece or two of  wool...
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Have a great night!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

With A Hook In My Hand...

Fall is in the air and the rug hooking events are 
starting to pile up. I had my rug hooking guild this weekend.
My guild is an amazing group of talent. We are having a hook in
Oct 25th and we would like to give each person who attends a pin.
So I worked on pins felt good to have a hook in my hand again.


Today I stayed home all day cleaned the house, got caught up
on laundry, and gardened a bit. Then I made some meatballs and sausage for dinner. Today was warm and beautiful but the nights cool off so fast so hardy food tastes good. 

I have been reading this book and just love it
it is very different than other books I read. 
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No big plans this week so maybe I will get some more pins done.
Have a great week everyone!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Life Is So Busy

I have been picking blackberries like crazy trying to keep ahead of the bear that takes a short cut through our yard often. I may try to
make jelly soon. 

I had my women's group over last Wed.
We were talking about how busy life is and then someone says
"busy doing what?". It got very quiet and then we decided we
made it busy because we are all of an age that our children are grown.

How sweet is my husband helping me get things together for 
my women's group! He felt bad I had to work so much last
week that he really stepped up and helped me pull things together,
including arranging flowers.

I bought some wild blueberries the nice small ones so sweet
and good. I have been making blueberry muffins and 
peach and blueberry cobbler for my friend that dropped in for tea.

We did get to kayak and watch a mother loon
teaching her young one how to dive.

And of course our sweetie Miss B! We went to the lake
with my daughter, son in law and of course miss B.
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On Friday we went to a concert in the gazebo in town and watched the fire works over the lake after.
On Saturday we went to a little restaurant that brings in live talent
and enjoyed a girl we had heard before. 
On Sunday we saw Miss B and today I had to work. Busy!
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I am not sleeping well at all. I envy all of you that have no trouble
sleeping. Tonight when we were taking our walk after dinner I felt 
so tired right down to my bones. So early to bed, I think I will have to break down and take something. 
Now all I need to do is hit the lottery then I can free up time by quitting work. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

I Have a Bowl Problem

This made me smile, a happy little bee was on my windshield
one. morning before work.

This is A Nicolas Mosse bowl I bought for .50 

This bowl is pricey new and I just love it..

Then for 1.00 I got this one at a church sale pottery,
cream color so cute.

And this one at the same sale 3.00 a very pretty green..

They look kind of cute stacked.

Or filled with peaches from our neighbor.
They had to pick them tonight because they caught a bear
picking what he wanted.

This is not a bowl but bowl like shape.

It is a plant pot hull and free from Ta Da Dump!
No cracks great shape.

So you don't think I only buy bowls, how cute is this 
egg???
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We have been busy some hiking and family time.
Miss B got new glasses and she looks so grown up:( but so stinking cute!
The end of summer is here, the trees have already started their 
change. I love the fall but it is not long enough. 
I hope you have all been enjoying the last of summer too,
because if the old farmers almanac is right we are in for it again this winter.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Selling A Cutter...

I hit a thrift this week and found some goodies.
Can you tell I am always thinking of the kids at Easter and
every other holiday?

Family cookout on husband's side. Lots of fun our son in law in the green, husband's brother next to him,
and  husband in the straw hat. They were playing corn hole and by the looks of it son in law was winning.


There was lots of great food and 
Chocolate cake! Sweet Miss B!


And cousins (only one missing) my sweet daughter in the white.

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now on to the cutter

I am selling this cutter that I have never used. I think it is 
also used for the strips for braiding. I did buy it used.
You can see it here! On ebay.
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A full week ahead and a big thrift sale on Friday. 
Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What's Been Happening You Ask????

the super moon was beautiful I took a thousand pictures
but noting came out as beautiful as it really was.

We went to the science center. who? Well husband, Miss B
and ME!


There were lots of animals to see. Hey you look very well fed
have you been in my hosta????

Miss B had a blast playing with all interactive displays
Later we went swimming to say we were tired was an understatement.

We have friends with chickens so what a pleasure
to have two dozen given to us when we saw him at 
the town meet and greet. (The dump:)


I made big flowers for the window of the book store I manage.
I have gotten so many compliments on them, all from old book pages.

We also got our first cord of wood delivered.
Husband went to drop off a check for the wood 
and took a picture of his wood wall! This wood is all sold!(That is a full size tractor)
We have been getting our wood from this guy for several years.
and lately wood dealers have been hard to come by so he is getting swamped with requests, so glad he is taking good care of us.
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We are off to a family cook out this weekend and Sunday I have no plans yahoo. I have been working a lot of hours lately love the money hate how tired I am.
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There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
Victor Vallery