Sunday, April 29, 2018

Spring Cleaning

I spent Sat taking the winter dirt off the porch! Oh how I love my porch! The weatherman has promised a couple of summer days this coming week. And Old Farmer's Almanac has predicted a hot July and August. So hopefully we will have long lazy days to come on the porch.

Today was rainy so I spent a few hours cleaning the family room..

And dusting off the pottery I collect. it has a blueish green glaze inside.
They live in a cupboard that was my husband's fathers that we rescued. 
So I am trying to clean a bit every day so that when the good weather does come I can hang out on the porch or in a kayak.
Have a great week!

Monday, April 23, 2018

What A Difference A Week Makes

My daughter and Son in law gave us a  weekend in Kennebunkport
Maine for our Christmas gift. This was the weekend and it was beautiful!

But sadly Barbara Bush had died earlier in the week. So there was a sad mood in the Port. This is where the Bushes have their summer home on Walker Point.

And no matter what your politics they were a big part of this area. They ate in the restaurants and shopped in the stores. Mrs Bush did a lot of work for local children and the children's hospital.

We got together with family for a night out at a local restaurant.
Ate french pastries in the sun shine before we made our way home the next morning, it was good for the soul.
We have a couple of warm days ahead but then it rains a lot.
I am thankful for the warm up and hope we are headed into spring and summer.
Have a great week.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April Snows...

Spring just can't seem to find it's way to NH.

We have had snow and ice just in the past week. I would love to see the flowers and the warm sun.

So we took this cold weekend and spent a few hours at the local spa. We swam in the pool..

That goes in and outside. Our little fish just couldn't get over swimming outside in the cold. (beyond the fence is an ice covered lake) lots of fun!

I had a massage, then we all lined up for a pedicure. This little one  had the time of her life. My daughter reported that sweet B kept talking about what a good time she had.

This morniing it was sleeting and pinging against the windows.
So I made some popovers, cooked some bacon, and enjoyed being tucked in for the day.
And a pot roast for dinner all to yummy.

There is a big Necco wafer candy scare since the company has 
announced that it will go out of business if they don't find a buyer.
So I got us a few for old time's sake. Not sure if it is just a New England thing?
I am still hooking on my stair risers and working.
We are off for a fun weekend next weekend.
Have a wonderful week!!

Monday, April 9, 2018

A Weekend Away

I had the blessing of going to a hook- in this past weekend.

That would be my sweet hooking buddy and roommate on the right working on a gift rug with another amazing rug hooker.

This is what my roomie was working on for herself, a pretty great job!

Since I did not get permission to post the other rugs displayed. I am showing you the antique one that someone bought for 2.00, a very good buy.

It was snowing on my trip to Maine but the next day was sunny, windy but still nice. I took a bit of a walk. Where we stay use to be a shaker community at one time. It has changed into lots of different things and now some of the buildings are a homeless shelter, food pantry etc. But also a working orchard. those trees are old look how thick the trunks are I would love to return when they are in bloom.

The Mary statue/alter was hidden in the woods with trails going to it very peaceful.

This isn't really a little pond it is run off from the area so I am sure it drys up in the summer but nice all the same.

This was the rug that my roomie was working on as the gift, very nice.

And this sweet girl is full of so much fun! I enjoy her so much. She thinks all hookers need sheep pasties! Hummm I don't know about that. 
We had wine and Massages, and more food and goodies than we needed. We laughed until our stomachs hurt, and yes there was some hooking going on. I learned several new things from the others and made the trip home feeling blessed that I have this wonderful craft in my life.
Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


My brother in law does custom embroidery and gifted this tablecloth  to me last Easter, so started a great tradition.

Easter eve my daughter, son in law and sweet B come for overnight my favorite thing! This is a gift from sweet B to me, how did she know I love tea, and of course we are playing cards and enjoying each other.

The bunny found the house and was very generous. 

Let Easter begin! Our final total was 28 here for dinner and games
which we did a lot of fun games.

This is one half of the dinner guest. The ham was large and yummy with lots of sides so everyone went away full and happy.
I hope your Easter was a good one. I was tired but happy.
We get to do it again next year. 
The rest of the year's celebrations are up to the rest of the family.
We are expecting a bit of snow boo hoo
and I am off to a rug hooking weekend this weekend can't wait!
Have a great week.