I've been thinking today about a very special New Years Eve back in the 80's. I was dressed in a beautiful winter white sweater that buttoned down the front with pearl buttons,winter white pants and shoes that matched. I was gettin' down with my bad self shakin' my booty at Uncle Vic's Nite Club. And I went downstairs to the Mardi Gras bar for a special hello. Ah what a difference today!!!! Except for just gettin' up a little bit ago from nap time,I've been hookin' all day and I'll be gettin' back to it as soon as I finish here till bedtime. There were some other pictures that I wanted to put up,but I couldn't seem to stop hooking long enough to set things up and take them. The cats and heart rug is listed on ebay right now. BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL IN 2011!!!! Sherry,,,,OUT
I finished Belsnickle!! It's a Design by Maria Barton. Thanks again Maria!!! I decided to use some very old roving that I have to hook his beard. I really like how it looks. Is there anyone else out there who doesn't have a tree and not doing anything this night before??? Or that Christmas makes you feel sad??? I have enjoyed looking at blogs and picture trails of everybody's decorating and reading about people's plans to celebrate Christmas.Before my body went to pot,you could take a tour of my house inside and out of all the decorating I did LOL!!! I have to think that there must be other people out there that feel sad. Is there?? Since Christmas 1957 when I was 10,there's always been a sadness in my heart that I've never gotten over,but never let anyone else see,even on the other 364 days of the year.My mom had been sick and that Christmas night my mom became delirious. My sister (she's gone too)and I were crying in our bedroom and my mom kept saying over and over,save a nickle for my flowers.My dad (he's gone too)took her to the hospital and she was gone the next day.I don't remember at all what I did. Being a kid,did I play with new Christmas toys,I don't know. All I remember is that when they took me to that dark old funeral home and I saw her,I screamed and cried and wouldn't go back in that room for the 3 days of the showing.That's how they did it back in those days.We had a big snowstorm then too,but I remember the very long line of cars going to the church and then the cemetary.Lots of people knew my mom and dad and they were very social.Very often they'd get dressed up,my mom in a beautiful dress with a full swirling skirt,and they'd go dancing at the Polish Club or the American Legion. She was 39 years old and died from a brain tumor.My sister said that she kept telling the Dr. that she had it,but you know how well Dr.s listen to women.He told her to get a hobby.She insisted and kept telling him,also telling him that her mother died of a brain tumor,at 39.Well the autopsy showed that it was a brain tumor,very large and even back then they could have operated because unlike mine,which is the same type of tumor,hers was in a place where they could have removed it. So anyway there's not all the hoopla that there used to be.We just can't do it all anymore. John went to bed at 9,he's there most of the time now. AND I guess the powers that be at the TV stations don't seem to think anybody's watching TV!!! There's not diddly on,not even on FA LA LA LA LIFETIME that I haven't seen 50 times!!! Oh well,maybe some will envy me,cause I'll be hooking!!!!
I decided to put these ornie/ peg or cupboard hangers for sale on my blog.
I used praire cloth to stitch the little sampler on,then I walnut dyed them. The little pillows they're attached to with buttonhole stitching are made from soft flannel check homespun as are the hangers. The hangers are sewn on with antique buttons and there's a large rusty jingle bell sewn on the bottom. I stuffed the pillows very flat. They're approx. 3 3/4" X3 3/4".
I have 4 of these to sell for $14.95 each + $3.00 shipping. I take PayPal and my mail person comes in the afternoon so I can get them right out to you.
Here's a quicky post,Desperate Housewives is on!!! We're under a Winter Storm warning,COOL!! I was being busy busy workin on stuff today!!! I have another pinkeep/pillow done that's a pattern by Pineberry Lane. I have to sew the bells on the corners yet. I really wanted to get it listed tonight,BUT I had to lay down for awhile and now it's too dark to take pictures. I also have an olde Santa in my head. Got his body done and out of my head,so maybe tomorrow for him too!!
I wanted to show you a rug I hooked,that's a design by Kindred Spirits and a pinkeep/pillow that I just love cause it REALLY looks olde. It's stitched on 27 count with one thread over 2 and it's also by Pineberry Lane.
