Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Rug School part 2

Rug name Halloween
hooked by Dawn Hebert 
The witch and the moon are wonderful!! love his eyes peeking around her

Hooked by Laura Hubbard 

Hooked by Pam Bartlett
our school director 

I can not see the tag so no information 

Winnie The Pooh rug 
Hooked by Laura Hubbard

This is a bit blurry but it has lots of bead embellishments
Peg Santora hooked it. 

I did not get a good picture of the tag.

again not a good picture of the tag for information

No info but I love the numbers across his chest and the witch on his hat!

Wonderful shading 

I did not get the colors in this rug.
they were bright and spectacular! 
hooked by Peg Santora it has no pattern name listed

Diana Proctor hooked this and again very bright color. 

Sue Peasley hooked this no pattern name.
Amazing job

Pattern name Heritage 
hooked by Benita Waitford Raleyh 

I still have at least one more post of rugs so much talent in that room.
We are having a north-easter lots of rain and wind. Does not include snow like in the winter. So I am staying tucked in I will make bread and quiche today for dinner and maybe I will get some time to hook. 
Have a great day!!! 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

If The Hat Fits....

I say....

Wear it! I treated myself to a wonderful fun hat. 
This is for Robin. Yes the stone wall around the cemetery. 

Today is a lot cooler than it has been but it is sunny and breezy, Just glorious!!! I had horrid back pain all week. I have no idea what happened to cause it ,but it was bad! I usually have no back issues, the good news is that it is much better today.

We headed to Maine for a dear friend's birthday. She moved away from us a while ago but we never stopped staying in touch. It was just a few of us that have remained friends all these years.
We did some shopping. I did not get much but I loved this sign! So true!

Fall is truly falling away. I am very sad to see it go. It has been a warm lovely fall. 

The next town to us is a college town. Plymouth State College. Every year somehow two pumpkins magically appear on top of the clock tower! Who knows? that would be a very steep climb maybe it's magic!
Next post will be more wonderful rugs
have a magical week. 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Rugs At Rug School

One of the teachers was Cindy Irwin. She does amazing things with beads and rug hooking! Leaves beautiful

She did a little collection of purses so sweet...

And just amazing.

This is a horrid picture and I will try to get Lauri T's picture as she took a great one. This is a full size, completely beaded, flapper dress!!!

And this is a full size, completely beaded, wedding kind of dress!!!
Just beautiful!!!


This is by Laura Hubbard Tamworth NH. 
The scrolls are perfect!

Unfortunately I cannot see the tag on this rug but still pretty wonderful!

This is Creative Crewel hooked by Kathy Spellacy
She said she reduced the pattern by 1/4. I am not sure if this is part of her McGowan schooling or not but a lovely job!

Green Man was hooked by Faith Webster

This was hooked by Marlene Wheeler.
This is just a sampling of what was there!! 
More to come

Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Sat was the annual family Halloween. So fun! there were carnival games and a bouncy house for the kids. Everyone was dressed up and the weather could not have been better!

Ok now to Rug School! I have a lot to post so I am going to do it a bit at a time. I had Kathy Spellacy as my teacher. I could not say enough good things about her!!! Just fabulous!
I have had this very large fish pattern for years, so now was the time. 

Kathy gave great suggestions and so much help. She believes in color planning as you go. A woman after my own heart! I wanted to go outside my comfort zone with color. 

So glad I did! I learned so much every day. I have not worked with many teachers and it has been 15 years since I worked with anyone. I I did not know what I didn't know!!!! 
I was able to commute to this rug school so the feel was very different but made the price very reasonable. I will look for more instruction and I do hope to get to work with Kathy a lot more. 
The work that was shown there was awe inspiring I will show more very soon! 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Good news all around

Last week I told you about going to the fair. Well I bought some dyer balls made from llama wool. I tried them today they dried each load about 10 minutes less so with a the Electricity going up that is a big savings.

We also bought raw honey from a local beekeeper. 
We drink camomile tea most nights and have just a smidge of honey in it.

