Monday, May 25, 2009

Thank you verterans! Happy Memorial Day.

I do hope to be a better blogger this week. I do have so much to share. But today, I am just taking a pause to post the image I rec'd in a rescent email. This picture really stirs a lot of feelings for me. I'm not sure which I think is sadder...idiots sitting, or the hero in the wheelchair. Anyway, I can't go there today. I will tell you though, if I had been there, that man wouldn't have been standing alone. And I would have made it a point to tell my children in my loud kid friendly teacher at the front of a crowded room voice....."Let's stand boys, you are always supposed to stand with your hat off and your right hand on your heart when the flag passes. It shows your respect."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Pennsylvania Find & More on my Rug

When ever I do travelling somewhere, I always like to try to find a great primitive piece to remember my trip by. Plus, I just like getting things from other parts of the country. Not that I actually get around that much! While I was in PA I picked up this great wood box. When I say wood box, I mean it was made to hold wood near the fire place...& it is made of wood also. It is a great black color and has a tongue & groove back. Now if that isn't neat enough, wait till you see what my plan for it is at the beginning of next week. For now here is a quick pick...yes, those are wii rock band drums in the background. (sigh) I also did do some hooking while we were camping last weekend. It was so darn windy we couldn't have the awning out or even have a fire most of the weekend. Oh yeah, & it was cold. We did have a great time though & a wonderful mother's day.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

So much little blogging!

The end of the school year is always a busy time for me. So many things are going on and wrapping up. After next week things should slow down a little bit. Connor will have gone through confirmation and had his last track meet, and Logan will have his last cub scout meeting for the year. If only that darn jazz band practice at 6:30 am twice a week would end, I'd have it made. I say that now, but summer activities are just around the corner.

This weekend we are camping at the local KOA. I'm sure we will all have a great time. I have some new caramel marshmallows I can't wait to roast over the fire. I hope they are as good as I am imagining, or maybe I should hope they aren't so I don't over indulge!

I have really been bad about blogging this last while. I am trying to work on this rug a lot in my free time. I can't even keep up on reading all my favorites. I think my next sneak peek of our home will be of our bathrooms, so stay tuned for that. For now here are some pictures of my Oliver Cromwell rug. I meant to mention in my last post that I ran out of background wool and had to pull some of my work out and find a close match to mix it with. Thankfully, it looks like I meant to do it! That's one of the fun things about hooking. You just never know where the next happy surprise is going to be. Sometimes it's in the colors, or the textures, or the pattern, or your own stupidity for not making sure you have everything you need to complete your project!