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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.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

GETTING IN THE MOOD

Today I actually had planned to blog about something else but because my camera batteries were too low to flash I 'll have to do it another day.

As I was coming home from the farm this evening I noticed that the big maple tree at the old farm house where we used to live, was starting to change color. The little fairies have been busy painting the leaves in beautiful fall colors. So it's really starting to feel like fall and I thought that I would share this photo with you.  Just think, three months from today will be Christmas day.



The progress on my Childhood Memories rug is rather slow. Today I've actually added some trees and snow lines drawn free hand on the backing to tie things together and did a bit of touch up but left parts of it as is and I'll add the fillers as the mood hits me or when it becomes necessary.

At the dinner table I had an idea of adding a twisted ribbon and tying it in a bow at a corner but it was just an idea and I haven't checked if I had room to do it. I'm working closer to the edge than I like but I can always baste an additional piece of backing to make it easier to work on while on the frame. If I was to make another one I would  cut my piece larger.
My plants have been neglected lately and I did some tidying up before starting hooking. I shook the dead leaves off and trimmed my plants and culled a few as they have overtaken my sun-room. I emptied my big wool basket in my stash drawers and I'm ready to start hooking after I choose some colors.
My swing pillow has been put in storage as well as my patio chairs. When the swing canopy is dried, I'll put it in storage too.  Now I feel like I can start hooking at least 10 minutes a day.