Wednesday, December 30, 2009
As the story goes, as soon as the phone rings the kids want something. Well when mommy gets too busy in this house puppy gets busy too. Before Christmas I was doing a project working day and night and not getting the daily doggie walks in on a timely schedule, so Libby (my dog) took matters into her own paws. Each day she would dig at the corner off my rug!!! now this is just something old and with recycled worms but either way I'll have to fix it.
Normally, she does not bother with my rugs around the house other than to lay on them, but this one took a beating in the photo above.
This is the little angel herself after her trip to the groomer today, I had her hair nicely up in a clip and she quickly pulled that out.
Below is the wool I used to start my next project, 4 recycled colors for the wording and now I'm starting the flowers.
Happy New Year everyone, as I watch the weather channel I can see this will be a stay in type of night.
Monday, December 28, 2009
I just love Christmas with all the food and visiting, I have not been on-line or even reading Blogs on purpose, Why? because my job entails hours and hours of being attached to computers and the best mental therapy for me is not being in the virtual world for a few days.I was visiting today with my Grandpa , several Aunts, my Uncle and the new baby of the family. I was thinking "is this how the rich people live?" not a worry in the world, no alarm clock to wake up to, getting all prettied up and roaming around visiting and socializing.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Just finished some old fashion Cinnamon Oraments as special little Christmas Gifts from the kids, they are cooling and drying on the stove now. I brought out the ingredients for the kids one by one.... I said "OK start with the 1 Cup Cinnamon and then 1 Cup Apple Sauce and the third ingredient is THE GLUE" - 1/4 Cup" ..... so don't eat them or we'll be in the Hospital for the evening!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thought I'd share this rug hooked piece that my mother hooked I few years back, the second photo shows the mounting board uses to display Old World Santa. This Santa pattern was a design from a class that she took from Edie Cole who is a local rug hooking teacher.
Friday, December 11, 2009
I can not take any credit for this one, this is 100% Nancy's rug 'designed and hooked'. This Christmas Sampler with a variety of cute little Festive images including a Stocking by the Chimney, Candle Sticks, snow covered Mailbox, Church with stained glass window and a Christmas bell.
The photo does not show the sparkly white snow uses on top of the mailbox and along the church roof. The background as a very classy dark green but appears black in this photo. Have a Good Weekend everyone.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Christmas is coming, and coming too fast for my liking. I have only a few small things bought to-date maybe this weekend I'll get in the mood, it's all about work the more you can do the more they drop on you. As you can see from my blogging I have not had time to blog or hook all week myself.
But it's Friday and there is a Christmas party tonight and I did luck into a cute little party dress at the local second hand shop 'Frenchies'.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
One of my other projects this weekend was putting drywall on in the basement my future wool hiding place. We put a few more sheets on and I have hired help coming tomorrow to speed this process up.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I love company as much as the next person but tonight I'm enjoying the peace and quiet. My day started after the 2 small children and the large child went off to do their thing. I have been sick for several weeks if you've noticed the minimum number of blogs.
With the sun shining every so brightly it showed the dust and dirt of the house and myself being the only human creature of the house whom sees the dirt or is troubled by the sight of it I took to cleaning for several hours. I put the self cleaning oven on and opened the windows. I received as a gift an H2O Steam Mop last year for Christmas and what a rig as my whole house is hardwood floors. I wanted to sanitize my surroundings with all though germs that had been floating in the air.
After my sense of accomplishment it was onto ironing all my new wool colors and dying some others. Mom is doing a Christmas sock pattern class on Wednesday and she has a list of colors for me to have done. These are some of the basic colors I've dyed this week. I'll blog the crazier colors next.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Just as a mentioned Grace's name she arrived at the door, someone else's ears were burning this week too.
Grace picked up some green for the grass on the front lawn as seen in the photo, she has a few of the shuttles and some outlining started. She is going to use this red/black pattern she found at the Second Hand Store for some of the chinney bricks. Stay Tuned.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This is a pattern that Nancy helped design for our friend Grace, she is hoping to get this done for Christmas, this pattern is her son's home I will update you if she comes in to visit this week. I have to dye the Sky Blue for her I actually named it Gracie Sky Blue because that is the color she always picks for her skies. No sensing changing a good thing I guess.
