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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Teddy and family came up to the lake Wednesday and left Friday ~ we had lots to eat and a fun game of charades on Thursday night! It's fun when the kids are old enough to participate in such things ~ it was actually their idea and we had some laughs for sure!!! My impression of a turkey definitely made my daughter-in-law laugh a lot!
Saturday, Sonny and I went to Pemberville for the Christmas celebration ~ saw Santa riding along on the carriage rides! Last year, when we took Luke, Santa wasn't riding ~ so that was fun ~ seeing Santa always warms my heart ~ I still believe ~ do you?
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I'm off to the grocery ~ we're having Thanksgiving dinner with my son, Ted and family! They cook the bird in a cooking bag ~ very moist! They do the dressing, too, and we provide everything else! So, I must be off before the store gets to crowded.
Hope you enjoyed seeing our rugs and I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, filled with lots of family and lots of food and lots of love! Sonny and I are very thankful to have great kids and grandkids that like us and each other! We're thankful for good health, improving business, wonderful friends and I'm very thankful for each one of you that stops by here to see what's going on in this crazy household! I've heard that if we never say another prayer other than "Thank you", that will be enough ~ it's good to be grateful!
Have a happy weekend!
Monday, November 22, 2010
We had a fun week last week ~ went to the Homebuilders Auxiliary Auction where we earned close to $7000 for our needy families at Christmas! It never ceases to amaze me how people in our building industry and related businesses, open their hearts and checkbooks for this cause! Many of us have really had an awakening in this bumpy economy over the past couple of years so it's wonderful to see this outpouring of generosity! And the good news is that business is picking up and I couldn't be more grateful!
Today, a little shopping and an oil change are on my agenda ~ it's really windy here today ~ hope I don't blow away! For those who know me, I think I'm safe!!!! Have a good day! Hook-in pictures and Woolley Fox pictures to follow ~ soon!!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Love this one! Dawn from Indiana ~ this is the girl who came to class and was not a 'hooker' ~ was the first to finish and send a picture of her purse! It looks great! I'm very proud of her ~ she was a quick learner and jumped right in ~ now she wants to come back and do a proddy sheep!! Notice her applique flower to the left ~ very 'funky'!!! Thanks, Dawn!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
On Tuesday, MJ came to show me her 'first rug' done in a class here not long ago! She did great ~ I love the texture in her crow ~ and we planned a chair pad for her next project!! She's going to a hook-in and wanted approval that her hooking was good enough to do in public ~ I assured her it was!!!
A long post today ~ I hope you're still hanging in there ~ it's been a busy week here, as usual! Tonite we're going to our Homebuilders' annual charity auction and I have no gift to donate!! So, I have to head out of here and find some nice Christmasy type thing to take and hope they'll bid high ~ we adopt needy kids at Christmas so we need lots of high bids tonite! Tomorrow, Heidi and I go hooking with the group in Akron ~ tomorrow night is the opening party for The Art Center's Holiday Fair and Saturday, I think we have a plan with Sonny's daughter! Yikes!! I better get out my roller skates!!
Hope you've all had a good week ~ and get rested up because the holiday season is approaching at warp speed (my new saying)! Take care ~
Friday, November 12, 2010
I want to address the comment I made regarding 'junk wool' for lettering! I really do appreciate all the comments that you left on the Pumpkin House rug ~ it really is a cute little piece! The orange wool that I used first was a nice hand-dyed wool ~ definitely not junk ~ and then I had to pull it out because it didn't show up. Somewhere, I have read that you use wool you ordinarily wouldn't hook with for the letters, pull it out after the background is in and re-hook them ~ evidently others of you have heard that, as well. They show up and stand up better! Then you don't mind pitching the wool that was reverse hooked ~ like I minded pulling out that nice dyed orange! One of my commenters, Newburyarts, suggested doubling a strip to get the latter to stand up ~ that is probably a good idea but my issue was the color didn't stand out as much as I thought it needed to! Thanks for all the kind words!
I'm almost ready for my class tomorrow ~ always a few things to do ~ but I'll be ready when my gals arrive! I'm baking a sweet treat for them to have with coffee when they arrive and quiche for lunch ~ hope it's good ~ sometimes it can get scary here in my kitchen!!!!! If any of you are reading that are coming tomorrow, hang on to your hats!!!!!
I wanted to tell you about my darling Mr. Kitty! He has a new trick! He loves my jewelry so much that I can't really let it lay out on the dresser, so I put it in the small drawers that are part of the dresser top. Well ~ now the little beast has figured out how to OPEN the drawers!!!!! He uses his paws like little hands and pulls them right open!!!! I kept finding the drawers open so I thought I was forgetting to close them ~ Sonny saw them open while I was gone last week and thought I'd just left them that way!!! Now, the culprit does it right while we're watching ~ he loves bling just like me! My fear is that he'll scoop something out of there and carry it away, never to be seen again! I told Sonny that I thought duct tape was in order!!!!! Should I use it on the drawer or use it on the cat?
Okay, people ~ I'm off!! Tomorrow is a big day and this is one tired hooker!! Ta ta
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Two weeks ago today was my last post! I'm still