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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


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.


  1. In another couple of weeks that tree is going to be spectacular. Its nice to see another peek at your memory rug. It will be a very special piece.

  2. Your memory rug looks very interesting.
    That maple tree is fabulous. I really miss the maple trees. Here at the Lake we seem to have nothing but Oak.

  3. Thanks Kim and Katie for your visit. Maybe I'll take another photo of the progress that the fairies are doing on the tree in another couple of weeks and I hope to have some hooked progress on my rug too. I wanted to add more people skating etc. but I would need a huge rug for everything I wanted to add. Lol. Take care. JB

  4. Hi Julia,
    The memory rug is really looking nice! It is going to be a treasure!!!

    Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. Your words of encouragement mean so much. You are a much braver person than I am.
    Thank you, dear lady, for your support!

  5. Thanks so much for your comment Pat. I think that it's easier to be brave when one founds themselves stuck wedged between a rock and a hard place and realize that there no place to go except to face reality. Wishing you much courage to accept what you can't change and just be real. And it's OK to wear a wig. BIG HUGS, Julia