Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Merry Christmas from the Ridge!

From this WV ridge the Family Eddy wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!

This photo was taken on a foggy WV day but the distance shown in the photo of our WV hills brings pleasure. The valleys are to the right and left of this photo, the houses are on a plateau, and the photo was taken from the hilltop.

The cellar house to the rear of our home has a wee bit of wool stored in it.

This date 12-12-12 is a special one for our family.  Twelve days before Christmas and one of our Grandsons is 12 years old today.   Huge hugs to Reece!

Celebrations of Christmas and friends continue.  This photo is of the gathering of friends and members of the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in our area.  Veterans were honored at this luncheon. 

Thank you to our Veterans and to those who protect and serve.

Returning home from a gathering of the Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild, this post card ad was awaiting.  The happy hooker you see at the top left looks a lot like me.....wait...I have a shirt just like that! 

from CR to G/ma
One of the best gifts that you can give or receive at Christmas is demonstrated in this photo..... 


May your heartaches be eased by family and friends. May your love be never ending and Christmas joy be shared by those you know and those you do not know.

From Pip, and myself.....Merry Christmas.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Country Living in Columbus OH

Country Living Fair came to Columbus over the weekend.  The Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild had a wonderful demo going on with many of the gals in attendance.  Before the rush hit I managed to take a few photographs....once the gates were open it was high activity......people everywhere!

Smiling faces!

Wonderful art rugs!

Shirley, my cow and I were seated on the right front.  She has been neglected for quite some time as I worked on other rugs.  Usually a smaller frame would have been more convenient but I decided it was her turn.  As we walked through the crowd she was bundled in a carrying tote.  I wondered if she looked a bit like a body I was carrying around.  The night before it was late evening as I arrived at the hotel. I took a tour of downtown Columbus(oops), until Thomas (aka Tom Tom) assisted me on to the hotel.

When the next group of rug makers arrived it was time to tour the Country Living Fair for my first visit.  It was my kind of day, spending time with active and creative women, answering questions and urging those with an interest to go for it! .......then looking at things being created and items of the past with histories of their own....ummm did I mention the food, and shopping.

Sometimes the Country does come to the city :)

Try rug hooking memories.....have a good week!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Foggy Crow Morning

Good morning!  The garlic chives are in bloom this foggy morning on the Ridge.  As this photo was taken I could hear the crows talking :)

Sauder Village Garden

Sauder Village in Bloom

 It was a lovely week at Sauder Village Rug Hooking in northwestern Ohio.

It gave us all a chance to meet and make new friends from the US, Canada and beyond.
The Grand Canyon
 The Celebration rugs were in attendance, and many many other wonderful rugs, bed rugs, chair's covered with wool, 3 D rug hooking, and Tavern Rugs.  Mary Jo's original design The Grand Canyon is pictured above.  It was my pleasure to meet her this past week. There was a gathering with a few of the Yahookers (Yahoo Rug Hookers list ladies :) , a few minutes with Lauren who has wonderful fun jewelry made from spoons, an old friend Barbara that I met at one of my first rug hooking camps.....
Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild friends!

This will become a cube footstool....someday!  The hooking was done in an 8 cut of wool.  Diane Stoffel was the instructor for this class and a wonderful class it was.  Most of my color preference is based on country colors...I asked to step out of that and step it up a bit.  This is going to be fun!

It feels like a fall morning....I must go play catch up!  Happy Hooking everyone!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Missed Spaces?

 The lights, water and air conditioning
returned gracefully, and gratefully, on the 11th day.  Others were without longer and had so much more damage.
These old trees weathered the storm of June 29th.

It has been difficult getting to my blog this morning.  We are country, therefore must utilize satellite and our mail is controlled by google...I am here, so I did make it but please let me know if anyone else is having difficulties.

 Very special visitors arrived is amazing that constant movement!...Photo's are blurred more than not!

Great beans!

The fractur that I started at Cedar Lakes with instructor Susan Feller is done. The few spaces in the back will be filled in today, and the rug will be steamed.  Checking often by laying the rug down on a flat surface prevents packing it too tight. 

A special hello today goes to a friend and speed hooker, bead maker, doll restorer, and simply all around talented lady... who has also gone sky high in a balloon! Hi Mary Beth!

There is much catching up to do here, and Pip will continue to do what he does the best.......