Well RAIN…that’s what…5 days of it…we are over flowing here in Wisconsin. But if that wasn’t bad enough – we woke up to snow this morning. But it lasted not quite to noon as there was so much water in the ground and on the ground it didn’t have a chance.
Here’s what we had this week in our town – flooding! These are the good areas– we could not get near the bad areas.
The water usually flows easy over the dam but this week it’s rolling and churning.
Spring is being kind and going on as usual in other areas like this Robin’s nest right at our back door (the only door we use). It’s so perfect – nature is such a wonder.
I doubt if mama will be back as it’s too busy in this area – but she has done it before there but the last time it was on top of the light by the wreath.
But this is all the good I can say about our Spring here…makes me wonder if it will ever arrive as our temps just can’t get past 37-38.
So what else have I been doing this week…again not a whole lot during the week but yesterday (Saturday) I looked on the internet for some antique or craft shows and found one at the same place in IL as the craft show we went to a couple weeks ago so off we went on a quick jaunt and a quick jaunt turned into almost double time as we did not believe the GPS….and headed down the wrong highway and ended up 45 minutes west of where we were to be. Guess we have to start believing the ‘lady in the box’.
I didn’t find anything fun as far as antiques as it was a very disappointing show. Lot’s of vintage clothing, vintage jewelry, war memorabilia – stuff like that…nothing household or fun.
But….I did see a couple of wool blankets in a box on the floor and the lady came and said anything in that area was $10 each. Well I had been looking at these 2 wool blankets for $28 each…took them both!!! Could not leave them there for $10 each as there is lots of good wool for Penny Rugs and Rug Hooking.
I especially liked the Ivory/Tan one. I thought the stripes would work up nicely in a hooked rug – giving it some depth with the 2 different Ivory/tans. And it’s huge!!!
And this awesome huge Army blanket
Over the past year I had purchased lots of this great Army blanket wool from Margie (Hungry Hook Primitives) but I’m thinking she must be all out by now…lol
I will wash these and make sure they are free of ‘stuff’ though….who knows, right?
And at the beginning of the week I received a sweet little package from Danice from http://homespunhannahblog.blogspot.com/
I had won her Nodding into Spring Giveaway.
The cutest little felt chick on a spring nodder and an adorable Penny Rug…and she also put a bundle of potpourri as a surprise!
THANK YOU DANCIE…I love it all.
Today after church we went grocery shopping and as we were carrying them in the house we got a call from our friends from Janesville – they wanted us to meet them for lunch someplace in between them and us so we jumped at the chance. They chose a Japanese place in Delevan but it didn’t open until 4 pm which we didn’t know until we arrived so they suggested going across the highway to Lake Lawn Lodge.
This place has been an icon forever but closed a few years ago and re-opened last summer again. For this we were happy as it is also a golf course – well basically a resort.
We had a long enjoyable delicious brunch and great company.
We got together with them at Christmas time over here – which is normally the only time we see them each year. So this call was great! And it was Charlie’s 72nd birthday today.
That’s it for me this week!