As a fund-raiser for our Relay for Life team, we have a Purple Potty that is circulating around town. After I finished mowing the lawn yesterday, I found the potty in my front yard. It has attracted a lot of attention, a few phone calls and a lot of giggles, but it will be leaving us tonight and going to its next destination... Are you next?????
This morning, I put in the veggie garden and am a little concerned that the animals will find it before we get the fence back up. Te posts are bring installed on Tuesday with the rest of the fence in the following days. I think it looks good so far- the hubby rototilled until 9pm last night prepping the soil - good job, honey!
Santa has not made much progress with all of the beautiful weather, but I am going to try and get a lot done this weekend...
The rug hooking world got thrown a loop with this week's announcement of the closing of Townsend Industries. Townsend manufactures the Rolls Royce of wool cutters and now everyone is scrambling to buy up the inventory before it is gone. Of course, I had been planning on asking Santa for a Townsend, but my plan had to be accelerated. I contacted Barb Carroll to ask her advice on which two blade sizes I should buy and then called Mr. Ault. I will know in a few days when his order comes in if I lucked out and got what I needed (OK, wanted).
In the meantime, I found a handy tote at my local garden store, which works purrfectly as a cutter tote! Twinkle was kind enough to model with it this morning.
Yesterday was a beautiful day. I went shopping for plants for my pots, watched my Brownie troop "bridge" to Junior Girl Scouts, and spent some quality time outside with the pups while everyone was at school. Right at the edge of our woods are the old foundations from the original barn and outbuildings. Wild Phlox is growing amongst the ruins and it looks so beautiful. I am going to go out this afternoon and get some cuttings and put them in a vase.
Lastly, can't talk about cutters and cuttings without mentioning my boy, Cutter. Look at this face- I absolutely adore him!
As I wrote in my last post, one lady at the hook-in thought my Santa's face looked like a cookie. My sister agreed and said it was like a cross between oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip! I have made some progress with him, and I think (hope) he is now recognizable as Mr. Claus!
Yesterday was beautiful here in Ohio and the pups enjoyed playing in the yard. We filled up their patio pool/giant water bowl and Pumpkin was immediately in it! Cutter chose to patrol for interesting smells and just look adorable.
I vowed that before I went to the hook-in, I would finish hooking my Camp rug and I did- here it is! I added another color to the background and I am really happy with it... now I just need to bind it.
Now for the Hook-In rug:
I expected to get a lot more done, but with all of the chatting, snacking and shopping going on, it was hard to stay in my seat! Santa is off to a good start and I really like how his face is coming out- although one lady near me thought his face was cookie. My rug camp friend, Jane, and I had a great time talking and it was fun to see all the different rugs people were hooking. It is amazing to me how different everyone's style, palette and taste are - no two hookers are alike! I also loved looking at the wool at the various vendor booths. It was very tempting, but I behaved myself. I did win a prize at the Chinese Auction:
It is a wool pin cushion- isn't it darling!
Today, it was back to reality, with playdates for the girls, yardwork for the hubby and playtime for the pups. After a long day, nothing is better than a book in the hammock and a GIANT marshmallow cooked over the fire!