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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Can you believe its June ?

Wow...time sure is flying around my house lately. How on earth is it the middle of June already ? If I didnt know better I would say someone is messing with time, but that cant be true, can it ? Nah, it must just be me and as usual I am always behind in evrything I do.

I did want to share a picture of one of the special order ruglets I got from last month....Seems those Liberty Ruglets were a big hit (I officially sent the last one off today and I can firmly say, I am really tired of hooking them). I did love doing this one though since the customer requested it be done in a different color... She asked me to make it match her Redware dishes....I was a bit nervous because, although I have seen Redware, I dont own any myself, so I was worried I would get the color just right. Thankfully she was wonderful about describing it and I sent her off some color swatches for approval before I started hooking it. She said I got the color just right (to my relief) so now I know I can do more Redware pieces in the future.'s a picture of the finished product...
Now I need to get busy finishing my new work room/studio/shop...The hubs got it completely cleared out...of course now the garage is bursting at the seams ! Thank goodness our semi-annual neighborhood yard sale is in July...and the hubs says everything that doesnt sell will be on the curb the following trash day (I will probably call AM-VETS though since I dont want anything to go to waste). Why on earth do I still have a brand new snow board I won 5-6 years ago from the Subway promotion ???? Not a soul in my house snow boards and it has never even been removed from the case it came in ...still in the shrink wrap ? It was supposed to be worth $350 but I have no idea what I can sell it for at a yard sale...any ideas ? Why would I not have sold it before this ???? Why do we have 2 bikes that have no tires ? Did I think we would buy new tires ? Seriously, I know we chucked alot of stuff when we left Colorado and headed back to Pa, but just now I cant think of why we KEPT this stuff and tossed things like my old shutters ? GRRRRRRR

Oh well, I am getting rid of EVERYTHING now to make some room. I am having such a hard time working on anything because it takes forever to move everything around, plus its hot up in my bedroom (the attic) and who feels like working in the heat...especially when we have a pool ? Of course I have only been in the pool once, because once I get it all cleaned  I have been too tired to actually get in the water !!! I will not get in the water is there is a speck of dirt or a single bug in the pool...yep, I am nuts...I literally lay on my raft with a book in one hand and the netted paddle in the other so I can nab any bug that wants to share the same space as me. So between the pool and my new little garden I have been kept pretty busy. I will post some pictures of my little kitchen garden thats right out my door later on. I am sooo proud of myself cuz I have a black thumb and this whole gardening thing is kinda cool (especially since last year I had a bumper crop of tomatoes with just 3 plants....doubled my plants this year and added 6 peppers, lettuce, strawberries and of course my herbs...I am having fun with it but it does take some work, which has taken me away from my work room and my actual work...over-dyeing wool.

I have had some time to dye though and will have some new bundles up soon (Gloria, I am almost done with your order my dear...just working on the last few bundles). I have some great golds, some great berries, turqoise, teals and peacock blues and some lovely lemons, melons and some awesome background colors in various browns. Well all that wool dyeing made me think it might be fun to do a little mid summer wool giveaway, so check back early next week for all the details...I am thinking of something fun and easy !!!

Well, I thought I would throw in a couple of pictures from our trip to Virginia so here they are ....

Battle re-enactments with little display areas where folks told us all about different areas of interest...this one had to do with military rations.

And here's some from Mitchie Tavern, an old tavern in Charlottsville that had an old grist mill and several other little building to tour...all nestled in the woods just down the road from Monticello.

And my favorite thing of all was visiting Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson. It was a fabulous tour and so interesting. The hubs and I just love historical stuff so it was a delight !

Now thats a nice garden...I did buy a pot of lavendar to plant in my garden....Can you believe I actually have a portion of something that was actually originally planted by Thomas Jefferson ? They sell a bunch of different heirloom cuttings and these were wonderful.
Here's a picture of the hubs in a little town we stopped in on the way home....Virgina was absolutely beautiful and I could definately see us relocating there if our son stays there and the other stays in North Carolina...Charlottsville is exactly halfway right now !!! But thats years away...
Gosh the hubs is so darn handsome. He has put on a few pounds over the years and has a lot less hair but he still looks hot to me !!! SOmeday I will have to dig up some pictures from when we were dating back in the 80's...Yes, I had big hair and he had hair like El DeBarge...anybody remember him ???? He had a curly perm that he would get cut into some kind of like bi-level, short mullet of sorts. Ooooooh and he wore those skin tight Levi's and jazz shoes and of ocurse he wore Pierre Cardin, so he smelled amazing too. Haha, we were so young. The years have been much kinder to the hubs than they have been to me, so no pictures of me from this trip....I have gained like almost 15 pounds since last summer, GRRRRR

OK, well I am going to hit the hay now. Since I have been falling asleep every afternoon I have been trying to force myself to get some sleep at night like a normal person (NO its NOT working, but I am not really normal, haha).

Until next time,
Grace to you,


  1. Good morning Margie and it's early morning...been up since around 2:30 - Migraine headaches can raise cane with one's sleep.
    What a great post!
    I love the Liberty Redware rug - great job. And I know first hand that you do your very best to make sure your customers are happy with your products.
    Wow, you are right...hubby is very handsome! You make a very cute couple you know that...we need to see one of both of you together.

    What a wonderful trip to Virginia - great places to visit. Thanks so much for the tour.

    Goodness who of us can not relate to the 'saving' thing - whey do we do it. I don't consider myself in the least a 'hoarder' but if I took a 'real hard look' at the stuff I save I may have to change my


  2. Ah Margie, it is good to hear from you. I am so glad health is with you and you are working and enjoying your summer. Good luck with your studio, it is wonderful to have one. Can't wait for the wool, but once again, take your time, I am content just waiting and have plenty to work with. Have a wonderful weekend, Gloria

  3. don't you just love Virginia? it's a beautiful state. i love when i'm traveling[by car] to pass through Virginia. love your liberty rug! denise

  4. The trip looks wonderful! Glad you are enjoying the garden.Hugs!~Amy

  5. I love Virginia! We went to Monticello,
    back in the early 90's, such an awesome
    place! I have a large print of it, that
    I never did frame...Been thinking about
    you, glad you are ok and I almost ordered
    one of your "Liberty"
    out my post on my front yard.

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  6. Hi Margie~

    Love the redware Liberty rug.

    Have a wonderful night~Becky

  7. Margie ~
    Looks like a great trip to Virginia! Amazing how those pounds sneak on :(
    I'd say try Craigslist for selling the snowboard. I'm sure you could get much more than at a yard sale.
    I'm with you. What the heck happened to the fire half of June?
    Hugs :)


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