Thursday, May 27, 2010

Close Encounter of the Truck Kind

I had a close encounter early last night. Not with an alien ship but with a large pick up truck. I was traveling home from Concord on Rt. 3 N. and saw a big black truck coming south. I watched in shock as he lost control, left the road and went down the shoulder, up a small embankment then across the road into my lane (missed me!) went off onto my side of the road and flipped at least 3 times. The driver behind me told the police he flipped at least 5 times. I really didn't see as he sped past in front of me. All I was trying to do was not get hit and thankfully it worked out. I was shook up but recovered and waited for the ambulance and police to arrive. The 16 year old male driver got right out of his truck, which landed right side up and walked over to us. Believe he was in shock. He was hurt from his seatbelt but it probably saved his life! It turned out that this boy grew up across the street from me, (moved recently). When his mother arrived she couldn't believe it was me, and I told her I was so glad he didn't hit me...oh yes, and that he's okay! She's very thankful as well and gave me a big hug. Be careful out there!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pergola is Coming This Week

I just heard that the guy building a pergola for me off of my larger shed will be here tomorrow morning! I hope it doesn't rain, drizzle, okay, rain, no.  So now I'm off to clean off the small deck to get ready for some serious building.  I also bought more flowers yesterday that need to be planted in pots for my large deck.  Then off to work this afternoon for a few hours.  Hope everyone has had a lovely, sunny weekend.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Yard Work & Quilt Related

The old fence is now gone thanks to my family.  Mother's Day was celebrated at my house with the tearing down of one fence and putting up another one.  We all had lunch together and I enjoyed spending time with my kids, grandkids and two of the family dogs.  It was a busy place for awhile and my cat hid out for most of the day.  I'll post photos once I take a couple.  Enjoy the sunshine!

Quilt Related:  I'm still working on my 12x12 Quiltlet "Rebirth".  Posting photo when completed.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Announcing Art & Craft Supply Yard Sale!!!

Mark Your Calendars Now!

June 12 @10 AM
Rain Date: June 19 @10
At Badger Brook Farm, Gilmanton, NH

Do you have craft supplies and art supplies you have not used?  Come sell them at the first art & craft supply yard sale at Badger Brook Farm!  Rent a Space, Only $5!   Tables and outlets are not available.
Clean out your craft room and make some $$$!
If you want to bring some of your artwork to sell too, bring it!

Spaces must be reserved  in advance.  Don't miss the fun!

Badger Brook Farm
170 Province Rd (rt. 107), Gilmanton, NH  03237
email:  or phone: 603-267-1200

I have reserved a space and hope to see some of you there to purchase some of my art and craft supplies.  I'll have fabric, cotton and wool, patterns, books, misc. craft supplies, craft kits and more.
I may have my note cards available for sale as well.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Paste, Fabric and Paper

Today I attended a class held at Badger Brook Farm in Gilmanton, NH.
We made paper fabric using backing fabric, glue, paste and dye.
Patti Bradley is a patient and warm woman who gave us time to be creative in a beautiful setting.
This class was just what I was looking for.
I'll be cutting up my pieces to use in some mixed media projects in the near future and will post results.
Here are a few photos from my day.
What FUN!!

"Badger Brook Farm...where women gather & create"

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Tree for My Garden

Yesterday I bought a new Japanese Maple for my herb garden.  I wanted a small tree near my little pond.  The pond is finally cleaned out and has fresh water but I haven't put the fountain back in yet.  Maybe next weekend? 

Today I went to many yard sales with my friend Donna and her daughter, Diane.  We found some good bargains and had a good time.  I bought my daughter a good sturdy pitch fork for $2.00!!

I'm still working on my 12 Squared Challenge quiltlet with the theme "Rebirth".  I'll post when it's completed.