Monday, December 19, 2011

Time for family and friends!!!

Last week flew by and I'm sure this
week will do the same. 
Hope everyone has finished their
shopping. I'm not quite done
yet, but should finish 
in the next few of days.

As promised in my last post, I did finally finish 
Emma's 1st birthday (July 13) rug.
Of course, I don't have it bound yet, but
I am so glad to be finished. 
Pink is NOT my color.
Last Tuesday (Dec 13) was our monthly
rughooking gathering.
Everyone brought a handmade gift 
to play "dirty Santa".
I hooked a tree on wool and
filled it with greenery.
Jean got mine.
Sandra's back,Kay, Cynthia,Ann, & Ginger
Carol, CJ, & Jean
We had a wonderful day together
laughing and enjoying 
lots of food and fun
And I have to show you this Santa!!!
It was hooked by Carol.
Isn't it beautiful!!!!

I received some wonderful presents also
from my two bestest friends!!
 Sandra dyes the most beautiful colors.
Aren't these yummy!!!
Wonderful gifts from Ginger, too!!!
I forget to take a picture
but if you notice the striped fabric
in this picture, it it actually the
top of a light/ironing table.
 Ginger's husband built it
for me. 
I am one lucky girl to have such 
wonderful friends.

I am part of a wonderful group 
on eBay, AAPG. We do
secret Santa swap every year
and Kathy(Woolfind)
had my name. 
As you can see, Santa was very 
good to me and Emma.

Nick got home Friday(Dec 16) evening 
and we have been enjoying
time with him.
He was afraid Emma wouldn't remember him,
but she wasted no time in getting
him to color and read with her.
Oklahoma weather is so unpredictable.
It has been in the 50's and 60's
the last few days.
We have received some good
rains though which is
helping the drought situation.
Emma was enjoying the water puddles!!!

Have a great week and enjoy
the holidays with
family and friends.



Saturday, December 10, 2011

One More Week...

and Nick will be home for Christmas.  Looking forward to seeing him and spending time with family and friends.

 Don't you just love this snowman pillow?  Joanne was doing a giveaway on her blog and I was one of the lucky winners. She hooked it on a piece of wool and it is simply wonderful. I love it!!!!!  Thank you so much, Joanne. Tell the boys thank you too!!!

I have been hooking on Emma's rug that I started in June and am almost finished.  I will post a picture in a day or two. This is the pattern that Frank Bielec drew from a picture I had of Emma at Tyler Rug Camp in May.  I was supposed to have it finished by her first birthday (July 13) but it didn't happen. I think because it is "pink". So watch for it in the next post.

Jeff and I went to a Christmas celebration he read about in the paper at Perkins, OK last Thursday evening. It is a small town and I think everyone was there to celebrate. They served frito chili pie, homemade desserts and hot cocoa.  It was at the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza.  Several old buildings that had been moved there and restored were open to walk thru. Santa arrived on the local fire truck and kids were lined up waiting to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. We even took a hayride through a nearby neighborhood.  It was a nice evening trip!!
Ashlee had pictures of Emma made with angel wings.  Emma wasn't too impressed with them at first, but the photographer did get some good shots.

Well, I hope to get a Christmas tree this weekend and get some decorating done. Started my Christmas shopping and hope to do a little bit more this weekend, too.  Hope to get some baking done too.

A cold front came thru this evening and I hope it stays cold for awhile. I like the cold weather especially during Christmas time. 

Have a great weekend and enjoy time with family and friends.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Road Trip to Canton TX...First Monday Trade Days

Well,  this was our starting point on Friday at Canton TX, First Monday Trade Days. 
This was our first time to be here and there was so much to see. We started at 8am. Stopped for lunch at 12:30. Did more shopping and left about 2pm.  
We didn't even put a dent in seeing all that was available, but needed to head back home and decided there would definitely be more trips to First Monday in the future. 
I came home with some old wooden bobbins and silver spoons.
Scrabble tiles, an old oil can and a glass star ornament for the Christmas tree.

Our trip began on Thursday morning driving to Lindale TX to meet with Jeff's niece, Donna and her husband, Wendell. We got there about 11:30am.
Jeff talked business with them and then we went to lunch.  We said our good-byes and the fun part of our trip began.

We drove to Mineola, TX and spent the afternoon browsing the many antique stores there.
I liked this shop the best.  Lots of vintage items.
I found cookie cutters, vintage glass Christmas tree ornaments and
a Scrabble game with lots of tiles.
I'm going to use them to make some ornaments with old yardsticks.

The color of this shelf caught my eye. I could see lots of possibilities
but when I saw the price tag, $345, decided I would have to 
let it remain at the store.

We walked around to see some of the other sites. I snapped
a picture of this house because I liked the porch.
I'm sure in its early days it was spectacular.
We came across this hardware store. The window displays caught my eye.
We didn't get to go in though. It closed at 3pm. 
We missed it by 10 minutes.
We looked thru the window and it had lots of neat stuff, but was
also a delicatessen. Maybe next time we can go in.

We drove to Canton Thursday evening and 
found a bed and breakfast to stay at for the night.
Nice room with a king-size bed. 
View out the front door was the pool with a hot tub.
Too cool right now, but might go back next spring.

So that was our latest road trip. 
Ginger told me about a craft show
this weekend so will be checking it out Saturday morning.
Emma is coming over around 3pm on Saturday. 
Ashlee and Dom have a concert to go to.
Think Emma and I will get started on decorating for Christmas
The weatherman is calling for a snow here by Monday. 
Hope he is right. Would like to see some of that white stuff.

