Tuesday, February 24, 2009


it is only February 24Th.......
I thought I heard free money!
This is the felted bad I just finished. Or should I say just felted. I still have to add the lining.
It is really big and should work great for a project bag.
Why am I making project bags when I don't really have projects?
Who knows.
I have been working on some rugs I need to get mounted to frames for friends. How long have I had them......don't think I can count that far. I stretched wool and got it stapled on one frame today ..........3 more to go. Also have to sew up a pillow. Will post pictures when I get them done.
Soon I hope.
I'm going back to knitting.
Have a great evening!

Thursday, February 19, 2009



This is the wonderful chest Neil made me for Valentine's day! I Just happen to find a picture of some antique drawers and mentioned it would be great to store all my needles and stuff. This way it can be downstairs with me where I knit but not OUT so all can see.
Neil then preceded to draw up this pattern and go make it! WOW I just love it. Really nothing like the picture.........OK the one in the picture had 3 drawers but that was about all he copied!
Now I need to get my stuff organized and into the drawers. That will be another day!
We did get a little snow last night and it is really cold out. At least it is really sunny so that is a good thing!
It is to be a cold weekend just perfect for staying in and getting something done.......will it be knitting or hooking. You never know!
I did just rip the old dust ruffle off the bed and getting ready to make a new one. I have the perfect linen/something fabric so just need to measure and get busy. Just might have enought to make curtains or a valance for the spare bedroom.
I'm off to do some sewing!
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I hope you all have a great day however you plan to spend it.
With love ones or alone
I hope you are all being creative in one way or the other.
Thursday evening the girls came over to hook. Well one hooked, one was knitting and two of us were doing nothing! I had planned to finish the border on a small rug I was working on but...........Then last night I started another pair of socks. Not much time this weekend to knit or hook since there is LOTS of racing on TV. I know where I will be!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


It is raining cats and dogs here today. They are saying high winds up to 40-50mph later this afternoon. Many places around are already under flash flood warnings. With all the snow we had the last couple weeks there is lots of water around. But it is about 55 out so that is a far cry from normal February temps.

Here is Little Bit taking a nap on the nice clean quilt I just put in the bed. This is the spare room and the cats do think it is there room! The quilt is a bit bright for my taste but Neil's Grandmother made it and it really has never been used. Why am I not using it I thought as like everything it will age with use. The colors will be coming duller with washings and cat hair!

This is how I feel about my hooking. I don't use this bright of colors but I don't want them too dull either. The early rugs were not usually made with dull drab colors. They used what they had and since they were wanting to make a little something to bring warmth and color into their homes they were brighter. When we find the antiques today they are usually quite fade. A peek between the loops or on the back can ofter reveal the colors of yesterday.

Hooked face cats I made several years ago are waving so long for now!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


This is a hooked face doll I did many years ago. She is wearing a dress that was made for one of my childhood dolls. The slip she has on was one of mine. Red velvet shoes that tie complete her look. She looks a bit strange hanging on the wall with those wings. I'm thinking of releasing her to sit in a chair. Just hope if she makes it too the chair she won't be discovered by Bee...........

I received the following in an email today. Having read it before I thought it would be good to post so that we can all think about dancing more often!

Life Is Too Short,

Break The Rules,

Forgive Quickly,Kiss Slowly,

Love Truly,Laugh Uncontrollably,

And Never Regret Anything That Made You Smile.

Life May Not Be The PartyWe Hoped For,

But While We're Here, We Should Dance...

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Finally it is February and that means only one thing.............No not hearts and flowers for Valentines but Daytona racing! I know I'm a bit strange ..........but what's new!
So much racing crammed in into the next 10 days or so!
Guess I need to find a simple project to work on during commercials! Since I just finished a rug would have to start something new. ............probably not...... Maybe I can find something simple to knit with not much counting............NOT SOCKS!

It is really warm out today and all our snow is melting. Now it is just a big ugly dirty mess outside. Dreary looking with no sunshine..........those grey days of Indiana winters.

Think I'll go take a look at what it will take to get the wool room back in order. Maybe it just might happen this afternoon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Yes, that groundhog does now his weather! We received about 4" of snow in two hours this morning. Now it is really windy so lots of blowing. But it is a good day. A bit ago a nice young man rang my bell and wanted to shovel my drive for $10.00. I said YES YES YES......and it did a wonderful job. Gave him a BIG tip and a Pepsi and I'm doing the happy dance! OK, I'm not really dancing......but smiling! Does that count for exercise!
Now for the really shocking news. I AM HOOKING! Last night got together with the hooking girls and of course I took my hooking along. Now I haven't touched in about 4 months. Same old mat I started last fall. But last night I did hook a bit then this morning I HOOKED! I'm excited as there is only a couple hours of hooking left on it and I want it done TONIGHT! Now that is also giving me some time to knit a bit today!
Last few days my head has be swimming with rugs I want to hook or design so guess I had better jump on that brain serge and get busy. It doesn't happen often! Hopefully finishing this rug with jump start me to get the studio organized and some new wool dyed. And since I never have more than one rug being hooked at a time I was just not wanting to do this rug so just did nothing.
With knitting I'm finding starting projects and not finishing one before the next is easy...........Wonder why that is. I'm thinking (thinking is a novel idea for me....... don't do it often) with knitting you pretty much know what the finished item will look like........I mean you have your yarn and a pattern and that is about it on the creativity. But with hooking there is LOTS more ......... all the dyed wool and textures ..........as I uses many colors and textures to get one leave or whatever................. as I design the rug just grows into much more ............Not sure it this makes sense but just know that being a hooker is so easy and not work and knitting is fun but WOW it sure uses up those brain cells with all the counting and THINKING. Didn't I already say I don't think often!
This is way too deep for this snowy day. Bee is here bugging me for something..........could be attention............I'm sure she missed sitting on my lap this morning as she doesn't fit there under the frame and she has been use to siting on my lap while I knit.............guess she votes for knitting!
With all the hooking, blogging maybe I just need a nap!