Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Oh no she didn’t!

This one here really takes the cake!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

It’s almost here!

Are you ready for Halloween?

We are here!






Lonnie says, “My new best friend really wears

me out!”

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New wool, new rug

I posted that at the last hook-in that I went

to in Booneville, MO that I caved and purchased

some new woolies for my stash.

Here they are…..


The blue/green plaid is going in the new rug that I’ve

started here…..


I love how it hooks up!

I’m hooking it along with this wool that I dyed with

some of my besties quite a long time ago……

I love dying “fun” wools like this and I like it even more

when I find places to use them!


I’m still trying to work through my stash of wool and

can’t wait until I feel like I have it at a more manageable

size….then I’ll feel free to play in the dye pots again!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pillow finish

It’s taken me a while to get pictures, but last weekend

I finished Cleopatra’s pillow.


My plan is to have it on one of the chairs in our

front room.

However, Buzzbee loves anything soft….he thinks

if it’s soft, it’s a toy and he needs to drag it around

the house and play with it.


I’ve had a few Halloween dolls that have bit the

dust at his hands….they are now in the trash Sad smile

So, for now, the pillow will sit up somewhere higher

that he does not have access to Smile

Here is the back of the pillow…..I was going to put a button

on it, but I don’t have much experience with making button

holes, so instead I used a few pieces of wool and attached

those with stitched buttons and then tied them together

like bows….I think it works!



On a different subject….if you want a healthy treat,

I highly recommend these Iced Gingerbread Clif Bars!



I haven’t tried the Spiced Pumpkin Pie yet, but

that sounds good too!

Kenny also picked up these Pop Tarts……


Hmmmm…..I’ll leave those for him, but they

sound good!

Are you a pumpkin pie or gingerbread freak when it

comes to fall foods?

My fave is hot apple cider (maybe spiked with a little

sumthin’ sumthin’) with warm gingerbread cake

topped with whipped cream….haven’t had any yet this

season, but will have to have some soon!


Last night, Buzzbee rolled in something really nasty smelling….

not sure exactly what it was, but it definitely earned him a bath!

Lonnie loves his new brother so much and thought he needed special

grooming after his bath.

I can honestly say, I’ve never had two dogs

who love each other like these two do!

Friday, October 26, 2012


Ahhhhh, rolls and rolls of linen…….

Wouldn’t this be a dream?!

Little rugs

Big rugs

Long rugs

Round rugs

Rugs hooked from




The Heart

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Home body

Do you ever have those days when you just feel like being

a home body?

I’m having one of those “moments” tonight.

I’m supposed to be getting ready to go to my power yoga class,

(and yes, I can do this pose!)

but I’m just not feeling it.

It’s warm and balmy out, yet I just feel like snuggling into my

home this evening.

We had a big storm move through last night with bright

lightening and really loud, window shaking thunder….

I think being up for about an hour with Lonnie

(storm fraidy cat) in the middle of the night made me

a little bit tired as well.  Thankfully, Buzzbee is not scared

of storms and slept like a stone!  Perhaps Lonnie will learn

a thing or two from him about being more calm when

it storms….we’ll see.

It actually stormed for several hours, so I really shouldn’t

complain about his one hour of nervousness….he is so

much better than he used to be…..looky HERE.


Speaking of looking……I took a few pictures from the

Baa Baa Booneville hook-in that I went to this weekend

with blogless Sandy.

I didn’t get many pictures, but here are two of my favorite things

that I saw……

This marvelous crazy quilt pillow by The Wooly Loft


I tried to take pictures from a few different angles,

so you could see all the different techniques used on it.

So inspiring!


Loads of wool boas (for lack of a better term)!

I bought a green one last year and used part of it

in my “Cleopatra’s Car Ride” pillow….


Look at this whopper! I was sending pictures to

a friend who wanted one, but this one was huge and

heavy…..$356…..however, theatrical and gorgeous!


They also had smaller pieces as well….


The feather boas are from Ozark Handspun

and they have gorgeous yarns as well!

I bought the pattern for the stuffed turkey below

last year, but haven’t hooked it yet…..I know, I know…

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!


