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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.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SOMETHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT

By now you all know what my mornings are like, I work between two to three hours every morning at the barn and when I return home I usually check my emails, and I check my blog reader to see at a glance if someone posted a new blog entry, who's birthday it is on Rug Hooking Daily and I check the Daily Discussions, the comments and new pictures people posted etc. 

This morning was special, I was just about to close Rug Hooking Daily's main page when I saw a familiar title. I was shocked to say the least when I saw that my blog Of Petals and Wool was chosen as this week's featured blog. You probably can imagine my facial expression with the mouth wide open and my jaw hanging. I was speechless, then I started to giggle. I was all by myself and thank goodness there was no one around to hear me...

I had said yesterday that I needed to slow down and start to hook again real soon, so today I zigzag around the backing and I set all my little sketches on the  big piece of graft paper and arranged it the best I could and taped them in place because they kept shifting. 

THERE HAS BEEEN SOME MINOR CHANGES ADDED AFTER THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN.  THE SWIMMERS WERE DRAWN LARGER  AND THE RASPBERRY ON THE LEFT SIDE WAS MOVED ON THE OTHER UPPER SIDE

I was working on the floor but my knees were complaining so I put the extra leaves on the dining room table and moved everything there so that I could draw on my burlap after supper. 

And as  Murphy's law would have it, I got some company and my plan went out the window. I had to remove my rolled backing off the table to make room for my husband and his visiting friend to have coffee and lemon pie. I was planning on having my design all done or mostly finished for this evening's blog, but instead I'm eating humble pie.

I drew my little one room school house and that's as far as I got. Tomorrow is another day and I may make some changes, one never knows. I'm really excited that I am a step closer to start hooking again.

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the featured blog. I noticed it early today but didn't want to ruin another surprise for you! lol AND I knew you would be eating all that leftover pie.....hahaha

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  2. Thanks Kim, you had your turn and you know the feeling...

    Actually it's a lemon pie that I brought for my husband's friend. After every church supper he want to buy one of each apple, lemon and pumpkin pie before we have finished serving people and every time my answer is that I can't sell him a pie until we are sure that we have enough. and every time I offer to bake him what he wants and I give the money to the church supper coffer. Only yesterday I decided to serve this pie to my handy man instead. I'll bake him his pies when he returns from Montreal next week.

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  3. I bet you have a really good time hooking your rug, all the memories that will come to you. I haven't had a chance today to look around the RHD, congratulations - perfect pick for the featured blog, you are so faithful in posting! Your followers will probably increase. /Deb

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  4. Thanks Deb, for your sweet comment. I'm looking forward to hooking soon again. It's nice to have followers but it's nicer to have comments. Take care. JB

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  5. Congratulations, Julia! Even though I rarely leave comments, I follow your blog every day and it is often the highlight of my day.
    Andrea from RHD

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  6. Thanks Andrea, what a sweet and affirmative comment. I'm glad that you are visiting my blog and that you like it. Please come again. JB

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