Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And yet..... another busy weekend ~~ A very long post ~~~

Yes indeed it was!  Saturday morning I drove out with Linda to Mercersburg to do a show with her. I helped her 2 years ago at this show to help promote the shop. Again, same idea, but we took more along this time from the shop to share with people what she has to offer. Some kits were sold, Fliers were being taken left and right, and there are big hopes that it will bring more people to the shop! I took a few shots of the set up. Some did not come out at all. Not sure if something is wrong with the camera now, or if it's just me.

Linda sold some things and I took along a few of my things and sold a few myself. It was a nice day, and thankfully it did not rain.   The show ended at 3:00.  I had to stop on the way home and pick up a dessert and a vegetable tray for a party I was going to in the evening.  My friend Donna (who always had the Spring parties) decided to have a Fall "Bawl" party.  It was more or less a party to cry about Winter coming. She cracks me up.  I didn't get any pictures from there. It was outside in the evening. What a Great time we had though. Lots of laughing, lots of food, and shhh, lots of alcohol.  I really had to behave myself because I had another full day the next day which was going to start early. As it was, I was up at 4:00 a.m. to do the show in the morning.  I knew I wasn't going to last long.  Of course Donna always had something to toast about. So after the 3rd or 4th toast (can't remember lol), I called it quits and just enjoyed the rest of the time there. 

On Sunday morning, I was at Linda's house by 9:30 to have her and Joanne follow me to Joan's.  Joan was having her annual hook in to help raise money for the Animal Shelter of Adams County (I believe it is that one).   She has people bring a donation and she tries to fill the back of her truck up.  I did get an email from her which said that she delivered a Full truckload and a cash donation of $600!!!  How awesome is that?
Very generous group of Hookers :) !!! 
When we got there, the place was filled up already. I got the time wrong.  I thought it started at 10, but started at 9:00 lol.  How long have I been going to this??  I blame it on the birthday coming up for me lol. 
I got my camera out real quick, because I was only going to be able to spend an hour or so. I had some place else to be.  Everything seems to happen on the same day anymore!!

So here are some shots of the group.... 

And there were lots of games to be played.  Oh, and I won one before I had to leave. I won some wool... Joan is a very generous woman.  Everyone walked away with a gift.  Here is the bed that had the bags of prizes. When you won, you went and picked a bag!  She also had other games, a silent auction, and also had a rug that you could buy chances to win. I'm sure everyone had a Super time!!

In the back room, anyone who wants to bring a rug for show and tell puts it there. I was able to get shots of some of them, and then some came out to blurry to post. I was on a time crunch to get as many pictures as I could lol.

Leonard Feenan came with Judy Carter. Leonard has designed some wonderful pieces that Judy has hooked up. Click Here to go to his website, and take a look at his work. A truly remarkable artist!  Very happy I had a chance to meet him and chat with him a bit about his work.

I was hoping to be able to see this in person. I'm so thankful she brought it!!

And you just have to see what my sweet friend Tanya gave me at the hook in.  I cracked up!!!  I don't know.... somehow I've gotten this reputation with hot flashes and fans.  I just LOVE it :).  A fan with chocolate.... how could it get much better than that??  And it really works!  Thank you again Tanya, it's fantastic!  Now along with a pair of readers in every room so that I can see things clearly, I have a fan in every room too LOL. 

I was able to stay about an hour and 15 minutes at the hook in. Lots of hello's, hugs, pictures and good-byes...  I'm hoping Joan has another hook in next year and nothing is double booked for me!

So from there, I had to drive home, pick up my Daughter and head back out with an hour or so drive to the Bridal shower for Lake.  Another day of being thankful that it didn't rain since it was outside.

I'm glad I caught this shot of these two.  A very strange way of greeting each other. The faces crack me up!
They really do care for each other!

Lots of food to be eaten! And it was all so delicious.

Time to open the gifts~~

Her friend Jessica had this made for her.

And a Bridal shower is not complete without some lingerie! Very pretty :)

Games to be played as well.  Here is one where we partnered up with someone and one had to dress the other with toilet paper and make a wedding gown.  I opted to dress Jessica since I wanted to take some pictures. 

Maria and her daughter Kaila

Kim dressing Kathy

Amanda dressing Cait.

And Millie was dressing Nicole.

A group shot...  Jessica is standing next to Nicole.    And Lake had to pick the winning team. It was Millie and Nicole!!  Oh we had some really good laughs during all of this.

Then of course some cake.

Future Sister-in-laws...

And Mom with future Daughter-in-law....

What a Fun-(and very) filled weekend!!   Needless to say, I slept good Sunday night.  I cannot believe that tomorrow is Wednesday already. I have heard that we may have quite a few at the hook in on Thursday.  I'm looking forward to it!!

And I can't finish this post without a countdown..........  Only 9 more days to goooooooo :)  Celebrating was going to start Saturday, October 1st, but my friend Donna is taking off on Friday and we are spending it together.  Sooo the celebrating will start even earlier :)  Not sure what we are doing yet. But I will be taking my camera~~

Keep on smiling..... it does the body good .........


moosecraft said...

So glad the rain held off for the entire weekend! The show you and Linda did looks like it turned out great! The hook-in looks like a winner and the bridal shower looked fun! Very busy days ahead for you too! Let the celebrations begin!

The Cinnamon Stick said...

Your weekend makes me tired...LOL!! But guess since you haven't had that BIRTHDAY yet you don't tire out so easily....just wait...(XOXO)...Your pictures are great and love reading your blog..!!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Wow, I'm tired just reading about all you packed in! lol Looks like lots of fun tho Kathy. Those brides dresses out of toilet paper are too funny! They were very creative. Hugs, Lori

Julia said...

What a lot of fun all packed up in this post. It was nice seeing Judy and Leonard with their creations. I've seen them on Rug Hooking Daily and all the fun things going on. I love the toilet paper wedding dresses. What a hoot. So glad that you won another fan. You just can't have too many of them.

Always look forward to reading you post. JB

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

You are a busy gal!! The pictures are great! Congrats to Lake and your son!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
You always have the newsiest posts! Always a good read.
Love that first picture of Nicole and Lake. Too funny.
WOW! A milestone birthday and a wedding all in the same month. You'll be doing lots of celebrating!
Pug hugs :)

TeresaM said...

WOW!!! You sure do live a busy life Kathy!!!