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