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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 49 years.

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.