Sunday, May 19, 2019


Since I haven't done anything picture worthy, I am using these pictures from a facebook page The Forest Floor Apothecary.
They are just the sweetest pictures and if you are  on facebook I would follow them!
Yes we got rain this week but on the whole it was much better than I thought it would be. 

I am still not sleeping great but a bit of an improvement. I read an article on magnesium. They showed a few things that low magnesium could cause and some of it was me. So I started taking it on Friday. I will give it a month to see if there is improvement. and yes one was sleep.

The full moon was Sat but of course we were cloudy so I did not get to see it. I did get to spend some time with Sweet B. this weekend which I always love. And I did get time to sit on the porch. As I sit here tonight I can hear the rain coming from the hill in front of us.  
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sleep....I wish I could

Early Sat morning a friend and I took a hike..

and when you got to the top there were chairs to rest your weary bones..
After I got home I raked some more and walked around the gardens finally, finally we are starting to see spring. We have been so cold and so rainy and our winter was soooo long I thought the spring flowers forgot to bloom.

But they are and it does the soul good to see them.

They wave at me in the breeze to let me know they are there...

I am so thankful they are blooming it gives me hope for the summer.

The birds are back the fickle little things. Most of the winter we didn't have many now all colors and sizes! 

I have done a bit of thrifting but I am trying so hard to keep it to a minimum. Who could pass up these child size hand thrown pottery pieces for .50 each! sweet on a windowsill.

I got 6 new shades for my light in the dining room the ones I had were old and darker. 6/3.00 deal. 
I have had the worst time sleeping. It is starting to affect a lot.
I have tried everything dark room, meditating,aroma therapy, no chocolate, coffee etc after noon time, I drink sleepy tea, or hot water and lemon. So I walk, I walk, and walk, and walk to tire myself out and if I don't walk, I eat to try and keep the energy up! The weight I have lost is slowly creeping on. I have taken sleeping pills and benadryl but I feel so crappy the next day it is not worth it for me. Yesterday I was up and out early, I hiked came home and raked and then took a short walk I was beat. A nice shower and I went to bed and fell asleep right away. I wake up, it is still dark but I think it has to be 4 or 4:30 nope 12:15 I was in bed at 10:30. So now I am awake! I do nod off now and then for no more than 15 minutes at a time. I got so sick of it I was up at 5:30. So today I walked I sure hope this turns around soon. 

We are in for a cold wet week this week so not much going on.
Have a wonderful week!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Finally Sunshine!

We have been so dreary, cold and raw that when the sun finally did show it was something to celebrate!

I have finished and bound my commission rug.
Now all I have left is a rod pocket and a label. I will be so glad to see the end of this rug. I can not wait to work on my own pieces. 

This is the second year that husband has sold at a local vintage fair.
He had a space with his brother and niece.  He did quite well and really enjoys the time with his family.
They stay with us so it makes for a busy weekend, but lots of laughs. I did go to the fair but didn't purchase anything I am trying very hard to not add to all I have. Plus I am cheap!
Have a wonderful week my sweet blog friends! 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

A Weekend At The Beach

This is Parson's beach in Maine. Just the loveliest beach.

And it has the signature rocky beach of Maine on parts of it.

This picture is very washed out but it had the loveliest colors a wonderful rug I would think.
This trip was a gift from my Daughter and Son In Law for Christmas. We look forward to this trip every year. It is a perfect time to visit Maine beaches. And we met up with...

Husband's brother and his wife and Husband's cousin (my rug hooking buddy) and her husband. My bother in law got us into a great restaurant and what a wonderful time we had!!!
After we went to his cousin's house for night caps and lots more laughs. Such a fun night!

My sweet friend and I took a nice walk on Thursday and we came to a very old cemetery. I love to read the old stones some are so sad whole families wiped out within months of each other.
I am finally done with the commission rug I was working on (and driving me crazy) I just need to bind it, it is all steamed and waiting for me. 
We have another busy weekend coming next weekend with company coming and a big vintage sale that husband is vending at.
Have a wonderful week.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day / Easter

Happy Earth Day while I do not celebrate per say, I do use a water bottle daily and try to do my part. 

Well we have had another family Easter and everyone had fun.
My sweet sister in law brought me flowers and my other sister in law brought me a gift basket of jams, jellies, and wine.

The night before Easter my Sweet B and her parents stay overnight.
We have a good meal, play a game of cards, and just enjoy.

Easter morning it is all about the bunny. 
Sweet B got a new puppy last winter. She is a pound puppy
and just graduated from obedience school this week and she was all about the bunny too.

The family gathered for ham and ribs with all the fixings
We had an egg hunt for the adults and the kids.
We also had Nerf ax throwing. As my daughter said only this family would have ax throwing for Easter lol.
Tonight I used up some of the left overs in a very creative way. 
I mixed mashed potatoes, chopped ham, Cheese, some spices. Made some patties rolled in bread crumbs and pan cooked it in some olive oil. So very yummy! I am making bread in my bread machine tonight and trying to get caught up on laundry.
Another busy weekend coming up.

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!