Sunday, December 14, 2014

Up In The Mountains

Saturday bright and early we made the hour trip over the mountains to our Daughters...

The sun was shining for the first time in a very long time.
This mountain is blinding with the white snow and the sun shining so bright on it.

And this is the rocky top of Chocorua Mt. coming out of the 
clouds.

This is from the window of the Santa train..

Where we saw Santa!

And husband surprised me with Boston Pop's tickets
that was completely amazing.

And there were cookies baked too.

My house looks like someone took it off the foundation shook it and put it back. So I need to get to what Miss B is doing decorating.
This little tree is in her room and she is completely in love with it.
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I hope you are taking the time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season it only comes once a year.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Weekend At The Beach

With amazing friends who have a beach house.
We headed to the beach for a few days. This is Nubble Light House all decked out for Christmas.(York Maine) You can see the tree in the window so cute.


The beach had a quiet beauty...

But very very cold and windy...


Then we were off to Kennebunk Maine...

To the Christmas prelude...


With lots and lots great decorations and Santa keeping watch..

This was at the Kennebunk inn, they were roasting chestnuts
and had outside fireplaces and fleece blankets to wrap in so
lovely and cozy...

And a tree lighting! You can see the lobster buoys decorating the branches. Sooo very Maine.
We are back in N.H. but wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas from Maine. We are in for wicked weather this week so everyone stay safe.
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I am working on a very wintery rug that I will show you next time.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

One Tired Elf

My ride home from work on Wed before Thanksgiving was
a bit slippery, the only good thing was I seemed to be the only person on the road so slow and easy I made it just fine.
We did not lose our power like a lot of people in this state. 
So we felt very blessed.

I put up my little vintage paper houses.

I have a lot of little extras in this village that makes it
so fun to look at.

Saturday we went shopping ran home and then out to be elves for 
two shows for the polar express. Being with kids when they think they are in the North Pole is an amazing experience. It is heart warming and so funny what they come out with.

And this is one tired elf :)

I had a long piece of linen so I drew up some mittens as you
can see this pattern is a work in progress. I am hooking with a 
9 cut so it should go pretty fast.
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I hope you holiday was a great one!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

And Let The Season Begin

The is the worst picture as the light pole is very red and goes ok with the bow on the wreath.

Today I made beef stew and biscuits,we watched the patriots
win yet another yahoo. 

Friday night we had Miss B over night for cookies and general fun
When we started she didn't want to get her hands dirty. So we ended up in a flour fight with lots and lots of giggles. We love having her so much!  
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No big plans for Thanksgiving which is fine as I have to work 
Friday and we have fun plans for the following weekend.
Have a great week!


Monday, November 17, 2014

A Day Off

If it is going to keep doing this then I am not going to feel bad

Doing this...

yes a very old fashioned Christmas movie, my favorite kind.

I was also very productive a huge stack of stuff for the thrift and
and bag to the dump and in the middle of cleaning out drawers I find this that brought everything to a screaming halt.
It is from when my daughter was in kindergarten. I took the time
to frame it and hang it I love it! ( She is now a mom so it is extra special)

Ok back to work I made 5 woolly balls to fill some old wooden bowls I have.

I also started the wool (feather)tree. It is not hard just a lot of fussy work. I am sure I will love it when it's done.
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We are going deeper into the freeze tonight. So the beast is keeping the oil man away for now.                                                                    I have women's night 
tomorrow night and I am bringing my homemade bread. It is our little Thanksgiving together so always good food and good laughs.
Have a great night! 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

This Turkey Is Done

We had a dusting of snow on Friday which was beautiful but
the black ice was not! A little tricky driving to work.


I finished my turkey even though I had a stomach bug 
for a couple of days and did no hooking at all. (and it's bound!)


He looks great on my butter churn coffee table. The color is awful
in this picture but trust me it looks cute.

I also made an apple pie and...

For those French Canadian's this English girl 
can cook a great pork pie. I had never heard of it when I started 
dating my husband and was sure it was awful. Well lots of years later and  with the help of his great aunt I have it! Now I need a nice mince pie.
that is what we had at the holidays made by my very English lineage Grandmother. Ok and homemade fruit cake that was very good (I swear)
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Hope you are all warm and cozy the cold is here, the beast in the basement is happily keeping us warm as long as we throw in a log or two now and then. 
Have a great week!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Another Full Weekend

The wood is stacked

Leaves are raked

the pots are filled and the cupboard is full. I guess we are 
now ready for winter. A calm week this week but we are in for major cold by next weekend brrrrr.
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My sweet little Da Da Dump find


I have been hooking for about 20 years and I have
never purchased any new equipment. Even the hartman hook
I am using was given to me. I was asked if I wanted to buy 
this frasier cutter with 5 blades for 150.00. I agreed to and plan to purchase a couple of more blades, I feel it's a great deal.

I finished my sampler rug (ok not bound) and I started this
on Saturday it is not very large so I hope to have it done by the end of the week.  
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A friend and I went to a Christmas open house at a geat
country shop. I didn't buy much but it put me in the Christmas mood, so I got out the lights for the windows
and now I will try to restrain myself from doing anything else for now.
have a great week!
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Take time for all things.
Franklin