Joan was shushing the bugs away by blowing. We ALL were. Got her all puckered up lol. I would say everything went pretty smoothly minus a few bumps in the way, but we got everything registered, checked and rechecked, judged by the judges and then displayed for the public to see. It was fun, and I do enjoy it. (I even won a few ribbons myself...)
Wednesday, I had a lot of catching up to do on the cleaning since I was busy the previous days. And Joanne was coming on Thursday to spend the day and go hooking with me at Linda's. Wednesday night I was able to finish putting together some more of the little 3x5 pillows I hooked up. I took the other 6 with me to Linda's to finish. That was the plan anyway.
Joanne came to my house yesterday and she brought me something. Ok, before I start here, I have to ask you all. How many of you have cocoa (the Hershey's in a can for baking) in your cupboard? Well, apparently everyone does but me. Well, now I do, I had a can sent to me by Jo lol. I think Joanne thought I was from Mars when I said I didn't have any. Sooo, she made me an honest to goodness chocolate cake, Made from Scratch!! The icing too! Ok, I know that's not unusual, but she made it for me, and it's not even my birthday lol. That was very sweet of her. And on top of this cake were little candy Bulls! Ok, not really. They were little cows. After I made fun of myself in an earlier post about thinking that a cow was a bull because it was black, I have been the butt of jokes ever since. I don't care though. I think it's funny too! Soo, I was calling them little bulls all night long. Here is a shot of the cake, and let me tell you! Joanne is an awesome baker. Will have to get the recipe..... Thank you Joanne for making it.. I took it along to Linda's and shared it. But you better believe I brought it back with me lol. I'm doing everything I can not to take a bite of it today. Will wait until after dinner! Oh, and Joanne, Nicole has cleaned up the sides real nice she said. I looked at it, and any icing that had fallen off into the pan, she did a good job of eating it lol. Before we went to Linda's, I asked Joanne if we could stop at Joanne Fabrics. I had an idea about covering my bulletin board for my wool room.. We stopped in the Goodwill first that was right next door. I lucked out with a redware plate made by my friend Becky Mummert. I was so surprised to see it. Not a scratch on it. It has Becky's name on the back and the year 2003. So, Becky, if you are reading this, I saved it and brought it home with me! Also got a little windsor back chair. Not sure what I will do with it yet, but thought it was cute.
When we got to Linda's, Pat was there and her daughter in law Kami. So were Madeline and Seth, Linda's grandchildren. Madeline was in the middle of drawing up a pattern for herself. She is 10 years old I believe. Seth was off running around with his gun shooting q-tips. He was having fun all by himself. Seth is 7.
Pat was working on her checkerboard rug. Oh my, it's soo nice. I love everything about it. I got her hooking and smiling away at something, and then the next shot is a close up of her rug. You can see Madeline in the background here already starting to hook on the pattern she drew up.
Love the goldish color around the tree....
And she DID!!!!!! Way to go Linda!!!
A few things were changed after this picture and it really made a difference. Never did get another shot. Will get one when she's all finished!
Seth was still busy occupying himself!!
Joanne had brought along a pillow kit to work on. She was busy, busy, busy...
Checking out the picture she got with the kit.
Today I had some running around to do with Nicole and then I thought I would paint my bulletin board. Linda had graciously given me a piece of fabric from her shop that I thought would look good on it. She told me to bring it by on Monday to have her serge it. But I was impatient today and gave it a tight zig zag around the ede, and voila!