A DAY IN THE LIFE of this rug hooker can be just crazy!! I find other rug hookers' blogs so interesting that I thought I would add my adventures or mis-adventures to the mix!! Join me on my daily journey!!
here in my home studio. Check my website under "classes".
This class was GREAT FUN ~ a good time was had by all! I've had inquiries about how soon there will be another class ~ email me if you're interested and when we have enough, I'll set up a date!
~ ~ ~ FRAMES FOR SALE ~ ~ ~
Maple and Oak ~ Large - 12"x 16" working area $135. Small - 9" x 11" working area $95. Adjustable Stand $160. Frames tilt, swivel and collapse for travel. For close-up pix, please click on 'frames' in the 'Labels' column and double-click the pictures! Call 419-884-0244 for information!
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My life is a busy one ~ my husband, Sonny, and I have a blended family of 6 kids, 5 of them married and 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren! We have a building business and I am the Office Personnel, if you know what I mean!! I also have a small rug hooking business in my home studio, where I sell as-is wool and my own hand-dyed wool, beautiful frames and stands that my husband builds and some finished hooked pieces, etc. I would love to hook every day, all day, as I'm sure many of you would ~ but that's rarely possible!! Thanks for checking in and I hope you'll find A DAY IN THE LIFE ~ ~ ~ entertaining!!
That was yesterday ~ I hooked most of the day! It was a Great day! I haven't hooked since the Kingwood hook-in and before that, it was in April when I started this pattern at Barbara Carroll's! That's a long time to be away from the frame! And I'm on my way back to the hooking room as soon as I finish this post! Another happy day! It is so easy to get out of the habit when 'life' dictates that we do other things. On my sidebar, there is the logo of the "10 Minute Rug Hooker" and I definitely have not adhered to that at all ~ I thought about taking it down but it may serve as inspiration to a reader or even to me!
This morning, I took a picture of all the Black Eyed Susans ~ they're everywhere!! Years ago, I planted a 6" pot from the greenhouse and if you have them in your garden, you know what happens!! But they're such a bright spot, that you have to love them, no matter where they choose to grow! This morning, I deadheaded some hostas and pulled out the wilting May apples ~ there was no garden work all while the Seattle kids were here or last week on the 90 degree days!
These three guys are my three sons ~ Ted, Chris and the little paleface is Tad, my oldest, who lives with us! That boy goes outside rarely so this was just a great day for him ~ he got in the pool and had a great time ~ they even got him to go in Lake Erie! While the Seattle crew were here, we spent three days at the lake with all their kids. One of our trips was to African Safari ~ what a scream ~ the kids loved it and so did I! If you're ever in the Port Clinton area, you should gather up a carload of kids and go! A lot went on that week ~ we had a cookout for all the kids ~ 25 of us ~ and had an 11th birthday party for Hunter, who has never celebrated his birthday with us here in Ohio! We went to a family reunion for my former husband's family ~ they invite Sonny and I every year ~ we haven't been for quite a while but since all my kids were going, we did, too! I always say that they can't get rid of me ~ we had a good time!
In between paragraphs, I went to the hooking room for an hour and got quite a lot accomplished! I could finish that rug, if I could hook the rest of today!! Oh, well ~ off to take care of banking and then get my nails done! I have to show that little house later today ~ I hope this is the new owner!!!!!! A lot going on here, as usual! We spent a really quiet weekend at the lake ~ quiet for us, anyway! We did meet up with a group of people from home (Nancy, Martha, Ginger, Bev, Carole, Darby and Gene and Linda ~ it was great seeing all of you!) on Friday night and that was very fun ~ went to garage sales on Johnson's Island on Saturday morning ~ that wasn't very much fun (we went around 11 a.m. and all the 'good stuff' was gone or maybe they never had any good stuff at all!)! Johnson's Island was the site of a Confederate prison during the Civil War and has a Confederate soldiers' cemetery that is an interesting place to visit. There are lots of cottages and big beautiful homes there ~ those people have the same kind of odds and ends to get rid of that we do ~ somehow, I thought it would be 'good stuff ' !!! Then Sunday, we drove to Cleveland for a birthday party for our friend, Dick ~ hotter than hades ~ but fun to see him enjoy his day!! Little League season is over so we have been game free for a couple of weeks ~ until last night's All Star game ~ grandson Jakob is playing but sadly last night's game didn't go so swell!! One more chance on Wednesday!
So that's our week in a nutshell ~ big shell ~ but I can't seem to condense my words!! Happy summer to you!!
P.S. The MSHAW patterns are selling well ~ thanks girls for ordering!!