Wow, what a weekend. So much to do and so little time! This posting will cover Saturday's activities and I will have to post Sunday's "doing's" in another posting.
The first occurance was the arrival of Richard, my grandson, and daughter Danyel. Danyel came home for the holliday weekend after spending only one week at college. So far, so good. She likes it. She hasn't been gone long enough to get the first case of home sickness but I expect that will arrive about Thanksgiving.
Their mission on this Saturday morning was to cut down a very large pine tree. I am so sorry that I don't have pictures to show you. My property is bordered on the west and north sides with long needled pine trees planted when the property was new about 30 years ago. Needless to say these are very large trees and surprisingly for pines they are very beautiful.
In the fall of 2004 a tornado came through our area and in the process took the top out of the pine tree that cornored the property. The tree did well until this very dry summer and within 2 weeks completely died. It was amazing to see the quick demise of this beautiful part of nature. The drought this summer really wrecked havoc with the trees. At any rate, the tree is down, the wood is nicely stacked, and in several years will add warmth to the house as it is ready to be used in the wood stove.
The second event of the day was the meeting of the Boonsboro chapter of ATHA. There was a really good turnout for the meeting. Seems as tho most people are back from vacation, school has started, and normal routines are starting to click in.
This is a picture of Carolines large rug. It is almost finished and is a beauty.
A close-up of some of the detail. The teal color, not really shown in all it glory here, is really beautiful.
This is Ron's Santa rug. Sorry I don't know whose pattern this is. He had departed from the normal red for Santa and is using a rich blue for the robes.
Sorry I didn't get more pictures. Just to busy talking. Betty J. is doing a wonderful hooking of a dog that she is donating to the humane society to auction off at one of their benefit affairs. This is a great community outreach program.
Jack was working on a large rug (thought I had a picture of that but can't find it) - Barb T. showed her "Birches" piece - a beautiful little pictorial and Joan showed a lovely large primitive that is almost finished. This is a very productive group of hookers.
On to the late afternoon and the last planned crab feast of the season. Oh, how I wish I had taken pictures. You will have to use your imagination. A whole bushel of large, beautiful, blue claws, all red from cooking with lots of Old Bay seasoning. YUM, YUM, YUM - nothing in this world like a Maryland Blue Crab.
Richard and his wife, Sherri, hosted this affair. It was a nice small group, just the immediate family and Richard's closest friend. Lots of good food, lots of laughter, and a truly loving family. Who could ask for a better time.
Richard gave me a dozen or so crabs to bring home, which I picked, and have made a number of crab cakes. What a treat. I still have several in the fridge which I will be having for dinner this evening.
Sunday was also a very busy day but that will have to wait for my next post. To much for one posting, after all I don't want to bore you to death.
I hope that each and everyone of you had a great holiday. Summer is in its last throws and here we are thinking of putting the shorts and T's away and getting out the sweaters. Seems like summer, in spite of the unusual heat, was gone in a flash. The older one gets the quicker time flys by.
Be kind to one anothr and love your family until we meet again.