Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's Wednesday evening....

Blooming Clematis in my garden
and only two more days until the weekend. I am ready to hide eggs for Emma to find. I think she will have a wonderful time hunting them...she loves to be outside..can't wait. Her picture with the Easter Bunny went alright. He was walking around the shop when we arrived and she shook hands with him, touched his fur and talked to him. It was a different story when it was time to sit with him. Not what she had in mind. So here are the results.
 I have been hooking on my "Give Ye Thanks" rug from Spruce Ridge Studios. Still a lot more hooking to be done.

 We went to the park to walk the other day. Ashlee didn't have the stroller which was fine with Emma. She likes to walk and run and stop and fall down and have you pull her up by her hands. She says hi to everyone that passes and even tries running after the runners that pass her. She definitely gets her exercise. We stopped and played on the playground before heading back to the car. She likes
to ride on Poppy's shoulders too.

 Well it's getting late and I still want to do a little more hooking on my rug before I head to bed so better close for now. Have a good week...


Friday, March 30, 2012

It's been two months...

since I last posted anything.  I am still around, just not on the computer as much since tax season began. I retired from SBC ten years ago this month, but have gone back to work for my husband full time. Our daughter, Ashlee, decided to go back to school and get her degree as a dietician. So instead of trying to find someone and train them, I said I would work.  What was I thinking!!! 

Anyway, I have been rughooking some in the evening when I get home. I did finish a challenge rug with the ebay group I belong to.  Kelley posted a picture of an antique rug and then everyone that wanted to participate did their version of the rug.  It was lots of fun!! Here is mine:
 I did a workshop in March with Sally Kallin of Pine Island PrimitivesI had bought one of her patterns a couple of years ago, so this was a good time to get started on it.  It is called "Gently Down the Stream".  She helped me color plan it and I got started on it, but didn't get too far.
 It's going to take me awhile to finish this one.  My goal is by the end of the year.  I have also been working on my "Give Ye Thanks" rug that my friends, Ginger and Sandra, are also doing.  We decided in January that we would all do this rug and have it finished in 3 months. We talked in February and decided we would change it to June. Well, Ginger finished hers already, but Sandra and I are still working on ours. I hope to have it done by the end of June. Haven't taken a picture of it yet, but will try to post one next time.

Emma has been keeping me busy too. She is 20 months old and always on the go. I keep her all day on Tuesdays while Ashlee goes to school. Sometimes have her on Monday and Friday for a little while.  With the weather being nice now, we get outside more. The other day she went into my sewing room and found my rughook and was sitting in the chair getting ready to do some hooking I guess. I had my camera close so I snapped a picture. I guess she has seen me sitting there and was trying to do what Nanna does.
This is a rug I have been working on from Karen Kahle's blog, primitive spirit.  She has a tutorial on how to do a spiral chair pad. It is using all the strips I have accumulated from previous rughooking projects. Maybe I can teach Emma how to pull the loops thru and she can finish it for me.

Well, that's pretty much what I have been doing the last few months. Did go to the hook-in in Lenexa KS in February and then the workshop in March. Getting ready for the workshop with Frank Bielec in May. Tax season will be over then, or at least not so pressing, and can concentrate more on crafty things.

I am going with Ashlee and Emma tomorrow to see the Easter Bunny and have pictures taken. The weather is supposed to be nice this weekend so hope to get outside a little more and enjoy it.

Wishing everyone a great weekend and do something fun with your family and friends.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!!

Happy New Year to everyone!!! Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Year. Emma came over and spent New Year's eve with us so that was the extent of our celebrating.  She did ring in the New Year by staying up past midnight. 

Nick left on New Year's day to head back to Mexico where he is working with an organic farming co-op in Juluchuca.  He moved into an apartment in the city of Zihuatenajo before coming home for Christmas and was ready to get back there and get settled in before Jeff and I go down there to visit next week.

My niece, Amber, Nick and her son, Levi
We had a nice Christmas with family and friends.  We celebrated Christmas Eve at my Mom's home. Christmas Day, Ashlee, Emma and Dominic came over and opened presents. Emma was so much fun this Christmas. She liked opening presents and would stop and play with each one. It took awhile for her to get them all
Emma modeling her new purse, beads and bracelets

Christmas quilt - fits a king-size bed
 Several years ago, I won a Christmas quilt top from a local quilt store in Oklahoma City during a shop hop. Well this past summer, I finally bought the backing for it and Danna (my sister-in-law) and I put it on the quilting machine so I could start quilting it. Well, I never did get time to get it started, but Danna would go to the studio and work on it. So the week before Christmas Danna comes by one evening and she hands me the quilt. It is beautiful!!!!!! She did so much more quilting on it than I would have done. I am one lucky gal to have such a wonderful sister-in-law in my life.
 Well that's my Christmas holidays this year. Enjoyed time spent with Nick, Ashlee, Emma, Dominic and Jeff and time spent with my Mom and my brothers and their families that live here.

Getting ready for tax season, but first will be taking a trip to Mexico for a couple of weeks. I hope to do some posts on my blog while I'm there. So check back when you can.

Be sure and check out our etsy shoppe..prairiemoonprimitve. Ginger lists new stuff all the time. I'm working on some things and hope to list them in the next day or two.

Have a wonderful week and always wear a smile.