Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rugs and Other Amazing things....

This poor bunny rug has been sitting waiting for me to finish it.
Well finished either really early or really late. I am going with early.

This rug is steamed and ready for the final finish.

We are truly in fall weather cool and breezy, so we headed north
To check if the leaves had turned yet. Of course we hit Chutters with the longest candy counter in world! Yes we both filled a little bag.

This little iron fence goes around the library in Littleton NH.
I love the scrolls.

And yes winter made an appearance on our tallest peak.
The weather guy looks extremely happy. They can keep it for a few months.

I do not like to get into politics but this guy made me laugh.
He is a local farmer who does not care one bit about politically correct and will say anything that comes to his mind. So he took two mannequins made one Donald and one Hillary.

You then go in the out house and vote your choice.
Kind of how I feel this year. But come on this is funny!

Ok on to something entirely different.
I took my daughter out for her birthday. We both had a massage, my very first massage! Oh how wonderful! We took advantage of the
facility so we completely enjoyed ourselves and vowed to do it at least a couple times a year!

My sweet daughter stayed over night so the next morning I made breakfast for us, eggs over easy with popovers! so yummy.
So happy fall everyone I am enjoying crisp air and all things pumpkin.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

More Rugs From Star Island,,,

This rug is amazing A Michelle (Macarelli)sp design being hooked by Dale Young from Vermont.

This was being hooked by Teddi  Pearson from New Jersery
I think the colors are really sweet.

I can not remember the name of the rug hooker but this rug pops in person such great color planning.

This was hooked by Patti Diaz great color and a very new

and yes I have been hooking a bit on my rug since leaving the island. I have never fiddle so much with a rug as I have this one.

This is before the changes...

This is after, notice the color of the center of the flower. I like it better, and I thought I needed that one row of dark brown before I go to the red border. I am open to any other ideas!
So it is back to work tomorrow boo hoo a whole week off has been just heaven. I need to win the lottery! This working thing is getting very old.

Friday, September 16, 2016

An Amazing Retreat On Star

I was blessed with 4 days on Star Island.

This amazing little island off the coast of NH.

This was our rug hooking home while on the island, amazing right?

Awe inspiring sunsets. Beauty everywhere the eye can see.
I had a very hard time staying in my seat. I had to wander all over the island so I have lots and lots of pictures I will share later. But we were on the island to create...

And create we did! This is an impromptu rug show on the main
porch. The feed back was wonderful. It is such a creative sharing community.

This is what I worked on I got a lot done but still more to go.
The beaks are not on the birds yet I have tried a couple of colors but didn't like either choice.

This rug was being hooked by Debbie Kelley just lovely

I do not remember the name of the hooker of this but look at that duck's head just amazing!

This was being hooked by my partner in crime Donna.
Her own creation in honor to her husband.

I have a lot more rugs to share so be sure to check back.
I did get on the beach for a few pieces of sea glass.

And this was our ride home, the Thomas Leighton.
The people of star have a chant when you leave.
S-T-A-R, S-T-A-R
I am already planning my return trip next year.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Hooker's Getaway!

Bright and early Monday morning I am headed for star island
off the coast of NH. It is a rug hooking retreat! I am so excited to have this time to sit and hook and see old friends, for 3 nights and 4 days!

Not bad scenery too. I need this more than you know.

The other big news is my sweet B went to kindergarten!
Now how did that happen? She is with her sweet old dog who has had some health issues lately poor old guy.
She called to tell me about her first day. I said did you have fun?
"yep and I get to go back tomorrow" What was your favorite part?
"you know when you get to go outside and play."
Oh my sweet B!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

I made it...

this is my dump haul this week, pretty good huh!

These hand blown glasses all 6 for 3.00 at the thrift store.
We had so many mix matched glasses I was happy to clean out.

I made this tart for breakfast before my company left on Wed.
it is cheese, tomato, and bacon yummm!

This is the first weekend we haven't had something to do in a long time so I cooked. This is eggplant parm that I cooked with a sauce I made from my tomatoes. It turned out so good if I do say so myself. 

I made pickles from our lots and lots of cucumbers.

And we took a little ride today to King Arthur Flour in Vermont.
It is their flagship store so it is completely amazing.
I bought lots and lots of good things. Even though it is only an
hour from me I haven't been in a couple of years. I splurged on a
popover pan. I made some for dinner tonight, David was not sorry about the splurge.
I have been hooking a bit but it is still hot and humid here.
I have a couple of weeks and then I am headed out to star Island for an amazing retreat.
I hope you are all enjoying the last of the summer
 I noticed that it is getting darker much earlier, boo hoo.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


When company comes we turn into tourists in our own area.

We took a trip to castle in the clouds. It was build by Thomas Plante in 1914 and by the time of his death, through a series of bad
investments, he was so poor his wife had to take a collection to be able to bury him. How hard it must of been to lose this amazing house.

Beauty every where you looked

This is the ceiling in the dinning room.

There were lots of these stain glass windows through out the home.

This depicts one of the few water falls on the property.

He brought in ship builders in to do a lot of the wood working so beautiful. It was nice to have my brother here it had been 2 years since I had seen him so lots of catching up. Lots of great food
and a few laughs.

And this is the grand dog he stayed with us while
his Miss B went to Disney!
Have a great week!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Long Hot Summer...

We have had one hot, humid summer, with little rain, and the forecast is for more of the same. Yesterday was cooler but humid so we left all the windows open overnight and it was a cool 65 this morning. I baked a blueberry breakfast cake...

Threw the sneaks on and went for a very long walk.

Picked what blackberries that were ripe. I then took up residence in our living room where we installed a small air conditioner that is the only place in the house bearable. The temps climbed and the humidity rose and it is still miserable at 7:14pm.

Another way we beat the heat this week was to go to the local theater and watch ON Golden Pond on the big screen. There was a question and answer after with the writer and he brought his Oscar (not sure why I didn't take a picture of it. ) The movie was filmed in our town and on the lake here. My favorite movie of all time! If you have never watched it, rent it!

The one upside of the heat today, I hooked! I got more leaves done and a tiny bit of background. I have not settled on the beaks of the birds yet.
My brother is coming from Mississippi on Tuesday for a week.
I am looking forward to it I haven't seen him in a couple of years!
On a weird note I heard my cell phone ringing at 6:15. If it was anyone who knew us and it was an emergency they would know to call the house phone. I looked at the number and it is not one I recognize. I worried because there was a message I couldn't understand so I waited. (the number when I tried to call it back it would not go through) tonight I get a call from the same number it is jail! yikes I talk to the girl and she had the wrong number! I was happy it was the wrong number, but I felt sorry for her. She felt bad for calling my number. ( I have no idea why she was arrested but she sounded very young and was very polite and apologized)
Have a great week!