Friday, November 17, 2017

Cat Break

two cats here saying no more cats...

this could be my forever excuse...

love this...and George Carlin...

I have a headache from trying 
to get things listed in my etsy shop
taking a cat break


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Dye Pots Are Out

I found the above photo on Pinterest
then followed the link to the blog
very good reading...

My dye pots are full
at the moment there are three pots of green
simmering away
it's a work day so only those today

I'm getting ready to open my etsy store again
FB buyers made me dizzy over the weekend
think it will be easier to just sell out right 

we'll see

I'm very happy with all the sales I made this year
a good dent has been made in the sewing room,
the wool room and a debt or two

I'll let you know when the shop is open
I'm going to do wool ...over dyed for now,
cotton much awesome Moda and such from the past
finished hooked rugs and other decor
whatever I can live without

it's a dreary day in Ohio
good for dyeing
not so bad for going to work

Saturday, November 11, 2017

No Hooking Just Cats

there is a rug on the frame
I just can't seem to start hooking ...

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Back to the Frame

some images from Pinterest
to help me find the colors for my first Christmas rug 2017

not too hard to tell where it's headed...
I'll be making a few St Nick rugs for fund raisers...

a woman can't hook cats ALL the time
well, maybe some women
but not me
at least not now...

happy Sunday!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Decisions in the Sewing Room

saw this image on Pinterest
I have the pattern
have had the pattern for ever it seems
will I ever use the pattern
probably not

it's going into the "maybe sell" pile

for now I've been finishing hooked rugs
all those mats hooked
over the past few months
I like the finishing work
except signing them
I do it in stitches with pearle cotton

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wool in the Mail

even though it's only a yard
it's still the best day ever when wool arrives!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Last Night


I love my job  
even when I'm alone in the ER
on a very busy night

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rug Finishing

yesterday I started working on finishing
my small mats and rugs
ended up napping most of the day
today I got my unfinished rugs out
to see what colors of yarn I need to bind them with

I love the whipping of rugs
stitching the strips of wool on the back
signing my name in thread

good thing
because there are over a dozen 
in my stack

I have been so busy decluttering my sewing room
by selling this and that
it's been a real success for me
money for student loan
finding happy homes for patterns and wool
leaving only my favorites

Happy Sunday night!
I've seen the latest episode of Outlander already today
of course I'll need to watch it a few more times...


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Displaying Quilts

as always 
has provided me with some inspiring photos of quilt displays...
 I have a lot of quilts
many stitched by Mom
others from my sister
a few on my own
plenty more tops that need quilting

 I have a quilt ladder
would love to display them unfolded
this might be a job 
for favorite brother in law...

 am going to start adding these triangles
to my small quilts as I finish them 

How do you display your quilts?
Lori Rippey need not reply...
your displays are an inspiration to us all!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Future Me

another shot of future me

sewing room and house almost back in order

hooking will resume shortly...


My heart is full of prayers
for all my friends and their families dealing with 
health issues right now