Monday, December 8, 2008

WEEKEND FESTIVITIES ~ ~ ~

Last week, Sonny was getting in lots of shop time and these are two of the stands and frames that he finished. The one that is entirely walnut is absolutely beautiful, as is the one that is maple. There are two other maple stands that have lots of character in the grain of the wood ~ really works of art! They will make wonderful Christmas gifts for some lucky hooker ~ if we can help you play Santa, just send an email!!
Yesterday, we went to Storybook Alpaca Farm outside of Mansfield ~ Sonny has been doing work for them and they invited us to their holiday open house! Aren't these the cutest?? Mother and baby posed for their picture ~ so sweet ~ they have 11 of them! Reba, the owner, sent home some roving with Sonny the other day and I picked up another bag of it to hook with ~ it might not be for a while, but I'll post my project for sure!

Last night, I got some hooking time in on the American Fish ~ it would come along pretty fast, if I would hook a little everyday. I still have to label the nieces' rugs and get those in the mail and there are more projects waiting in the wings! I'm hooking on both sides of the rug, making sure that if the background wool runs out, that there will be some balance to what I use to fill in ~ it's a little challenge for the old girl!

As usual, the weekend was busy ~ Friday night was our Homebuilders Christmas party and Sonny's son, Brian, was installed as President for the next year. Sonny was president 20 years ago, 1988 ~ and so it goes. My daughter-in-law took a picture of them together ~ pretty darn funny ~ they both had on grey wool jackets and black turtlenecks ~ clones!! If I can get a copy, I'll post it ~ Sonny and his Mini-Me!!!
Saturday afternoon, we attended a memorial service for a 58 year old cousin ~ that was sad. And Saturday night, we were supposed to go to Cleveland to our lake friends' annual holiday party, but we had so much blowing snow all afternoon, that we decided to stay home!! We said that not too many years ago, we wouldn't have been hindered by a little snow but when I read in the Sunday paper that there were 20 accidents in our area the night before, I was very glad we stayed in our hut!!

That's it for today ~ I'm going to my friend, Carol's, annual Christmas Tea this afternoon and fixing my daughter-in-law some birthday dinner tonite! I better get a wiggle on!!! Have a good day!!
Alice

4 comments:

Sheri said...

Alice, the frames and stands are beautiful! And I have been wanting to hook the American fish for awhile now. Maybe you'll inspire me! I still have to finish the rug of my DH fishing in the river by Christmas. He's out of town until Sat. on business. I'm sure I'll get it finished by then.

Jacque said...

Alice...you are keeping busy! Sorry to hear of your cousin...too young. The frames are beautiful. Yes, I'm afraid that I, too, am more cautious with snow...taking a day off today because of it, in fact! I think I'll dye some wool.

Kim said...

I am lovin' that fish rug, Alice!!!! I still have a "multi wood frame from Alice" on my list!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi girls ~ American Fish is going to be quite dramatic ~ but it will probably be a while till it's done!! I'm so undisciplined!!!
Alice