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?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Hook In My Hand

 
I didn't get the best picture but we had a huge storm last Tue .
We ended up with 19inches and lots of wind. Some areas looked like a bomb was dropped trees and light poles down everywhere.
We were lucky we made it through and only lost one tree that didn't hit much but another tree. And we didn't lose power at all.



Oh yea the dump I haven't been in awhile.
This is a glass candle holder that has tree bark attached to the outside. I love it and hope to use is this summer on our porch.

And who could pass up the monkeys. So funny!



We have been watching Foyle's War it is sent in England during the start
of  WWII. He is a detective it is very good and has several seasons or as they call it sets. I am getting them from my local library. 


I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who had some encouraging words on my last post. I really was feeling so down about my creative skills. But as you can see I wandered back to it.
I am very blessed with a husband who encourages me. 
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I am looking forward to spring, I hope it springs this week.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Interesting

My horoscope today....interesting

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MOJO

 I will admit it here and now I feel I can no longer hook a rug.
 
There I have said it and last night I piled it and walked away.
I was an ok rug hooker but I can't even get started now.
I have started one rug 5 times and pulled out every single loop I put in  5 times. Is it just one rug? nope I have 3 rugs balled up in that corner, I couldn't start or I started and couldn't continue.
I went to my guild meeting looking for inspiration on Sat. 
we had Lisanne Miller from P is for Primitive who bought cushing as our speaker. She was talking about color planning and borders.
Her program was up lifting and wonderful.
I didn't even pull my rug out of my bag to hook while I was there.
But I was feeling good and home I came and started right in.
It went from bad to worse most of the night.
So I tried the next day and the next until I piled it in the corner 
last night and went to bed.
So maybe I am not a rug hooker any more. 
Or maybe I have compared myself so much to all the amazing brilliant rug hookers out there I can't get over myself.
But until then I have gone to find my mojo I sure hope it shows up soon. I do not like the new non-hooker that I have become.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Water Water Every Where

"Never swap horses while crossing a stream."
This was the Plymouth State Parking lot when the river rose over it's bank.. Not a fun call home for the kids.

As you can see it had gone down 6 inches by the time we saw it.
This is the amphitheater where we have the summer concerts. 
The trees would be about 2 feet in from the banking and that would be the electrical box for the bands about 5 feet tallk yikes.

We are being visited by four turkeys everyday it seems. 
Hummm are they trying to tell us something?


And speaking of turkeys, I get to the dump and see this ott light.
I jump out the car load it in all the attachments were there including the receipt. I ran and bought a new bulb nope.. Husband looks at and it is dead,deader than a door nail. :( I was so hoping to get a free ott light. Well the dump has a great return policy so back it goes I have already returned the bulb.



Since my husband and I finished the Downton Abby series (again)
from the library. I picked this CD up.I had never watched it before, I love it! Season two in April it is so wonderful (PBS)
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I have been reading anything to stay away from hooking, what my problem is I don't know? but I have to get back to it!
Have a great week
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Loyalty in little things is a great thing

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Beautiful day

Today was one of those days that remind me why I love living 
in Northern part of New England.

I decided to shovel the walk way we have not shoveled for most of the winter. Sunglasses on face to the sun ahhhhh

Yes it was deep but I just kept at it, yes girls can move mountains...
of snow.

We were well into the 50's and snow was melting. I am sore but so happy I got out in the sun.

Husband was so sweet for Valentines. We ordered take out and he had the candles lit and a rose ready for the table.
I prefer to stay in after working all day it was relaxing and so lovely.
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Have a great week!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Snow Moon

  
The full snow moon was Friday night we had grand plans 
to snowshoe under the moon. It was so cold and husband could never put on enough clothes to keep him warm so we stayed home.

And as you have heard we had snow this weekend!
So I got out my hook. this is a rug I drew from a picture I took this past fall on Star Island. I have been a bit over whelmed thinking about this rug so I decided to take it piece by piece and not worry about the whole just yet 
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We didn't get the snow the southern part of the state did which is just fine with me about 9.5 inches on top of our already deep snow.
My aunt in Maine was 24 inches and counting when I called her this afternoon. I wished her well and was thankful it was not us.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Cow And A Pig Went To The Farm

 
Husband and I took Miss B to a winter festival at the farm.

We got rides on the old model T snow mobiles..

We watched them harvest ice and haul it to the ice house with a team of oxen. We petted cows and did a scavenger hunt. She had a great time and was worn out when we headed of hot chocolate.


WE have been very snowy and into the snow again tomorrow.
Getting tired of it.
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I have a pattern all drawn and now I just 
have to pick up a hook.
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There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have a clear conscience or none at all.