Well gotta watch my shows and see what I'm gonna work on while I do.
"JACK FROST" is a pattern by my buddy Lori Brechlin. I actually punched him the year before last, I think. Then I had hand sewed it to the center of a piece of black wool. And that's where I stopped cause I just couldn't decide how I wanted to finish it,so it was left in waiting. So Sunday I got it out and decided that I just had to finish it. I stared at it for awhile and then it hit me,I'll make it into a bag!!! It would already be lined since It had been sewed on the black wool. It felt great to have it finished,finally!!! I listed it on ebay last nite.
I have so many things that I'm working on and still so many ideas of things to make for Christmas,but time is running out. I'd like to decorate,but everything is such a mess and the trees and other stuff are down the dreaded basement,which means a difficult trip down those steps!!! AND once I get down there I'm not so sure that I can manage to get the tree upstairs. AND then there'd be another trip down to get decorations. Oh Well. Besides the immediate thing for today is to try to drag the garbage out to the street. John has pneumonia again and the Dr.'s trying to keep him out of the hospital. He got one of those huge shots in the but today and do a huge increase of the steroids he takes everyday. This has been going on for 2 weeks now.
Well back to work or a nap,don't know which one will win!!!
Oh almost forgot,something REALLY good happened today!!! I won Betsy's wool give away,YEAH for me!!!!!
It's REALLY snowin' here today!!! In my area this looks like it's going to be the 1st real snow. There's been a few flurries lately but this time it's beginning to really cover the ground and pile up. I think snow is one of the most beautiful things there is,especially at nite when it sparkles like millions of diamonds!!! There are people who'd like to smack me when I say that!!!! They say,sure you don't have to drive in it LOL!!!! Anyhoo got some new wool last week and couldn't resist hooking. The funny thing is that I didn't actually use the new wool except for what I used on the snowman. I just got my monks cloth out,put a piece in my Grubers hoop,drew a circle and drew this design freehand. He was going to have a feather tree,but then I decided not. I didn't want him to look too Christmasee. Back in the day when I decorated everything that didn't move for Christmas,I always thought the house looked nekked after Christmas was put away. So one time I decided that after Christmas was when all the snowmen should come out!!
So Needless to say those items you say in the last post have yet to be fixed or finished!!! AND now I have another rug and another stitchery goin'!!!! BTW the OTT light is GREAT!!!! And after 3X's we got the right one and this one also works!!! Haven't been sweating my head off the past few nites!! The magnifier is a little difficult to position right next to my chair and to stitch I kinda have to stay in one position. Also I keep hitting it when I bring the thread up. Last nite I stitched a little bit with my cheater glasses and the Ott light on. I'm stitching 1 thread over 2 on 28 count linen and the OTT definately helped. I think I'm going to just stitch a little while everyday instead of long stretches of it to try to keep the brain pain down.
One thing that I do have to say. The OTT light is UGLEE but it works!!! Sure not as neat as the antique floor lamp that I've been using!!!! My snowman rug is on ebay right now if you'd like to take a closer look and if you do,I Thank You!!!! Sherry.....OUT
"O Christmas Tree" is another design by Jenny Hoffman. This was stitched on osnaburg,1 thread over 2. Have you tried that???? Don't know if this one will be for sale or not,cause I want a $1000 for it!!!!! I'm old,can't see and doing this caused my brain tumor to go into fits with lots of brain and vision attacks!!!! I've been doing pretty well with the brain attacks due to taking Percocet 3X's a day for the colon pain,but I even added Tyelenol to that and it didn't help. I was determined that I was going to finish all these stitcheries and I did!!! Which brings me to another story. For a long time I've thought about getting a floor stand Ott lamp with a magnifier. So after this recent episode of the daily brain attacks,not to even get into the problem that I'm always too hot and sweat my head off trying to work at nite under my 150 watt floor lamp,I decided it was time for an Ott. They were 50% off at Joann's and Sunday was the last day of the sale (NOT since a new email from them). Anyhoo we thought we'd go get one Sunday. Well I