Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Join Me?

image and challenge found on Facebook

so many things I'd like to do
there's just no spare time in my life right now

but this I can do

challenging all my friends to join in
there may even be a little giveaway 
the day after Easter

comment in this post that you're joining me
at the end of Lent
share a photo of your 40 items

Saturday, February 6, 2016

And Then There Was Progress

just love how it's turning out
so glad Mom requested a light background...
one more row around the outside to complete the hooking

I've been watching
Rosemary and Thyme 
on Netflix while hooking this one
now I want to do more flowers!

it feels good to be hooking again
but not quite perfect yet
still haven't found the right combination
of chair and light

thanks for all your encouragement
at this point I have no desire to create new designs
for now my stash of patterns will do

A Happier Hooker

*before Calvin and Hobbes my Dad and I
shared a love of The Far Side
today's is a Valentine's Day favorite

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Black Day

it started with Melrose taking over wool mountain
Olivia was there first
then the big guy just pushes her out of the way
he does look awfully rough
it's dry in the house
so the static that shocks him during brushing
ends the grooming quickly
then the day got very black...
stayed with Mom for bingo
afterwards she was extremely upset at me
for not taking her home
she was crying when I left
told me to get out of her sight
fortunately Ann and Rose were there
to talk to her
I know it doesn't last long
but it can't but rip at my heart
when she's so angry...


Monday, February 1, 2016

On the Frame

at long last
hooking that feels right...

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wool on Sunday

image from Pinterest
I could really use one of these...
because today I started hooking again!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Color on the Horizon

image found on Pinterest

for some reason
I never even considered not finishing
the small quilt from yesterday's post

today I started to un-assemble it
Mom was quite pleased
after works it's going back in a box
thinking of adding blue
changing the layout
it can stew a while

I can start quilting on a little piece
like the one pictured

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Extra Blah

 nearly done
stitching the top together

the color is better in person
but it's still quite boring
too ho-hum to even call neutral

Mom suggested some changes
just going to finish the top and move on

next ...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Nothing New

I shared this on Facebook
posting here in case you missed it...
Mom was able to get her new quilt
on the bed last Wednesday
hand pieced by me,
machine quilted and hand bound by
Brenis Thompson
I promise to get a better pic of the quilt
our Pastor Kristen stopped by after lunch
and was the first to see it on the bed
here Mom was explaining about making quilts
and how much she loves her hooked rugs
image from Pinterest
so when I say nothing new
I mean I'm not working on anything new
more tackling of the old...
as in large stack of small quilts
"in progress" needing tackled
right now I'm working on my 1800 Vintage
like the one shown above
mine is in all medium golden brown and tan
looks very blah to me now
but I'm in a finishing mood...
patches being pieced into tops
tops being pressed and basted for quilting
making the bias bindings
it feels good to get the next step
done on different projects
nothing new with me and mom
some good days
some not so good days
I hurt my back a few weeks ago
rearranging furniture
had to take some time off work
sitting was painful, standing painful
pacing around was ok
doing much better now
the furniture is still clustered where I left it
waiting for someone else to move it!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Scissor Fobs

all images from Pinterest
If I were to pick up another craft
it would be making fobs
love the small bits of color
or sparkle
this one would be perfect
for my friend Debbie
I am not going to take up anything new
but if ever the mind changes...
Nuclear Medicine Stress Test:
 results are normal
my heart is good
so exercise it is
now to buy some clothes to wear
scrubs won't work
my wardrobe is beyond useless
even mom nags me about buying some clothes
besides scrubs
promised I would for my birthday
first I'd like to drop at least one size!

Monday, January 11, 2016

On the Frame

this gorgeous pattern is from
Woolen Memories
one of three recently purchased
(she's having a sale this month)
thinking about the colors I'll use
it's for Mom's wall
using a light background
was hoping to hook today
but I am beat
this morning was my cardiac stress test
since I wasn't hustled off to a cath lab
I'm guessing it could be worse
I can talk to one of the radiologists about the results
when I get to work tomorrow
maybe after a nice long nap
I can at least start the flowers...