I'm been sick so not alot of Blogging this week.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
This is an oldie from my attic, I hooked this one about 8 years ago or more I'm not sure if it was the first or second rug I hooked. One thing about seasonal rugs is putting them away and next year you open the Halloween decoration boxes and there is your rug to re-enjoy again.
The pattern comes from one of those childlike stickers that people put on their windows and it reminded me of my beautiful cat I owned at that time; Middie for Midnight.
I remember it being the first time I hooked with swatches my Mother cut all the wool for me putting in separate lunch bags. I can still hear her saying "don't mix up those bags!"
Middie is long gone but I still enjoy looking at this pattern and thinking about the time I shared with her.
P.S. I really can do traditional rug hooking see.......
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday night was my first night with the Highland Hookers this forum works for me because it forces me to hook and I already learn one new hooking technique. I was the only lady in the room hooking larger than a #5 and most people were hooking Christmas Socks.
This is my newest green for the week not sure the photo does it justice.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Just tonight I got home an hour after work and someone found my home number and phoned me begging to go to the shelter with them to get their puppy who had been picked up by the dog catcher. The shelter can not afford to be open everyday and their puppy that had just been spayed could be there for several days. So being one of the few people with a key (and a sucker) I felt guilty not to go out. After that I get home to 2.5 kids ( 2 kids and a man) trying to make dinner so I finished that job before someone got hurt. But now I'm enjoying my Laptop with wifi and a large screen TV in my favorite place on my bed.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Group photo of the girls, reminds me of a school classroom everyone working along deep in thought. We were all peeking at each others projects and there was some wool envy going around as Jen would say. I, myself spied a piece of bright yellow and brilliant green spot dyed directly across the table.
Jennifer brought along a variety of products to custom design our Bala Bag. After seeing one of Jen's purses without the flap I'm undecided now I really like the look of her's without the front flap.
Our own little Amherst hooker girl working away on her purse, thought I share a photo of Kim and return the favor. hehehe
She looks very serious and concentrating on her pattern.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
What an exciting day! I spent most of my day hooking and learning the craft of constructing a purse. When I first read the instructions I thought O My this is going to be a painful process but Jennifer Manuell , Fish Eye Rugs explained the instructions very well along with sharing her personal pitfalls she has found designing and hooking her last '20' purses. These will be important experiences as I progress onto the sewing and attaching of handles.
I also attend the Opening Reception tonight for the Fibre Art Festival, it took a little effort to go back out into that rainy cold air but it was all worth it; that glass of red wine warmed me up! and the chatter with some of the girls was worth the effort.
I finally decided on a purse background as you can see in the photo. These may not be the colors that most people would pick but I like them and I guess that is all that matters.
Thought I'd share a display from Amherst, this is Lisa Martin's work part of many local Fibre Art Festival Exhibits throughout the town this week.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This rug is coming along nicely if you remember the Royal Blue that I dyed a few months back for the young hockey girl's jersey.
The hooker/owner of this rug needs some help (from my mother not I) getting the little girls face just right. Anyone that has done facial expressions in Fibre Art knows that if you hook the facial structure wrong this pre-teen hockey girl could appear to be 70 years old just by the wrong tones, shading and bone structure.
I will update you as the rug progresses.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I picked out four colors of red for the outlines of the flowers. I'm not 100 percent sure about the background yet, I'm thinking some soft golden yellow hues.
Monday, October 5, 2009
O how I love a day at the Auction.
This cabinet is much smaller than the last one I had packed full of stuff, what's even better? in the photo below it's filled to the top with all my 1/4 Yard Wool Backgrounds, I still have the other shelving units with the swatches and the 1/2 yards and Yard.
But what a spacesaver this one is!!!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I laughed NOT! ...................
This roaster is for dying wool not for food. I knew ahead of time what they were thinking and just waiting for the comments. Hoping to create some new casserole colors this week if my real paying job is not too too busy. Last week was a right-off for anything personal.
I did finish all the flowers on my Skelefora Purse except the purse flap, I have several reds picked out to hook around the flowers trying to follow the design of the original pattern, it is my weakness to not be focused and detour from instructions.
I was at an Auction today and got a new piece of furniture for my 1/4 Wool Backgrounds , they fit very well in it. I'll show you that one tomorrow. Still cleaning and moving the wool around.