We were on the road for our 2 plus hour ride to Boston at 4:15AM..
Yes we take the first appointment and go in, in rush hour traffic. You have not lived until you drive in Boston rush hour traffic yikes! It was dark and foggy most of the way. But the news was great!
It will be 10 years since Husband's transplant in early Nov. His amazing young Dr said you know I don't have many in the 10 plus club. We feel so blessed to have found him, and all those that came together to make a miracle for us.
And speaking of 10 years that is most of our Sweet B's  life. 
She has an interest in hooking and did a good job. She has a busy life and we decided that she would hook when she is here with me so I can help her. 

We also had time to do one of the little kits I got at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago. He came out cute and I love she gave him glasses like her.
In the past couple of weeks I have been getting the gardens ready for winter. I have a compost barrel, I opened it up to spread it on my garden, so I could plant some garlic. I see 6 pair of eyes looking at me! yikes! I just do not want them to jump on me! They thought they found a nice cozy place for the winter. I have no idea how they lived through the couple of good turns I gave the barrel. I screamed and jumped away,  husband came to help get them all out and on their way. 
I got the garlic planted and planted 60 daffodil bulbs on our hill. In the spring the hill should look pretty good if they all come up. In addition to the ones I planted a couple of years ago.

Our weather has changed we are cooler and it is a bit more breezy. So the leaves are slowly falling.( this is the stone wall that is around the little cemetary on my walk)

I made a chicken stew today and it came out pretty good if I do say so myself. There are leftovers thank goodness, it is a busy week. Husband shoots pool twice this week and 
I am headed to a three day rug camp, it is close by so I am commuting. I am so looking forward to working with a teacher. 
Have a wonderful week!!

Monday, October 11, 2021


You are going to get so sick of my fall pictures. But here goes anyway. This is the very old stone wall that runs the length of our property.


The amazing little brook you have seen so many times.

Not sure how good this picture is, but it is amazing to see a tree not turned at all with one blazing orange behind it.

The road I walk every day. It was so quiet you could hear the leaves hitting other leaves as it headed to the ground. I have lived in Maine or NH all these years and fall still astounds me.

It has been the year of the mushroom. Lots and lots of them everywhere.


This is our wood pile just waiting to be brought in to heat the house this winter. I am very thankful for this wood (that we cut from our land)this year. Prices keep going up and up. In the past two weeks gas has gone up 12 cents a gallon. I have no idea about heating oil I haven't bought any this year yet.


While fall is in full swing my roses are still going strong since early this spring. when I was a little girl and I would come in the house from playing outside, my hair everywhere my dad would call me the last rose of summer. I never looked this good lol.

It's fall! that means soup, I made homemade french onion soup. It came out so good! I froze some for later and left at least another serving for each of us this week. 

We headed to the old country fair in our area. We went late afternoon on the last day to avoid the crowds. We only needed an hour to walk around and eat something, so perfect. I went into the art building not one rug!!! But this woolen quilt won best in show. It is all applique and just beautiful,

I finished hooking my acorn fairy. Now to steam and bind. 

I have pulled a couple of loops on this one. I am anxious to start it.

But next week I am going to rug school and working with a teacher on a fish rug. I do not want too many things going at once.
I need to control myself,I just keep buying wool, and patterns!
My new wool this week. Husband always say if you want it buy it we are on a one way track here. Yikes!

We took Sweet B for her riding lesson on Friday. She is in complete love with riding and is doing great. This horse (Esme) flew from the Netherlands with it's owner to immigrate here 8 years ago, amazing right?

After riding and few other stops we headed back to Sweet B's house and went on a walk to the river near her house. 

Where we found this, pretty much sums up our day with Sweet B. We loved every minute of it!

So I will leave you with this. This is the road home from the fair.
It was starting to get dark but if you click on the picture you can see the colors. 
We are off to Boston tomorrow for husband's annual exam. 
We did zoom last year (which I loved) but not allowed to this year.
Have a wonderful week!