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Heidi and Laurel (in red) are in the foreground and way in the back right, standing is friend, Donna!! They had a huge Chinese auction ~ a raffle of a rug hooked by many of the members, a hooked doll and a mohair bear ~ a wonderful lunch ~ a buffet of pastries donated by members ~ all done to create a fun day!
This is a little of the dying that I did last week ~ I really like the nice mottling ~ it gives automatic texture and shading when hooked into your rug! I'm hoping to get some dying done this summer so I have a nice stock to begin the falls shows with ~ I'll post pictures as I go along!
Last night, after we got home, we went to supper at a new place ~ The Red Brick Diner ~ where my great-nephew, Louie, is part of the wait-staff! He's doing a great job ~ big smile ~ walks with purpose ~ waiting tables is hard work and he's making the most of the opportunity! I was really impressed with how they all helped each other with clearing tables, etc. One cute young gal came over to clear our dishes while Louie waited on other customers and when I mentioned that to her, she said "Teamwork Makes Dreamwork"!!!!!! I was very impressed with her attitude and think we can all learn something from her motto!! I wondered if she made it up or heard it somewhere ~ regardless, it's a good one!
Today is a nice quiet day ~ I've done nothing so far ~ we have the truck to unload shortly ~ and then Sonny's off to a soccer game ~ it's gloomy and drizzly so I don't know if I'll go today. Friday night, we went to Luke's ballgame and Sonny left to go see Camden play soccer ~ one night we went to a soccer game and two ballgames ~ last year, we had 6 grandchildren playing ball ~ this year, only three, so we're gonna have a lot more free time!! Sounds like lots of rain ahead this week, so it might interfere with their games ~ I hope not!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
This hooking progress is the result of Days 10 & 11 ~ the hit-and-miss background takes me a bit more time because I just can't be that random in picking out the colors!! I try ~ but I can't ~ I have to figure out what neutral will look best next another neutral. But it's coming long ~ I meant to take a photo of the background wools ~ I'll do that next time!! Since I hook pretty high, this rug has a nice cushy feel to it under my tootsies!!
We had a big weekend starting on Thursday with Luke's birthday dinner at a local Japanese restaurant! These kids have great taste when it comes to picking out where to go and grandma and grandpa are happy to go along! We sat at hibachi tables and watched this fellow work his magic with his chip-chop tools and a little cosmopolitan for me ~ it made for a very fun evening!
I'll throw in a couple of garden pictures ~ this is hellebore or Lenten roses ~ they're doing great this year. They're self seeding and I'm moving them around to other parts of the yard ~ lots of little baby hellebores are coming up so there will be even more next year!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Oh! I found the camera ~ in the car trunk ~ where I put it!!!!!
Monday, after school, grandson Luke and I had a date ~ to make Whoopie Pies! He wanted to take them to school for a birthday treat and his mom was just sure that I would love to do this with him ~ I think that was her story last year, too! He was a great helper ~ and cleaned up after we were done! I was impressed because I didn't even have to ask!!
The finished product! Well, some of them, anyway! We packed up 32 to send to school and a couple of plates for Luke's family and these for ma and pa!! I could eat this whole plate myself ~ they are so good! I will give you all the recipe but not tonite ~ too tired! One thing about it, they are a lot of work and we had to make two batches!
Sonny and son Ted got lots of mushrooms tonite! Sonny fried up a few and then froze the rest ~ cleaned them, sliced them and then laid them out on a cookie sheet to freeze and then bagged in Ziplocs. He's going to make mushroom soup, he says! I found a recipe online for him ~ I'm not that adventurous a cook ~ he'll tackle that next week one evening and I'm sure it will be good. Teddy thought he might try that, too! For once in their life, they actually found more than could be eaten at one setting! Woo Hoo!!
That's it for tonite ~ have to run to Columbus tomorrow to get my car serviced ~ might squeeze in a little shopping while I'm there ~ I hope to get in some hooking time, too! Have a good day!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Until then ~ we'll forge ahead! Friday night, we went to the homebuilders' Reverse Raffle! Lots of yummy food, card playing, watching a mouse run down a hole otherwise known as The Mouse Game, and a 50/50 drawing ~ which my step-son, Brian, won! For those of you who know our family, you know that Brian is the luckiest guy when it comes to such things!! The other thing you'll know about him is that he is very kind hearted!! The 50/50 drawing was held by his wife Cheryl, our daughter-in-law Miki and good family friend/my hairdresser Beth ~ they are all walking the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure in July and the drawing was a fundraiser for their walk ~ Brian donated back his winnings to the girls ~ that was very kind-hearted indeed! For Brian, just to win yet another big drawing was reward enough ~ the whole room groaned when his name was called!!!!!!! We're very proud of these girls for taking this on ~ Seattle daughter-in-law Coni, has done the 3-Day walk for several years ~ she wanted them to come to Seattle and walk with her!!
We headed to the lake this weekend so Sonny could powerwash the decks ~ we had a little bit of dry weather for that to happen! Saturday afternoon, we met some Mansfield gals, who were up for the weekend and went out that evening with our lake friends ~ and hooked on Sunday! Perfect weekend ~ filled with fun and laughter ~ and a couple of Peanut Butter Latte Martini's with the Mansfield group! They were delish but they looked kind of spooky!! The drinks ~ not the girls ~ they looked fine!!!
Ta ta for now ~ hope you had some fun this weekend!