Hazy, lazy, hot and humid.

Ah, summertime when the living is easy.  I didn’t do much hooking this past week, because I had my friend Pat here for several days.  Since she moved away and we don’t get to spend as much time together, when we do get together we are on the move!

One of our usual haunts, Family Heirloom Weavers in Red Lion, PA, is no longer in business.  They made such beautiful woven blankets, coverlets, etc., but the cheap foreign knock-offs put them out of business.  So sad.  I understand the lure of cheaper prices, but the trade-off is loss of a local business that made quality items.

We did manage a trip to Miss Morgan’s Milkweed Antiques in Bethel, PA.  We love that place!  Not only do they have the prim antiques that we crave, they also have funky clothes and accessories.  It is such a fun place to shop.  Check them out on Facebook, where they post photos of their treasures.  I saw a photo of a pie safe that I knew I had to have, so we got there on Thursday when the shop opened and bought it.  I love it as an addition to our prim look.  It holds my Johnson Bros. brown transferware dishes.

I’ve been working on the afghan for the guest room, which I can easily pick up and crochet as I watch the news.  The next three weeks are going to be very busy with hosting my breakfast club, having my son and his family visiting [can’t wait!], and then off to Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week in Ohio.  Phew!  I don’t think I’ll get lots of time to hook, but we shall see.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the accelerated fun of summertime.

My afghan in progress on the left and a pillow from Family Heirloom Weavers on the right.  They had added a more contemporary line of designs and I couldn't resist this pillow in orange.  I'm sorry they are no longer in business.

My afghan in progress on the left and a pillow from Family Heirloom Weavers on the right.  They had added a more contemporary line of designs and I couldn't resist this pillow in orange.  I'm sorry they are no longer in business.

I just love this prim pie safe in original green finish.  It has the screening on all four sides.  My dishes have never been so happy!

I just love this prim pie safe in original green finish.  It has the screening on all four sides.  My dishes have never been so happy!