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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I HAD A FEELING THAT TODAY WAS THE DAY

Sometimes my husband thinks that I can read minds and that I'm a bit psychic. The kids thought that I had eyes behind my head as they could never get away with much.  I'm really not a witch though...

It starts with a strong feeling and it happens. I used to be more in tuned when I was a young mother but as time went on I seem to have lost my touch because I'm always in a rush and a bit tense.

Well this morning after work as I picked up the key for the mailbox, I had a strong feeling that April De Conick's wool palette giveaway was in my mailbox. Maybe it's because I was so tired and wasn't in a rush but I would have bet money on it. I had told her that there was no rush as I know that she had a lot to deal with with the flood damage and insurance etc... so I wasn't expecting anything for a while, that is until today.  Sure enough when I turned the key there was another set of keys for the package compartment. And there it was.  I smiled all the way home.

 Thanks April, your wool is so very nice and I'm so pleased with it. I love the color palette you sent me and the green little swatch carrier with my name on it, is so cute. My husband said, Oh look! Your name's on it" I proudly replied, "yes dear, it was made especially for me by April, the lady I was reading to you about".

Here is the lovely color palette #129 Tommy Thumb of 1/4 hand-dyed 100% wool by Red Jack Rugs
Last evening I got a call from my daughter who needed a baby-sitter for the morning because my little granddaughter was ill and had a temperature and my grandson had an appointment in the neighboring town and she couldn't be in two places at once. I was so tired and I worried that I would forget to get up extra early for my barn chores and have enough time to then drive to the city in heavy morning traffic to be there for 8:20 a.m.

I went to bed around 11ish and I woke up at 1:30 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep so I got up at 3:00 a.m. and got dress, made my bed and came down to hook. My husband woke up at 4:00 so I cooked some bacon and eggs, toast and coffee for a change. I went back to hooking and here's the progress.
I did my chores and had plenty of time to be on time. That's what grandmothers are for...

 I added a ribbon free hand and wasn't sure if it would work because the design was close to the edge but so far it frames the little designs OK. I used a large pleated wool skirt that I found at Value village last week.   I knew that I needed enough fabric to finish the whole ribbon.  I was going to add a bow but haven't done so yet, just a continuous twisted ribbon so far.
By the way my granddaughter is feeling much better and her fever is gone. Thanks for visiting my blog.   JB


10 comments:

  1. Julia isn't it amazing how tired we can be BUT when a grand child is in need of us we are suddenly full of energy! One of God's gifts to women. Love the way your memory piece is coming.

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  2. Oh, Julia! The ribbon looks wonderful. I love the skater! You are doing a great job!!!
    What a nice surprise in the mailbox. That's a nice useful color. Will you be using it in the memory rug?

    I didn't have time to comment on your post about the collapse of the barn yesterday. How fortunate that no one, humans or cows were injured!

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  3. Your rug makes me feel happy! So do your postings.
    Hugs back to you from both me and Renee'.
    /Deb

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  4. Thanks Doris, Pat and Deb for your comments. I'll be using some of the colors in my Childhood memories rug but I don't know where yet.

    Pat, we lost three cows but no human was hurt in the collapse.
    Deb thanks for the hugs from you and Renee. JB

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  5. I like your ribbon, at least you got some hooking in today. I didn't want to ask if you lost in cows from roof caving in. The picture of the cow licking your son is so cute. That is a very nice picture. Very nice looking young man. I wanted to say, on the comment you left. Since I started hooking rugs, I find more enjoyment in doing that than I do reading. I would rather now be busy with my hands. My mind feels like it gets rested when I am hooking rugs.
    But, bar none, the Bible is the best book and I enjoy it the most.
    I hope you get to rest a bit, you sound a bit tired. But then on the farm, who can rest. :) Animals have to eat. I am glad your grand daughter's fever is gone.
    I enjoy reading about your life on the farm and seeing your rugs. You are a real farmer while I just play at it. :)
    Oh, I love the palate too, I wondered what one looked like.

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  6. Your rug is coming along so nicely! Keep up the good work... Your prize in the mail is wonderful. Lucky you!

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  7. Ooh, I hope that means that my wool from April might be in todays mail. The work you have done on the rug looks great. :)

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  8. This memory piece is going to be fantastic. I just feel it in my bones. Can't wait to see it's progress.

    Enjoy your blog!

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  9. Thanks Kathy (woolfind) and Kim for stopping by. Looking forward to see what color you got. I had ask for neutral colors as I only use bright colors sparingly. JB

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  10. Hi QuiltingFitzy. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I just joined your list of followers and I hope that you'll join my as well. JB

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