Monday, February 3, 2020

Stitches and Loops



finished up the pin keeps
on to the small quilt in the background
no new quilts until
all the UFOs are at least at the flimsy stage


image from Pinterest
I have no self-imposed rules about starting new rugs
in 2020

this one really caught my attention
has inspired me to create my own version
don't hold your breath
I'm hopping from project to project right now

Happy February 3rd

Friday, January 31, 2020

Auction Donations


my donations for the
Forgotten Felines HSV
Facebook auction 
starting February 1st


Sunday, January 26, 2020

From the UFO Stash


came across a container with some
cross stitch pieces needing finishing
can't remember the year or two these were done
at least 10 years ago


will stuff with the last of my wool batting scraps
also a few strawberries needing stuffed too

getting ready to make a bundle of cat
pieces for another Forgotten Felines of HSV auction

Happy Sunday

Friday, January 24, 2020

Two Colors


this one far out of my comfort zone
using just blue and cream
the blue is four different woolens

there is now a two row cream border
I have decided to keep this one
making it into a pillow

it will probably be my only 2 color rug

Still working on many different UFOs
I'll share as I complete them

also working on a bundle of handmade items
for another (small)
Forgotten Feline auction next month

Wishing you a fine day my friends

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Down the Rabbit Hole


it's as if I forgot all about this blog...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A Not Forgotten Feline


A Not Forgotten Feline
rug designed and hooked
for the auction beginning Nov 9 on Facebook
check out
Forgotten Felines HSV Auction Page

I found out about them while
following
The Love and Hisses blog




close up of my signature in stitches
rug is approx 14 x 24
hand dyed and as-is wool strips on linen
edges whipped with wool thread
finished with strips of wool




this is closest to the true color
he is one lucky cat...

he was rescued and now lives a life of
love and devotion
with plenty of treats


the pattern is available from me
on primitive linen

Please share the auction info with your friends
you never know who might need
a new kitty!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Antique Reproduction Hook-a-Long


I found an antique rug photo on Pinterest
turned it into a gray scale image


simplified version for hooking

I started this Saturday on Facebook
you are most welcome to hook along with me

I drew my rug with cats in the lower corners


another antique rug from Pinterest
might be some inspiration for the background

I've started my hooking using pre cut strips from the baskets
will also be cutting as I go for desired colors


Day 1


Day 3

the blue flower pot
was inspired by my salt glaze pottery collection
subject to change as hooking progresses


Olivia the other day
complaining that Melrose was looking at her


trying to look innocent


Picked up my laptop from the shop today...
even with a smart phone and a Kindle I sort of felt lost...


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Again and Again



well my old friend depression
has settled in for a long visit

no advice needed
there is nothing I haven't tried
it will pass
again

on days when I can keep busy
instead of sleeping
the house is getting a deep clean

am glad I can function to workagai