Thursday, September 30, 2010

My package came!

I knew this package was to arrive but didn’t know when but yesterday there it was on my porch – My Rug Hooking supplies arrived! 
They came
from a very sweet lady– she knows who she is and I so I say THANK YOU – by her request she will remain un-named.

I thought I was getting wool strips to do a small Pineapple Rug – but to my surprise there was more than I imagined.
Colors of all shades from light to dark – I can make just about anything.

In the box were packs of wool strips, hook, rug hooking book, patterns and 2 kinds of linen…large enough to make an ample hooked rug.

Wool Strips 3

Wool Strips 2

Wool Strips 4

Wool Strips 1



Sheep Pattern

 I am not sure when this new project will start but it’s sitting here staring at me calling my name...I have several orders to sew, so I won’t be able to touch it until I’m through with those but when I do I will show you all what design I am choosing…probably a Pineapple but not sure.

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Last Saturday night we were at our daughter in-laws brothers house for a birthday party for their mother, brother and his wife. Her brother lives on a farm and so we took Aidan into the barn to see the cows and one of the cats had kittens – I don’t think Aidan liked them at first but he warmed up. He liked the cows the best because that’s what he wanted to keep going back to see.

Aidan with kitties


Mama and kitties

Aidan and cows

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Then on Sunday there was a birthday party at Darren’s house for MaryAnn – she turned 40 so we got to see him again.

Me Aidan Grandpa 
Grandma, Aidan, Grandpa

Aidan in car 
Aidan got a Cadillac awhile back!

Aidan on shirt 
Isn’t this cute… a t-shirt with Aidan’s picture on it

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I made reservations for my trip to Lancaster the end of October for the Wholesale Market and another day of shopping with Lori (the blackcrow). I’m looking for new places to shop so if anyone has suggestions besides the ‘usual/obvious’ shops…let me know.

And I made reservations for the SIMPLE GOODS SHOW in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The show is on Saturday, Nov. 6th.
Here’s the link:
Scroll down to find the exhibitors list – this is a very Prim show and Antiques
Anyone out there going???

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Not much happening in my world right now so I’ll close for now.
Have a great weekend.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wishing Fall would just get here!

if anyone has any for sale please contact me. I need quit a bit.


The weather here hasn’t been very Fall like and didn’t Fall arrive yesterday?

It’s drizzling, dark and windy here today – not a fun day to think of doing anything except having a fire in the fireplace and relaxing with a good book…yes, that’s what I’m going to do this afternoon!

I wanted to get my Fall decorating started today, but I had the first of 3 shots in my Lumbar on Wednesday so I’m to lay low for a few days to let it take effect so maybe I shouldn’t be running up and down the basement stairs anyway so I guess the Fall decorating will wait a few more days.

On Sunday late afternoon Doug went to Joe’s first Fall baseball game and it was a really cold and windy day and we invited them back here for supper and the kids had Grandpa make a fire in the fireplace – the first of the season and it sure felt good. Emily and Joe both got down in front and never left the spot until we called them to eat.
Emily and Joe after game 1

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On Wednesday my brother and sister in-law came over for the afternoon and evening so we went to this cute little shop we love to go to when they come over. Called Finder’s Keepers and I found a cute Tin Pumpkin mold – it’s small and I wanted the larger one but she had sold out so got it anyway.
Tin Pumpkin

I found that I could get the larger one from Ragon House so I logged on to buy one but they are sold out – but they did have the Jack-O-Lantern one in 10 inches and the back side is just the plain pumpkin so I did order it along with a beautiful stitchery I had seen at the shop too…called Adam & Eve.

Here’s the Jack mold and I’ll just turn it around to the other side.
10 inch jack mold

And the stitchery – it’s 14 x 30 – good size! And the fabric is very dark and old looking too.
Adam & Eve Sampler

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Buying this has made me think about all the Counted Cross Stitch pieces I have done – and they are many but I don’t know where I put them all – some are packed away and I couldn’t find them today. But here are the one’s that are in the guest room.
I think I’m going to take them from the frames, darken them and put them in black frames…whatcha think???
Stitchery 4

Stitchery 3

 Stitchery 1

This one is of Central Market downtown Lancaster, PA
I did this one in 1988

I purchased this kit at Sturbridge Village about 30 years ago
One of the first ones I stitched
Stitchery 2

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Well, as if I didn’t have enough to do with my time I am going to start Rug Hooking!
It’s going to be very new to me – never tried it but always wanted at least one for myself made by me so as soon as my kit gets here I will start (providing I don’t have lots of holiday orders that is...this will be in my spare
I didn’t want to start something of this magnitude (time and money) without the proper equipment so I went on e-bay and purchased the lap frame – well let me tell you they don’t give these babies away.
They run anywhere from $150 to $400 – I got this one for $66 plus shipping ($76.00 total).
I guess if I’m going to do it I better do it right or I’d not be happy with it and get frustrated. This isn’t saying that won’t happen on its own!

