Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
when you saw Michael Jackson performing "Billie Jean" at the Motown 25. I remember where I was, it was on my birthday and I was a freshman in high school. Me and my brother were in front of the tv in our house on McClernon Street.
The moon walk, the crotch grabbing, the glove....it was beginning of the Michael Jackson that so many of us remember.
on MTV....in the summer time you couldn't get me and my brother out of the house...we were always camped around the MTV trying to catch it when it came on.....for those of you who are younger...there was no Tivo back then.
Oh my gosh...we were quite a ways away, but you could feel the energy in the stadium, the excitement....and when he came on stage...it was deafening. I don't think any of us sat down during the entire concert.
As a teenager of the 80's, I'm sad today.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Yesterday, Sheri and I took to the road and went antiquing in Mt. Vernon at Relics Antiques where my husband, Kenny, has a booth.
From there we headed on to Joplin, where we visited Connies Antiques, Southside Antique Mall, and the Antique Gallery……then on to “The Crazy Junk Man”.
I videoed the trip and Sheri has it in pictures on her blog, Shabby Sheep.
There is so much footage that I had to break it into 2 parts…..I have to say I’m having a blast with the little Flip Video Camera!
Once again, I think if you click on the hooking pictures they should mega-enlarge for you.
Go forth and be creative,
Monday, June 22, 2009
This is one of the flowers that I want to represent in the garden rug I'm working on.....
Here is a piece of wool that came about with another round of the knitting needle dyeing....this was actually the first knitting needle experimental piece of wool. WOWZERS!
Now these are just more pictures of the garden.....so many colors to choose from!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I just found this....if you need to get a smile on your face fast, click here....you've got to have sound!
The flower will consist of different values of yellow and I think I've decided to make it a bit 3-dimensional by tying larger and smaller wool strips into knots and then sewing them onto the backing....I've never done this before, so I'm sure it will be more labor intensive than I think it will be, but hopefully will be worth the extra effort. Plus it's fun to stretch creatively and try new things.
I'm happy with how the water turned out going from darker at the bottom and then getting lighter towards the top. Kenny told me that the bubbles represented our backyard pool and my hooking is my interpretation of the water.
I'm also loving how the flowers come "off" of the canvas and I tried to work bits of purple into the water to make it look like the flower is reflecting in the water.
I'm hoping if you click on the pictures you can see them larger.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
9 days in a row with no work. Today, I think I'll be throwing on my favorite
t-shirt and shorts and rug hooking and working over the rug room.
This shirt cracks me up. Kenny got it for me for Christmas one year. It makes me laugh! I only wear it at home.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Today my plan was to get up, install the new computer for my husband while he was at work today and then rug hook.
Oh contraire.....I couldn't get the speakers to work and spent probably 2-3 hours on-line with tech support trying to get them to work. The last person I chatted with (a woman) was able to get me up and running.
Now, I'm just trying to figure out how to get the itunes up and running again.
Oh well, maybe Saturday will be better.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I now have the den painted. The walls are Apple Polish from Behr paint. I will take pictures tomorrow of how the ceiling technique turned out. It's very subtle, but worth the effort.
I took the video at 4:30 am the other day when I couldn't sleep...that's why the video ends at the coffee pot :)
This is entering our den from the kitchen. We have an antique canoe that has been made into a shelf that we picked up several years ago and hauled from Kansas City to Springfield in my old Subaru Forester....it went from the front seat all the way out the back...that was quite a trip I must say.
A few more notes, we still have the flooring to replace and the fireplace to repaint...Kenny painted the inside of the fireplace black with heat resistant paint....then he had to turn off the a/c and turn on the attic fan to get rid of the fumes...it was horrible.
The pack basket on the floor by the fireplace is great for storing magazines.
If you see anything you are curious about, just ask, and if you have any ideas for the fireplace, I'd love to hear your suggestions.
We still need to hang artwork on the red walls....we're waiting until the fireplace and flooring are finished, because we might change the furniture arrangement around.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I think I got fairly close to the velvety/silver color of the mullen leaves.
In the mean time....don't they say it's good luck when a bird craps on you :)
Not everything is glamourous in my little corner of the world....even though I'd like for you to think it is :)
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This is OLIVE DRAB....
Here is the result....a little more blue than I anticipated, but not bad.Since I'm no quitter I tried making up two more formulas that I cooked in pots rather than pans that resulted in these wools. I was most satisfied with the wool on the bottom....not too blue, but still shadowy. I'll share those recipes with you as time allows.
Stay tuned tomorrow when I'll share some of my hooking.
Go forth and be creative,
These have been drawn by my husband, Kenny. It's so nice to have a man who is involved with what you love to do.
For those of you who have visited my blog for a while know....Kenny is as obsessed with gardening as I am with rug hooking.
We're collaborating on this project.....he is the artist and I'm the hooker.
I'll keep you up to date as this project progresses....sharing how I make color choices and I also intend to share recipes that I come up with along the way.
I hope you'll join me on this journey.
Here is what I'm working on today. The rug has a representation of the mullen plant....it's actually a weed, but a weed that Kenny is in love with....it has really soft leaves and beautiful yellow flowers when it blooms....today I'm going to be working on coming up with some colors to use in the mullen leaves.
I've picked a leaf off of the mullen and then went through my swatch books to pull a few colors that I think might work.....I've pulled Pro Chem "olive drab" and "grasshopper" to work with, but may add other wools that I already have to the mix.
Go forth and be creative,