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!!
This is one thing that's new!! Sketcher's Shape-Ups!!!! You all know what that means ~ new year ~ yet another attempt to 'shape up'!! I LOVE these shoes ~ they made me feel a little off balance at first ~ not that I'm not a little off most of the time! But, now that I'm used to them, my feet feel great! Nice cushy, bouncy sole ~ love them! And they also came with lime green laces!! It's my new favorite color!
The next new things are these great chairs for my hooking studio!! They were on sale at Target right before Christmas so I got four of them ~ don't you love the colors?! I know the ladies will love them because they're adjustable so they'll be just the right height for everybody! I used a variety of antique chairs along with a couple of other task chairs ~ these are a great improvement and match the colors of the wallpaper border down there!
In the kitchen, I left this table decoration up for a while, minus the sweet little angel couple (Luke got those for me a couple of Christmases ago). It's a nice wintry decoration and the house always looks so naked when you put away all the holiday stuff. There's more snow falling today ~ can't get away from it! Blogger and I are having a little issue today and I can't get this picture in line with the text ~ sorry!
This is the only Christmas picture I'll show ~ the tree was beautiful ~ we love a long-needle tree! It seems the season goes so fast ~ Sonny took the tree down before we left for New Years at the lake so it was up only a couple of weeks. We spent 4 days up there ~ lots of fun! Our friends, Janet and Tom, came up and went to dinner with us and our lake friends and then on to the Walleye Drop! It was about 40 degrees that night ~ the warmest it's ever been ~ it was great to be out with a thousand or so of our nearest and dearest, jammed together at the end of Madison Street watching the great fiberglass walleye drop from a crane!! We do know how to have fun!!
I just had to show this picture ~ I debated ~ but I couldn't resist! Sonny's son, in the middle behind Tad, gave all the guys Beer Belts for Christmas!! It was a scream ~ at least to us! More fun than a tool belt, for sure!! Even Tad got in on the fun! I love it when he joins in! The fellow, in the glasses, on the right, is family friend, Stan ~ he has spent so many Christmases with us that Tad thinks he's a relative!!
So ~ holidays are over ~ decorations put away (almost) ~ now, it's time to get tax things in order and begin 2011. We're looking forward to a year of health and happiness ~ I'm looking forward to shedding some pounds (aren't we all?) ~ and looking forward to a February trip to Florida to be with our friends, Diane and Greg!! What could be better!
Have a good first week of the year!
P.S. If you have a chance, read the blogs "Skip to my Ewe" and Deane Fitzpatrick's posts for today ~ both have really good things to say that hit home with me!