Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rug Class on Saturday

           Looks like Melanie is cutting the wool for her pattern the Sheep???

                                             Looks like Annette is doing the horse???
                                            Ellen has a cat!!! looks wonderful!
                                           Mel and the sheep!!! Happy hooking!!!
                                 Kris cutting the wool for her pattern- so what one is Kris doing???

              This is the teacher the sheep in amazing--can't wait to see this in person...
     Susan and Cathy--I think Cathy was laughing as she forgot to get Susan a hamburger.
Well here you can see the class not sure what is going on as I was in Chicago at a show--it sure looks like it was fun and alot of great patterns--Can't wait to see these as they are getting done--the sheep looks amazing--I wanted a dog--but, not sure anyone is doing that pattern..I will update you as they stop in with the new project..have a great day!! the sun is shinning out the temps in the 30's here--as soon as I'm done with this post that is what I will be doing so that I can start the next one..God Bless Each and Everyone of you --Love Joni and the kids--

Monday, January 23, 2012

Chicago Shopping and Eating and Family

 Well you probably wonder what this is well, my sister and I left Wisc Friday morning and that was just before the snow hit downtown Chicago--we walked from the Merchandise Mart to the hotel which was a mile and laughed all the way home the snow was coming down at least 6-7 inches of un-plowed snow car horns going crazy--no one can move once the light changes but, for some reason they think if I honk my horn they will move--how crazy is that--well when we returned to the room and had just got comfortable someone tried to get into the room--it worked so we found this ironing board that was attached to the wall by a cord and it fit just perfect in the door way--so we felt much safer..we will never stay at that hotel again..
 So as you can see the ironing board is in place except to go to the bathroom you had to jump over it...
       In the Merchandise Mart this is shown in one of the windows made out of tile for the bathroom..
    This is us walking from the mart to the hotel the taxi was 10.00 each way so why not walk alittle..
 The lights of downtown--my niece (Amanda) came to the show on Saturday so that was wonderful to spend some time with her--you will see we went out to eat--that was a blast---
 Here is Amanda and my sister Chris walking back to the hotel to set down the bags so we can go out to eat..
 First of all they had goat cheese I think I had none--I'm not one to try new things.. They both said that is was great--this was at Kinzie Chophouse on Wells Street--which is next to the mart--we had just left walked to the hotel--then took a taxie back to the area we just walked from--we are all polish--so all we did is laugh--we had a different place picked out to eat but, that wasn't until 9:30--that seems so late to me--to eat--than sleep..so we came here instead..
  I again afraid to try new things so just had angel pasta with mushrooms and tomatoes and a very light sauce..very good
    This was Amanda's it was Red snapper with sun-dried tomato risotto--it looked good she loved it..
 My sister Chris had Seasame Crusted Ahi Tuna--not for me it was rare she like it so that is all that counts...
        Here Amanda had Key Lime Pie--she said it was wonderful--I had nothing as we had popcorn to eat that we had from the Mart it was the Garrett Popcorn of my wonderful..you must try it someday..
                   My sister had some kinda choc cake--Amanda never uses a flash so that is why it is dark.
 So this is Sunday morning we call to see if we have to wait for a table at the Yolk--we get a taxie again thinking that we have to go back towards the mart because it is off of Wells Street--so we get into the taxi and tell the driver the address and it was around the block so that was--funny so again you have to pay the taxi--so go around the block--oh well it was early--it was only 7:30..My sister ate this is was waffles..
 Here is mine I had the works omlette--with fresh fruit--it was great I didn't eat it all but, it was wonderful--I drank way tooo much coffee--but, that was gooood....
 Amanda had some kind of soft shells with sauce it was called spicey Huevos Rancheros---she liked it..Then we drove her back to her dorm--that was sad to see her there and us leave..so proud of her she gets around downtown like she has always been there..
   It was way to early we all woke up fast and ate and wanted to get on the road before the ice hit..so I had glasses on as--my eyes had been so blood shot--the drive home was fine until Westfield as I counted at least 6 cars in ditch and the roads had a thin coating of ice--so glad I was almost home--the windshield had started to ice also..So what a great weekend to spend with family--we did alot of walking and buying and laughing..the time went by way to fast--Love you Amanda--and God Bless you and everyone--Joni and the kids

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Days Off and Rug Hooking Crazy

          We went to the Dells on Sunday and got this great rug from Cottage House Primitives.
   Trying to get this rug done--I want to finish and get this hung up at the store--it is turning out just beautiful--and it is big-alot to hold on your lap on the sofa with Faith Marie helping me--while Freckles barks--but, I love my kids--Today I have to get to my store and clean and do taxes--but, rug hooking is so much more fun..God bless each of you--Joni and the kids

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Cabinets and update on the rug

                       A Great Cubby--the color is just wonderful and good size--it will go anywhere...
    A nite stand, or next to your sofa a reddish color need the size call and I can get it for you....
                                           Love this one this has to be my favorite
                 Do you need a corner cubby for all your bowls or plates????

                                     again my favorite--just wish I had a huge home...
                                                           Nice for your TV or the kitchen
                                                new design great storage and display..
                                                                  Tall and skinny

         the rug is getting done--check back for updates this has taken me the longest...
                          I finished--almost not sure how to finish the ends..
                   come and get your kit to hook the bunnies Easter is just around the corner...Cathy has a class this Saturday to hook an animal should be a fun class--we might have some openings..have a wonderful week...God Bless Your Day!!  Joni and the kids

Saturday, January 7, 2012

fAMILY ON Christmas Day

             Lets' start the day out with Triton my girl she is so shy can't believe she is 9 love you Tri...
 Sorry Chris that is my sister didn't mean to get the back-end of you and John her husband and brother Joe..they are checking out the ham to cut...
   In my new kitchen is Sam my niece and Robbie my nephew--I wish it was my kitchen it is my sister.
                                               and here is Joe my brother cutting the ham--
                                                            Ma and Sam's boyfriend
                                                     Bailey loves a photo my 4 legged nephew
                                                       Joe-Amanda-Sam and Andy
      Just a few more treenware pieces--hope this day is good for you--shows start--so check back for new items--going to Chicago in a few weeks so that should be a great time--going to go downtown for dinner--I'll take pictures--God Bless Your DAy!!!  Joni and the kids