Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Beginning rug student Terri joined Heather for her second class today! We'd had a fun day ~ lots if talking, eating and even some hooking!!

This is Heather's first rug and she really did a great job!!! Binding is next!!

Grandson Logan at his first All Star game last night! They came in second and play again tomorrow !

Funny car at the lake!

Lucky stones and beach glass this weekend!!

Busy life here ~ that's a good thing!!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014


This is one of the starter patterns ~ Come join us!

Call or email to reserve your space!!

Monday, June 30, 2014


Sunday afternoon was spent hooking background on Polly Minick's Primitive Flowers. The background wool that came with the kit is a great dyed dark but I'm adding the double-sided black/brown that we all love. It's giving the background movement and some depth of color.

We took a morning walk yesterday and found this great shelf at Erie Cottage, a Port Clinton second hand shop! Couldn't get it in the car so will take the truck and bring it home for the wool room!

We had a big Saturday! Went to Geneva-on-the-Lake on our way home from the Beach Glass Fest in Ashtabula (I forgot to take pix)! This is the game of Fascination that filled a shop of its own. The kids who work there said it dates back 60 years!

The whole little resort town looked like an arcade! Seems like a great vacation spot for families!

When we got back to the condo, we went to Chateau Tabeau winery, outside of Fremont, with our lake friends. This kitty was napping in a display by the door to welcome us !

I had been wanting to attend the Beach Glass Festival for several years ~ there were lots of vendors lining the streets of Ashtabula. It was really HOT and there was a plethora of jewelry made from that glass we love to hunt. I thought we would see unusual and unique but not so much ~ I have that checked off my to-do list now!! And on the way back from the winery, we all stopped at Grate's Silver Top for a burger and a beverage! Great food at Grate's!!! We had a long day and covered lots of ground ~ we only live once, you know!!

Can you believe the 4th of July is almost here? Have a good week!!

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Thursday, June 19, 2014


The patterns to the left  are some of the beginner patterns that you can hook.  I have a gal who wants to take a class SOON and it's much more fun if there are several new hookers starting together.  If you would like to come join us, email me or call and we'll make a plan!  Check out the class section on my website www.folkartprimitives-Alice.com!!

Monday, June 16, 2014


Polly Minick's 'Primitive Flowers' is on my frame up at the lake. I've worked on it two weekends and am loving this rug. I was lucky enough to get her last kit of this design (she found it in her garage)! So when I have time up there, I'm hooking a loop or two!

Sunset Friday evening at the Hidden Beach Bar near Marblehead ~ it was much more vibrant that my phone camera was able to capture ~ absolutely beautiful!!

Sonny was in Corvette heaven at the Port Clinton Airport Liberty Museum this weekend. Hundreds of old and new Corvettes!

Last weekend we went to Ed's 100th birthday party! Such a vibrant fellow who enjoyed his day immensely ~ we were so glad to he included! Sonny has known him for many years!

Yesterday, I baked these fresh strawberry pies for the Fathers Day party that son Teddy and his wife, Miki, hosted last evening . All the Ohio kids and grands were there (except Tad ~ he had tv shows to watch!) and their friends, Bridgette and John. We had a fun evening and lots of good food.

I was released from the head down position a week and a half ago ~ 9 days of that was a challenge. The eye is healing ~ it will take time. I'm trying to be patient.

My office work has suffered greatly during this eye saga ~ hard to focus ~ but now I have to get a grip and chain myself to the desk starting today!

Looks like a stormy week here in Ohio ~ but we have had absolutely beautiful weather! Our lake weekends couldn't have been better! We've been having some fun beverages up there ~ Sonny made rhubarb-rosemary martinis, courtesy of my nieces' recipe. Greg made a 'pitcher of deliciousness' courtesy of a local winery recipe!! Lots of good snacks and laughter ~ who could ask for more!!

Hope you're summer is going swimmingly!!

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Friday, May 30, 2014


Not necessarily fun right now! This is my new perch! I had eye surgery Tuesday to repair a macular hole in my left eye! Thank goodness for equipment like this!

This does not reflect how I really feel but it's how I have to deal with this. I have a gas bubble in my eye and must remain face down till I see the retina surgeon again next Thursday!! Hence, the fancy chair!!

I took a little garden walk this morning ~ I love false indigo ~ it's in perfect bloom today!

Granddaughters, Jordyn and Luci playing softball on the Fraizer Builders team!!

Deanne Fitzpatrick's 'Bathing Beauties' hooked by Joan, one of my customers! She did a great job!!

Ten minutes an hour, I can have my head up! Time to put my face in the headrest!! My new mantra is PATIENCE!!

See you soon!

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Monday, May 19, 2014


Lots of hookers in this wonderful venue in Chagrin Falls last Saturday! 135 to be exact! Thanks to Heidi Kramer for taking the nice photo ~ I 'borrowed' it from her Facebook page ~ I was so busy and so gabby that I forgot to take pictures!!

Lauren Fuqua took this picture of my booth and I 'borrowed' this one from her blog, Rugs and Pugs ~ thank you, Lauren and Heidi!

This beautiful hand-crafted necklace was created by Kim Miles and won in the auction by yours truly! The guild has a wonderful Chinese auction, all donated by members and vendors, and there were lots of things to choose from! The tables were adorned with live ivy plants with a burlap sunflower in the center and lots of 6" hooked or appliqu├ęd mats done in the sunflower theme (donated by members) ~ and those were all door prizes for the attendees! We had a great box lunch and the gals shopped up a storm! As they say ~ a great day was had by all!

We set up the day before and then spent Friday night with my great niece Hilary and husband and went out for a fabulous dinner with them and her sister, Amy and husband! So much fun ~ they're great hostesses and took us to the Spice Kitchen + Bar in Cleveland ~ very unusual food! We had a ramp and mushroom flatbread, mushroom beignets and chickpea fries for appetizers and a variety of main dishes. A fun evening!

Came home from the hook-in and went directly to Miss Luci's dance recital ~ she was out of her costume before I could get a photo ~ drat! The costumes were beautiful ~ all shimmery and shiny for the Cinderella production.

This week is office work and making up for lost time!

Enjoy the sunshine!


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