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Monthly Archives: October 2014

and THE LAST OF THE PIX…

Hmmmmm Helen is a lot more controlled than I usually am – I think I usually take a few hundred pix!!! But I am sooooo happy she was able to share her pix with me and with you…

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AND A FEW MORE…

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A FEW MORE…

Since I will be leaving for a few days tomorrow I am anxious to share as many pix as I can before I leave so here is another taste of Green Mountain…

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GREEN MOUNTAIN RUG SHOW…

This year was the first year I have missed the amazing rug show in Vermont I think I started hooking. I was so disappointed as it is always so wonderful to go and be inspired by the rugs on display (and of course spend a few dollars at the vendors!!!). BUTTTTT, my cousin Helen did go and took pix and shared them with me and I will share them with you so you too can live vicariously :-)…  This may take a day or two as we have to transfer them from iPad to Mac to be edited and then posted but here are a few to whet your appetite!!!

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WOODSTOCK FLEECE FESTIVAL…

Well, we packed up the SUV Friday morning to head out for a 5 hour drive to Woodstock for Fleece Festival only to turn around 20 minutes later after hearing a few strange noises in the car. Nope, no mice in the engine but rather a transmission that was on its last legs. So after much squeezing and downsizing we were able to get everything into a much smaller Subaru. Could no longer see out the rearview mirror (oooops maybe I should not post that haha) or move the seats so with knees up around my neck we headed out – again. I am soooo glad as Fleece Festival was fabulous! and extremely busy! and a lot of fun.

However, the SUV is dead! Between a new transmission and a differential (what is that anyway?) we have decided to wait a while, take a few deep breaths and decide if this vehicle is worth repairing or if we should just look for something to replace it. So, between not having a car big enough to transport all my stuff and a few major hitches in our personal lives which are overwhelming Gord and me, we have decided not to do The Makers Hand Show next weekend or The Nick of Time show in December. I am so disappointed as I have wanted to do the Makers Hand Show for years and finally had the opportunity and was accepted. This is a major show – beautiful art work by amazing artists – so being accepted is a major coup! But when life throws you curve balls…

If you are in the area however, and want something fun to do the weekend of October 31 to November 2 visit the show in Picton. I am sure you won’t be disappointed…

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MOOSE…

This amazing bigggg moose pillow was designed by Robyn Griff and is available through Baa Baa Bundles.  It was hooked by Susan:

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OFF TO FLEECE FESTIVAL…

in Woodstock this weekend. This wonderful fibre show runs Saturday from 9 – 5 and is cram packed with vendors of all things fibre related – yarns, handspun, roving, felting supplies and yes! rughooking supplies. So hope to see some of you there.

Well believe it or not I actually cooked for Thanksgiving. In between visiting a number of stops on our studio tour I popped a little butterball turkey breast into the oven and set the timer (took us about an hour to figure out how to do that!). The box that the breast came in was big but what a surprise when we opened it to find that the contents only filled half the box. Hmmmmm there were 6 of us for dinner – would this little chunk of meat feed all of us. Surrrrreee – we would be fine – after all we had turnips and potatoes to go with it and a wonderful huge pumpkin pie for dessert. So off we went! Came home – hmmmmmm yup there was a bit of a smell – not that wonderful turkey smell that fills the house when you cook a REAL bird but at least we knew the oven had come on. But oh my, when I opened the oven door what did I see but a crunchy little turkey breast the size of a fat robin. So out came the box of stove top stuffing to fill the gaps that would inevitably be left by a little tiny turkey breast!!! However, I must admit, none of us left the table hungry – that bitty breast fed us all and turned out to be delicious! Of course there were no post Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches, no turkey soup – no leftover turkey at ALL!

A quick note – my friend Trish is selling her Janome 6124 QC (Quilters’ Companion) sewing machine together with a Janome quilting table. If anyone is interested please contact me and I will put you in touch with Trish.