Sunday, September 29, 2019


A friend with a pear tree gave me this big bowl of pears. Now what to do? 

I canned them in simple syrup that had cinnamon stick and a bit of cardamon. They were all so ripe that I could not use them quick enough so now I can use them when I am ready.

The colors are not near peak yet in our area but still lots of pretty color. The weather has been just wonderful. I just love fall but I wish it were a lot longer because I know what is to come.

I finished the hooking part of my Halloween rug and now I am not crazy about the fence uggg! So do I redo it or put some of that color in the pumpkins?

My son in law had his 40th birthday this weekend. 
He is in the blue shirt my daughter in the red and sweet B in the front the others are very close friends. My daughter did it up she had a band and munchies lots of fun.

We are still waiting for husband to get an appointment with a specialist but so far so good for him. We are being very careful about food etc. Oh it is always something.
But we are very blessed, I try to each night write in my journal what I am thankful for. It has always helped me keep things in prospective. 
Have a great week my sweet friends 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Clock Going Backward...

I thought this was a sweet poem. 
Happy Fall!

My hydrangea is as beautiful as it has ever been!

The color is starting to pop....

Most of the wood is stacked.

Not sure why this will not flip around but I have had time to hook a bit, good thing Halloween will be here before we know it.

I am NOT saying do this but I had a rug in front of my sink in the kitchen and lots of spot cleaning and snow cleaning in the winter. But still it was pretty dirty.  Sooo I put it in the washer on gentle and air dried it bingo! clean again! I would not wash it unless I was ready to have it not work and ruin the rug. Also the backing was not burlap or it really would have fallen apart.

The next town over had town wide yard sale. Not ready to yard sale all day I hit the thrift to drop something off and I scored a vintage Christmas table cloth and a fake head stone all for 1.50 and I headed home. 
I weeded the gardens for the rest of the day and now I am sore but the gardens look so much better!
Friday night we headed out to see Downton the movie!
It was like watching old friends again!
When I was coming off Star Island Last week I had the gut feeling I had to get home. I was suppose to spend a couple of more days with friends but I felt I needed to get home. So I did and good thing husband had some health issues that included ambulances and hospital transfers and tests on tests. But at one point he had a nurse that was talking to him, he looks up at the clock in his hospital room and it is going backwards! The nurse saw it and was in complete shock!
It stopped and started going frontwards.
I had a couple of weird things happen at home when I returned from the hospital not sure why or what is going on???
He needs a few more tests but he is better. 
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Back From Star.....

It Seems like a blur... The time slipped by quickly.

We arrived on a beautiful sunny day, calm seas..

The Island always tugs at my heart, no matter how many years I have been going.

The chapel is lit at night for services by people carrying lanterns to the service.

The sky, the sun, the ocean, the sounds of the birds sigh...

This is always a wake up call on how harsh the island must of been to live on in the 1800's 

This reminded me of Andrew Wyeth's art. The sound of the curtains flapping in the breeze was soothing..

We painted silk scarfs with paints that darken when exposed to light. A wonderful gift from our leader Pam. Each one was different.

And there was an artist in residence there painting and selling his artwork. He was happy to talk about his art and the process.

We walked all over the island. This was a path that goes to the rocks so you can watch the waves crash over the shore.

This was the porch, great for ocean watching and the bell was rung to call us to meals.

And of course we were there to hook and hook we did. This was our throw down...

Can you believe this cat??? Wow amazing!

And look at this study in white!!! It is a beauty!

We had two friends from Nova Scotia that were with us last year. 
They picked rose pedals and took them home and made wine for this year!
It was wonderful! We had some amazingly creative people that is for sure. 

The island has had muskrats since the early 1800's but this year there were a lot of them. Usually we do not see them but this year we saw them a lot. They did not want to be around us so no worries.

There were new flower barrels this year still pretty beautiful.

The sunsets were amazing as always.
We came off the island before the full moon but it was still pretty.
When you go off the island there is a chant "You will come back, You will come back" I sure hope if the good lord is willing I will.
I met Lucy from wooly mason jar. What a pleasure!
and Sara from Paisley Studio,what a joy she is!
So happy to meet these amazing, lovely ladies.
Have a wonderful week.

Monday, September 2, 2019

The Wool Room

On my walk I found this guy not sure if he is predicting a bad winter but he is very fuzzy.

Sweet B came over for an overnight. Pepe gave her a tractor driving lesson. Which she loved! 

Then we took her into the attic to retrieve one of the several boxes of her mothers barbie dolls and stuff. First she had no idea there was an attic in our house and after she got up there she says "Does Mom know about this?" lol So she chose one tub to come down stairs to go through and as you can see Pep was a big help! She had a blast and told me it was hard to think that her mother was ever her age. 

I took over a spare bedroom that no one has ever used except me. The floor is not finished. (On the long list of things to do) but it serves the purpose. This is the room where Sweet B announced I needed a yard sale! So It was time to clean

Trust me it was way worse than these pictures show. So I organized. I have a box of stuff to donate. and now maybe now I can find something when I am looking for it. Sorry forgot to take an after picture.

I have been working on this rug and I have about 4 things to rip out. I do not like the house purple, I do not like the gate white, not sure about the moon yet and hate the green for the grass of the graveyard. So that is all I have to say about that yikes! 
I leave next Sunday for my week on Star Island with other hookers.
I just pray for calm seas to get out there as the hurricane left overs will be in our area. 
I worked Sat and today but I have Friday off so that will help with getting everything ready to go to Star Island.
Have a great week!