|A group of Santa's with lots of happy Christmas memories at Bev's home today|
I have been busy painting garden railroad buildings and I have been also trying to lighten
a harsh black wool and dull it out for a rug hooking project I am working on. Dipping my hands in the warm wool and checking if the Tide water is draining out some of the color wasn't such a hot idea. I didn’t want the water to get too hot. This is a quick way to seep out color that is too bright on wools. I then drain the soapy wool in warm water.I don't want to felt it. Bev suggested using Arm and Hammer Super washing soda for the same effect so I am going to try that next time.
I have started to put up my Christmas and have enjoyed nice fires as I have the wood burning stove burning away at night.There have been lots of frost warning but so far my Meyer lemon tree is doing fine.
I am such a homebody I really love being home working on projects and just appreciating my simple life.I am so looking forward to chicks in the spring.
This week I went to my Wednesday Hobo Quilt class and two classmates finished their Hobo quilts.
|Ricky's Hobo quilt|
| Our Australian Jenny finished this one you can't see her she's holding it.|
That's Donna on the right she is such a fun teacher.
Needless to say I goofed off . I was tired from running around all week and I was just happy to listen to all the ladies and laugh.
Basted and now the quilting begins on Jenny's quilt.I watched all evening as Jenny basted her quilt
The view as we hooked