Sunday, June 6, 2010

What fun

Do you ever have those days at work, that are really NOT the best days, but you have something to look forward to at the END of your day to get you through it all?

When I punched out on Friday, Renee and I drove out to Sandy’s house to all pile in Sandy’s car and head to the lake to hook at Kelly’s new lake house.  Changing out of scrubs and into shorts and flip-flops was like being let out of school for the summer.

Wouldn’t it be great to think that you had the whole summer ahead of you with nothing to do but hook and lay by the pool and explore the world around you?  Okay, I’m digressing into that fantasy world of a 3-month summer vacation…..but honestly, I’ll take what I can get!

We hit Hwy 65, and I realized that sometimes, just living most ALL of my life in the Ozarks,  I forget how truly beautiful it is here.

This discussion was brought on by the new “Branson Zip Line” that is now open…..we were like, “who would want to do that? Yeah, maybe in the rainforest or somewhere cool….but HERE?”  Sandy said, “well, it  might be cool if you were from somewhere flat….”

We get to Kelly’s lake house in about 30 minutes and we were all like little kids…..Kelly was whipping up supper and we all got a wine cooler and started looking around her new place……it is SO FABULOUS! 

I didn’t get a lot of pictures, but I’m asking Kelly to send me some of her for me to share with you.

After supper, we settled into hooking and we put out all of the “stuff” I had brought with me to send off to new homes.  The girls would take turns going in to pick out what they wanted….patterns on red dot, penny rug patterns, pillow forms, stuffing, felted sweaters and who knows what else.

There was a LOT of it…..


We sat up and hooked way into the night……Kelly’s dog, Grady, snuggled into the wool pile and took a little snooze…..

Renee’s project in progress

Loving her birch tree!

Sandy’s project

Kelly’s project

My project….the 3rd garden rug…

We woke up to a beautiful view and had coffee and breakfast on the deck overlooking the lake… can “kind of” see the view from this picture…



  1. oh, Tammy. How fun and relaxing to get away...especially to a place like that! Those rug projects all look awesome...and so totally different from the other ones!

  2. Tammy ~
    What a beautiful house on the lake.
    Everyones project is lovely and how generous of you to share patterns, etc. with your friends.
    That zip line looks like fun!!!
    Pug hugs :)

  3. That is an awesome house on a lake! And, what gorgeous views! Great rugs in progress too!

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  6. What a great weekend you all had. Beats the heat and daily thunderstorms here. The Ozarks look so pretty and you had a great view at the lake!
    Loved seeing all the projects. How different are each of the three garden rugs? Would love to see all them together.

    Peace and happiness,

  7. There is nothing more wonderful than a rug hooking weekend with friends. Unbridled hooking and cooking together and sipping wine and laughing. It just doesn't get any better than that. And we all know how truly special these weekends are. Thanks for sharing yours.


  8. That looked like a great time all of you had ~ and the lake house looks wonderful! Great tour! <3