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Calling all Hookers!

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Oh yes now that I've completed my first hooked project it's on to the second one. One of my friends gave me a couple of patterns that she had set aside and decided that she was not going to make them.....so perfect. It's a wonderful print by Encompassing Designs .....of course being new at this I knew nothing about it. I then went on to Google it and Oh my my! A whole new world has opened for me.!






The top shot is how the owner made it up....not really crazy bout the colors so I'm going to do something else with it...just .who do I think I am?! It'll be a challenge.
Also I've joined a Hooking group and went to my first meeting...what great fun, lots of really nice ladies. Because it's late in the year we were not privy to the fact that they were all bringing in Hooking articles to decorate a Christmas tree that would be on display at a tree lighting. How cute were these....hooked tree ornaments. These ladies are so talented.



I know you can't see the orna…

Thank You for your Service............................

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I would like to take a minute to salute all those who served, and a special Thank You to my husband who served in Viet Nam. For also putting in for extra duty so that those with a family didn't have to. I personally know what it was like for him returning... I was told
he was not the same person he was when he left. The Summer of '69 he returned was when I met him.... it wasn't till some 30 yrs later that someone who was a guest at our Thanksgiving dinner table, Thanked him!  He thanked her and with a heavy heart told her she was the first to thank him! don't think there was a dry eye at that table. So once again thank you all so much. Back in September I hosted a family get-together for my Mom's side of the family. How sad that our lives have become so busy with everyday life and we don't take the time to re-connect with those that we grew-up with. When we were young it seems that the whole family would get together at our Grandparents home or one of our A…

So upset!

I am so upset right now....I can't stand it. I have my computer AND my iPad open trying to post to my blog and add pictures and it won't let me do so......what the H--- am I doing wrong?......

Where did the summer go????

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My my my...not sure what happened but I think I missed something. Fall seems to have creeped right in. I know that what little summer we did have I so enjoyed.



We had the pleasure of having family "cousins" spend time with us. Hubby and I enjoyed getting to know them and for me to re-connect. Something we've missed for so many years. Hopefully now we can spend more time with them. It was so nice to introduce them to our little part of the world and have them enjoy it as much as we do. We feel so blessed. What have I been up to! Well I did get around to finishing the white cotton ragland sleeve sweater for Miss O. My intention was for her to have it for the summer...but I sort of slacked off...but now its done. Sorry, no pictures.........yet. I did make a little red corduroy skirt for Miss A..hoping she would like it for school. When she was here I showed it to her and Wow! she exclaimed....".Memere, I love it!! But do you think you could put pockets on it...cause I…

Here I am again......................

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Yes, yes, yes I'm back! Not sure what the heck was going on but I didn't feel as though I had anything worth while to blog about.
I have been busy though First of all we've finally completed the cottage up-grades. Remember a while back I posted some pictures of the start of the project. Now we are ready for vacationers and family.


I think everything came out really nice and very happy with the results.





We are especially happy with the bathroom...a much needed improvement.. and also the back sitting room with the glass slider. It is now so nice and bright and can take full advantage of the view in the back. I never tire of that view! Also this week my two oldest granddaughters graduated from pre-school. How much I love those two.





So cute and I was happy to be able to share it with them. My husband finally made it to Washington DC this Memorial Day. something he's been trying to put together for about 3 yrs now. He rode his motorcy cle and did the run with Rolling Thun…

Works in progress.......

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Here we are another stormy weekend... When will this end? And now they're saying another storm mid-week. Gotta love living in New England. Had a nice surprise visit from the kids and my favorite little "twinkies". It was like a storm blew through here but I love it. I think you've heard me say before I just can't get enough of them. Here is a picture that little Miss "O" staged.



She got both Baby and Teddytogether and said " Memere need take picture." A buddy photographer. She's quite the gal. My Works in Progress. Sometimes I think I'm a little ADD cause I get antsy with a project and then get on to something else. I've been working on a couple of things... an embroidery design for one of my little girls. I plan on framing it, maybe a little white frame so they can put it in their room. I really like this little girl. This is actually my second one, the first one I ruined after all the work went into it. And absolutely cannot use it. Also making …

Sweets.........sweets........sweets.

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Yes, today is all about  sweets. I had my little Valentine get together on Saturday and my sweet little grandchildren were here to celebrate. I wanted to make it special for them so I got the decorations out and got them set out. I had some fun things ready for them. Lunch was pizza that I formed into hearts and  let them top their own. It was a bit messy but they had a great time.
Lots of pepperoni and abundance of cheese! So how sweet are those pizzas! Oh yes and they had salad with little heart cucumbers which they love! After dinner we made some heart necklaces and they did such a good job. Of course they included one for Grammie and one for Memere. These little people bring so much joy to my life I can't get enough of them! And now for the other Sweet thing! OMG! its the DuncanHeinz321cake I now know that I did see it before on my girl Cathy's blog but didn't know what it was. Boy I sure do now and Love it! If you're not familiar with it be sure to check it out on line. The directions are 1 …

Hearts....hearts and more hearts.

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I don't really have much to post today but I did want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Valentine Day. Not sure what all this crap is about but...whatever! I'm having the family over on Saturday so we can have a little celebration...mostly for the kids. I'm planning on having a pizza party for them. Making the pizza out of the large english muffins.....that's because Little Miss "V" has a food allergy and the muffins are what she can eat. So I'll shape them into hearts and then they can add the sauce and toppings of their choice. Also going to make cupcakes and other goodies. I'll cut out a bunch of paper hears and some straws and they can string them  on yarn to make heart necklaces. I think they'll enjoy that. Not sure what I'll make for the grown-ups to eat I guess I'll have to give that some thought. Both my children will be here with their families and I am soo looking forward to that. The little ones don't get to see each other of…