My dad is a woodworker and a timber framer and he teaches timber frame classes each year to lots of students to keep the art alive. He has a HUGE passion for barns! He's restored and built around 35 barns and a couple of them have become houses - like this one in particular. It's located in Maine. Dad has a beautiful workshop and loves to build furniture in the autumn and in the winter when it's too cold outside to do much else. Mom and dad are both stay at home parents and Mitch and I are VERY lucky dogs and we know this!
My parents have been married for 34 years and and they have one daughter, Melissa, who just got married earlier this month.
If any of you have ever read my profile at the side of my blog you'll know that my dad is a heart transplant recipient. His miracle happened on November 6, 2004. His donor was a woman from Boston and that's one reason he loves the Boston RedSox!
Dad flew to Louisville, Kentucky last year in June and participated in the Transplant Olympic games and won a bronze medal for a swimming event. We are so proud of dad!Here's me modeling dad's medal with Mitch looking on!
Mom loves to garden! She loves the sun on her face and the dirt under her fingernails and she loves to hear the birdies singing away!
She also loves to woodwork. She puts all of dad's wood scraps to good use carving spoons and small dishes and donates them to Airedale rescue to help bring in funds for the less fortunate doggies. Here's one of the dishes she made a couple of years ago. She also loves to knit. Last year she was knitting purses and felting them in the washing machine and then needle felting Airedales on them and donating those too!
Check out her summer purse! It's me! Isn't it just perfect!I can't even tell you how many of these babies she cranked out! She was having so much fun that she wore her wrist out and had to have surgery! She's given up knitting for now but she's going to try to go back to it when the seasons change! That's how much she loves it!
My mom also sews for the Airedale quilting bee. She's participated in 6 of the quilts that they've made to raise money. The quilting bee is always planning their next quilt and you can be sure that mom will be a part of that one too! This quilt is called "Aire Lifted". Mom's block is the first one way at the top on the left hand side. That's me with Mr. Carrot!So that's about it! I could ramble on and on about my parents for hours! Mitch and I feel very fortunate that we have two very special parents!
We've decided that we're not going to tag anyone. If you want to play along then by all means jump on board! We'd love to hear about your family too!
Until next time...............
Love ya lots,