Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wool and Cotton

my version of Lori Rippey's pattern
living at
 Jacque's house now... 
where Jacque makes a lot of cloth napkins

 I too have switched to only cloth napkins
 by using my nice dish towels
 stitching some from 
the heavier homespun fabrics in my stash...

dish towels have also replaced paper towels
in my house

every day is Earth Day around here

Wishing you a wonderful day my friends!

I have been binding and finishing a few rugs
mulling new ones for now



Friday, April 20, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Random Pinterest Saves April 2018

antique small quilt

  and another

antique doll quilt

 New Girl
this show makes me laugh out loud...



 this beauty reminds me of Chester

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Just Hookin

a favorite Karen Kahle rug
that I've always wanted to hook...

I have been working on some rugs lately
sharing pics on Facebook
will share here soon
when it's not too gloomy to take pics

Wishing you all a wonderful day!!

Sunday, March 18, 2018


I fell instantly in love with this cat
when I saw him on Pinterest

his name is Shiro

what is not to love

the smallest things...

can make your heart sing...

Happy Sunday!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dyeing Wool

Karen Kahle's Vintage Colors

Saturday I dyed 6 yards of wool using the 
Vintage Colors dye booklet
both photos are of the same wool

in person the colors
are somewhere in between my photos 
closer to Karen's swatches...

 I might not feel like hooking
but the dyeing kept me busy all day
the colors are a success
pretty much all I could ask for

Friday, March 9, 2018


so very true for me

"fake it until you make it doesn't work with chronic depression"

some people just don't get it...
that's why I post to help educate others

on the bright side
I paid off my student loans today

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Too Long

this current bout of depression
has gone on way too long
as if any amount of time was okay...

it's not because of anything 
it just is
the feeling of no feeling
no joy
no sadness
just empty

I'm getting help
there are moments of light
I can fake my way through the day at work
most of the time

just checking in

Friday, February 16, 2018

Slowly Hooking

still emptying the worm baskets...

Friday, February 9, 2018

Cheri Payne Baskets

I love quilts with baskets
Cheri's are among my favorites
these are photos of designs 
from Pinterest 

Mom did not like baskets on quilts
or I should say in the past few years she didn't
so I skipped stitching them 

now that she's in Heaven
I'm hoping she'll be okay with it...
insert laughing here

she stitched many a quilt with baskets
lots of Jan Patek/Linda Brannock designs