Ginger and I have opened an ETSY shop, 
so stop by and check it out.
Have a great weekend and do something fun!!!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Time to Deck the Halls

With Thanksgiving celebrations over, I guess it is time to start thinking about Christmas.  Every year it seems that the month of December gets here a little quicker.  Guess I better start looking for the lights and decorations.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family. We ate lunch at my Mom's home. My brother, Jim, provided the turkey and ham, along with BBQ ribs.  He has this thing about BBQ. Ribs were really good though. He has lived in Maui for the past 20 years and he and his wife, Paula(whom he married while in Maui) have moved back to Oklahoma.  His daughter, Jamie and her boyfriend, Carl, came over to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. Carl has never been off the island or even flown in an airplane so it has been a new experience for him.  On Friday, Jim and family left to go show Carl some sights in Oklahoma. Other family there was my brother, Andy, and wife, Sharon, our daughter, Ashlee, Dom and of course, Emma, my cousin, Mary Margaret and her husband, Bobbie and their daughter, JoLynn and of course, Jeff, me and my Mom. Our son, Nick stayed in Mexico, but did get to have Thanksgiving dinner at Playa Viva.  Ellena, Alex and the boys stayed home in Puerto Rico and celebrated Thanksgiving with friends.  Everyone had a wonderful time visiting and no one went home hungry!

Ashlee came over Sunday afternoon and got her tree and decoration. Looks like Emma was a big help in decorating the tree.

Ashlee said Emma had as much fun playing in the tree box as she did hanging ornaments on the tree.  

I have been working on some goodies for a Christmas swap we do each year on an ebay group I belong to. Will try and post some pictures later.  I haven't pulled them off my camera yet. This is an awesome group and feel privileged to be a part of it...lots of talented ladies in this can check them out under usaprim on ebay.  

Well guess I better close and head for bed. Got a busy week of work ahead but hope to take a road trip on Thursday to check out First Monday in Canton, TX. Have a great week and do something kind for a stranger. Tis the season of giving...


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day.  Enjoy the day with family and friends. Say a prayer for those who are not able to be with family on this day that God will keep them safe.


Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Friday!!!

Well, I had a good week.  Worked on Monday and then played the rest of the week.  Tuesday,  I met Ginger at our booth in the antique mall and we got it ready for the holiday season.

 I have been working on some Christmas things, but keep forgetting to take pictures of them.
I did remember to take a picture of this small white feather tree I made out of white wool. I made 10 of them and think they turned out really cute.  Will be working on some other items this weekend and will try to remember to take pictures.

Ginger and I have decided to offer some of our handmade primitives on a new blog, Prairie Moon Primitives.  We hope to have some things listed early next week so be sure and check it out.

Emma and I hung out together on Wednesday and Thursday.  The weather has turned cold again and we couldn't go outside.  So we played inside.  She entertained me with her musical talents on the xylophone.
She read her Thanksgiving book and told me all about the turkey and pilgrims in her own language.
And instead of playing the drum she decided to wear it on her head.  She was pushing her nose against the side and fogging it up with her breath.  Such a silly girl!!
One her favorite things to do is kiss the pictures on the wall. First, she gives her picture a kiss and then she moves down the wall to Uncle Nick, Momma and Auntie Ellena.  She does this about 3 times and then gets down to play.

Well, that's about all I have to post for now.  Heading into the sewing room to be creative.
Have a good weekend!!!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giveaway Winner is......

Gayle from Utah!!!!! Congratulations, Gayle!  You can email me at with your mailing information. Thanks to everyone who left comments on the giveaway post.  I appreciate all of you taking the time to leave a comment.
Creative Market, Nov 11 & 12
Friday and Saturday were busy with the craft festival that I did with Ginger.  We set up on Thursday evening.  The ladies of the church, where the show was being held, had made stew and cornbread for anyone that wanted to eat after setting up.  Well, of course, Ginger and I couldn't pass up stew and cornbread. It was sure good and we found out later it was just a sampling of what they would have the next two days.

First day

  Our friend, Sandra, came out to help us at the festival.  Thursday turned out to be kind of a slow day, but we enjoyed each others company and getting to sit and visit.  I think Sandra did get some of her Christmas shopping done throughout the day.  Now, back to the food.  On Friday, I arrived about 8am to do some finishing on the booth.  Jeff brought me since I was leaving at 5pm to attend the induction ceremony into the Alpha Pi Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for our daughter, Ashlee. Breakfast was homemade biscuits and sausage gravy or homemade cinnamon rolls.  We settled on the biscuits and gravy since the cinnamon rolls were not finished baking yet, but they sure did smell good.   Lunch was Indian tacos and three kinds of homemade pies..coconut, chocolate and pecan. We were so full from the tacos, there was no room for pie just yet. I did get a piece of coconut to go the share with Jeff later in the evening.  About 2pm, Ginger went to get some tea and they had just finished making fried pies.  Well, couldn't pass those up..they were still hot.  Apricot or lemon...I got favorite.  They were DEEELICIOUS!!!!!!  So we all left that evening definitely full, in fact, almost miserable because none of us usually eat that much food in one day.
Our daughter, Ashlee,decided last fall to go back to school to become a registered dietician. We are so very proud of her as she is also raising our beautiful granddaughter, Emma. She has worked very hard this past year and was accepted into the program starting in January.  She has maintained a 3.8 GPA and was inducted into the Alpha Pi Nu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Friday evening. Jeff, me and Emma attended the ceremony.

Saturday was quite a bit busier and the day went by pretty fast.  Ginger and I, however, did not eat as much food on Saturday.  We were still full from Friday((-:   We had a great time at the craft festival and hope to do it again next year.

Have a great week and give a smile to a stranger. It just might make their day.