Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Vacation Days

Our vacation to Mackinac Island was great. Perfect weather and a ferry ride to the island. We went with our son, Matt, and his family.

Once on the island we walked to the Grand Hotel. The lobby is unbelievable as well as the grounds surrounding the hotel.

Next was a day trip to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin where my best friend, Bebe, and her husband have a summer place. They just bought a new boat and we had quite a ride. Toured the lake and saw amazing homes. Bebe had a book that told of the homes history.

Hey, I finally finished my crocheted purse.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thanks to Karen for hosting the WWC party. This is where I spend a lot of my free time when I am not working as a librarian or playing with grand kids. I love all sorts of crafts and learning new things. And also checking on all of your blogs where I get  lots of inspiration.

This room is bright and  feels comfortable.

I have a real love for all crafts, especially embroidery work.

Tea towels

 I have also been working on "Locker Hooking" a rug of left over fabric.

I also do a lot of knitting and crocheting. Crocheting is my favorite and I have been working on rugs.

Also a crocheted purse.

I made this paper wreath out of my favorite hymns from our Sunday bulletins. I added some of my favorite buttons from my large collection.

Linens are another thing I collect. I have many of my mother's.

I like to collect crochet hooks, knitting needles and hat pins.

I took several basket weaving classes and have made over 200 baskets.

I love to read books and also all those very cool Somerset publications.

I have made several paper flower wreaths, burlap wreaths and runners and crocheted chair mats.

Two tired retrievers (Jack and Oscar) after a big walk. Thanks for visiting my blog. Wished I had a better camera and could take better pictures. Maybe next year. Thanks again and come back for a visit. And for all of you younger mom's check out my daughter's blog athttp://copperpotblog.blogspot.com/ 

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar