Sunday, April 14, 2019

Out Of This World

We took sweet B for her Birthday overnight adventure.
Very late as her birthday is in Dec. We still had a wonderful time.
We went to the discovery center. Named after our teacher in space that had that horrid accident on lift off and Shepard another very successful astronaut from NH.

Sweet B got the biggest kick out of this camera. We are all losing heat from our face lol. 

We stayed in a hotel and she got to swim her favorite! 
 We had the best time she makes us laugh and surprises us with her very smart answers on things that we thought she would have no idea about. 

We picked up a couple of kits for dying eggs this one was emoji eggs. I blew out 6 eggs set her up and she did the rest. Next weekend she will do 6 more a different way. So what to do with the 6 eggs I blew out? I made quiche very good quiche if I do say so myself. Saute peppers and onions with bacon and cheese, yumm

And we had brown bread with it. I have not had this in awhile. My dad's mother use to have this when we visited. Very good and a nice bread to go with quiche. 
Well Sunday again I am headed to get the PJ's on and call it an early night. 

Have a wonderful  week!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Making Do

I have been getting my spring and Easter things out.
In my next life I would like to live here. Such a sweet painting I picked up at some sale.

Every year we blow out eggs and Sweet B colors them.
I have tried to save as many as I can over the years. Makes a sweet decoration.

I finally got to take my close friend out for lunch for her birthday that was last month. After we headed to the local thrift store.
I found this it is for sewing but I am going to use it for my rug hooking. Good find for 3.00.

I also found this small green pottery bowl. Just the right size for compound butter that I make to go with bread when I bake. .50

And this hand stitched sweet candle mat. again .50 I had to rescue it! it is sitting on my coffee table with a battery operated candle.

Sat I finally got to my guild meeting. I got up early and made Madeleines to take with me.

It was indigo dying (Shebori) funny thing is when I got home I figured out this was not my piece. but still nice and fun class.

I have wanted one of the covers for my frame like everyone has but since I am on a self imposed buying freeze I pulled out what I had for fabric....

And I made myself one from materials I had here. I am trying very hard not to purchase any rug hooking supplies for at least 6 months. I am a hoarder when it comes to rug hooking, I have lots of books and ideas I have wanted to hook but if  I see something I like, I buy it! I will never live long enough to use up the wool and linen I  already have. 
Nice weekend we were able to do a bit of yard work where the snow has receded. I have plants starting to pop up ahhh spring I knew you would come. Except we have snow in the forecast for tomorrow! not much but still snow. 
Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

The End Of Another Weekend

I went to Alfred Maine to a hook-in for the weekend with my best bud Donna. We laughed a lot drank a little wine and baileys.
And of course hooked a little. 

She finished her rug it is larger than it appears here and is just wonderful!

And Jenny finished binding this rug again wonderful.
That was all the pictures I took. 

 In the blue green jacket is another picture of sweet B.
It is from when she was in the photo shoot at the ski area.
It showed up on their facebook page this week. And yes that is her best bud with her. So stinking cute!!!
Well it is back to work tomorrow 
and no big events to look forward to.
Have a great week!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Sounds Of Silence

Lately I have sat and hooked in silence, no TV, phones,Radio, or music
 I can hear our grandfather clock ticking and the furnace click on and off but that is it. At first I found it very hard to sit for any length of time in silence ,but it has been getting easier and easier.  It is good for the soul now and then to settle with your thoughts.

As you can tell from the picture above we still have a lot of snow. 
but very close to the house, where the dryer vent comes out, I found this growing yeah for green!

I am still working on the dreaded commission rug. I have never pulled out and put in so many times in one rug. GRRRRR I can not 
wait for it to be done!

Today husband and I decided to go for a quiet lunch. We got all settled in and about 20 minutes later all these people came in with name tags and posters going up in the windows and bang we are in the middle of a political rally! Now it did not matter who it was or what party they were, we were looking for peace and quiet and a chance to just talk and enjoy the food. And guess where he stood the only door in! Trapped like rats! Finally I asked the bartender for a back door and they showed us out. a couple other people followed us out they were as in shock as we were. 

Since we have such a large Easter celebration at our house we start early shopping for all the kids baskets for the big egg hunt. I hit the dollar store and did pretty well. And found these yummm I will not be going back to the dollar store soon as these are like crack I can not stay away from them!.
This morning I got up early and met my daughter and grand daughter for breakfast.A friend of my daughter has a sugar house and it was open house weekend so we wandered over there.
I purchased some syrup and some home made maple cinnamon rolls my treat for Monday morning for going to work.(I bribe myself with treats to go to work)
She also had a scavenger hunt so sweet B and I did that together. She had lots of great questions and B learned a lot about syrup.
So I will close with the one answer I knew. How many gallons of sap produce one gallon of maple syrup?
Have a great week!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day...

We saw sweet B today. Even pigs are Irish today, we saw him on our way out to lunch.

On the way back from lunch I found this lucky rock. You go on a website and it lets them know you found it. It is in honor of her daughter who died. A wonderful way to pay tribute. Sweet B was very happy to hide it again.

Speaking of Sweet B (in the pink gloves) she was part of a photo shoot for Cranmore Mt Resort. She has become a good skier this year. Beside her is her close friend and on the end in the red jacket is another long time friend. Wonderful to see local kids who ski there all the time being used in their advertising.

Our trip home from Florida was very uneventful even though they grounded all those planes. And my plants made it through 2 weeks and seem happier for it.

Even though we came back to lots of snow on the ground I am over winter, I took the white lights out of the windows and packed away all the winter pictures I had hung up and replaced them with spring pictures. COME ON SPRING!

I even baked banana bread for us and some whoopie pies for my husband's pool friends.

My sweet friend bought me and insulated tumbler while we were in Florida. It has such sweet flowers on it. So while I am waiting for my garden to thaw out I will enjoy taking this to work to remind me we really do have spring on the way.
I hope your week is a good one!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Still On Vacation

The weather has been amazing.

The birds and the beach are beautiful.

And this is the only snow(sandman) I want to see.

We have walked a lot. this is a bush that people leave 
shells on so it looks like the bush is growing shells.

Because we have spent so much time in the sun we dug out the umbrellas and sat in the shade yesterday. A perfect place to read.

Of course spring break is in full force, this is how they are keeping an eye on them. Really the kids are fun to watch and wish we had all that energy. 
It has been just a wonderful vacation I will hate to see it end.
Have a great week!

Monday, March 4, 2019


We left NH in a snow storm. The day before it was freezing and blowing  just brutal!!!

To this, ahhhhhhh it has been 80 every single day and just wonderful....

I am walking the beach every chance I get. A fun sculpture.
The sand here is very fine and white.

We have watched sunset every night. We swam in the pool and the ocean. We had lunch in the village, it is just plain relaxing.
Home has had 2 more snow storms our friends are coming tomorrow and my brother in law and wife are coming Thur so lots more fun in store.
Have a great week!