didn't feel up to going so John said he'd go. Well I always try to do everything I can to make things easier for him. I called Joann's explained that he's on oxygen and would need some help. I gave her the item number,price and sale price. She said they had 3. I told her that I also need a 1 lb. bag of fiberfill and 1 pkg. of white pipe cleaners and 1 pkg. of red. She told me that they were busy. I said well he's on his way and it's only 3 things. They'd have to help him anyway once he got there and isn't that part of the job,to help customers??? She said the items would be at the cutting table. GREAT!!! But when he got there they weren't there. I had given John a list with all the info on it and he said she took her own list to get and went to get the stuff. So when he came home I looked in the bag and there's the largest size of quilt batting NOT fiberfill. I said well this has to go back. So at half time of the Browns game he put my lamp together. I looked at it and said where's my magnifier???? YUP it was the wrong lamp!!! Wish I would have seen the item number on the box BEFORE he put it together. Not the right number I gave her so not the right lamp. I did get the right pipe cleaners though,YEAH!!! I called the manager of Joann's she said she would put my name on the right lamp. So John went back yesterday,MONDAY and got the right lamp!!! He put it together last nite and put it by my chair and I plugged it in. YEAH I can hook without sweating my head off!!!!! I flipped the switch and NO light!! Tried a few times and no luck. I went to take a shower while John checked it out. Well he said that the wires are broken inside. So as I type this he's getting ready to go to Joanns for the 3rd time!!! I'll let ya know if I actually end up with an Ott lamp or if it's gonna be stuck where the sun don't shine!!!!! Sherry....OUT
I think I might frame Season of Hope. It's a design by Jenny Hoffman. The little Merry Christmas stitchings are my design and will be finished into ornies.Lot of work left to do on them yet though.
I CAN NOT OVEN DRY RIGHT!!!!! 30 some years of doing shows,being known for my dolls and Santas and I grunged stuff before grunging was the "IN" thing to do. But NEVER in the oven!!!! Last year I caught some angel wings on fire that I had made from an antique quilt!!! Of course it had that old cotton seed batting in it,so everytime I thought I had gotten it to stop burning,I'd look back in the kitchen and there'd be smoke billowing up again!!! AND I thought I was gonna kill myself from the fumes that were coming from that old batting!!! Good thing John wasn't home!!! The doll was almost finished at this point and I thought,I am NOT going to throw this out after all this work. So I managed to fix her and she SOLD!!!!!
This is a bigger "Everyday Angel" and the next time you see her here you won't recognize her. I've got an idea!!!!! The gingerbread boys?? I'll fix them up somehow. Now for the next things that need to be finished. I am so NOT good at doing this blog that I'm betting my pictures are all out of order. But I'm not starting over so if they're mixed up,I'm Sorry and if they're not YEAH FOR ME!!!!!!
This pinkeep pillow is a pattern from Jennifer of taylors*farmhouse*attic
These items are on ebay right now along with the last gingerbread doll I've hooked.It's a girl!!
This dolly is from a pattern by my friend Lottie of Sweetpeas Primitives. I decided to do her face differently. She really looks like an olde doll in person
This Everyday Angel I made from a pattern by Primitive Heart. I used antique cutter quilt to make her wings and heart.
I've been wanting a lid for my crock.I know it was probably an old barrel lid and I didn't know if it would fit my crock,but by golly it fits perfectly. I used to decorate everything that didn't move for Christmas. Even 5 trees!! But the past few years there's been NO decorating going on,but I bought this tree at the show,so there,now I'm decorated LOL!!!!!! So there ya go you've seen all my goodies from the show!!!! I'm so thankfull that I got to go!!!!!!
A closer look at my door prize. She was made by Old Raggs USA
A broom doll,some antique tin cups to make things with the doll that I chose when they called my name for a door prize. YIPPEE!!!!
I love wood boxes!!! Isn't this little red (my favorite color)dough box cute????
This cupboard got put above the toidy in the Porta Potty. That's what I call the master bathroom. Believe me there's nuttin' master about it!!! Not much bigger than a Porta Potty so that's why I call it that.
LOVE this shelf!!!! Don't have a clue what I'm gonna put on it yet though!!!!!
