Saturday, April 30, 2011

I have been in the dye pots and managed to get some blue and green wool done. I was running out of wool for sky. I may check my wool stash and dye a little more .........So not a lot of hooking this past week but I started working the rest of the sky last evening.I have also been busy walking Grays lake or is it greys lake .I always forget........It is paying off and I have been walking the lake to the Desmoines River by the ballpark and back around the lake.It takes about 11/2 hours and is a great walk. I have also been helping a friend get her house ready to sell. It is almost done and it looks great. She should not have any problems selling. I will miss her when she takes off to Oregon but maybe I can find a rughooking workshop out that way sometime.It would be a great reason to visit that part of the country ..........I may have to do a little painting here,,,,,,,after seeing J's house......Beautiful day today......Capri time is back.Ya!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

JUST Go Hook It - Rug Hooking: WELL WORTH A LONG LOOK @

JUST Go Hook It - Rug Hooking: WELL WORTH A LONG LOOK @: "KAFFE FASSETTs WONDERFUL HOOKED CABBAGE I love to look and LOOK at all of Kaffe Fassetts rag rugs and really any of his books from Knit..."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Paisley day 3

A little more done on my paisley . Tomorrow will be the last day so hopefully I will  have everything figured out for the background and border. I bought a small cupboard paisley pattern today and that should be fun . We watched Anita hook a braided style piece today..It did look difficult but a few people did figure it out. I may attempt it at home on my own. The braid looks great so it is worth a try. It has been a good week thanks to the person who organizes it and the teacher Anita White. It is always nice to learn a new rughooking style. Must work a little on my Paisley  this evening..........So my paisley and a very small tulip......

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 2----------- Paisley progress ------------beautiful wool

Paisley pattern and spring

My paisley is coming along nicely.It has been a good week so far. Hoping to get the second one finished tomorrow. I plan to hook them differently so it will be interesting to see how they turn out.the daffodils are in full bloom. Lots of colour around everywhere. We are having lovely weather. It may not be so great later in the week. It will be nice to see how the teacher does the braided or basket weave style rug. I will be trying that at home.There are some wonderful rugs displayed. A great group of rughookers who are very talented . It is nice to see the progress we are all making as the week goes by. Anyway.I am off to read and  to try to get to sleep early. Beautiful wool .I hope to learn something new ...........and maybe I will try another paisley on my own.They are so pretty...........

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunny Sunday and shopping........ Paisley from Betty

It is a beautiful sunny and warm day  . I have been busy shopping for my two little grandsons. I managed to find a few nice summer outfits for them. I will have to get out to buy a toy to add to it.Another puppet!!!!!!!!!. I also have a  book from my sons godmother to mail to the little ones.I have a lovely piece of paisley to use with my new paisley design that I will be doing this week. Looking forward to it.  It was a wonderful gift from a friend. I walked all week and it does pay off when you stick to it. Planted my shamrock into a pretty soft sea blue pot. I may need to buy another pot.Yellow I think.My tulips and hyacinths are blooming . It will soon be time to get out and dig,dig, dig . Hopefully I can start adding a few more summer flowers and pull all the summer planters out .........Love this fabulous weather.......Bed early this evening.I will have a busy week............

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hooked pillows and the new pet carrier.........which she likes.........

Posting the new pink carrier with my pillows. the first pillow is a Kilim which I did  in a class a few years ago. The second pillow I punch hooked .It was my first time trying the punchhooking. I didn't like it as much as the traditional style . It is colder here today but I guess i will get out to walk .I missed getting out yesterday afternoon .We had a lot of rain.I hope the forecast is right and it warms up on the weekend...........Tea time now .........

Thursday, April 7, 2011

nikko has a new pet carrier and she likes it and..a new vet

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cheticamp Hooked Rugs - Cape Breton Nova Scotia

The Rug Hookers of Mexico

Sunny Day

It is a nice sunny day. Yesterday was windy and cold. I will be going to the Graveyard to walk  .There are always a few Canada Geese wandering around. I managed to burn a few CDs for my cousins and after I try them on another computer I will mail them off. Trying to remember who wanted them.I didn't hook last night but will get back at it this evening.I am working on a rag rug and I hope it will turn out .I was looking for a picture of a recent small flower piece I did but couldn't locate it. Oh,well.There seems to be a lot of small purse design around and that might be a nice project sometime. Would be good to try  sometime.Must go and get moving..........

Sunny days.

So it is

Monday, April 4, 2011

JUST Go Hook It - Rug Hooking: DEUX CHEVAUX

JUST Go Hook It - Rug Hooking: DEUX CHEVAUX: "CARS CARS CARS . . .ONE OF MY FAVOURITES . . . Saw this on the street the other day on blvd Saint Michel . . .of course my preferred..."

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cardinal,feels like summer/Halibut Mola

It was a beautiful sunny summer like day today.I spent part of my day sitting in the garden .We have a bird feeder and many little birds come to eat and sit in the trees. I managed to get a photo of a few. We do have a large tree where  we often see a woodpecker. I will try to get a picture of the woodpecker ,it is difficult at times to catch them. It will be back to 50 degrees tomorrow which is normal for this time of year. I guess the shorts will be put away again.I did get out for a walk this evening with my sweetie , the wind was picking up.Lots of folks out enjoying the day. Must get going now and maybe I will do a bit of hooking. Sweetie suggested a NL mola fish.A cod or even better a Halibut Mola.Now that would be fun........Must go .Masterpiece Theatre is a waiting.

From The Floor Up March 23

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Five Island Art Gallery: Special Note From Ireland to the Irish Rug Hooking...

Five Island Art Gallery: Special Note From Ireland to the Irish Rug Hooking...: "This blog is a special note sent to the Hooking Our Heritage rug hooking group who traveled over to Ireland in September 2010 with the fest..."

Crocus flowers and molas

Mola fish finished except for the whipping

I finished off the mola fish pattern . I must say that I love the colours and the great textured wool that I bought from Nola in Lenexa,Kansas. It kind of matches my crocus flowers. I walked again today at Racoon Valley and survived the Greys Lake  to Principal Park walk downtown. It took over 2 hours and walked the legs off myself ....It is a beautiful Day here ,maybe the capris can come out. I guess I should get working on something new. I do need to go shopping for Easter gifts for my grandsons.I may have to buy another Puppet . Noah seems to love them. I will pull the garden furniture out and then maybe I can sit out in the sunshine.YA!!!!I love spring.........