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!
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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!!
Last week was a blur ~ busy beyond words! Monday, a friend took me to see some wonderful hooked pieces ~ that will be for another post ~ and then off to a fun day of lunch and chatter ~ as only we can do! Wednesday ~ greenhousing with friends, Donna and Cathy ~ look at the bounty I gathered! Hanging baskets ~ I cut off the hangers and put them in stands or pots and voila! Instant beauty!
Flats of impatiens, beautiful coleus, lantana and the hibiscus planter were all waiting to be planted or set in the garden somewhere! Some of it has been placed ~ impatiens still waiting!
Thursday, friend Vivian and I went to a small wholesale market ~ and I mean small. Found a couple of things there and went to lunch at Molly's Tea Room in Medina ~ pretty yummy! Then I took her with me to plant my Memorial Day flowers on my mom and dad's graves ~ it was all in the same area and I have to make my time count! It's a pretty place ~ peaceful ~ and I'm always glad to that ~ my dad died when I was a little girl and I always went with my mom to do that so now it's my tradition to do for them both.
If you click on this photo ~ taken out the front window ~ you'll see this sweet little yellow bird ~ who has practically been banging his little brains out, flying repeatedly into the window!!!!!! He makes a career out of this activity ~ and if it's not the front window, it's the one in my office!! I don't get it ~ does anyone know why birds do this? I've heard it's their reflection that attracts them but holy crow ~ you think they'd tire of it after a while! But it keeps Mr. Kitty entertained for hours!
I just wanted you to see this flowering crabapple tree that I started from a little seedling that came from the tree to the left!! A landscaper friend told me it would never bloom ~ well, look at those blossoms ~ it's more showy than the 'mother' tree!!
Bluebells ~ don't you just love them? Maybe not everybody does ~ but they're such a pretty flower!
Thursday, after Vivian and I returned from our field trip to Medina ~ Sonny and I and Tad went to the lake to join some fishermen friends for dinner! Sonny and the guys went on a fishing charter Friday morning and I just putzed around the condo and went out to buy flowers for the condo pots!! It was a relaxing day ~ most of it! Until ~
When the charter got in at 5, we were waiting to pick Sonny up and drive straight home so that we could go to Miss Luci's dance recital!! It's that time of year again! We had to drop Tad at home and Sonny got ready in short order and away we went! A little late but in time to see Luci's (Star # 1) three minutes of fame on the stage!! What grandparents won't do for their grandchildren!! She and the other little court jesters looked very sweet as they popped out of a box to dance across the stage! Our daughter-in-law, Cheryl brought her little not-quite-three year old granddaughter, who was very good and very interested in all that she saw! Sonny and I looked at each other and said ~ guess we'll be coming to recitals for many years to come! Of course, we ended our evening with a little beverage and a bite at one of favorite haunts ~ our reward to us from us!!
Saturday morning, we headed for the ball fields for opening day ceremonies for Little League! This is Logan (Star # 2) ~ I didn't get a picture of Luke or Luci! Only three of our little people are playing this year ~ we really do wish the other three would ~ but their parents might be relieved!! Kids and parents today are so busy ~ it makes me wonder if they don't do too much (I should talk) ~ but then a tired kid is a good kid!! We went to two games after that and then to a funeral service and luncheon for a relative of our good friends. It was a full day and the end of a full week. We are grateful for all our kids and grandkids and a host of friends to do things with ~ it definitely keeps us on the go ~ and hopefully, keeps us young!
Today, the sun is shining and it's actually warm here in Ohio! I'm having a quiet day and enjoying it immensely! Kind of a busy week ahead of me so I'm resting up today ~ resting consists of laundry and a little yard work! I haven't hooked in over a week ~ my rooster rug is calling to me!!!!!