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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.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Today was a kind of quiet day as we remember our veterans. I worked at the farm, I watched the National Remembrance Ceremonies in our Capital on TV as I sewed the binding on yet another rug and rested my foot on a pillow.

This was another challenge rug I did again with Sunnie Andress.  It was again subject to our own interpretation. The only requirements were that we needed to hook a forest, a ring, the color purple and a rock.
This idea came from a childhood memory.  Yes, I used to hang upside down  from trees, wishing I had blond hair and blue eyes.  The ring is a tire swing, purple violets, a beige rock by the tree and of course some forest trees. The hair was proddy wool strips from which  I pulled out  all the short wool fibres...

This chair pad was finished yesterday. This challenge rug was hooked entirely with extra wool worms.  The chartreuse green comes for marrying some assorted green and light color wool worms.

It was such a dreary day today that I was craving some scones.

This is what's left.

 I don't bake often lately but today I felt like some scones. I needed some solid butter but the unsalted butter was frozen so I cut up the amount needed and put it to defrost in the microwave by using 10 seconds at a time. After the third time I assumed it was about right.  

I proceeded to mix my dry ingredients and I also mixed the wet ingredients and found the dough a bit dry. I added another bit of milk and kneaded it 10 times and I was ready to put it in the oven.

George arrived home and poured himself a cold cup of leftover tea and when he went to heat it up in the microwave, he took out my butter.  My mouth opened wide..... I can't believe I forgot to mix the butter in. They will be as hard as rocks. I know because the grease is what makes them tender...

I'm not one to throw food away. Sometimes I learn by mistakes and I eat crow. 

The butter was still pretty solid so I shaved some butter slices with the cheese slicer and spread them on top of the dough and folded it repeating this until I had used up all the butter  and then flattened the sticky scones to an 8 in circle and cut them in 8 like the recipe asked for. 

I stuck those suckers in the oven fearing the worst but they came our so high, fluffy and tender, I think I'll use this method again next time. 

I had a bit of apricot jam with it and a fresh cup of tea... Very yummy.

I hope you're having a good day. Thanks for your visit. I enjoy all your kind comments.'Stay safe and happy.


  1. Ok, that's a pretty creative save for the scones. But trust me, trying to replicate a trick that rarely works (for me anyways)

  2. I am so glad it turned out! My scones are always like bricks, even if I remember to put in the butter. :) I might try this next time. You are getting so much done and your rugs look so pretty.
    You do such nice binding Julia. I am glad your foot is so much better.

  3. I'm sure that's how the best recipes were invented! I love when a plan goes the opposite direction and comes out super! I love the rug with you hanging upside down! I also wanted blond hair and blue eyes! I wanted to be Goldilocks in the school play but of course a black haired, brown eyed Greek girl wasn't even close to getting that part! Ha! Your scones sure look yummy!

  4. oh, glad they turned out well! too funny! :) love your upside-down-hanger girl rug!

  5. You had a productive dreary day. I loves scones. I
    Glanced at the pictures before I read the post and I thought for a moment the scone was a rug. I thought to myself, that is one realistic rug...guess I need to back off the cough medicine:)

  6. I love scones and lucky for you that you saved them. I love your rugs you are so creative.

  7. I hope you are continuing to rest your foot, JB.
    Yum yum yum! Scones! Yours looks beautiful.
    You are a rug pro! You and Kim both are so GOOD!

  8. Beautiful handwork! Freshly baked scones with coffee or tea will be good for rainy days!

  9. Chuckling here about forgetting the butter! Not saying if I've ever done something like that.:-) I had blond hair and blue eyes and always wished I had my sister's brown hair and brown eyes! Can't say that either one of us ever hung ourselves upside down, though. Such beautiful rugs! xo Nellie

  10. Adding the flowers to your geometric chair pad really kicked it up a notch - love it! And the childhood memory rug is so sweet - I can tell you had fun with that one.....

  11. You certainly put your creativity to work on those scones; they sound delicious...Julia, I love your hooking projects. They are always so beautiful and so well done. I really love the girl hanging upside...Glad your foot is better.....

  12. I'm glad the scones worked out, that'd have been really vexing if not!! Your rugs are truly Amazing! I just can't believe how skillful you are!!!x

  13. Great baking story! Good cooks know how to recover from disaster. Those scones look yummy.
    Love the chair pad done with the scraps. Lovely way to use up those pesky worms.
    Hope your foot is feeling better. Sitting and binding rugs is a good way spend the time while recovering.

  14. Ha, I am like you, I have done that too. I forget butter in the microwave all the time, I have learned to just stay put in front of it. Ha!
    I love your story.
    Your rugs are so lovely, I love this one of the girl.
    xx oo

  15. Your rugs are beautiful and your food looks yummy!

  16. I have never made scones. I'm going to have to give it a try. I hope your foot is getting better. Be patient with yourself.

    Your rugs are so beautiful. Such a talent.

  17. Scones look yummy! Great save. Resting your foot and letting it heal is also letting you accomplish some wonderful finishes!

  18. Good job on the scones!
    Great rugs!
    Hugs :)

  19. Those are creative rug challenges you hooked m'dear. Love scones and used to make them for my ex when we were married. I haven't made any since and still do enjoy them but there's no one here to eat them now but me and I'd eat them all and be as rotund as an elephant.

  20. Hi JB, your rugs design look cute. You're very creative, nice job.
    The scones certainly look inviting, love this with strawberry or blueberry compote.

    Have a nice day, regards.