Hooking Frame

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So I bet you thought you weren’t going to see any of the photos of the wedding from last Saturday.
I took several but only am going to put a few on here…I know they aren’t that interesting but our family is in them so thought I’d share.
I’m sorry this is such a long post but I haven’t been on here for some time so had to get it all in at once.

Doug’s sister Kenlyn (mother of the Groom)
Our Granddaughter Alex and boyfriend Tyler
Kenlyn Alex 

Doug (right) with father of the Groom
Doug and jim

Sister of the Groom, Andrea (left), Our daughter in-Law Jamie (right)Andi and Jamie

Jessica and Chad Poteat (nephew)

 Chad and Jessica

Dan and Jamie
Dan and jamie

All of us
All of us

This girl never stops smiling..she’s like this all the time! And just as sweet
Is that a genuine happy smile or what
Jessica 1 

They had a tiered cupcake stand instead of the traditional cake.
I really liked the way they did this wedding. It was very big ceremony of cutting the cake or any kind of speeches or presentations – just a fun celebration of two people ‘finally’ getting married!


Didn’t get a picture of the other food table.
It was an appetizer buffet and just wonderful food...gosh I loved this casual way they planned this.

Meatballs, Egg Rolls, Bacon Water Chestnuts, Chicken Wings, Ham and Turkey Sandwiches, Tons of relishes and cheeses and meats – many other things that I can’t even remember.
Then at 8:30 there was an Ice Cream Sundae bar – that went over huge.
And at 10:00 they had Pizza.
Reception food 

Reception 1

Coming in for the bridal party march
Jessica Chad bridal party walk

So for all of you who hung in here till the end…Thank You...I do get long winded at times don’t I?
Be glad you don’t live with me...

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Perfect Wedding Spot and Bragging A Little Bit

We took a ride today to visit the place of my Nephew’s wedding this coming Saturday.
We know where it is but our granddaughter and her boyfriend are going to follow us there because her parents are both in the wedding and have to be there early so we wanted to be sure we made the right turns so they can get back home if they don’t follow someone.

The wedding is going to be outdoors at Millie’s Pancake House in the garden.
Here are just a couple pictures of the place…it has been in business for as long as we can remember and reminds me of Pennsylvania…actually it’s all Pennsylvania Dutch cooking.
We didn’t have our camera so these are from their website

Millies in Winter


Millies 3

Millies 6

Millies 10

Wedding area in gazebo

Wedding 2

So please pray for good weather and no Mosquito’s!

While we were there we took in lunch…and it’s still as wonderful as I remember.

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Oh…. I finally get to have the shots in my lower back and hip.
Can’t remember being excited about getting shots!
But it sure will help the pain – I get my first one next Wednesday and then 2 weeks in between the next 2 for a series of 3 shots all together. So by the third week of October I should be feeling pretty chipper – ready to run a race…I think not!

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I don't post photos of my grandchildren on a regular basis but I just became friends on Face  Book with my granddaughter, Alexandra, and looked at her photo album....I snagged some pictures of her that I didn't know she had...I Love now I'm going to brag.

Alex is the sweetest, most sincere young lady I know and she's not afraid to wear her 'granddaughter heart' on her sleeve for all the world to see and hear....

She works at McDonald's and sometimes Grandpa will run in just to buy something to see if she's working and if she is and she sees him she doesn't care who's around...she yells out
And she does it every time we see her out and about... plus I think she's just a little beauty at 17!

So here's my special Alexandra!

Alex 5

Alex 4

Alex 3

Alex 7

Alex 2 

Her and her boyfriend Tyler

Alex and Tyler 1

 Alex and Tyler 2

We’re so proud of you and we Love you Alex!!!!
Grandma and Grandpa