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so much going on.......

I can't believe its been so long since my last post but as you'll see I've been busy. Sunsets have been stunning and we've had some great weather. I finally got to bring the little ones over to the sand bar. They really enjoyed it and jumped right in. I can't wait till they come back so we can go back.
 I feel so bad when i watch the renters on their last day of vacation. the 4 boys are always so sad....but now they can look forward to next year. The 4th has come and gone and i never did wish you all a good one. So better late than never. Happy 4th of July.

This summer we had a first here at the cottage. Last week we had a couple renew their vows here in the back yard. It was a surprise to everyone.... they had a beautiful day. Kids playing in the pool...thats what I like to call it. I love watching the kids playing in this mud.. they always have such a good time.

 This is t for now....I'll try to be back sooner next time. Thank you all for reading my posts an…

A very special weekend.......

A Hookers Dream!
There certainly was a lot of Hype leading up to the  Secret Hookers Weekend and I am happy to report that it was every bit as enjoyable as I thought. Having met Cathy of only a few times (she is Family) and never meeting Kim of  we sure hit it off. (And no she was NO danger to us at all) We had a great time with lots of laughs, lots of wool talk and lots of food and wine.
This is a picture of our first introduction. I'm not sure but I think this could be the beginning of a long friendship. We started the weekend with a few nibbles of cheese and crackers and opened our first bottle of wine. Then we were off to the down at the harbor for some seafood. Clam chowdah, lobstah rolls and scallops. Yummm.
The following day we started our wool trek at  Cathy Spellacy the owner was thrilled to meet new fellow hookers from Nova Scotia and Northern NH. She showed us some antique rugs that she had and one was…

Memorial Day 2014

I would first like to take this time to thank all the men and women who put their lives on the line so that we could be free. Most importantly a huge Thank you to my husband.

I found this great wine at Trader Joe's and  has become my  favorite. I'm a sort of sweet white wine person. This is a Lambrusco and so delicious. So that is how I decided to celebrate today. (Perhaps just in training for this coming!)

This past week I went to Sebago Lake Rug School with a new "Hooker" friend. I really enjoyed it and look forward to actually attending one myself and taking classes. Some of the teachers were Sarah Guiliani, Lois Dugal, Diane Stoffel,  Betty McClintic and Martha Beals. Gail Walden. I was just astonished by the talent. I wonder if I will ever get to be that accomplished. I'm not taking classes right now because things are too hectic in the summer but will  return in September.  I also found this picture that I really like and maybe do a hooking …

totally motivated....

Happy Monday! I'm back and ready get you up-to-date on my doings.
Not sure if I posted the finished mat I made. Self design. I think I can use this as an ipad i need to made a back.

Also finished my gift from my Hooking Instructor  Sarah Guiliani This little Snowman is so darn cute. She gave this out to everyone in her classes and are  now being shown. I've seen 3 of them now and am surprised at how different they are. When all of them are complete I'll have more pictures for you.

Another of my self designs...only had a small piece of foundation fabric so I
decided to do a little mat for the side table.
My Easter Bunny.

This one is called "My Heart Belongs to You?
and the reason for that name is that i included the initials of
my grandkids in the background. AVOAV!

I attended my 2nd Hook-In in Westford Ma. and these are only a couple
of the rugs on display.

Here are just a few of the rugs on display.

Snow day AGAIN!

Now with a show of hands... Who is tired of Winter? Ooops...I think I see someone back there who has NOT raised their hand! Must be a skier, hope he's enjoying this cause he seems to be alone.
My hooking class has been canceled and so disappointed. This class has been so enjoyable and really like the new people I've met. I think I told you that Miss Sarah Guiliani is the Instructor. For you ladies out there that hook...if you ever see her name mentioned be it at a hook-in or seminar or whatever do yourself a favor and sign up for one of her classes. I promise you you won't be disappointed...

My IT guy was just here helping me with this blog
because once again this program locks up when I try to download
pictures...and even he is baffled....but thanks so much for trying Tony.

Don't loose faith in me though.
Sure hope you'll continue to follow and read my blog.

Almost finished with my Snowman...and now I have
an extra week to bring it in.....BUT...that also
means t…

Again so frustrated!

I guess I could start off by complaining about yet another snow day....that's's snowing again and now the snow has come up to above my front window. But I'm not going to do that. Instead I'm going to whine about how I always have such a hard time with uploading pictures to this blog. I did finish my "fun trees" rug by Angela Foote but can't get it up. I had such a good time working on it. Those colors really make me happy. I'm also in the midst of taking classes from Sarah Guiliani from New England Rug Hooking Studio and am so enjoying it. I'll be doing more with color and giving more depth and dimension to my patterns and working with smaller cuts. I am so motivated right now. I love it. But I will close right now as I'm still dealing with this cold and ready to hit the sack. I hope that when I get back to this I'll be better at getting some pictures up. Thursday is our next ruggers meeting and looking forward to it. I hope …

Found........but not lost!

I know this is a bit silly but its been driving me crazy! I had this picture of the completed  Father Christmas hooking that I really wanted to show you. As you can figure I'm a bit computer illiterate. For some reason I just could not find it in "my pictures". ANYHOW.......enough about it. I sure would like your comments here.....what do you think of how I finished it? I've since rolled the foundation back and sewed it down. I've made a wall hanging out of it. It was intended as a pillow but didn't have wool large enough to make the back. Thanks for sticking with me......hope to hear from you... know who you are! That's all I've got for tonight...hope to be back soon. Till then...A Bientot!

Happy New Year!

As you can see we've added a new member to our family. Such a cutie and the biggest cheeks we've ever seen. Here is one of her "big" sisters. I can tell she's going to be a big help to Daddy! Mom is doing well also. Fortunately Miss Viv is quite the snuggler. I haven't been around much because my sewing machine was taking up all my time. The girls all got 18" dolls for Christmas so I had to get busy sewing up clothes for them. Winter Capes were my patterns of choice as well as hats to go with them. I was at the Dollar Store at one point and found these cute little bags that were intended for "gift cards" and thought they would be perfect as a purse for the dolls. Once I got going I also decided to add a little "bling" to their outfits. I think they were a hit. Since I had made the red corduroy skirts for the older girls I thought the dolls should also have them and decided to add the blouses. The party dress goes with the red cape…