Friday, January 29, 2010

It's the Little Things in Life

It's the little things in life that excite me - my new wool color Autumn Leaves (my non-hooker friends don't understand), the fact that my servers are finally 'getting along this week after two painful evenings at work' and the updates to my future wool hiding place in the basement

It is a dark, cold and stormy night in Canada but a glass of red wine and my red flannel PJ's just makes the evenings. I have wool soaking and ready to try a new cassrole dyed color in the morning wish me luck.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ran out of Space

I've been running out of space to display wool, at some point you just start putting it where ever it will fit. Fortunately I was at the an auction this weekend and bought a small drying rack for $5.00 well as you know from auctions sometime they group items together, this picture is what I receive with my drying rack. It's hard to imagine now as it was covered in mack-tack with a nasty fake wood print and the chrome was rusty along the bottom. I scrubbed and used some sos pads and voila..... Today I started to put some of my speciality dyed wools on this stand. That is after I dyed a new Autumn Leaves color.

I think it now looks like something out of an IKEA catalogue!! Tks Grampa for bringing it home for me in your van.

And the best news of the weekend was that I found a different drywall guy, he is starting Tuesday as the other 'guy' never answers his phone and the weeks are going by, as I wait and wait.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Out of the Jungle

Just dyed a new color today, I Love it!! It reminds me of Jungle leaves what do you guys think?

This is my newest blue I dyed today also. I don't have a name for it yet either.

The Highland Hookers is one of the RHD groups this is a pic from last Tuesday night's Hook-In remember girls there is a new location this week!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Live Life, Love Hooking

Off to the shopping malls today with a Christmas gift card in hand, I'm now the proud owner of more bras and panties than one person needs. I have a new pair of pants that are long enough and a polar fleece sweater ( as the temp. drops down here by the day) and last but not least a "new dining room light fixture" I can see my wool that is still all piled up in the dining room as the basement studio is not hold for the drywall guy, everyone knows the story of 'the guy' as they hold you for ransom.

The words on the rug will stand out with the lighter colored background, I have know idea where the inspiration for this rug came from originally I was doing a earth tone primitive but this bright recycled blue for the flowers changed my mind. The colors I've been drawn to are softer than first plan so this will be a wall hanging for my bedroom. Size is approx. 38 X 18.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Live Life , LOVE..........

Update on my rug today, can you guess the last word? I have all the flowers completed also and started around the edging.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Live Life,,,,,,,,,,,

Update on my rug hooking - two more words " Live Life" , sneak peak of the Flowers on the left side, color planning the background this week also.

I was too lazy to dye wool last night and had to work a little bit.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cranberry and Mediterranean Sea Greens

Looking through my wools this morning trying to find which colors need to be re-produced, realized that I do not have one piece of Cranberry in the stash. While I was in the mood I dyed some Mediterranean Sea Greens.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Bringing in 2010

We ordered a new Wool Cutter in for someone's Xmas Gift, sorry it didn't make it through Customs in time :-( Miss. Claus I believe was going to deliver it yesterday. Rigby "D" with a 4 and 5 cut together. Hope you enjoy Mrs. C, great exchange on the dollar right now.

I'm working right along on my next rug, "Live" first word on the rug. Really without a pattern per say, started with a rough doodle on a notepad, just sketching and drawing as I go. This is an 8 cut on primitive Burlap.

2010 is finally here, and the Apple Cider is all gone, thought that would be a healthy alternative to wine, low cal and a yummy hot drink. God I miss my Apple Cider evenings can't find anymore in the stores.