Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Picking Up The Hook

I got inspired by rug hooking magazine. I made the pattern square and I have already hooked the pumpkin! It feels good to have a hook in my hand again.

Since the news has just been depressing I have been
watching a movie we have had for awhile.

And reading...

And since the humidity finally broke I baked a chicken dinner tonight yummm.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Baker River

Husband and I have wanted to do a couple of rivers in our area.
We charted a smaller 2.5 mile paddle and in we go.
This is a corn field by where we set in the kayaks

The covered bridge we set in next to to get started ohhh we were excited

We started out great  we saw a fox, a couple of turtles, and some ducks playing in the water. But it all went downhill from there. Because the water level was so low we scraped bottom or just plain stopped. We got to little rapids, I got hung up and then all of a sudden I was going down backwards to say I screamed would be an under statement. I got it turned around and got down safely. It was a 2 1/2 mile paddle that was suppose to take 1 1/2 hours ours took 3....

To say we were tired by the time we pulled kayaks out at the end would be a huge understatement.  We will do the pemi next but we will make sure there is plenty of water....
Have a great week....

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice

To those of you that are my face book friends sorry you get to see more Fairy pictures :) My sweet Miss B went to Fairy school...

She picked out her sparkly shoes and her all important jewelry(note the large pink butterfly ring :) and since Grammie worked for a florist for a lot of years and did head pieces for little flower girls that knowledge came in handy when fairy school rolled around. (Although she believes that the fairies left it on my doorstep)
Oh be still my heart how I love that child. And trust me no one was safe at work either they all got to see my sweet B!

ok on to the weekend it is hot hot hot and humid I am trying not to complain buttttttttt I am not a huge fan of this weather. So off to Town Docks for some great music..

Great views and a nice breeze off the lake....

And a couple of these yummm.

I did get to one yard sale this weekend, first one in months I think, and got this cute little piggy plate. He is all cleaned up and husband redrilled the holes to make sure they are nice and clean and voila! I think he is cute for cheese and crackers etc. And this is all I bought for 1.00.

I got rug hooking magazine in the mail today since I have not picked up a hook in a couple of months and my guild starts in a couple of weeks I am looking for inspiration. So feet up, fans on, ready, set, relax!
P.S. The Old Farmer's Almanac has predicted another harsh winter.
Enjoy the heat.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Birthday Post

I recently had a birthday. Husband took me for a day out.
We went to Littleton NH which is an hour north from us.
And it is where Pollyanna was written.

They have a very vibrant Main Street, this is to remind you there are lots of shops behind Main street too.

This was on all of their cross walks a friendly little town.
But we saw lots of signs of the trees starting to turn yikes!

I was very blessed with gifts my sweet daughter bought me, 
shower gel, body lotion and hand cream all in my favorite scent Lavender. I have used them and it feels like heaven.
My sweet daughter took me out to dinner and stayed overnight such a treat to have her and Miss B here. My poor Son-in-law had to work so he missed the fun of dinner and the science center the next day.
And did you know they also sell cookies? I have them hidden them they are just for my tea in the evening. Husband would eat them by the handful. 
My closest friend bought me 2 barefoot contessa books. I love her no nonsense approach to cooking no weird ingredients. Plus we went on a little hike and a swim. Our summer has been busy so we have not had much time for our hiking it felt so good.
Then My other close friend bought me this book it is about the birth of rug hooking along the coast of Maine and New Brunswick. I have already started to read it. Plus she treated me to breakfast. I am a very lucky woman to have such great friends.

and of course some paddling that I love so much.

And the day before my birthday I saw this at the dump.
It is in Miss B's favorite color and she loves to twirl.
So hopefully I will be twirling a long time with her.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Out Foxed...

We have been out foxed by a fox....

Husband was clearing some under brush and found a hole. Thinking that it was some settlement he kept going but oh no it is a foxes den and because husband walked all over his door step the fox made it bigger and bigger. And then he or she yips and yaps all night long.I think they were really telling us off for bothering them.
Now if they do not quiet down there will be some relocating going on.
Friday I found hard root beer yummmm and we took a walk around the lake and watched the blue moon on the water. 
The weekend was filled with kayaking and blueberry picking and just putting my feet up. Tomorrow the B comes for over night yeah!!!! What a great birthday gift.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's All About The Berries...

Do you ever go into a weekend feeling like road kill?
This is how I felt on Friday I needed down time. Major down time.
(This is a gummy frog that was on the sidewalk outside of work)

Saturday was beautiful I walked around the garden.
did some house work and read on the porch.

Saturday afternoon we headed out for our first paddle of the season.

This little pond has islands that are famous for their blue berries. 
I think husband ate more than saved but hey we were not that prepared to pick.

But pick we did! These are the little sweet lovely's 


We did see a pair of sweet loons..

And beautiful sights, 

I made blueberry and peach pie...

And blueberry coffee cake to say I have had my quota of sugar would be an understatement. 

And this is my Miss B. My daughter and her husband build a new house last year so this is their first summer in their new home and they have found major blueberry, raspberry and blackberry patches.
So Miss B has become a picking machine. She is waiting for her mixed berry muffins to come out of the oven my sweet baby.
Her mother always loved to pick too. 
Well back to work after this week I have a few days off which is much needed.  

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Slip Cover

As you know we redid our porch this year. And this is one of two chairs that are not that comfy but we use them all the time. So I decided to remake the cushions. 

I had high density  foam from a yard sale I bought some time ago.
I purchased a heavy weight drop cloth and said what the heck I am going to give it a try. Well far from perfect they look ok and are comfortable yea! And pretty dang cheap. I think I paid a couple of dollars for the foam and 22.00 for the drop cloth and I have lots of fabric left over.

Summer has found us with hot muggy weather and most of us in this area do not have air conditioners.  This is my delphinium that I got a picture of before the rain did it in. 

So sweet

I also have some of the darker variety. 

I also have a few high bush blueberries that doesn't yield much but enough for this....

Dinner at my daughter's so I was able to bring a treat.
( I made the crust myself.)

I am reading Harper Lee's new book I am 100 pages in so you know what I will be doing with my free time the rest of this week.
Have a great week!