Friday, June 11, 2010

Quiet hook in

It was a real quiet day yesterday at Grant Street.  A few showed up here and there.  Jill was able to find a babysitter for her son, so she was there bright and early and stayed until after dinner.  She bought herself a new little toy, so she brought it along to show us.  So cute.  So there was a little of this...... (but the rug you see on the table, she actually finished binding the whole thing!!)  Forgot to get a picture of it.

And a little of that.... (she also brought another rug she is working on to hook) 

It is a Polly Minick pattern.  It has sailboats on it, and will be for her son Isaac.


I didn't get one shot of Beth (Jill's sister), or what she was working on.  Next time Beth! 

Sherry and Archie stopped by, and Sherry wanted to know how to do her whipping.  Pat was kind enough to share her tips with her. 

Here is her chair pad that she'll be whipping. Love the colors.

I didn't get a picture of Pat's rug. It's a secret challenge.  But let me tell ya, it's wonderful.  She did some dip dyeing for it,and it's looking great!

Later in the day, Nancy and Lois stopped by.  Nancy brought her frame with her. 

And Lois is really moving along on her yellow ware piece.

Of course we have to play too :)

Barb's laughing in the background says it all lol.... 

After Jill left, Barb and I looked at each other and figured no one else was coming. So we left together.  Linda said she would be back on Sunday.  I've been praying that things are going well for her and her family. This is never an easy time. 

Today I helped my mil in the morning, and Praise God, I am not going over tomorrow morning.  For the past few days, she has been doing ok in the morning by herself.  I can see she is gaining strength.  I would do anything for her, but the more I do, the more she depends on me to keep doing it.  I have to be stern at times and insist she do things for herself.  We have had some wonderful talks the past 2 days, and she knows how much I love her and how I only want her to keep moving so she can still have the Independence that she so desperately wants to hold on too. 

After I had my time with her, I ran to Walmart real quick to get a new mop and bucket.  Our kitchen floor was in dire need of being mopped.  But when I got home, I stayed outside since it was still on the cool side and did all the weeding.  Had more than I thought!  But it's done....

Then Andrew, Nicole and I went to a store to see if we could find some bargains.  We call it a Bent and Dent.  Nothing too much this time. I'm a stickler when it comes to an expiration date.  They put them on there for a reason lol.  So I passed up on a lot, but came home with a few things.  Nicole felt like driving so I let her. We picked up Andrew on the way.  He bought new shoe laces for his sneakers, and this is what he did with the extra pair.  They actually walked along in the parking lot like this, joined at the head.  Kids lol


I did end up getting my kitchen floor done, and the kitchen cleaned up. Even took down the curtains in there and hung up some tab tops I had.  Not sure if I like them or not.  Will leave them over the weekend and see if they grow on me.  Definitely lets in more light. 

Tonight I will go upstairs and see what I can work on for the retreat this weekend.  I thought it was just strawberries, but it's fruits and vegetables.  God willing, I am looking forward to a peaceful weekend.  Just need to prepare a few meals for my mil and that's it. No place I really need to be.  Let's hope it stays that way :).   I will get another shot of my rug too this weekend for you to see.  I did get more done on the background yesterday.  Happy about that!

Here's hoping your weekend is fun filled and creative ~~~


Joanne said...

You know I am having a problem believing the title of your post "Quiet" hook-in- didn't you mention Jill was there? hahahahah Anyway - so sorry I missed it again...... I feel like it's been forever!

primitivebettys said...

I'm with Joanne... it doesn't sounds like you were quiet! It sounds like a lot of fun even if not many showed up. :) I hope you have a great, crafty weekend!

weaverpat said...

Hahaha! It was 'comparatively' quiet. Still a lot of talking going on! And even some hooking!

Glad your MIL is doing better.
Have a nice quiet retreat weekend just doing what YOU want to do!

moosecraft said...

LOL! I like the mental telepathy through the shoe laces! Such a great couple! I'm wishing you a peaceful weekend! :-)

Jacque. said...

Kathy...hope you ahve the quiet weekend you crave. Love the photos...looking forward to seeing your rug. Sometimes I think about hooking (rugs). Still have two that I would love to finish, but so far, not much motivation. Too busy with the quilty things. {grin}

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
Grant Street, although "quiet", looked like a great time!
I hope your MIL is continuing to have good mornings!
Looking forward to seeing the progress on your rug.
Pug hugs :)

Jacque said...

You stay busy, don'tcha... I was tired just reading about all you did in a day..

At the hook in are Lois & Nancy hooking or punching? If hooking, what size cut? Their work looks very fine.

Kathy (woolfind) said...


They are hooking. Nancy uses a #3 and Lois is a #8 I believe. Hard to tell in the pic's I guess!