Sunday, March 30, 2014

Emergence

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

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is finally going to let us enjoy warmer weather.

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

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this week.

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

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flowers. Love the creamy whites and the moody purples.

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Daffodils are in varying modes of buds and blooms.

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Kenny has been hard at work raking away the winter

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so that spring may have an easier time emerging.

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Trilliums are always an unexpected delight

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We are enjoying the extra hours of daylight.

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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.

Thanks!

Modern Moose

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

here just weren’t doing it for me.

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

so much easier to hook on now.

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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…

 

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

background fabric….

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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

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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.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Here a fish, there a fish

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Everywhere a fish fish

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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!!

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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.

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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…..

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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….

blogging….