April 21, 2010


I have been so anxiously waiting for this weekend in April!! First of all...I am going to a dinner on Friday evening, celebrating 25 years of service with the hospital..now this isn't a dinner just for me...it is a celebration for over 200 people that have been employed with this hospital system for 25 years and over. Can you imagine...25 years or more?? It has really flown by, and for the most part..I have really enjoyed my time at this hospital. I have made really good friends, have had patients that have made a lasting and meaningful impression upon my life, and I hope, I have touched some of their lives as well. This has been my one and only place of employment since graduating from nursing school back in the 80's. Anyway...it promises to be a wonderful evening..good food and good company!

Now...the second part of this wonderful weekend...is the Ann Arbor/Saline Hook-In on Saturday at the Washtenaw Country Fairground. This is an annual event and I can't wait!!! There are so many vendors Kris Miller, Larry and Gloria Ault and several others..can't wait!! You know..you can never have enough wool..or hooking patterns! I am actually thinking of biting the bullet and purchasing a Townsend...I have been saving my pennies! But just can't seem to make a decision...

then...the third and final chapter to my weekend...is going to the first antique show in Allegan Michigan of the season. This is an event that even my husband enjoys! Two of my friends from work are going with us....it will be their first time. It is acres and acres of antiques---primitives, vintage, etc, etc...all kinds of goodies! The prices are very reasonable and the dealers are friendly and always willing to make a deal! I am only hoping the weather will cooperate...it's supposed to be a little chilly..

Posted below is a little rug that I finished up this weekend for our "Little Quilt Retreat". It is a design from Kindred Spirits that I purchased in 2003 when I first started hooking.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love the little rug, so cute!
You have a wonderful weekend planned and I hope you enjoy every minute of it:)


WoolenSails said...

It sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned, rug hooking and antiques, the perfect combination.


Lori said...

First of all, I love the way your rug turned out Bobbie! Second, I hope you enjoy every minute of your weekend. Sounds like nothing but fun, fun, fun!! Get the Townsend girl!!! You won't be sorry!!

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Bobbie~ I LOVE your rug, it is really nice!!!! Have fun this weekend!! I am going to a hookin too it's by Berlin Ohio at Walnut Creek.

Sherry said...

Bobbie,My Friend I'm here to push you over the edge to get that Townsend!!!!! You trust me, right???
John and friends helped me over the edge,I think almost 2 years ago. I was tryin' to save pennies too,but it was probably never gonna happen. It makes me happy to have it and there's very little that can do that nowadays.
Besides,if you buy it there,just think how much you'll save on postage!!!! That's reason enough right there,don't ya think?????

Your Buddy,Sherry aka:The Queen

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a wonderful celebration, Bobbie! Congratulations on 25 years. I couldn't believe it when I passed the 5 year, then 10, then 20 year mark with the same company! Time does fly though, doesn't it?

I wonder if I could convince Rob to drive to Allegan? I'm not sure how far that is from me but I'll have to check it out. Can't wait to see pics of your treasures!

Cari-in-VA said...

Bobbie - 25 years, that's amazing!

It sounds like you are going ot have a wonderful weekend - can't wait to see what you bring home.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Bobbie ~
Go for the Townsend. I bought it last year at Sauder Village and it is worth it!!!
Please share your Allegan purchases.
Have fun hooking!
Pug hugs :)

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Congratulations on the 25 years! Sounds like a special weekend coming up enjoy it all! Your rug turned out wonderful.

denise said...

love your little rug. i want to learn to hook. i'm just waiting for the right time to buy a kit. denise

Joanne said...

Great going on the 25 years! Your weekend sounds wonderful - filled with family and friends and fun! Go for the Townsend - if you enjoy hooking and will keep it up - just bite the bullet and do it! LOL

Penelope's Beehive said...

Congratulations on your 25 year anniversary Bobbie! I am certain that you have given each and every patient kind and tender care.

Your rug is lovely! Enjoy a happy hooking weekend!

Warmly, J

p.s. If you find time, do stop by the Beehive...miss your visits.

Deb said...

Bobbie - I don't know how I missed this post, but a huge congratulations on 25 years at the hospital! That's a wonderful accomplishment. I made it to 21 before I left to be with my kids I still miss it. I worked for a great company.

How was the hook-in last weekend? I wanted to go to that so bad but didn't make it - family commitments. I hope that you had a lot of fun. I can't wait to see pics.

And the antique show in Allegan sounds wonderful. I'd like to try to make it someday. Can't wait to see what goodies you brought back from that too!