Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Have You Been Counted?????

Starting April 30 I became a US Census when you hear that knock on your door and it is someone wanting to count you, be nice to them, it might be ME....But if it not me,it is someone working just as hard as I am so be nice to them,can I say that one more time,BE NICE TO THEM.
We are your neighbors, that have taken a part time job to help our families pay the bills.

So far I have meet some great people and learned more about the county I live in.I have seen some beautiful homes and views of the lake.I have also seen views from the mountain tops.I have driven some of the worst roads and driveway and I have driven roads that I thought would end at a Hobbit hole or a fairy land. I have seen people that have a beautiful lake house as a 2nd home and I have seen people living in houses not fit to live in.I have seen people with the hopes and dreams of a new home they are having built and people building their dream home with their own hands.

The hardest part of the job is the boss higher up the latter that keep changing the way they want things done.They give you four days of training then change everything they told you to do.I am the kind of person that, you show me what you want me to do then get out of my way and let me do the job you hired me to do.

First thing they do is hand each of us a big binder with a list of address's and maps that "SHOW" us where each house is. Well, that is the biggest joke,because they roads that are not really there and houses that are not houses,address's that can't me found and remember one little thing,we have no names of the people we are looking for just address's.Now if you don't know this,I live in the Ozark Mountains.There are NO strait roads! So if you someone driving around your road looking lost they just be a Census Taker....point they in the right way to go, lend a hand,be neighborly,HELP THEM find the house they are looking for so they can get their job done.

An estimated 48 million addresses will be visited through July 10.By-the-way,did you know the the first Census was taken in 1790 and that the info you give this year can not be released till 2082! That's right,info from the Census can not be released for 72 years.Will you care in 72 years who can read your info?

Ok, it's off to bed for this girl so I can go count people tomorrow..

Live Deeply,

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5 Annual NWA Hook-in & Rug Show...

June 12,2010 is the date for the" 5 Annual NWA Hook-in and Rug Show".Cost is $ 20.00 includes lunch.It is held at the "Inn of the Ozarks" in Eureka Springs,Arkansas.We will have many vendors for all you Rug Hooking needs.
These pictures are from last years Hook-in.As you can is everyone had a great time.On a sad note,pictured in the top picture holding the rug is Sue Gilbert.We lost Sue this past winter to cancer,we will miss you Sue!

June 11,2010, the day before the hook-in we are having 4 all day Workshops.The cost of the workshops are $50.00 and includes your lunch.Classes will have a kit fee that you pay to the teacher the day of class.

Judy Cripps will be teaching "Borders"and this is the pattern they will be working on.She will show many kinds of borders and talk about which one is best for what rugs,
Aileen Anderson will be teaching "Finish Edges". This is a great class if you love to hook,but just don't know the best way to edge your rugs.You will need two 6in. by 6in.hooked squares for this class.

Victoria Hart Ingalls will be teaching a fine hooked "Scissor Keep". If you the beautiful look of fine hooking this is the class and you will have something useful when you are done.
And lastly is little old me Vicki Hardcastle teaching "Needle Felting". In this class you will learn the basics of needle felting and how it can be added to you rugs.You do not need to be a rug hooker to take this class.

All classes are for 10:00 to 4:00 on Friday June 11,2010.

If you would like more info please e-mail me at rughooking(at)

Live Deeply,

Friday, May 21, 2010

Big Thank You to My Summer Swap Partner......

Thank you Cheryl for my gifts for the summer swap.I have a red,white and blue room and these thing will look so cute in it.
I love the sheep on this little box.
I will fly "Old Glory" with pride.
Cheryl's blog is go over and see her.

Live Deeply,

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bad Blogger,Bad Blogger!!!!!

I have been a very bad blogger.I have not posted in a month! I don't know where me time has went.I started a new job, then I did some training for the 2010 Census.(Please be nice to the Census worker knocking on your door, it might be me.)So the last few weeks has me going from one job to the next job, then home to do the paper work.When I am done with all that I am just brain dead.I get on line and go to Facebook and that is as for as I get.I just realized how much time I am wasting playing the dumb little games on Facebook. Am I the only one or are some of you doing the same thing. I have always sit down at the end of the day and hooked on a rug or needle felted or made something.But I have not done anything lately but zombie out on Facebook.

I am making a pledge right to stop the madness!!! and get back to blogging and most of all my ART. I miss you guys.Please say Hi when you are here.

Live Deeply and stop the madness,