Monday, July 4, 2011
Happy 4th of July!
This lovely patriotic display was in Linda's shop, Grant Street Woolworks, on Thursday when we arrived for the hook-in.
What a day we had!
I'm sure you've read Kathy's, Joanne's and Doris's blogs and already have heard the news that we had visitors from afar. Lauren who writes the Rugs and Pugs blog and her friend Mary came from northern Ohio on an antiquing trip and stopped at the wool shop.
I'm just going to add a few more pictures.
Not much hooking was being done, but plenty of talking. Meeting blogging buddies is like a reunion with old friends, we seem to know each other right away.
Joanne and Lauren sharing a laugh.
Mary is a coverlet collector. She's contemplating Linda's collection.
There was a lot of shopping going on. Everyone was stocking up on much-needed supplies. I think there are going to be some new rugs in the near future.
Lauren kindly brought us gifts, which included treats for the dogs and kitties she sees on our blogs.
My guys were digging in the bag the minute I put in on the kitchen table.
I am so impressed with the 'rug hooker' spoon pendant that Lauren made herself. Isn't it beautiful. The hammered silver almost has a mother-of-pearl look. Thank you so much, Lauren!
Speaking of kitties, this little guy is one of the wild outside babies. We call him/her the 'baby bat', because he's the runt of the litter and has these big ears and such a tiny face with beady little dark eyes.
The tiny one is not afraid of heights!!!
No, he did not jump off the roof, he's just looking from the high vantage point. He comes back across the roof and jumps onto the front porch. The outdoor cats also climb two stories up in our huge maple trees. So far the fire company hasn't had to come to get anyone down.
Whenever I pay bills and have my papers strewn all over the table, I always have help from the big guy.
He seems to think it is his special obligation to help Mom keep her papers from blowing away in a stray breeze.
Doesn't he make a great paperweight???
Cats can do so much more than just keep mice out of the house. They can be useful to Mom in so many ways. Don't forget to mail these envelopes, Mom!
And when I've been working long enough, there's the gentle paw to remind me that I should stop, take a sip of coffee, and pet the cat. Deiter, you're my Hero!!!
Hope all of you have a wonderful July 4th!
Ours is going to be corn on the cob and steaks on the grill for two.
Quiet, relaxing, just the way we like it.