Sunday, July 25, 2010
I can hardly believe its been a whole year since I tentatively put that first post on-line. Then, 181 posts later I am so glad I did. I have enjoyed it so much. It was initially intended as 90% rug hooking and 10% my ramblings. Hmmm, I think its more reversed! LOL
I want to thank all who have supported me this past year. I should be having a GIVEAWAY, but I have had way to much company this month to get something together. But stay tuned, I will be having a belated blogiversary giveaway sometime in the next 2 weeks. Better later than never, right?
Thanks for reading!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
It was quite different from the roadtrips we took years ago in the 1970's. It was Nanny and Poppy, their 6 kids and me stuffed in an old Buick stationwagon with wood panels! "Are we there yet?" "I gotta pee" "Hey, Rick put gum in my hair" "Stop the car --- my snake got loose". Yup, that really happened. Needless to say, all the boys got searched before they could get in the car for the rest of that summer!!
The heat and humidity continues and is starting to take its toll. Poor Millie just lounges around like a limp noodle! And she doesn't like the beach. Princess doesn't like to get her feet dirty! Can you imagine???? Ahhhh, its a dog's life. Nap, nap, nap.
I actually finished hooking this rug last week, but haven't found the energy to steam and bind it yet. But since I am almost done another small rug I thought you wouldn't mind if I posted this one semi-unfinished. She is another fun Deanne Fitzpatrick design.
I am hoping to finish my other little hooked pillow tonight. I'm extra anxious because I want to start another one. I went to Corinne's this afternoon and came home with a bag of wool for a new project. Her basement studio (Momz Wool) is almost ready. There is some furniture and all the wool cupboards have been moved down. Yippee!!!! Another playroom. LOL
Thats enough for now. Time to grab the frame and finish my starfish pillow.
Oooh, and thanks for the input on the Great iPad Debate. I'm thinking again!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Julie (the Concierge at the Hen Hotel...) has a wonderful sense of humor and I now I know she has a wonderful flair for putting together a giveaway prize!
Just look at the goodies I received in the mail yesturday. There is a handy re-usable tote bag (perfect for rug hooking projects on the go), a sweet little wooden hen wall hanging, a trivet, a hanging bag holder, gorgeous colorful napkins, and eggwhite facial soap. I really wish you all had scratch-and-sniff screens because this soap smells heavenly. AND there is even a feather from Henny-Penny!
Thanks again Julie. I love my parcel! And I think I see some inspiration for a chicken rug.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Not a bad haul eh! Once they are bleached out they are so pretty for decorating etc. I love them. I hope they left a few for me!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The first batch of Montreal family left this morning and then we received an email that the 2nd shift was heading this way. Mary and Tom (Vermont) have 6 children who I have spent every summer with since I was born. Before July ends 4 of the 6 of them will have passed through the cottage. I love the fact that they still consider Nova Scotia home even though they only spent summers here. And they want their children to grow up with a piece of their heart here.
The weather drove the cottagers in town today so I made supper here. And that also meant I had some time to get back to my latest rug. Since all that is left is the sky, I thought it was time to reveal it.
She is a Deanne Fitzpatrick pattern and was alot of fun to hook. I originally planned to give her away, but now I'm not sure. I might keep her.
Back to work tomorrow. Sigh........
Friday, July 9, 2010
The kids had a great afternoon on the beach collecting shells and starfish.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Now this picture doesn't really prove my point because the purple-ish flowers are not popping like in this photo. They actually kind of fade into the green when you see it in person. So I pulled out 2 and tried them in the rosey colored wool. Much better I think. At least you can see them.
So I think tonights 10 minutes of hooking will be to remove the purple flowers. I hate re-hooking but I'm pretty sure it will be worth it.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Hmmmmm, she gave me a strange little look and said " Well, everything is great........except for the visitor we get in the morning." Huh?????
Awww geez! I must have looked like I was going to fall through the floor. Apparently this little "darling" finds a way inside only in the morning, takes a quick lap around and then disappears again.
She did quickly add that she thinks the "men folk" have figured out how to solve it. It appears it has chewed through some mesh at an air vent. All I can picture now is her husband and my neighbor acting like great hunters from history......Elmer Fudd comes to mind. Lol
I hope that Mr. Squirrel finds new accomodations - far, far away. Good luck Elmer!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Once I had my first cup of coffee poured I knew how I should start my day. I dumped the coffee in a travel mug and drove across town to the cemetary. It was a beautiful morning. I spent more than an hour walking around, visiting the graves of family and friends, pulling weeds and brushing away grass clippings.
It was so peaceful. A little "me time". There were several other people around, doing the same thing. Nobody talked, just a smile, nod or wave.
I came home in a great mood and made some waffles for Mom with blueberries and fresh strawberries. There were lots of Canada Day festivities downtown but Mom wasn't in a good frame of mind for crowds, so Auntie went out and I stayed here with Mom. We spend some time out on the back deck - me in the sun and her in the shade. I was surprised she didn't fuss or get restless. Seemed like the stars were aligned for a good day for me.
BBQ for supper. There is something about summer holidays and bbq hot dogs that go hand in hand. We ended the day by watching the fireworks from the back deck.
A perfect Canada Day!