Sunday, January 28, 2018

Weekend With Sweet B...

Miss B's birthday is very close to christmas so we try to do something very special with her later after the holidays.
We went to Montshire Science Museum for children.
Learning about bubbles and catching one is even more special.

She loved this one on pulleys they had a table you could change things around and make things move very hands on.
there were so many kinds of hands on things for the kids, and little programs throughout the day, hiking and snowshoeing trails, really a fun and amazing place for kids.

If you are going to Montshire you need to go to King Arthur flour just around the corner. A great lunch and yes she was queen of the weekend.

We stayed in a hotel with a pool her favorite! She can swim so well.
She is a little fish. She got some hands on toys and craft things..
And now Pepe and I are home feet up!

This was a busy week at work getting caught up from 
being gone a few days. This is a sun rise they never get old.
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

A Hook In- Kennebunkport

I was lucky enough to attend a hook in, in Kennebunkport Maine.
I was suppose to leave Wed but snow. So early Thur morning down I went for 4 days. I took 3 unfinished pieces that have been a thorn in my side, some for years, to finish. The first one is what I worked on,on Star Island this past fall. I know it looks funny at the top by the light house,but truly it is nice and straight.

This rug is very special to me. I was lucky enough a few years ago to spent some time with a friend from Canada I met on my blog.
We met in Maine at my other sweet friend's (who is also my husband's cousin) for a fun weekend.
Kim gifted us with this rug depicting the three of us that Deanne Fitzpatrick designed for us and only us!!! 
I am so close to being done so I can hang this is a special place. 

And this a free rug from Cushings at Christmas time.
Donna also got to finish her rug that is the same. I wish I had taken a picture of it. It is kind of fun seeing the same pattern done by different people.

I am showing only small bits of a very large rug that a woman who was at the hook in designs herself. Look at this woodpecker!!!

This is turned but so amazing.

Even her ferns are amazing.
We didn't have the big throw down so not a lot of other rugs to show. 
Time away is always so wonderful with other hookers.
Lots of laughs and some wine, oh and margarita night that were yummy. And lots and lots of food..
I am home feet up watching my Patriots.
Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Crazy Weather

In one week we went from minus 25 to this! with Rain, lots and lots of rain! we lost about 15 inches of snow in a 24 hour period. So there was flooding. Not near us, but in our town roads were closed. Then it all froze what a mess! it was 1 degree this morning.

I stayed in and dyed some wool. light is before, dark after,  I love how it came out. I have a lot of straight colored wool that I would not probably use. I like the mottled wool better. I am not confident dying wool but I need to do more of it so that I will use my wool and not keep buying and buying.

I got up early and out in 1 degree weather to go to guided meditation this morning. I was horrid at it my mind kept running away with me. I just could not settle! so I am going to try a little on my own before I go back next month. I found a youtube that may work for me.

Sweet B visited today, that always makes it a great day! 
We baked, played games and she helped me sort out the pile of books I have for when she comes. Her reading level is jumping up by leaps and bounds and as she said she doesn't need baby books any more. Her mom was always a wonderful reader too,so happy to see B love reading.
(Do you see the hand hanging on the frig by her head? That is her mom's hand when she was in first grade. B always puts her hand to measure against her mom's so sweet.)

When the weather gets cold I get cooking not really sure why except we love to eat and it feels cozy to have a warm oven going.
I made scones Sat morning a half batch with blueberries. Then I was watching cooks country and saw the pizza recipe. I made that Sat night and it was wonderful! A  keeper for sure.
Tonight pork loin with roasted veggies.
I have been getting ready for my 5 day rug hooking retreat in Kennebunk Me. I am looking forward to seeing everyone and relaxing. I just pray for good weather to get there and back.
Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Oh The Cold!

We have been in the deep freeze for longer than I can to to think about and if we are not super cold it is snowing. We have gotten more snow that most full winters already. Because it has been so cold most of us have been housebound no skiing, walks, or snowshoeing. 

Saturday we never got above zero we were minus -6  at noon.
I decided to do the bake along with King Arthur Flour, it came out wonderful. I also sorted out my craft room to get things together for my rug hooking retreat in Maine this month. I have realized that I have 3 on going projects. I hit a rough spot and I set it aside and start something else. Well my resolution is to finish up what I have going before I can start another project. Most of the three pieces are at least half done and not to large.

We are warming up this week (yahoo) my daughter and grand daughter will be skiing this week with school so it is good it is warming up, but they are calling for an ice storm by weeks end ugh!
I finally got new glasses this week but they are going to take some getting use to. They are a bit different than I had. They do seem to fit my face better and are comfortable. It is sure nice to see again.
My sister in law retired this past Thursday. Lucky her! I hope she enjoys every minute of it she earned it as an ER nurse for years.
But I can not wait for my turn! 
Have a great week!