These are the items that I have listed on ebay right now. I've made these things since being back from the Simple Goods show. In fact I was working on the "Just Be Claus" pillow in my motel room Friday nite after Lori,Philicia,Robin and me got back from supper.
You can click on the ebay button on the right for a closer look. Thank You!!!
GIVE THANKS that is. Things could be worse,I don't know how LOL but they could!!!!
Seriously I know they could,so I always do thank God for what I have.
Hells bells we still have a roof over our heads at this time!!!!!
Another thing I'd like to give thanks for,is that the elections will be over by Wednesday!!!!
I am SO sick of it all!!!! Our phone has been ringing constantly with recorded political messages. AND everday our mailbox is filled with political ads that go right in the trash!!!!
AND all the constant TV commercials that don't actually tell what the person will do for you,which prolly wouldn't happen,but just trash talk about their opponent. Isn't it a shame that all the money that's used on this annoying garbage couldn't be used to help people?????
Well off my soap box before I fall!!!!
Anyhoo this rug was inspired from a design by my buddy Lori Brechlin. It's on ebay now if you'd like to take a look,and if you do, I Thank You VERY Much!!!
So since I finished the rug yesterday,I had to get something drawn up. So I'm hooking a squirrel!!!! YUP a life size one!!!! It'll be stuffed and have an acorn or two!!!!
I'm trying to find a way to go to the Simple Goods show saturday!!!!
The one time I did go we had it all planned that John would take me and spend the day in Lori Brechlin's room,which he did and it worked out great. He watched TV and took a nap and then I found him in the resturant when I was ready to go.
But he's much worse now. Most of the time he's in bed. We figured that just for him to drive there it would take at least 3 of the large oxygen tanks and that's not counting that he'd be too worn out.
So last nite my Sweet Friend Lauren,Rugs and Pugs, said she has the week-end planned with a college friend and she said that she could give me a ride there Friday morning,but she didn't know about about getting me back home cause she's not coming home till Sunday.
Maybe I'll just stay there!!!!
ADDED Nov. 2nd
OK everybody hold their Breezies on!!!! There may be a chance that I'm going to get to go to the Simple Goods Show!!!!!!!!! If it does happen it will be due to a couple SUPER Kind and Sweet and Dear Friends!!!!! If it happens I will be going Friday and spending the nite,which I'm sure will be WILD considering the group of us that will be there!!!!!
My heart is pounding from excitement and nervousness!!!!
Would you believe that I'm 63 years old and I've never ever done something like this with girl friends????? John said,well then it's about time that you do it,you're long past deserving it.
But John is part of my nervousness. It's been happening very fast lately,that he's becoming bedridden,so natuarally I'll worry. Also I don't want to be a pain in the ass for the people I'm with cause of my health problems. It's kinda embarrassing to be in the way on a handicap scooter. Believe me there are people at these places that get very pissed off if I'm in the way and of course I'm going to be in the way,cause this is a very small place and very tight between booths. But I know my Chickie Poos will have my back LOL!!!!!
Mobile Mutts came Monday to groom Sissy,the 2lb Yorhshire Terrorist. She does not like being groomed one little bit!!!! So we spend the day telling her how pretty she is. I wanted her to sit in the toy wheelbarrow so I could take her picture. I've never seen that evil eye look before. Maybe she does it behind my back,when she's thinkin',1st she makes me get groomed,then she puts me in this silly wheelbarrow and tells me to smile (she really does smile). I don't think so!
Mom, can I get down now????
I did hook a Turkey rug. It's on ebay right now if you'd like to take a look.
I'm workin' on another rug that I hope to get done very soon and listed on ebay.
Ya know if I list more than one picture at a time,they NEVER come out in the order I want them to. I just don't get it!!!! Well I guess you'll figure it out that they're totally in the wrong order that I meant for them to be. Guess I'm doin' good just to get something posted LOL!!!!
See I forgot to post the picture of my Turkey rug SHOOT!!! Now I guess that will come up 1st.
OK, here's the order that I WANTED these pictures to be in,could you please just pretend that they are??? Cause I refuse to start over!!!!
