Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oh where oh where has all the time gone

Well, my sister has been here since October 8th and today is the 28th---I can't believe three weeks have gone by.  She brought a rug with her that she had started about 4 years ago in hopes that she would get inspired again and finish this rug.  She was about as far on the now finished side as she is now on the unfinished side---so I think she had met her goal.  Hopefully now she will go back to California and finish it by Christmas---I will have her send me a finished picture to post.

So here it is.  It is Sailcloth Primitive hooked in a #9 cut---check out all the great paisley hooked into the rug.

Yesterday at my home classes Jane brought a rug that she has been working on.  She started it in a workshop with Sharon Townsend.  Two weeks ago I suggested she use on of my long spot dyed pieces and hook the strips in order like stained glass to put inside the windows so that the ladies were looking out at the great outdoors and wow---look how it turned out!  Great job, Jane!

Here is a close up of the window on the left.

Okay that's it for tonite---time to cook and have a  glass of wine.  Cheers!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The end of a busy weekend

Lots to do this time of year...the deck is almost finished---grass to mow, leaves to rake, and the list goes on and on.

Here is a picture of the deck.

I guess it is time for a party.  Maybe have hooking class on the deck.

Last night we went to some friends house and made sushi---it was lots of fun and yummy!

I have finished Cape Ann---here it is.

Here is is again---the link to my daughter's Etsy store.  Playing the role of a good mother---check it out.  They have some fun stuff!

I have a few more pictures to post from the quilted Apple workshop, so here goes:  

This is Carol's House runner---it is going to be a great rug.

This is Kathy's Jumbo Star---a Lib Callaway pattern---one of my all time favorites.

Here is Dawna's Turkey---he is a handsome guy!

Yeah---the KC chiefs won today!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

R & R at the lake

I just came home today from some much needed R&R at the lake.  I was very sore on Sunday and Monday but each day I have gotten better---much different than last year when I could hardly walk for 4 or 5 days.  I am back to normal and feeling GREAT!  I had fun hitting some flea markets, cooking outside, going for walks in the leaves, finishing Cape Ann---my current rug---just a bit more to get done, sitting by the campfire,  a short boat ride, walking on the rocks---the water level was so low that debris from the tornado 4 years ago was visible in the rocks---crazy!!!  I had the company of my sister from California to share this with so we had a great time.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Yeah---I did it!!!!

I am home from the run---I completed 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 28 minutes!!!

The biggest problem I had was cramping in my toes...I am glad that it is over!

Here I am approaching the finish line waving at my husband and sister.

Race Day Jitters

Well it is 4 AM and I couldn't sleep any more so I decided to get up and start my day.  I'm waiting for the coffee to finish brewing so I can have my one and only cup of coffee before the race and have a nice breakfast.  I can't believe the day is finally here...I am ready to get the show on the road.

I keep telling myself---just go out there and have at the cameras and do not look like I am in pain---which I probably will be.  I looked at last years pictures and yuk---I looked like I was dying!

So here goes...I am ready!

Friday, October 15, 2010

The day before Race Day

Well here it is---the day before the big race day.  This time tomorrow I will be down at Crown Center getting ready to run 13.1 miles.   The race starts at 7:30 but I like to get there early to be sure I am there and ready to go.  It is supposed to be 48 degrees in the morning early but warm up fast and since I don't like the heat I plan to try to keep up a good pace while it is cooler without going out too  fast---I'm not ever really fast but I am hoping to finish in 2 1/2 hours.

The week has gone by quickly.  I'm hoping that the deck will be finished today.  If so I'll post a picture tomorrow along with a race day photo.

Here are some pictures from Phoenix.

Here is Deb with Blooming Jacks---she is almost done!

Sandy was doing one of my Cupboard Patterns called Paisley and she was adding a row of hooked braiding around the edge.  As you can see she is almost there---she was happy she made it around all the corners.

Peggy was also doing a Cupboard piece called Pumpkin vine-  She prodded the bittersweet caps and chained the vine---not showing up well in my picture but it looked great.

I mailed the orders yesterday so Deb, Joelee and Tonee---be expecting a package in the mail.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday already!

Were has the week gone?  Only three more days until my half marathon...I'm getting excited!

Today is class day here at home so I have to do this in a hurry so I can go get ready.

Yesterday I did some dyeing---mostly orders and some more long spots because they were almost gone.  I also serged  my Cape Ann and prepared the binding for it.  It is ready to go to the lake next week to be finished.

It has been fun having my sister here from California.  The Deck is getting closer to being finished---hoping to have steps today---yeah!!!

Here are some more pictures from Phoenix.

This is a rug Tonee was adapting from one of her quilt patterns ideas.  Click on the picture to see more details on the flowers.

Joelee was hooking a Day of the Dead folk Art rug---can't wait to see it finished!

And one more for the day---

This is Jane's second rug---she had started the rug at Cambria and had gotten stuck, so my mission was to get her going again---yeah---we did it!  It is going to be a great rug.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Back home from Phoenix

   Well I had a great time in Phoenix---thank you to a great group of women who made it an enjoyable fun-filled time.  I had the great pleasure of catching up with my friend Peggy who I knew from Alaska who now lives in Arizona as well as spending time with Diane who shared her wonderful apt. #1 with me and all the great gals at the Quilted Apple who were so great to work with.

The day I arrived the hail storm in Phoenix made the national was quite a site.  It brought in some cooler weather---yeah!  The mornings and evenings were quite cool so I managed to get in my morning runs and I even climbed Pinnacle Peak!  Running there was great because it was flat and not humid!  My half marathon is this Saturday and I think that I am ready or as ready as I am ever going to be.

                                                       A  great cactus-l love this!

Emily was doing a pictorial of a harbor scene in Nova Scotia.

Diane was working on a pictorial that she designed in a class with Pris Butler in Texas.

I'll post more pictures in the  next few days but I am too tired to continue.  Today is my daughter Chelsea's second Wedding anniversary.  they went back to where they tied the know two years ago in Occidental CA---and they are camping on the coast in Ca.  Happy Anniversary Chelsea and Noah!

Check out their Etsy store...

Chelsea and Noah Marin

Good night!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday at the Airport

Well here I am at the airport.  I took a picture this morning of my most recent rug,  Cape Ann, an Edyth O'Neill design.  It is not bound yet but here is is.

I hooked this rug to put in our bathroom.  I'll post another picture when it is bound and in it's new home.

Phoenix---here  I come.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday---preparing to leave for Phoenix

Good morning!

I thought I would post a link to my daughter Chelsea and her husband Noah's ETSY store---visit it if you like some cool vintage finds.

I have to get downstairs and finish packing for the Quilted Apple workshop in Phoenix but thought I would get out one more post.

When we got home from the lake I went and picked up this patio set that I found on Craigslist---here is my husband trying it out.  The deck is still not finished but I am hopeful it will be when I get home from Phoenix.

Here is a view of the unfinished end of the deck---no stairs yet.

Here are a few more pictures from recent workshops.


Here are Miriam's Pigs in Clover, a Moshimer pattern that she was hooking for her daughter.

This is Leslie's Gumball Tree---she sculpted the centers of each one.  Fun!

And one more final one.

No this is not a rug but it is a pretty picture taken towards the lake in front of our trailer.  They have been lowering the lake level to do some work on the dam.  Our cove has almost no water in it right now---earlier in the summer all the ground you see was under water.

Have a great week!