The turkey pattern comes from Prairie Road Designs

and she has even more cute stuffed patterns…..her

dog and reindeer are adorable as well!

There were so many wonderful vendors and their displays

were awesome! I swear, I haven’t purchased any wool

in about 3 years…..yes, 3 years….can you believe that?!

Well, Judy, at Rustic Rugs had a few pieces that made me

cave…..one I’m using in a new rug I’m working on and the others

were purchased just to make me smile!

(pictures later on, if I can remember…..yes, they have

pink in them!)

If I were a “stitcher” I would have definitely bought a few patterns

from Primitive Stitches….so darn pretty they make me

want to stitch, but then I know my limits….maybe one day!

I mean, look at this…..


….and this…..

Really amazing!

Okay, I’m going to go tuck in and get snuggled in

my spot for the night and perhaps work on my new rug.


This little gal, Clementine, has been featured

on my side bar for months and months looking

for her forever home.  I check on these dogs most

mornings before I go to work.

Coonhounds can make the most wonderful pets!

I was thrilled today to click on her picture and see

that she has finally found a forever home!

Congratulations Clementine!


The new dog I added to my sidebar this morning is

Daisey…..she is one of the dogs that I was drawn to in

our search for a companion for Lonnie…..if she would

have been closer, I have a feeling she would have

been living with us….such a sweet face and such a sad


This is Daisey….

You can read more about her by clicking on

her picture on my sidebar.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I want to be like Lonnie!

Little Buzzbee idolizes Lonnie and follows him around

and tries to do the things that he does.

Here he is watching Lonnie jump up on the wood pile

to chase squirrels…..

So what do you do when you have short little

legs and get up somewhere high?

They really are quite the pair!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Finally finished


This is a small 9 x 13 mat that I started some time ago.

I wanted to use up bits and pieces from my worm basket


so I thought I would make a few pieces that could

be used to give as small gifts…..I thought this size


would be perfect to use as a hot pad to sit a casserole

dish on.


I used the covered cording technique to do the finish.

Someone had asked me how I then finish the back…..

Well here it is….I just fold the excess wool down and

stitch it to the mat….pretty easy really.


I’ve also finished Cleopatra’s rug into a pillow….

by the time I went outside and piddled around taking

pictures of this small mat, (and more pictures

of the “boys”….which you will see soon)

it was too dark to

get pictures of the pillow…..

I’ll try to get it on here soon!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Believe it or not

I know you’re not going to believe it,

but I actually got a few things finished this


I had a small mat that I had made a while back

that needed to be bound…..FINISHED!

Cleopatra’s rug made into a pillow….


In a time crunch this morning, but will try

to get pictures and share them with you

tonight or tomorrow.

In the meantime, the dogs have been getting along


I decided to share a few hound-y pics from around the web

that give me the warm fuzzies!

So in love with my dogs right now!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Autumn Reflections

I adore autumn….

it’s that time of the year for reflection….

thinking about what is working in your life….

and what isn’t…..

time to think about culling out those things that aren’t


and replace them with things that might work….

You don’t know if you don’t try…..

If things around you don’t change..

Change the things you're around

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I know, I’m just like that new parent

who shoves pictures of their kids in your

face, while you’re trying to have a conversation!

Instead, I’m shoving videos of my kids

in front of your face.

Sorry, I can’t help it, they are just so cute

together and they are bringing us so much joy!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall has arrived

Yes, after last night’s cold snap, it feels as if

fall has finally arrived.

Kenny has the house bedecked with pumpkins and gourds

of all shapes and sizes!




He’s also brought a touch of fall inside the house as well…

with our favorite thing to decorate with…..

hedge apples!



Due to the sudden change in weather, Kenny has been

moving a few of his tropicals and succulents into the house.

This one is just glorious! (and yes, I have a thing

for chartreus-y green!)



Happy to report that Lonnie and Buzzbee

are still getting along great! Last night they were

absolutely tuckered out and slept like logs.

They zipped through the house most of the day yesterday

like it was their own private racetrack!