1st:Sissy standing in the wheelbarrow,giving me the evil eye.
2nd:Sissy with her ears down (they seldom are) asking me to get her down now.
I just finished this rug this afternoon. It's a runner, hit or miss style of course. I think it would look neat above a door too,don't ya think???
Well anyhoo I got it steamed and the pictures taken and I was pooped so it was rest time and I'm feelin' yucky. Time for a percocet and maybe a phenergan too for the sicky tummy.
But it's 8:30 and I don't have another rug ready to work on. That bums me out, cause even if I'm hurtin' I'm hookin' and there's nothing ready to hook!!!
It works best when I can just sit in my chair and pick up the frame and hook. Too much movin' around getting a design drawn up and wool picked out and cut. For those of you that have come here for awhile and know about my health (or lack of) problems no I'm not better and never will be. I'm still in constant pain and the 3 to 4 percocet that I take a day only keep me from screaming bloody murder!!!!
But anyhoo back to hookin'. I think I'll do some kind of turkey rug next. Just wish it was ready to go cause it's kinda late to get it all together now. Guess I'll just have to sit here,shoot. John would say good!!!
I finished my rug Monday nite!! Steamed it yesterday (Tues.) and listed it on ebay.
It was kinda a difficult rug to hook. It's actually a beautiful needle punch pattern by Teresa Kogut that's only 5" X 5". I tripled the size,but with so many motifs and details everything was very close together. The finished rug is my 2nd try at enlarging it. The 1st time everything just seemed really too close together.
If I ever hooked this rug again,which I can pretty much be sure that I won't,I'd enlarge it much more than I did.
Well, hopefully,someone will feel that they can't live without this rug!!!! Even though it has a pumpkin on it,it's a rug that I'd keep hanging on a wall all year round,cause it has a good everyday message on it,"GIVE THANKS"
If you'd like a closer look,you can click on the ebay button over there on the right.
I'm already well into my next rug. It will be a runner.
Lori Rippey called for our usual yada yada and I was hookin' while we talked and so was she.
It's not unusual that we were both workin' on something while we talk but she might be stitchin',etc.,etc. and I might be hand sewing,etc.,etc. This time we were hookin' at the same time. So I said Hey we're at a Hook In today we should post it on our blogs!!!! Lori said OK and I said you go first LOL!!!!! She's on to my teasin'!!!!!
So while we were still on the phone,I picked up my camera and took a picture of it right from the chair I'm sittin' in!!!!!
So here it is!!!!
Lori wanted to finish a tiny bit more before she takes her picture,so her's should be on her blog soon. At least it BETTER be LOL!!!!!!
I hope to have this rug done by Tuesday to list on ebay.
A few days ago I got this light bulb thought. You see I'm hooking these penny candle rugs. I've sold 2. They're really neat and I enjoy hooking them. So my bright idea was to put pictures of them on the left side of this blog and post that I'd take orders on them. Well as hard as I tried it just would not work!!! At one point they ended up on the right side with just a very small portion of the pictures showing,even though I had clicked on the thing that says,shrink to fit. So then I thought screw it,I don't have time to sit here an mess with this when it's just not working,so I deleted everything and went on my merry way and put them on my picturetrail and my Etsy store. DONE!!!!
Well not hardly. In the strange world of cyber space I began to notice that on other peoples blogs that have me on their favorites list,those partial pictures of the candle rugs was showing up. And not only that,but when you clicked on it the page comes up as error and not available. I AM TOO AVAILABLE !!!!! I checked everywhere on my blog and that post was NOWHERE here just on everyone else's blogs!!! So yesterday,when my friend Julie,Plum Run Creek, called I told her about it and she said it would stay out there until I put a new post up. So that's what I'm doing with this post I hope the weird one that's out there will disappear!!!!!
Last nite I got an email from a very sweet lady. She started out by saying that this was probably a bit awkward,but she's trying to find From Sherry's Heart and the candle rugs and can't find it,she even googled. When I wrote to her, she wrote back and said Sherry!!!! It's you???? She couldn't believe she had found me. She said that she was even going to email Lori Brechlin to see if she knew how to find me!!! LOL!!!! I hope with this new post that the weird one will totally disappear into cyber space where it belongs!!!!!
