Monday, August 18, 2014
Back in the Saddle
None of this is to say I didn't get any projects completed over the summer. I worked on small knitted and crocheted items for a dear friend who is expecting any day now. Those were fun! At momma's request, I knitted an apple cap and crocheted a baby cocoon and a puppy hat and diaper cover. It's amazing how quickly those little items can be finished up. I also finished a small summer-sampler cross-stitch that I get to pick up from the framer's today and began a tiny Halloween necklace cross-stitch.
I crocheted this afghan for a friend's birthday .
I also finished a small Owl rug for my front entryway - reveal on that later this week.
But now school is officially back in session and so last week, I spent several hours at The Rug Hooking Store color planning two rug patterns for myself, as well as two wool applique quilts. These two quilts will be in different color-ways and while one is for me, the other will be gifted to a friend who has her very own classroom and office this year!
Over the summer, a very dear friend celebrated her 80th Birthday. This is quite a milestone, especially because she doesn't look or act a day over 50! Wanting to do something really special for this DF, I kidnapped her one morning and we took a drive out to The Rug Hooking Store. We spent several hours choosing the perfect rug pattern. Next, we went back to her home in Omaha and took pictures of her family room so that I could color plan a rug that would be the perfect fit. Sandy wanted a rug for the mantel so it had to be fairly sizable. Here is the final pattern she chose, a Woolly Fox pattern called "Cape Ann" drawn by Barbara Carroll based on original artwork by Edyth O'Neil.
Pardon Bentley the Cat, photo-bomber. He is in LOVE with all things wool and anything that lies on the floor and promptly claims them as his own.
Based on colors from Sandy's living room, Janice helped me with the color planning.
Janice saw a need for a bit of blue-green and some olive for sure. I'm never sure about greens but these are just lovely as I hook.
So today, I have an entire day ahead of me in which to hook or stitch and this is a rare occurrence, what joy! So, I am off! The weather is heating up for the first time all summer; this will be the perfect day to stay in and hook and enjoy the A/C. Blessings on your day with hopes you find the time to do something that brings you joy.
Until next time,