Saturday, January 29, 2011

It's done!

Here it is, my newest completed rug.  It is titled Watching over Us.  I will be adding it to the website today or tomorrow.  I must say I am very glad to have this one completed.  A lot of changes were made during the hooking, more than in any other rug I have designed.  I changed the poor chicken three times. Have any of you ever designed a rug?  I find it very time consuming.  I like what I design then I don't like it.  Even when it is finished I am still wondering what I could have done differently.  For me the face was the hardest part.  Overall, I am very pleased with it and have already started my next project - the prim rabbit mat.  I should have some pics soon.

Today is dreary and snowy and for me a comfort day.  I'm going to hook and maybe make something special for dinner...maybe homemade pizza.  Stay warm everyone and have a great weekend.


Sunday, January 23, 2011


WooHoo!  We're going to the Super Bowl.  What a great game.  We love our Steelers, and we wish them the best of luck in Dallas.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Visiting in Ohio

Good morning everyone.  I'm spending a few days with my sister (Patty) here in Ohio.  Her hubby is out of town working so I drove over yesterday to spend a few days with her.  I think we are going to be baking bread, hooking, eating, hooking,etc.  You get the picture right?

After I read Blackbird Designs a while back, I was telling Patty about the bread that Alma made.  She loves to cook and bake and of course she bought the book referenced in Blackbird Designs' blog and tried her hand at baking bread.  She said it was great, and I can't wait to taste some of her freshly baked bread.

Are you like me?  I think these January days are the longest and most dreary of the year.  We have had a lot of ice here in our area with a lot of out-of-control cars slipping and sliding all over the roads.  At least the days are slowly getting longer and that helps...just a bit.  Anyone doing something special to get through the dreary days of January?  I'm working on the bunny pattern, and I still have to bind the angel rug.  I have been looking over my new wool swatches from Heavens to Betsy and trying to decide what I can't live without.  They are so beautiful.  I love that she also puts wool pictures on her website.  It makes it so much easier when seeing a larger view of each wool. 

What about spring or Easter hooking?  Anyone working on anything special for Easter.  Please share if you are :)

Well, gotta go.  I think we are about to start our biga...our bread starter....Mmm!  I can smell it now!!!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope your Christmas was great and that you got all those handmade gifts finished, all the cookies baked and all the gifts wrapped. Well, I got the cookies baked and the gifts wrapped, but those handmade gifts that I planned on making--Nope, not a one.  I'll be sure and get them done next year :)  RIGHT!!  Here is a picture of my seven wonderful grandchildren that was taken on Christmas Eve.   What a blessing they are. I will have a picture of the rug I just finished in a few days.  I want to get it steamed first.  Here is a drawing of my next project.  It is a rough drawing and still needs work done like decorating the eggs which will be shaped a little different.  Updates will be coming.  Take care and have a good evening,