Thursday, May 21, 2015


I have been working long hours. 

when I get home I walk the yard to check on my flowers to decompress..when you get near this tree it hums with all of the bees in it.

Tonight I found 3 lady slippers...

A very exciting find in our area.

They are just so lovely and rare.

and some flox that planted itself.

My daughter is having a hard time sleeping. Me too but it didn't start as young as she is. So we are both trying to relax and turn off the tv and the computer a couple of hours before bed...
Tonight I am listening to Rosemary Clooney a yard sale find.

And reading.... This is a very fun read but you should read garden spells first as this continues the story. I have my daughter reading this author now and she is loving them as much as I do. I have read everything she has written and just love the whimsy of it all.
Enjoy your evening and sleep well zzzzzzzz

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Town Wide Yardsale.....

First up a Calender...

This is May it will keep me until it comes back on next year.

Then a few CDs to watch on a rainy day.

A coach change purse.. always handy

A great older basket,it does have a few splits but I am sure I will find something to do with it.

This was my favorite find he is hand carved by a local person and for 2.00 a really great deal.

And of course Miss B is always on my mind some very fun stuff.

My gardens are starting to bloom a little bit...  

these little faces always make me smile.
I am still painting the porch I want to get it done so the screens can go back on. I miss my porch so much!!!!!
I hope your week was a good one!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Long Time No See....

My two loves...
David's 6 month check up was great he was able to go off one of his drugs which is huge!

We have had some beautiful weather and things are blooming. 

We got the summer itch for all of those great local places that are near the lake. 

And of course those house repairs ugh. Our porch needs painting and a replacement of a few things. It will be so beautiful when it is done. 
I have been working and painting and cleaning the house.
so not much time for anything. I hope your spring is a beautiful one, Of course we are in for a frost tonight. :(

Sunday, May 3, 2015

What I Did With My 3 Day Weekend

Starting Thur afternoon my husband came in, in a panic he had lost his phone. To say he was in a bad mood would be an understatement. He is the hardest person on phones EVER. Lost a phone on our way on vacation once, fell in the lake with one in his pocket once, I could go on! 24 hours later we get a call he had set it down in a friends garage on a table and he had just found it. Crisis over thank goodness 

Saturday I headed to my rug guilds meeting. I worked on the sky of this rug. It is a very special rug it was given to me by Kim of Millie Mat. It is one of only 3. 
I finished my amazing book and headed to the library to return it. I found this just smiling back at me. 

The first thing I tried was her banana bread coffee cake.
It's a keeper along with smashed potatoes. There are a few more I am going to try before I have to take it back. 

It is feeling a lot like summer we headed out for a little ride and low and behold town docks is open. They have a watermelon drink that is so fun and yummy. 
Since we had no idea that it was open we had already eaten so we grabbed an ice cream but vowed to come back.
My heart is so broken over the earth quake in Tibet
I picked up a Tibetan prayer flag when the wind blows it send
prayers to heaven. It reminds me to keep them in my thoughts.
We are off to Boston on Wed for Husband's 6 month check up think good thoughts for us. (We are not expecting anything)

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Road Trip

Saturday I met up with a friend and we went on a bit of a road trip.
First stop Badger Brook in Gilmanton NH She has her store in    her barn and it is full of amazing wonderful things! I bought a piece of wool for faces. Then off we went to.....

The Woolen Pear in Louden NH. She is a new shop owner but a long time hooker. She just posted this on face book it is her sign. 
out by the road very funny. And a lovely shop!

We are still very cold and not much sun at all. We have no flowers or much of any up at this time. We headed to Lowes on Sunday, I headed straight for the flowers they smelled and were so pretty.

I got my flower fix for the next few days anyway.

I had today off and I got a phone call from Miss B inviting me to come up and play today. Who could refuse that?
A friend of mine found some jewelry making things at the thrift store. She just loved it! We played everything she wanted to play and then out to lunch, the park, walking main street looking in every window. With a stop in a candy store for some chocolate gold coins. She said she had the most fun day me too, but oh boy am I tired. This fun thing is very hard on Grammies. :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Friends Who Thrift

My close friend is a hard core thrifter. She calls me and said
"There is some wool here do you want it? There is a lot of it."
I decline saying I have more wool skirts to take apart than I ever will get to. she says "No clothes, you are going to want this!"
I am still not feeling it. She texts me a pic I say ok the colors look good get it. 

This is what I got there is about 8-10 yards of wool for.....
wait for it.................3.00. Bet you wish you had a friend like mine!
Today we meet up after work  and head to the thrift.

I snagged this tray, pretty dang cute. My friend and her husband come for Christmas eve every year so I promised to serve her from this tray.

I also got this top that I thought was cute and you can see it is New!
Then as any thrifter would we headed for a drink and free apps at the fanciest bar in town. We were living large!;)

I took this picture in their fancy gift shop on the way out.
I thought it was a good idea. You can see the lake and mountains with a moose. 
I have a couple of days off coming up next week I may see Miss B and maybe just maybe I will try a bit of dying with my new wool.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Not Much Happening...

Everyone is smiling spring has sprung.

There have been a few turkeys stop by..

My big dump find was hula hoops...

Miss B came to use those hula hoops today and this is when she had to get in the car to go, not so happy.  I buckled her into the car seat she said "Grammie everyone loves you I will miss you so much." Ahhh what a way to to go right to my heart!

Well the sun has set on another weekend they go so fast. We are in for some rain this week so things will get very green. 
I have not picked up a hook since I came back from Maine last month. I am reading an amazing book right now so not much hooking in my future.
have a great week!