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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.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


First I want to wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lauren from Rugs and Pugs. I hope that she had a great birthday and that she blew all the candles and that her wish will come true.

Today has been a busy day for me and yet I didn't accomplished much. I had to work at the farm this morning and went to breakfast with friends and then to church, When I got home I got visit from my daughter and four grandkids,then after they left two more friends stopped by. I managed to get in about half hour of hooking and it was time to go back to work at the farm. After work I made a quick stir fry and went to a large church meeting with surrounding parishes and it's almost 10:00 PM and didn't get much done on my rug.

My granddaughter M. went into my snippet basket and she even brought a small plastic pail to put them in. She saves all my little wool snippets and has a plan to used them creatively in one of her new project. I've asked her to document her process and she has agreed to take photos of her project using all my snippets.

She is dividing all the snippets by color. These are the hands of a very creative young lady.

As I was leaving for the barn, I noticed these tulips poking out from the ground and they were covered with snow yesterday. I had to go back in to get my camera. A sure sign that spring has arrived.

And I noticed these daffodils as well. They were planted two falls ago in a very dry sheltered corner that doesn't get much rain and I didn't thought that they would even come out this spring but they still survived although it looks like that they have suffered.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for leaving a comment.  JB


  1. I am tired just reading all that you have done today.:0) I can't wait to see what your granddaughter creates. and love to see your flowers peeking through.
    have a good week happy spring

  2. I can't believe you have sprouts outside. Woo hoo. It really is spring!

  3. Wow I am like Kim I can't believe you have sprouts either. lol
    Wonderful because spring is on the way!
    I am curious as to what your granddaughter is making. Be sure and let us know.
    Thank you honey for the sweet comment about my writing. I can not tell you how much I appreciate it.
    I do need all the encouragement I can get to keep writing.
    You really had a busy Sunday. Hope this week is a great one and looking forward to seeing your flowers when they are full grown
    Love ya

  4. Can't wait to see what your granddaughter does with the snippets. I have soooo many and hate to throw them out!

  5. Please keep us posted on the snippet project!! Other than using them as stuffing or confetti on my carpets, I could use another idea! I saw the tips of my tulips yesterday against the receding snow too. It's hopeful, indeed!

  6. Me too! I'm interested and curious about the snippets...what a creative girl M is! As for the bulbs, our are coming up too...yeah!!!!

  7. Hi Julia, great to see the tulips coming up. Did you know that you can dye with the snippets? It is called confetti dyeing and gives some really interesting results to use with flowers. send me your e-mail for directions.

  8. Julia, it will be interesting to see what your granddaughter makes.
    Love seeing those tulips popping up. Mine were never planted in enough sun, but I do have jonquils blooming. I have a blue green mason jar with yellow jonquils in it on my kitchen table and another jar with spools of yellow thread in it sitting beside them.
    Dyeing with the snippets sounds interesting. Let us know if you do some .

  9. My granddaughter is planing to felt a hat that she's designing and is going to card and somehow mesh these snippets in her felt hat for color. I'll keep you posted with the results. JB

  10. Hi Julia, Donna one of the rug hooking teachers uses all her left over snippets for stuffing dolls,lttle cross stitch pillows. Your grandaughter has a great idea!Cheri

  11. I am so excited about your bulbs sticking there little head out I can't wait to see them bloom! You can tell how creative you grand daughter is by her beautiful hands. They are just lovely and so graceful looking. I am as excited about your spring as I can be.
    We are having lots of April showers this week. The only thing is it makes my internet go haywire. I have it for a bit, so I wanted you to know in case I don't get back on. All of the water in dry California makes every thing break down.

  12. Julia ~
    You let the cat out of the! Thank you for the birthday wishes.
    You are one busy lady!!! Keep us posted on your g'daughter's project.
    It is SO EXCITING to see plants popping out in the gardens.
    Pug hugs :)

  13. Hi Julia,
    Our internet connection has been bad off and on too! I think I am missing some of your posts! I enjoyed your post about your grand daughter's snippet project! I know she will come up with something really neat as she takes after her grandma!
    I am envying those tulips and daffs sprouting....... I have been looking for tulips everywhere to buy but they aren't even out yet in our stores around here! Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog too! It means so much to hear from all my wonderful blogging buddies!
    Cathy G