In the mean time my hooked penny candle rugs are on my picture trail. You can get there by going over to the right and scroll down and you'll find the link to click on. They're also in my Etsy shop which I DON'T have a link for on this blog and after this latest screw up I'm not even going to try to put a link up for it right now!!!!
The picture above is my latest listing on ebay. Now there is a link for ebay over on the right that you can click on to take a closer look. I really like this hooked bag,looks really cool hanging!!!
Well I hope I've undone the damage and all will be well now in Sherry's blog land!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!!
After the miserable summer I had of being HOT HOT HOT all the time,think of a NEVER ending hot flash, I am LOVIN' this cool weather!!!!! Some people in this house don't agree with me,John. The other day he felt that he wanted the furnace on,just because it was in the low 40's. OH NO!!!!! So I went in my bedroom and closed the registers in there and in the Porta Potty (so called master bathroom Ha) had the window open and the ceiling fan on,aaahhhh.
There was one day that I actually did have on sweat pants, a t-shirt & sweatshirt jacket on. The sweatshirt jacket didn't stay on long though
So I've been hookin' & hookin' listing on ebay,packin' stuff to ship,still listing my vintage wool,etc.,etc. And doing my constant daily quest for a place to live. I VERY seldom leave the house,but I sure am busy all the time!!!! AND I just don't know why the time has to go WAY faster than I do!!!!!
So the 2 Hit or Miss rugs above are listed on ebay right now. If you'd like to take a look,you can click on the ebay button over on the right. THANK YOU!!!
This is a design by my buddy Lori Brechlin,Notforgotten Farm. A few weeks ago I did a needle punch of this drawing and at the same time,I decided it would make a really neat hooked rug. So I enlarged it. I wanted the background to be kinda neutral,it's a brown & cream tweed so I could to the "cat's ears" in all the colors of Fall. My favorite time of year!!!! BUT it may be Fall now and there's no difference from summer. It's STILL too HOT!!!!! The heat has REALLY taken me down this summer!!! If you'd like to check out my Witchy Cat in the Witchy Shoe it's on ebay right now. Just click on the ebay button on the right. Thanks for stopping by!!!!
Here's a pillow that I have on ebay right now. It's really cool!!!! I hooked a Lumina pumpkin onto a vintage Army blanket,then I stuffed it with wool scraps for that olden lumpy feel and look.
I also am selling TONS of vintage wool on ebay!!! A long time ago an antique dealer friend brought me a truck load of wool that her partner had bought. The way lots of the pieces are cut I believe it must have been from an old factory where they made suits. I have made and sold so many things from this wool!!!! I'm selling it VERY cheap not because there's anything wrong with it,but because I STILL have so much of it!!!! I really have to clear out this house of everything that I can cause at some point they're prolly gonna make us get out of here!!!! So if you can keep a watch on my auctions I have lots of neat stuff to sell!!!!!!
The wool is in tweeds of browns and greys. And a solid grey. I'm packing it in Flat rate priorty boxes in medium and large and stuffing the boxes with as much wool as I can pack in there. There's all size pieces and parts so it would be great for hooking,penny rugs, stuffing and all kinds of crafts.
If your interested just click on my ebay button over there on the right or you can click on the little doll at the top right and contact me.
Thanks for stopping by my blog,I really appreciate it!!!!!
my birthday. No big deal, no Happy Birthday, just birthday.
NO it's NOT Obama's BD, It's MINE and the dead Queen Mum's. That's one reason why I've been called The Queen,since the early 90's when she died.
Well 2 more years and Medicare can start payin' some of the medical bills. This is me being optimistic that I'll make it 2 more years!!!!!
So this is what I did today,finished this needle punch and listed it on ebay. It's a design from my buddy Lori Brechlin's newer pattern books. I even decided that I was not going to take my nap today. I was determined to get it finished,cause it seemed like I've been working on it forever. I aged it yesterday,but it just didn't want to dry. So I started stitchin' one of Lori's newer patterns last nite. Got pretty far along on it too. I thought maybe I'd finish the stitchin today,but I see it's almost 9:00 already,so I guess it'll be tomorrow Scarlet.
