Thursday, July 14, 2011


These are the last of the rug show pix ~ no commentary ~ just enjoy!  Well, I will comment on these ~ don't you just love that lady in her hooking chair?  And that fat bird with a house in his middle?  and the funky little blue bird? These are all quite whimsical and just tickle my fancy!

 It was a fun day ~ lots of beauteous things to see and savor and friends to enjoy! 

We have had some sadness in our family this week ~ my husband's brother, Paul, 62 years old, died on Tuesday of liver cancer.  He has been ill since February and despite various treatments, it wasnt' meant to be.  Sonny is the oldest of 8 brothers ~ now there are 6 ~ it's hard to lose your family.  We've tried to be very supportive and uplifting to the family thru these months. This past Sunday, we hosted a wedding shower here for their son's fiance ~ they are getting married in two weeks ~ a bittersweet time for them now.  I don't like to share the sadder parts of life on my blog ~ I like to tell you all about the fun things that might uplift you and make you laugh ~ and I have some fun things to share but I'll save it for another day.

Yesterday, Luke and Luci rode their bikes over ~ we went for ice cream in the afternoon and drove by the house of an elderly lady friend ~ she was out in the yard and I spied her little head over the top of a patio chair ~ so we whipped that car around and drove in her drive and invited her for ice cream!  She said she was tired ~ getting ready for company ~ but she'd let us bring her something if we would come eat it there on her porch!  So away we went ~ loaded up on sundae's, and cones and came back.  We spent a lovely time with Marge ~ 84 years old, newly widowed ~ no kids or grandkids ~ and she showed the kids new baby bluebirds nesting in a birdhouse ~ and told us how she and her sisters are going to a bed and breakfast just for fun ~ and how she's giving us a big cupboard that we admired many years ago ~ but we can't have it now cause there are things in front of it ~ and when we left , Luci said "she's cute!" and Luke said 'she has the cutest haircut'!  And I called her this morning and told her that at 84 years old, she's been deemed cute!  She said 'you just made my day'!!!!!!! 

So ~ try to 'make the day' of someone around you that could use it!  I dare say our visit made our day and perked us up more than it did her!!!!!  Thanks for coming by ~ talk to you soon!


weaverpat said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your brother-in-law's passing. Losing family members is such a sad thing and as we get to a 'certain age' it seems inevitable. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Thanks so much for sharing the lovely rug pictures.
I loved the afternoon with the elderly neighbor. What a nice thing to do! I bet she was thrilled to have the company and the ice cream!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I'll be thinking of you during this sad time.

The visit with your elderly neighbor warms my heart. I just love older people. They have so much to offer and are often forgotten in our busy world. I'm glad your kids appreciate folks of that age-group...such a resource and a blessing.

Larkrise garden girl said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother in law . I too like my blog to be about happy things but Life is not all happy and it is hard not to mention real life and people we love. Thank you for sharing your feelings. Extra hugs Cheri The kindness you show'd is a great example to us all.

Julia said...

Alice, you are one thoughtful lady and I'm glad that you are sharing the good with the bad with us. That's what friends are for. We are happy with you when good things comes your way and we support you when sad things happens in your world.

My condolences on the passing of your brother in law.

The rug show is wonderful and I like that fat hooking lady rug too.

How generous of you to make time to bring happiness to and older widowed lady.

I know that good things will come your way because you will reap what you sow.

Many blessings, Hugs. JB

The Eveningstitcher said... sorry to hear of Sonny's brother passing. Thoughts and prayers to your family and to his son who will be getting married soon...

mdgtjulie said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. It's never good to lose a family member. I hope it doesn't ruin the wedding. Will say a prayer for your family! Love all the rugs. They're all great, and I'm sure their owners are all proud!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
So sorry to hear about your BiL. So sad and so young!!! Eight boys!!! Wow.
How sweet to spend time with your elderly neighbor. It proably meant more than you will ever realize.
Hugs :)

Saundra said...

I am so very sorry to read about the passing of Paul. Even then we sometimes know what to expect it is always devestating. At least he is no longer in pain and suffering.

When a ship leaves the dock and is at the horizon, it might be out of sight but you know the ship is still there. Difficult as it might be, try to celebrate the life you shared with him and the fond memories.

So sorry for your loss.

Joanne said...

So sad to hear about your BIL - I hope he wasn't in much pain. Love what you did for the spirits of your "cute" neighbor! What fun -we need more people like you in the world

Rug show was great - love seeing what other hookers are working on

Ter'e said...

Sorry to hear about the passing of your BIL. It's always so sad to lose a friend or family member you have spent so much time with. My heart goes out to you and your hubby.

Thanks for sharing the rug pictures. I ADORE the bird with the house in it. How I would love to have a big ole CROW with my house in the center. TOO CUTE!

Keep on being the crazy Grandma and showing your g/kids the wise ways of the world. I loved the story of the elderly neighbor. Way to go.

acorn hollow said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. and the sad parts are parts of life. Glad you perked up her day.
and love the rugs.