Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Sun Has Set On Another Week....

My hooking buddy and I headed out to Star Island a day early
to wait for the rest of the hookers.

I know I have told you before but Star Island is about 7 miles off the coast of NH. 


It is an amazing place that about 30 rug hookers gathered to have
a few days of peace and quiet. To just hook!

When they ring this bell it means the meals are ready to eat.
No clean up, no cooking, just heaven.

There was a topic of conversation about posting someone else's rug on line. So I will not be posting the amazing work that was going on but I will post mine. I am now going to rip the sky out I do not like it at all. So stay tune.

In the middle is Liseanne Miller of cushings. The four of us that went to Star Island took a little road trip the next day. She was having her fall open house we all spent plenty and lots of wonderful inspiration you have to get to Maine and visit, she is doing amazing things.
Our wonderful friends lent us their beach house for the rest of the weekend. We were fogged in a couple of partial days and nights but..

we also had amazing sunsets and walks on the beach.
We met up with friends and family in the area had lobster and really enjoyed ourselves. But sad to say tomorrow is back to work.
I am a little burned out of work so it will be hard to go back. 
Oh retirement where are you???
For more MaryJane was with us out on star Island so head on over
Maryjane's click on blog she did a wonderful post.

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Ocean Is Calling

I made this sign. My friend gave me the starfish then I glued 
an old hook I had and some sea glass I found while on Star Island last year. Paint on some letters bingo you have a sign which I will be able to add my sea glass to in the future.

I started a new rug. It is a pattern I have had a while and as you
can guess it is a Deanne pattern. I will take this to work on when I go to Star Island again for my hooking retreat! We are sneaking out a day early because we love it so much there. Can't wait!!!

We went to a family wedding on Sunday. This is my beautiful daughter and her handsome husband (Miss B's parents) and of course my handsome amazing husband.
And this is a picture of the bride and groom. she is such a beautiful
girl and her new husband is handsome too so they make a wonderful couple.
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So that catches you up on what I have been doing. A little reading a little walking, a lot of working. I am more than ready for my week off.
Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Keeping Busy

 

It has been a week since my friend died. It has been
harder than I thought. She had been very sick for a long time.

 
So my husband has made it his mission to keep me
busy. 

This is a tree that is down and has a large rock in
it's roots. It looks like a large spider. 

The nights have been so cold just right for a fire.
The season's are changing fast now.

The light has changed for sure.


I am finishing up my Star Island rug that
I will take with me when I go in a couple of weeks.
the color on the left is my nod to Celia Thaxter 
and her garden. 
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Have a great week everyone I hope you are all safe and happy

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Death Of A Friend..

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
iI am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

My sweet friend passed this weekend 
It was expected, she has battled an illness for years.
We have been friends for over 25 years. We learned to hook rugs
together. We shared the life's sorrows and the laugher. I will miss her so much. My prayers go to her two children who now have to carry on.


Monday, August 14, 2017

A Day Trip....

We took a little trip to Portsmouth (NH)

We saw a great white.

We got on the Thomas Leighton and headed for Star Island. It's little island that is in a group of islands about 7 miles off the coast of NH. The group of islands is called Isle's of shoals.
I went last year to a rug hooking retreat and I am going back again next month. But this little island stole my heart. I had to share with my husband. He liked it a lot but didn't love it like I do. There were people who were making baskets, learning to cane chairs and knitting. that is just on the porch! 

On the way home we passed some very old boats.
I think this is called a frigate but I not sure, it was built in the 1700's!

And some fire boats...



So wonderful to watch...

( Yes that is my thumb) We had a fly over of antique planes.

This is another Frigate that was a classroom on water.
Again 1700's
A beautiful day on the water.
After we had a nice seafood meal a perfect day. 
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But I can't wait to get back to Star Island for my week of rug hooking and friends!!!
Have a great week my friends.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Birthday Weekend

The summer flowers and butterflies are in full color...



This is sweet B. She was making things from rings of 
terry cloth. She looks like a little flower child.
She made me a snow globe for my birthday. It sits right on the window sill over my sink so I can see it every day.

I picked up this little hooked rug at a yard sale some time ago 
It sits on my coffee table on my porch and holds my 
candle.

I picked this lamp shade at a thrift this past week.
I have them on most of the lamps on my porch. they are home made and real pressed flowers. I love how they have a soft glow pretty perfect for the porch.
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Have a wonderful week!

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Campout...

I treated myself to a new mug from tattered flag.



This is a rug I finished some time ago it is on the floor we walk on it everyday. It is a little wavy so not perfect.

We picked blueberries and since I follow king Arthur flour 
they have a bake along once a month and this month was blueberry hand pies while they over flowed they were yummy.

On to the campout we went with family on my husband's side.
There were about 24 of us some came and went but most of us stayed. This was our first campfire so fun to be with all the different ages.

And this would be my sweet B the little fish.
We swam together, I really enjoyed the time with her and her mom and Dad. 

There were horseshoe tournaments with the campground.
My brother in law won. Then they had a corn hole trounament and our nephew and his friend won that so the family swept the campground!

And this would be sweet B with her pet bunny who camps with them.
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A very busy time, summer is slipping away faster and faster I noticed the difference in light in the afternoon and evening.
But is still warm and wonderful and we have lots of beautiful weather ahead.
I have a birthday this week so a year older and a bit closer retirement.
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Have a wonderful week!