Thursday, October 9, 2014


My Maggie Bonanomi bedcover is coming along! Laura and Pam and I gathered again on Monday and they're really helping me to stay at it!

There are still things to add and more stitches to do but it's on the downhill now!!

Life is busy here as always! Had a fun weekend at Kelleys Island with our lake friends. It was cold and windy but we made our rounds of our favorite watering holes and had lots of laughs!! The words on my project are Live Love Laugh ~ that's our motto ~ and hope that we've accomplished that at the end of every day!!

Here's to making the most of your day!!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014


Hi all ~ just a quick note to let you know that I will be a vendor at the show at Malabar Farm this Saturday, September 27 from 10-4 p.m.   I made a decision in the Spring to bow out as we just came back from vacation Tuesday night and I thought I would be too tired.  But, I'm ready to roll and there was a place for me to squeeze in so ~ come see us all!  Lots of antiques, folk art and wool for your shopping pleasure!!!  Nothing better than a show on a sunny fall day down in the Pleasant Valley!!!

Monday, September 22, 2014


Kris Miller was our illustrious teacher and these are the four patterns we chose from. They are darling in person ~ and so is she!!

Posting from my phone isn't very much fun so I will post when I return to Ohio!! It was a great trip ~ we loved it!!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


We took a bus tour of the city of Juneau and the Mendenhall Glacier today!

A telephoto of the glacier ~ it's blue ~ icy blue!

We took a two mile round-trip hike to Nugget Falls ~ 34 years ago it was covered by the glacier ~ global warming is a real thing!!

We had a wonderful driver/tour guide ~ Archie ~ a Tlingit Indian ~ so interesting and informative!

It is a privilege to be able to see the glacier and this land of some real pioneers! Pretty rugged territory!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cruise to Alaska ~ ~ ~

On the Grand Princess ~ Princess Cruise Lines!

Our mini suite is pretty comfortable and of course, comes equipped with a cabin boy! Wonder if he'll come home with us?!

Our view leaving the Port of Seattle on Sunday morning.

First stop Ketchikan this morning

The view from our balcony at 6 am this morning!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014


On Tuesday, four of us from the Sauder class got together here and worked on our Maggie Bonanomi bed covers. This is Pam's piece ~ she had a lot finished and pinned, ready to stitch! She changed her words to Faith Family and Friends ~ things that exemplify her life.

Pam, Laura, moi and Princess Jackie (from Pittsburgh!) spent the day stitching, eating and chatting ~ a lot of chatting!! Sonny dropped by and we had him take the photo ~ we thought it would show off Pam's work but it was too dark, so I cropped it out! The girls all brought something for lunch so we ate really well!! It was a productive day and we're going to do it again next week!

This is mine to date ~ since the project was a kit, they will all be similar unless, like Pam, she made a change. Jackie and Laura did as well, using some other wools and embellishments. I'll get a picture of hers and Laura's next time! So far! I'm doing the pattern as is ~ actually, I think I'm too lazy to change it!

It was great to get together and share ideas and help each other keep this project moving!! I don't often get to do that ~ it was fun!!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Many members of Ohio's Western Reserve Rug Hooking Guild, participated in this challenge rug and they were all displayed at the Sauder Rug Show!

Member Rebekah Smith designed the fractur style pattern.

Kim Miles hooked this beauty ~

This photo doesn't do justice to Linda Gustafson's entry. They were all so different and so many participated ~ I'm a member but didn't get in on that one!

These two rugs are antique rugs that were on display.

Both were in great shape ~ I hope the rugs we're hooking today survive the years as well as these two!!

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