Sunday, March 30, 2014



Winter has been harsh this year, but it’s looking like she


is finally going to let us enjoy warmer weather.


We are expecting temperatures in the 70’s for most of


this week.


Hellebores are in full bloom….one of my favorite woodland


flowers. Love the creamy whites and the moody purples.






Daffodils are in varying modes of buds and blooms.


Kenny has been hard at work raking away the winter


so that spring may have an easier time emerging.


Trilliums are always an unexpected delight



We are enjoying the extra hours of daylight.






Hurray for spring!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cute spring rug for sale

I’ve just put a cute spring rug for sale on

eBay…thinning out my collection.

Please click on the picture if you are interested.


Modern Moose


As you can see, the “cheater” wool strips that I blogged about

here just weren’t doing it for me.


I ended up sewing extra linen to the pattern.  It’s just

so much easier to hook on now.


Picking out the colors for the hit and miss, however, is not

as easy as it looks….I’ve decided to go with a plan….yes,

a plan….bright, dull, dark, light….it’s infuriating, but I must

carry on.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Home for Tamara

I saw this little girl on Petfinder a few days ago and put

her on my blog sidebar, in hopes that she would find a home.

Dreams do come true! She has been adopted.

She looks like a short spaniel….so precious!

Please check out my sidebar to see the newest dog I’m

featuring that is looking for a home.

Monday, March 24, 2014

What now?

This is what happens when you start a project

years back, and then finish it, well, kind of…



The penny rug is all stitched….and then stitched to a

background fabric….


I must have been thinking of making it into a pillow…

What would you do with it?

Might make a good bolster pillow….hmmmm….

It’s finally SPRING, so I’d best get on it, and figure

something out!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Curling up


Lonnie curled up and soaking up the afternoon sun.

If you notice in the top picture, the chair by the window and

plants is draped in a green throw…..that’s because it’s a brown

and white hounds tooth chair and the dogs like to sit there and

look out the window.

This is what happens when you live with dogs.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Here a fish, there a fish


Everywhere a fish fish





All bound and ready to be given to my cousin, Marcus.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Cleaning


….or should I say…decluttering….

I’m finding that it’s been hard to sit and work on my projects

because I feel like there is so much “stuff” weighing me down.

Yes folks, it’s time to purge.

I know, I know, I’ve talked about de-cluttering for YEARS….

YEARS on here!

How do we accumulate so much STUFF?!

I’ve been WAY better over the years of not buying small

little knick-knacky type things….we have a new name

for that at our house, “butter”.

Why keep buying butter? Just save up and buy a nice big

piece of steak….something substantial.

Some days I feel like that about rugs as well…..why keep doing little

projects that you don’t really have a place for….wouldn’t

it be something to make a big, substantial rug?!

Right now I’m working on a set of pillows….something I can use

around the house, but perhaps I’ll let this idea of a huge

rug marinate in my mind…..

Sunday, March 16, 2014

It’s a Sock!!


It’s only one sock….not yet a pair, but it’s a start!

….and it fits!

I’ve made mistakes along the way, but it’s all part of the

learning process.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Another rug for sale

I’m still in the process of selling off a few more of my hooked rugs

on eBay. This one starts at a really low price.

I made a total of 6 of these and they used to sit in my dining

room chairs….I’ve since changed my d├ęcor and they no longer

belong.  Hoping this one will find a good home.

Click on the picture to go to the auction.

I have a few larger rugs that I’m thinking of parting with….

having a hard time deciding…..


still mulling it over.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bits of Beautiful

“I didn’t have much to say to anybody but kept to

myself and my books. With my eyes closed,

I would touch a familiar book and draw it’s

fragrance deep inside me. This was enough

to make me happy.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Simple Sunday

Enjoying waking to the sounds of birds chirping…I’ve missed that!

Thinking of creative possibilities….

Enjoying my morning coffee….