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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.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Already

The week went by so fast, it makes my head spin... I didn't blog on Saturday and Sunday as my daughter was getting married and things got busy with family outing and work etc...  On Saturday afternoon after I left for the wedding, one of the expectant heifer decided to give birth and lost her calf because it came out backward. When I arrived home from the wedding reception later that evening I went to the barn to check on the heifers and I saw two feet poking out of the heifer. I called my son and told him that she was calving. My son said," No mom, that heifer has already calved. " I said " Well I know what I'm seeing right now and it's two feet sticking out of the heifer" My son is usually never in a rush for anything but he got there pronto and it's a good thing he did because the twin calf would have died if he didn't pulled it out in a hurry because he was coming out backward too.

Still waiting for another heifer and a cow to calve and they both are overdue too.

Today I finally got some binding for my rugs so I have no excuse to not finish them.  JB


  1. Seems exciting and painful, the care you give the calves. I know it takes a lot of time. I had a horse once and that took a lot of time. Congratulations to your daughter. I've had some sinus problems today, really rare for me, so I'm going to hit the sack early tonight. later/Deb

  2. Good morning Julia,
    It is nice to finally see your blog.I like the first rug you did of the cow in 2004.It is all about the farm girl in you.Do you design your own rugs before hooking them?

  3. Hello Anonymous. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. For the first cow rug, I followed the contour of a cow from a cheap cotton rug that was falling apart because I like the size of the cow pattern but adapted it from that pattern. The rooster rug and the upside down girl on the swing are my own design. I like to design my own because I get more enjoyment from it and I can call it my own. JB

  4. Julia, if it's not too much trouble, could you give me advice about binding - what kind to use, width, fabric, etc. I really hate to have to "experiment" if it is possible to know before hand what I should use. I appreciate it. I like to design my own rugs too, but I did purchase two patterns because I liked them. /deb

  5. Hi Deb. I'm not an expert on binding but I can direct you to Gene Shepherd's rug hooking blog and he has a whole lot of blog entries about finishing a hooked rug. I just posted his blog at the top of the other blogs I follow and you can click on it and when you're on his blog look on the right side of his page and go to Categories and scroll all the way down the page and stop on Whipping Edges and there you will find all the entries he made about finishing your rug. There are other ways . You will also find some Youtube videos by Gene Shepherd. He also has a lot virtual rug camp that you can subscribe for a small fee. Go explore his site. Let me know how you make out. JB