Sunday, February 12, 2017

TOO MUCH FUN CAN BE......FUN!


Last weekend was our annual winter hook in at Sauder Village in Ohio.  I met up with friends, Lauren and Melissa and brought my Holly Hooker pals too.  It was a great two day hook in.  I did manage to "almost" finish my little mat, a design from Lori Rippey.....I did finish it when I got home...


On our way, we stopped at an antique mall and just couldn't resist trying on vintage hats and then taking goofy pictures.....


The day before we left for Sauder, we had hooking at friends Wendy's house...this is a corner of her beautiful kitchen with her collection of yellow ware.  The hooked rug, is one she designed of her dog chasing a frog at their cottage.


And then...a corner of her sitting room...I love her three-legged pub table...


This week, we were off to Sheila's beautiful home to hook...well...mostly to gab and eat....but I did manage to bind a small rug....Here are a few pictures of her workroom....


I love her work bend and how neatly all of her wool is organized...of course, Sheila says it very rarely looks this neat....I don't know if I believe her!


I love her "Simplify" mat!



This Maggie B applique is just gorgeous!!  It hangs in her bedroom.....


And then here kitchen with the sweetest little island....


And as if, I didn't have enough fun....my dear sweet hubby took me down to Delaware OH to some wonderful antique shops.  My early, pine shelf....I have wanted one for a while to hang over my dry sink...

And then a blue and cream coverlet, a tiny oval, walnut frame with a rather stern looking young woman and my favorite.....a Victorian clip board.  The board itself, I believe was velvet but of course, the nap has been worn completely down except for the sides.....It only measures 3 1/2 inches...


Well...thanks for looking at all these pictures!  I hope you all have a nice Sunday...
Although, I don't blog often...I still thoroughly enjoy it...as I thoroughly enjoy reading other's blogs too...FaceBook is fine....with just blurbs of this and that, political jargon, jokes (sometimes funny, sometimes not), but the friendships that have evolved over blogging, is irreplaceable...you can have hundreds of "friends" on FB, and not really get to know any of them...but blogging, I believe is a way of connecting with like minded souls...so whether or not people post a comment, I know that my blog is read, as I read other blogs and may or may not post a comment....but thank you for all of your kind comments, either by my blog or by email.....I enjoy sharing a little bit of my life with all of you and I certainly enjoy being a part of your lives...and I will continue to blog! 








Monday, January 23, 2017

ANOTHER MONDAY....

Just another gloomy Monday in January here in the mitten.....Saturday was beautiful...sun and all...but that's about all the sun we've seen in over a week.   I'll be so ready for spring this year.  I moved a few things around the living room.  My husband {finally} painted the awful blue wall that has been plaguing me for 10 years...it's now a nice creamy beige...like the other walls in my living room.  Boring, I know but it feels so fresh and nice!  So here is a few pictures of the living room:


I painted this fireplace screen almost 30 years ago.  Every now and again, I bring it up....when I get tired of looking at the big black fireplace opening.  We only lit one fire this year....:-(


A hooked rug that I'm working on behind the chair...I ran out of flesh colored wool....now I have to order some more...I hate when that happens....


Moved the dry sink back into the living room...that piece has been in more areas of this house than our cat!


A spinning wheel that my dear neighbor, Arthur, made for me twenty years ago.  He made it from a maple tree that was cut down in his back yard.  Everything on it except for the metal hooks, are made from that tree....he was quite the finished carpenter!  Sure miss him...


My little dining area....hopefully, next fall, we are getting this area and my kitchen remodeled...instead of being two rooms, it will be made into one large room...then I can get the long harvest table I've been dreaming about for years!



Well...that's it....it's been a busy few weeks since Christmas......but hopefully things will settle down.  In a few days, I'll be heading down to Sauder Village to meet up with Ohio hooking pals, Melissa and Lauren for our annual mid-winter hooking retreat.  The three of us have been doing this weekend event ever since it started about five years ago...so much fun....and a much needed get-a-way this time of year! 



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A LITTLE MORE CHRISTMAS PICTURES...

Another Christmas has come and gone and I can honestly say, I'm glad this one is over.  I'm usually sad when the big day has passed...but it was just too darn hectic this past week....I'm ready for the new year to start....I'm ready to get on with my stitching and rug hooking.....and I'm getting ready to purge, clean, get organized, and stop spending so darn much time looking for stuff!!!  But I think everyone feels that way this time of year.....

Here are a few more pictures of my decorating....nothing fancy....just a few things here and there...a little lighter and brighter this year...

My shabby little white stepback cupboard....I have a red and cream colored, antique linsey-woolsey tree skirt from the 1800's draped over one of the doors.  I purchased it last month at the show in Ohio.
I can only imagine how many Christmas' it has seen!


                         

And my crock stand...I placed it in the center of the kitchen as an island.  It was the perfect height!


My version of DIY open cupboards...I just unscrewed the doors & removed them.....


Lots of red and white this year....placed in my antique jars.


A little cross stitch design by Pineberry Lane I stitched about 5 years ago and set it in this sweet, little red and white vintage tray. 


My chalkware snowmen....by Teena Flanner and Kathy Bejimy of Walnut Ridge Collectibles.


Another pair of  friendly snowman

Just a few pictures of the bedrooms...nothing great, because my bedroom is rather plain..


I love this old coffee bin...bought it from Earlene...but it was too big for my kitchen so it has found a home in the spare room...


One of my friendly little early bears.....


A collection of brush trees....

A quiet Santa sitting in a cradle watching over sheep....




Now my bathroom....I had so much fun decorating my bathroom...the first time in over 30 years, I did not have to worry about sticking with the color scheme...you know....the pink and black scheme?  I can't tell you how nice it was to have a neutral field to play with....





And last but not least...my early, wood horse that I purchased last summer in Marshall MI.  He's all decked out with Christmas greenery and ready to roll....


Thank you all again, for viewing and commenting on my blog.  It mean so much.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new year.....I know I am!
















Sunday, December 25, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

WARNING...PICTURE HEAVY...BUT IT'S CHRISTMAS...

Since I only seem to be posting about once every six weeks...terrible....so here are some pictures of my home for the Christmas season this year.   My husband said I didn't really decorate much this year....really??  LOL!! He was serious.......It is a little picture heavy but here goes.....

This is my living room with dining area...







My little bear my grandma made me a long time ago....it's poor little paws are worn out... and he is missing his eyes.....I think one of my sons must have gotten to him when they were little...





My pie safe that I bought for $75 at a barn sale four years ago....






My small collection of little leather Bibles, hymnals and a poetry book...



My husband bought this picture in Ligonier PA a few years back...


An antique feather tree that I purchased this past August in Blissfield MI





My foyer...



Well...that's it...I warned you...picture heavy!  I have more to share,  but I'll save that for next week!  Have a great weekend and stay warm.....