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

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. 
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. 
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 

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.
Have a wonderful week!