Nothing much to post today, so I thought I would show you the house exterior. One of my hooking friends, Kaye, asked me a while ago to do this. Miss Kaye's home is featured in the new Celebrations magazine ~ now that's a fabulous house ~ and all those rugs!! So here it is, Kaye ~ we built our house 15 years ago using a McKie Wing Roth colonial reproduction house plan. Sonny has built three other homes for customers using his plans ~ very cozy and looks like it's been here a long time!
This is located to the left of the front of the house ~ a fence row of hydrangeas that I planted myself! Hydrangeas are so easy to grow ~ I just pulled a stem and root out of the ground ~ stuck it in the new spot, mounded earth around it and watched them grow!! Right now, as fall approaches, the great big blooms are a lovely shade of lime green!
We had one more fun weekend at the lake ~ went to our favorite marina bar late Friday afternoon with our friends and when we returned home, everyone went outside for 'rock sitting' ~ except me!! I went to 'couch' and got up at 9:30 and went to bed ~ sometimes this old girl has to give in and rest!! Saturday, we headed for Put-in-Bay ~ four couples of us ~ we made the rounds of the most fun spots ~ starting with the only winery on the island. We took our own snacks after one friend observed a couple weeks ago, that other people were having little feasts at their picnic tables! We used to 'sneak' in pretzels and tidbits but this time we went all out ~ cheeses, crackers, meat sticks, nuts, etc.!!! Then we looked at the table next to us ~ they had a tablecloth, plastic wine goblets, chicken, egg rolls,a veritable buffet ~ we were drooling!! But after a couple of bottles of wine ~ per couple ~ and watching them haul out three coolers, we decided ours was just fine!! We pitched our zip-locks and grocery bags in the trash ~ we had nothing to carry for the rest of the day!! Except for our friend, Annie, who carried one bag of leftover cheese chunks for me in her purse ~ it was cheese ball by the time we arrived back at night!!! We finished off the evening with bruschetta that Annie had made and homemade peach cobbler, that I baked before we left!! Once again ~ a good time was had by all!! The only downside was that one couple couldn't come as her dad is very ill ~ we missed them a bunch and spoke of them often during the day ~ we're keeping their family in our prayers every day.
It's 2:30 in the afternoon and I'm determined I'm going to dye some wool today ~ and make the handles for those purses I'm working on - I'll let you know how it goes!! 'Talk' to you soon!
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