Monday, October 31, 2011

Just waiting...

On pictures from the wedding to share with you. My camera went dead and my Sister in law took over for me with her camera. I'm just waiting now to get some back from her. Will update when I get them.

Rehearsal on Friday went well. It was a very long day decorating, practicing and then rehearsal dinner later in the evening. Everyone worked together and we got the hall decorated. During practice the photographer called and cancelled because of the snow coming the next day. I was so proud of Lake for not falling to pieces, and for all the girls grabbing their cells and trying to find someone new. Before the night was over, there was another one lined up.

The morning of the wedding, I woke up and looked out the window. I really thought it was supposed to start later in the day, but it decided to start early.  Once I saw there was snow on the ground, I didn't look out the window again until it was time to leave. We took George's truck and used the 4 wheel drive off and on all the way there. We saw one car in the ditch on it's side and another one that had spun out and was on the other side of the road. I kept my eyes closed most of the ride, just to relax as much as I could. Going into Gettysburg, there was a tree that lost a big limb and we were detoured. Heard there was a power line that fell across the road. We had just missed that one!  I gave George a big kiss for getting us there safely. 

Craig and the groomsmen made it there shortly after we did. They had some DJ problems, and neck tie problems lol.  The latter was fixed easily.  But everything worked out. A big surprise was that my brother and his family made it from Delaware. If they didn't come (which I would not have blamed them because of the snow), it would have been George and I on Craig's side of the family.  We don't have a big family anymore with all the passings in the last several years. So it was a real treat that they were there.

Lake picked out some beautiful music for the ceremony. Everything went as planned, and the food was absolutely fabulous! Her Mom and Aunts did all the cooking. Standing ovation for all of them!  Lake looked beautiful in her dress, and yes I cried at different parts of the evening.
I won't talk too much here. Will share more when I get some pictures to show you. Just trying to give a quick update.

I now have a Daughter in law and we couldn't be more happier for the two of them. One other glitch that happened was the one who was to marry them, couldn't make it. They were to send someone else, but they couldn't either. Sooo, the kids had someone do the ceremony, and then today Lake's Mom and I went to witness the kids have another short ceremony with the Justice of the Peace to make it finalized. So today on Halloween, is their actual Wedding Day!. If it's meant to be, it will happen, and it certainly did :)

Will post again sometime soon. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

Monday, October 24, 2011

My finished piece

Trying to keep up with the blog a little more even though there isn't much to say.  But I did say that I would share my cross stitch piece with you that I finished.  The pattern is to make a sewing roll, but I made it into a pillow. The measurements is approx 9"x20".  I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.

Yesterday I took a ride to meet up with my friend Beth Colvin out in Hanover, Pa. Here is a view of the mountain that I drove over. I was going to go a different way, but thought I better go this way and enjoy the view. It's not going to last much longer.....


Our first stop was the Black Rose Antique store. Always fun to walk around in there. And they have the best oldies music playing. We just beebop around the store and look at all the fun stuff.  Didn't come home with anything from there this time.  Before we headed to our next stop, Beth gifted me with  this package.  A sweet basket that will go on my sewing table. A blue mason jar, a sheep mold ornament, a handmade pumpkin, and a handmade pincushion in a tin that has a clamp on it. Great to put on my basket to carry around! Love Beth's hand mades... She does the sweetest tiniest pieces :).  Also was this  Peahen from Kathy Maker of  Primitive Homespuns .  Kathy is always at Colonial Day and we just love her work. Such a sweet girl.   Thank you Beth for all my treasures....  I just love them :)

We stopped at another antique store and had some lunch and then went to Thymes Remembered where I came home with these few items from both places. 

To finish the day off, we stopped at a diner for dessert.  Could it have been another piece of Birthday cake?  Why of course :).  Should have snapped a shot of it. Oh my, was it delicious!  A great day spent with a dear friend.  Beth even surprised me by telling me something she did the night before.....(at first I was a bit scared lol).  She got out her last hooking project and pulled some loops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I was sooooo excited.  Beth hasn't worked on her projects for a very looooong time.  She pulled a couple loops on my rug one day, and then some at colonial day on Willa's. But she actually got out HER piece :).  I'm thinking the Biennial inspired her!  But it might also have been that I told her I would whip her projects for her LOL.  Either way, I'm happy that she is pulling those loops and I hope the hooking bug comes back to her.  And I most definitely would do the whipping for her!

After the ride home which was a bit darker then, I came home to do some laundry and pick up some things, play some games on the computer and make a list of what needs to be done this week.  The partying is coming to an end. What a great month it has been, and I wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you to all who have made this Birthday so memorable for me!  I love you all.....

But now it's time to buckle down, and get prepared for what is about to take place this coming Saturday. My little boy will be taking his fiance's hand, and will say their vows in front of family and friends.  Am I nervous? You have no idea.....  So that's where the list comes in. Quite a bit to get done in the next few days. I intend on going to the hook in on Thursday to have some peaceful time with friends, and then Friday is the rehearsal dinner and set up for the wedding.   One day at a time, that's what I'll do to keep my sanity.... And no more cake, I have to fit into my dress soon lol.

Wishing everyone a terrific week ahead.  Temps are really changing and you can feel the crispness around here lately.  Such a beautiful time of the year...  (forgot to say that I changed the settings on the blog, since people have told me that they can't leave comments.. hope it works for you)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

More rugs from the Biennial in Lancaster, Pa

Ready for some more inspiration?  I have to say that I did not get every rug that was on display. So I apologize if you read my blog and your rug is not on here. I did my best. It was quite crowded that day, and I was bumping butts with a lot of people trying to take pictures too. I kept saying I'd remember to go back and finish, but I never did.  So enjoy the rest of the show....

And I meant it when I said I saw some other blogging friends. Joanne was able to snap this for me.  Lauren of Rugs and Pugs and me..

Catching up today on some cleaning, and playing games on the computer.  Stopped for a while so I could finish off the cross stitch piece I did by Stacy Nash. It was designed to be a sewing roll, but I made it into a pillow.  I'll snap a picture of that later and share it with you tomorrow. 

Hope everyone starts hooking or picks up an unfinished project and gets creative this weekend. You've certainly had lots to be inspired by!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Rug Show from the Atha Biennial

I'm not going to say much in this post, other than it was  a great day spent with Joanne and Linda at the Atha Biennial in Lancaster Pa.  If you are ever have a chance to go to one, please do. It's a wonderful way to see some beautiful rugs, and be inspired. Lots of vendors too, and I found some wool that was happy to come home with me :).  

How fun it was to see so many familiar faces again of fellow rug hookers. I also was able to meet a designer of a rug I did a while back called Nightngale. It was designed by Katherine Porter of LoopDeLoo Designs. Also Maria Barton who was teaching that day. She is a member of the AAPG group on line, and other blogging friends :).  Just a great day! 
I'm sharing about half of the pictures today and the other half will be tomorrow.   Enjoy!

Inspired yet??  Tune in tomorrow for the rest!