Sunday, May 21, 2017

Rain, Heat=Busy

I know I haven't posted in 2 weeks and when I look back I 
can't think of any one thing but I can think of a hundred things.
Last weekend I headed to Maine to help a friend clean a summer rental. We treated ourselves to a very large lobster roll at the end of the day. yum!
But it was cold and rainy and when I got home husband had the fireplace going it was so raw.

By Wed when I had my women's group over for dinner.
it was 90. We hadn't gotten together since thanksgiving so everyone
was so happy to get together. I had 12 ladies here, very fun catching up.

Since I do not do 90's ( I hate hot and humid) but it did cooled off enough I could have my coffee on the porch before work and really enjoy it. Ahhh spring how I love you.

This would be a close up of B's nose she is picking and smelling flowers and her nose shows it. It was bright yellow from the dandelions. It's funny we see weeds and a child see a beautiful flower. It is all about the small things.
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 My husband broke my washer by accident
and it took a week before it was fixed. I was left to go to
the laundry mat holy quarters! I haven't been in years and I was shocked what people have to pay to do laundry a week. I just washed and brought it home to dry and spent over 10.00
What if we had a big family???
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So that is what I have been doing a little cleaning, a few runs to the laundry mat and hanging with B.


Monday, May 8, 2017

cold, Rainy, gloomy

Yes that is snow on the mountains! this picture was taken today.

But for some reason things are still blooming this is much prettier than this picture.

Since I have had greenhouse withdrawal I went to just walk around
(still to cold to plant outside) and treated myself to this topiary.
And a very sweet bee.
My rug hooking buddy made me this, I failed to show it last time.
Yes that is a wine cork! 

On Mondays my treat to myself is a lemon poppy seed muffin
with a nice hot cup of coffee when I get settled at work.
So today I notice that there are calories listed.
What! why is the cheese danish 150 calories less than a muffin that has no streusel topping or frosting of any kind on it.Muffin plain and simple. 
So I bought the danish thinking I would love it, but I really wanted the muffin
 I am just baffled by that.
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We are in the rain for the rest of the week with a stronger storm coming in this weekend. So I am home reading.
I just finished reading her newest I didn't care for it. 
What are you reading??


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spring

Little pansy faces...

As you can see things are pretty bare
but things are popping!

Sunny sweet faces...

We have many ups and downs as far as weather.
From 80's to 40's but things are getting green.

And sweet smelling.


Yellows....


 
I bought some wool lately why I am not sure why as I am
hooking very little right now.

My daughter got this at a yard sale for 50 cents it is Susan Branch's newest one and only a year old.

And I found this sweet little book.

The pages are pictures of felted wool so sweet. 
I hope you are all enjoying spring I have heard of snow in the west 
brrr no thank you.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Gifts


So I promised to show you what my sweet hooking friend
Donna made for me! the larger piece is a zippered bag for my hooks etc. the little book in the front holds needles, safety pins, etc. and she even made the card!


And this amazing basket!!! she has more talent in her
little finger than I do in my whole body. 

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While at the hook in a lady named Faith gave each of us this 
little mouse pincushion. She hand made each of them. So sweet I couldn't believe it how kind of her.


Then we have a wonderful gift bag swap and I got this!
another great basket and paper napkins. How lucky I am!


Last weekend a friend treated me to breakfast at a  
wonderful place with all kinds of homemade bread.
We got talking about annadama bread. They didn't have any
sooo tonight I am making some, I will let you know how it comes out.





I am reading this book. It is about a boy who went into the woods of Maine 
at 20 and was finally caught when he was 47.
It is true and very interesting Anyone else read it yet?
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We are in the cold rainy weather after a couple of days of warm wonderful weather. I hope this turns everything green and summer like. 
Have a great week.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Another Easter In The Books...

It was so warm that all the candy melted! First time this ever happened. Way to hot almost 90 but tonight 47 no happy medium. I will need to rethink the egg hunt for next year.

This would be the gang my daughter is 2nd in on the left 3rd row her husband right in front of her and our sweet B on the top in the pink dress. Husband in the middle white shirt. Of course this was at the end of the day when we were all tired and hot.

My daughter, son in law, and B slept over the night before so we gave her parents a break and took her to the local school to the play ground. As you can see she loved it!
I hope your Easter was wonderful 
I am off to watch some tv and might pick up the hooking again.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Week Before Easter

So finally today the weather broke! we have had snow, rain, mix and we haven't seen the sun since who knows when. It is going to get better the next two days. So since I was having spring fever I hit the porch with a soapy bucket and put all the cushions back on the chairs.
Ahhhhhh heaven.



Easter is on the way and we have a large gathering with an egg hunt thrown in. My Miss B has a lop eared bunny (not this one)and she is convinced he is the Easter bunny! I love that so much when they believe so fully.

 
I have been cleaning and trying to get the winter dust out of the corners, the one thing I am not good at cleaning is the oven. My oven is a working oven and always going I cook all the time!
Well I tried the baking soda thing nope now we are using the self clean. I hate using it, it scares me how hot it gets. So I cleaned what I could and it is doing it's thing yikes! 
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A busy week ahead we have my daughter, son in law and Miss B over night the night before Easter we play games eat great food and really enjoy each other.
So cleaning and cooking in my future! 
Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

A Storm, A Hook In, Wine, Friends....

 
Friday morning sun rise a warning of things to come. 
I got out of work early and made a bee line for Maine.

  
I made it before the storm started. It snowed all night into most of the day Sat about 14 inches...

But we were warm and cozy and hooking away the storm..
We had lots of food, lots of wine, and lots of wool..

Laurie Troutman hooked this beauty.

Betty H design and hooked this so beautiful!

This was designed and hooked by Cynthia.

Cynthia hooked this one also.

Such great color and I forget who was hooking this.

This was designed by woolen Memories
and hooked by Jenni.
 
Again by Jenni

Hooked by Jan love the gold coat.

such a lovely piece.
Lovely bag but bad picture.

Another Jenni so wonderful

My rug hooking buddy Donna made her own slippers!
I will share the gifts she made for me in my next post.
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To much food, Not enough sleep, and a little wine
and I am beat More to come!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Weather Or Not...

A quiche was in order after blowing out a dozen eggs so 
Miss B could do this...

She came over and dyed lots of easter eggs

With sparkles, stickers, and all sorts of fun stuff.. 
So fun having her here and she helped me put out all of my Easter decorations so I am all set for our big family Easter, and her sleep over the night before! I love having them here.

My horoscope, I have plans to go to a rug hooking retreat but 

yes more snow in the forecast 8-10 inches starting Friday the day I was leaving.
Will this winter ever end?