Sunday, December 13, 2015

Busy, Busy ~

Happy Sunday to you.  What a busy weekend it has been. 
Last evening was my DSO's EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Christmas party and today dear friend Wink and her beau stopping by for a quick visit.  It is always a pleasure to see her.  Let me tell you, we go WAY back. 

Unfortunately we had to cut the visit short because today was the 20th annual TubaChristmas held in Lorain, OH (but the 42nd overall).  It is always a fun time and will put you in the Christmas spirit.  They play CHRISTMAS songs ~ no political correctness ~ yeah :)  Grandson Jake enjoys going and this year got a headband to go with last year's scarf. 
This year's TubaChristmas consisted of 90 tuba players, ranging in age from 12 to73.  In the past, they had tuba players as old as 88, but they are no longer on this earth.  Many of them decorate their instruments with lights, garlands and Santa hats. 

Then it was on to DSO's family Christmas.  Whew.  You'd think I'm a party girl, but totally not :) 
Found a few minutes to pull a some loops on my snowman rug.  He is almost done :) 

The background wool I am using.  

Kelley has very generously said that anyone can copy the pattern.  I think there will be many, many versions of her rug hooked.  Please give her credit if you do hook it.  Right click on the design, save it and then enlarge to whatever size you wish.

Our weather has been absolutely unreal.  We have been in the upper 60's and may have even hit 70 one day.  People are running around in shorts, cutting their lawns and riding their motorcycles.  I, for one, am lovin' it.  The plants sure are confused.  I spotted this on the forsythia bush today . . .

. . . and this in my wheelbarrow.
I will leave you with this (thanks to Saundra) ~
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Hi are one busy gal...Grandson Jake is becoming such a handsome grownup nice to reconnect with an old the snowman rug...I'm not so sure about the tubas...90 tubas!!! wow...Have a great week...Julie...

  2. wow you are busy! But lots of fun. I have heard of the tuba Christmas in NH but it is drive for us.
    Enjoy your week

  3. Sounds like a busy weekend, but filled with fun and family.


  4. A TubaChristmas ? How very interesting !
    You are a very busy gal - maybe need a vacation day to rest up from your weekend !!

  5. The best part of this season is all the gatherings of friends and family! Love it! That's SUPER nice of Kelley to offer up her Snowman design to whomever wants to hook it! :-) It's still warm here in NJ too (72 yesterday)... I WAS looking forward to it getting cold again... BUT, since you posted the pic of the forsythia... I'm starting to think about Spring flowers and garden planning!!! :-)

  6. it's unseasonally warm in florida,too

  7. You have been a busy, busy girl for sure but it sounds like a good time. We have no snow but we are supposed to get some today and freezing rain tomorrow.
    I have errands to run for the farm and book work to do today. No fun for me.

    Have a great day.

  8. Two Christmas events in a row, yeah does seem like you're the party animal,lol. Good grief, that poor forsythia bush IS confused; I'll check mine out today since we've had that very warm weather here too.

  9. So much fun, Lauren!! Last weekend was our busy weekend. Love your Kelley rug! She has the sweetest designs. Looks like the tubaChristmas was fun...that's really cool that your community has such a nice tradition! Jake is getting too big...too fast!!

  10. I think I would love to see the Tuba Christmas program. I love seeing all of the fun things you are doing and I just love that cute little rug. Well, let me tell you, I am overjoyed you are having that 70s weather.I would be so happy, if you had it all winter and let us keep this cold and wind and rain and yes snow!!! I am just as happy I think.
    Have a wonderful week!

  11. Thanks you for NOT being politically correct! LOL The tuba concert sounds delightful - and loud. Your snowman rug is looking fine - great wool for the background. Party on!

  12. Such a busy gal but what fun!!!!! Love the snowmen rug, so so sweet. Blessings Francine.

  13. Your snowman rug is so sweet!
    I also noticed a forsythia flower out yesterday.

  14. Crazy weather here too, nothing like putting up the tree in shorts! Sounds like you have been quite busy. Now nice that Wink has a new friend. I was in Tin Peddler the other day, they had lots of coverlets and I thought of her. Melinda

  15. Lovely post xmas time, ,greeting from Belgium / Mons my city

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