Yep…it was a happy face for me on Tuesday…every thing looked beautiful – the sun was shining and the temperature got up to 59 !
Except for going to the 2 dr. apt.s and a funeral this was my first real day of getting out just for me and I really enjoyed it.
Doug took me into Milwaukee to a wonderful Colonial shop called ‘Just A Little Bit Country’ : http://www.justalittlebitcountry.com/justalittlebit.html
Here’s the link to her Rug Hooking: http://www.justalittlebitcountry.com/index.html
Kari’s shop is a step back in time with so much wonderful Colonial furniture and accessories – and she has a little room off to the side full of rug hooking and wool – a wool lovers dream!
I had a difficult time looking because it has old brick floors and she had hooked floor rugs and Doug was worried I’d trip over them but I still did a number on the wool…lol
I didn’t buy a pattern but I got some wonderful wool to use for my Penny Rugs or any other hooking project but it will most likely be for the Penny Rugs as i don’t have a wool cutter.
She helped pick out 2 different wools for the sky of my sheep/sleigh rug I’m working on and I think I’m going to like it – I had kind of an Aqua that I was going to use but she gave me a darker winter sky look.
It’s showing up in the first picture brighter than it really is but yet not as gray as in the second so I left them both for you to see…I’m really liking it a lot.
Kari was such a dear when she saw I was walking carefully and had the walker (which I didn’t use in the little room as it would not roll on the brick) … anyway – she cut my wool for me free as a ‘healing gift’ she said – and she said to come in anytime and she’d help me with the binding of my projects as I’ve never done it before.
She also holds hooking classes on certain Saturdays so I just might go to one.
I haven’t done much else except lay or sit on my love seat as I can’t do any housework – or laundry but I have been helping make the dinners now – and I feel so much better. Got a good report on my follow up visit on Monday but still need to wear the brace and use the walker yet for at least 4 more weeks but that’s fine – I feel more protected with them both…although sometimes in the house I forget to use the walker when I’m going from spot to spot.
I’m feeling more like chatting these days so I know I will be back to visiting you all – I think you can tell that by this post…lol
Oh we finally got Winter again! The last 2 days it has snowed…not a lot but enough to get out there and shovel or Doug has been using the leaf blower for the lighter snows and it works like a charm…no back breaking bending and lifting.
We have had 3 snows this year – not the typical winter and that’s a good thing. Doug used the leaf blower on the last snowfall too – you might want to try it with a light snowfall!
I wish I could take a picture from inside the house and not get the screen to look wavy. Not much for pictures but my first for the season as there wasn’t much snow before either. But I liked how heavy it was and hung on the branches and bushes.
Our community had a devastating fire last night and is still going on as I write this.
A large egg factory caught fire around 6 pm last night.
Here’s part of what was said…
At this time it is an 8-alarm fire and assistance has been provided from more than 80 agencies from a wide area of Wisconsin. Emergency crews from Racine, Walworth, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Dane and several other counties have responded to the blaze. Additionally the Racine Hazardous Materials Unit is on the scene monitoring air quality and assistance is being provided by the Southeast Wisconsin Incident Command Management Team. More than 300 personnel from various emergency agencies have assisted in battling the fire.
Echo Lake Produce manufactures bulk egg products for commercial use and employs approximately 300 people.
The Burlington Police Department evacuated ten homes and one apartment complex approximately one-half mile east and south of the factory due to smoke inhalation concerns.
Fortunately the wind was in a southeast direction so it didn’t come at us – we are directly south across from it less than 1/2 mile.
We heard the fire trucks go out and then they kept coming and coming and so we knew right away it was very bad and very close – and the news helicopters were everywhere – and this went on into the night…we went to bed at 10:30n and there were still fire trucks coming.
I pray for the families and the company that lost such a huge plant and the families we are out of a job today – we have a little town of 10,000 people so it will be felt greatly. You are never exempt from feeling the effects of tragedy … it can hit anyone at any time.
I am so ashamed of myself for being remiss in thanking someone for a gift I received way back around the first of the month – actually it turned into a swap.
I had seen a pillow tuck on someone’s blog that Jean from http://primcrafts.blogspot.com/ had made so I contacted her to purchase it – she said she actually doesn’t sell them but would gladly make me one after Christmas and we could do a swap – I received the wonderful pillow and along with it she sent a surprise tuck…I love them and her work is wonderful.
I finally finished up all my orders – which was a slow process at this time for me – but now I can work on Jean’s gift – she chose something with sheep so that’s an easy one for me…lol So Jean your gifts will arrive I assure you!
Here are the wonderful gifts I got from her -
they even had Burgundy Wool ties!
That’s my post for today – I do feel like getting back into the swing of things here so be watching for me now!