Well thanks for stopping by. I DO appreciate it!!!! GOOD NIGHT MOON Sherry.....OUT
I just listed these items on ebay last nite. If you'd like to get a closer look,you can click on the eBay button over on the right,and iffin' you do check my auctions,I Thank You VERY much!!!!
"Smilin' Jack" was difficult to get really good pictures of because of it's size. It's 5" wide X 25" long,which makes it a really cool size to hang anyplace. It's especially neat to hang on a cupboard door!!!! For a little bit more whimsy,I stitched a primitive rusty tin JOL on the top. Also those handstiched wool JOLS are really much neater in person than my pictures. The wood handle box they're in is reversible and can be used for anything your imagination can come up with to put in it. Since it says TOOLS on one side,I think it would be great to put your sewing tools in it,to carry around to your favorite stitchin' chair.
Well let's talk about the weather,since it's a BIG topic of conversation all over the country now!!!! IT'S TOO HOT!!!!!
Here in OHIO we used to get our hottest days in August and THAT'S when we'd say it's the dog days of summer. Holy Moly since we've been SOOOO hot,I wonder what August will be like!!!!! Heat and MS DO NOT go together at all!!!! I don't mind so much cause I seldom go any place anyhoo. BUT I do love to have the windows all open and that's so not possible now. That's why Fall is my favorite time,sweater weather!!!!
I feel so sorry for people who don't have AC. If you can stand the mess in this house,you're all very welcome to come here and cool off for awhile!!!!!
Well,I guess it's naptime,though I'd rather keep working on the Hallowe'en large needle punch that I've got going. It's a pattern by my buddy Lori Brechlin. I don't know if any of you are like me,but while I'm workin' on one thing, my mind is full of all the other things I want to make!!!!
Thanks for stoppin' in to visit with me!!!! I sure do appreciate it!!!!!
This is the latest rug I finished. I spent over a week and a half on it,with a couple Dr. appts. and lots of naps thrown in. The design is by my buddy Marte of Boggy Creek Primitives. It's a needle punch design,that I decided to enlarge to hook. Marte sells this needle punch pattern on her selling blog,if you're interested in it. Just go over on the right of this blog and you'll find Marte's selling blog.
Now here's the problem. I REALLY like this rug. BUT my job is to make things TO SELL NOT TO KEEP!!!!! So that is the problem!!!!! I only have 2 rugs that I've made that I actually have everything else has been sold so I just can't decide!!!!
BTW does anybody know of a place where we can live?????
These are my sawdust cats. I made the 1st one in 1991 and guess what,I STILL have it!!! I was making them for shows and I just couldn't part with it. So he still holds a place of honor on my red shelf!!!! These sawdust filled cats are based on a design by folk artist Kay Cloud. I used to make a lot of sawdust dolls during my show days. I have 2 that I kept. I also have a black sawdust doll that's been waiting for quite sometime to not be nekked anymore. She wants clothes and to be listed on ebay!!!!!
My sawdust cats are all handsewn using 100% vintage wool.
Then there's the "HERBS" pocket pillow that I finally finished. The needle punch pattern is my Buddy Lori Brechlin's design. TWO days of stitchin' to get this pillow finished!!! It's kinda hard to get the pocket stitched in the center of the vintage wool army blanket just right!!!! I'm pretty fussy with my work. And of course there is all those hours spent sleeping LOL!!!!!! I've got another pocket punched and I really should finish it the way I finished this one cuz I love how this one turned out. The other pocket says "POSIES".
BUT today I started workin' on a design of my own,some punched strawberries that I have a special idea of how to display them. AND there's a punched pocket that's all sewn,sittin' on the deck drying after being aged. So lots to do This isn't even the half of the things waiting for me!!!!!
If you like to take a closer look at these items,they're listed on ebay right now. You can just click on the button over on the right.
Thanks for visiting me!!!!! Time for lunch and As The World Turns THEN a long nap!!!!!