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!!!