Hard to believe it is September already and this time next Sunday I'll be in Cape May for rug camp. So this week I have this pig sty to clean before my house/Ben sitter arrives, wash the van before loading it up, make the requested chili for my house/Ben sitter and other miscellaneous and boring duties. I'm looking forward to the packing for camp but not the cleaning.
A couple weeks ago I read with envy a post on Rugs and Pugs that my friend Lauren posted. She met her friend Ann at Sauder where they exchanged gifts ~ Ann received the spoon necklace from Lauren and Ann gave Lauren a hand woven basket. Oh my but I turned green with envy and posted that jealousy on Lauren's blog, even mentioning that I almost weakened and bought one even tho I've as many baskets as I have patterns to hook.
Well don't you know that I received a personal message from Ann inviting me to do a swap for a basket. She mentioned three patterns she liked and I offered to draw them in exchange for a basket. So look at this beauty that arrived in the mail yesterday for me!!! It will go to Cape May with me filled full of wool and goodies and I will proudly strut my stuff with my stash in the wonderful handmade basket by Ann of 1803 OHIO FARM BASKETS.
etsy, enjoy, she does wonderful work.
And, speaking of the holiday weekend......Labor Day 9 years ago really was a Labor Day for my delightful and sweet daughter-in-love when she gave birth to my grandson Zachary. Here he is blowing out the candle on his cake.
I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend. Thanks for stopping by for a spell.