Sunday, August 22, 2010

So much to say ~~~~~~~

I first have to start off by saying that last Sunday evening my son Craig proposed to his girlfriend Lake.  They will be getting married next October.  I know she likes the Fall and Halloween, so the tentative date is October 29th.  I took a picture off of her Facebook, it was from last year on one of their trips. I'm sure she won't mind. It was hard to choose from. And you will notice in months to follow that her hair changes, but it's the same girl LOL.  She just loves change.   I was going to snap a shot of them together at the yard sale, but I'd say we were all quite tired, and sweaty.  Congratulations to them both!  I'm sure this next year will be full of excitement as they plan their wedding.  A lot will happen next year. Their wedding, Nicole will graduate and I will turn 50!!!!  Wow, what a year to look forward to!

A very hectic last few days..... Started out on Thursday, the day of the hook-in.  That day was the day my daughter Nicole was having her Senior pictures.  I thought I would be there for the Mother-Daughter picture and then they wouldn't need me for anything. Well, I was mistaken. I was helping Debbie by holding an umbrella open for her when the sun was shining in the wrong places.  I have to say that photography is not easy.  I have seen Debbie's work, and she does it beautifully.  Definitely captures what she is looking at. I was able to snap a few shots of her taking pic's of Nicole.

Before we set out to have the pictures taken, we ran into LeeAnn who lives down the street from Debbie and she is also the one who does my hair.  She was walking Harley.  LeeAnn is 5'6 or 5'7.  Look at the height on this "puppy" lol.  He's only a year old or so and still has not finished growing!  Isn't he gorgeous? and what a ham in front of the camera. As soon as I brought it out, he started to pose.
Finally made it to the hook in after 2:00 I believe. Don't remember when. But it was a long morning.  Joan was there and hooking on some of her chair pads that she does for her Church Bazaar.

Graciously she stretched them out for me to get a better pic LOL. All that exercise she does,  makes for one Limber Girl  :) !!
Here is Beth's rabbit's.  She hasn't been there in quite some time, so it was good to see her and talk with her.

And Jill is moving along on the waves in her son's rug. Can't wait to see it more filled in. It's going to look great!!  Love how she poses for the camera :).

Madeleine took some time to work on her rug for a bit.  She aslo had a lemondade stand at the shop. I think she made out very well. 


And Erika is starting on a flower rug and has sculpted the center. She was pleased with the results.


Genny finished her bag. I never got to see it at the fair, so I'm glad she brought it along. She was toting wool in it.

Cherina was cutting wool for her background. She had picked out some dark colors for an Antique black. Hope she fills some in and comes back soon so we can see the progress. Her flowers are going to pop on it.

Bethany is holding Sherri's bags that she is making for gifts. I guess Sherri was giving her some tips on it.

And here is proof when I say we are there past 10 pm.  It is now 12:09 A.M. and Linda decides that she is into her hooking. The woman is a night owl !!!!!!!  I started to put my stuff in my bags, hinting it was time to go home.  I think we stayed another half hour or so, and we called it a night.  I bet Linda would have hooked for a few more hours lol.

Friday I was busy all day fnishing up things for the yardsale on Saturday.  I still had some things at my mil's house that needed to be brought over. That took a couple trips.  I worked into the night and got to bed before 12:00.  And then was up after 4:00 a.m.  It took us over 2 hours to get it all put out in the driveway.  Craig and Lake came over about 5:00.   It was nice and cool in the morning, and I was thankful for that. We could not have asked for a better day.  God was good to us :).   It was a very long day, as we ended it at 3:00 in the afternoon.  But we did extremely well, and were very pleased.  I bagged up all the clothing left over and it's on the porch ready to be picked up by Purple Heart. Gave some things to Lake and her mother and the rest is over my mil's ready for her community yard sale next month.   When that is over, then it's all over. Everything else will be donated.  I am relieved that we got through this weekend. And now it's time to move forward. I have Colonial day to concentrate on which is coming up in 3 weeks!  Today however, I had to do some cleaning. I was in bed by 8:57 last night. My eyes could stay open no more!! I didn't get up till after 8:00 this morning. What an awesome sleep! I certainly had energy to burn today. I made a dent with the cleaning, a dent that I notice, but somebody else would not lol.  It will get done when it gets done.  And I'm still purging, so that is a good thing! 

Till next time ~~


Kim said...

You have had a busy time. I'm tired out just thinking about all that you have done! And congrats to Craig and Lake too.

Lisa said...

I have really enjoyed the pics of the hook-in. I have just started teaching myself this wonderful art. My mom gave me a rug kit for Christmas and I am "hooked" lol. I think I need to find a group around me. I just think that would be so fun to see what others are working on. I am thankful for the web and these blogs. I am always seeing something that inspires me. I hope you have a good week. Lisa

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Congratulations to you on the upcoming new daughter in law. They make a beautiful couple....lots of planning to be done! I always enjoy seeing the hook~in's you gals have...such inspiration!

moosecraft said...

Congrats to Lake and Craig!!! October is going to be a very busy month for you next year! That is one cute "puppy" too! Wow! Also, looks like you have a great neighborhood... did your neighbor's move out yet? LOL! Great pics from Grant Street! :-)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
Love all the pictures from Grant Street! So many talented ladies.
Congratulations to Craig and Lake. It will be a whirlwind year and next October will be here before you know it.
Turning 50!!! You're just a young whipper!
Glad to hear your garage sale was a success. They are a lot of work.
Pug hugs :)

weaverpat said...

Waaaah! I forgot about your yard sale. I wanted to come!
They're getting married! How exciting!!! So many great things to look forward to in the coming year. Including that '50 thing'! LOL!!! It's about time you start catching up with the rest of us!

Thanks for the pics of the hook-in. It's fun to see what everyone is doing even when I don't get there.
Hope you're having a great week.

Jake said...

Wow Kathy, just WOW! Congrats to Craig and Lake!!!

ps...saw my dr. today. She told me what I have to look forward to at 50. She said 3.5 years is a good prep. O.M.G.