Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A little bit of this and that



 antique cross stitch so lovely



sorry about the glare


                                                             What a nice old quilt




I am sitting here looking out the window as the clouds and fog rolls in thinking when is the rain going to arrive?  In Southern California any time we get a little bit of rain it's like a big event. I have spent hours bringing in firewood.I hate being cold so I worked like crazy and now I am one hot person.
I feel like I had a very fruitful day cleaning up the yard and planting some more lavender.I filled and emptied four more trash cans full of branches and yard waste.
Here are some pictures of this and that.
There are quilts to look at, a wonderful antique cross stitch
that was a gift to one of the ladies at the Country Loft and two quilts that had just been quilted by one of ladies in our group.
Little Jack enjoyed Bates nut farm and we enjoyed his excitement as he played with the pumpkins.
                                                         Little Jack is after a pumpkin!




                                   




These girls were having fun





Little Jack didn't know what to think















 Now a day at the Country Loft and show and tell 

















antique cross stitch



                                   








Friday, November 8, 2013

Hooked Bear Cabin Rug


What can I say I know this hooked rug took for ever! I just had too many projects going on at once that I finally got around to this labor of love. I had finished my Bear cabin rug and gave it to my cousin Marlene yesterday. She loved it! It made me smile.Marlene and Ron have had a lot of changes in their life in the last couple year with my elderly Aunt Sophie who came to live with them. Any person that is a caretaker of an elderly parent will understand life is not as simple as it used to be.I think Marlene and her husband are great caregivers and my aunt is lucky to have such a good daughter I wish I could be so good.
 Ron is a avid fisherman and he loved the fishes in the border.Everything means something to me !801 was the year Thomas Jefferson was elected President.The cabin goes with a little cabin my husband made for her a while ago.Who doesn't love a blue pumpkin?
I never realized how hard it would be to give it up.How do my fellow hookers sale their rugs it was so hard to let go of this one but it went to a very appreciative cousin.
So after that we dashed off to lunch and some shopping it was a real fun day.I loved spending time with my aunt and cousin it was nice family day! Such a good day. I will get caught up again with everyone's blogs this weekend.Hugs Cheri
Did I tell you we had a raccoon break a water pipe under my house?What a pain I also sprained my ankle for a couple weeks and little Jack and his mommy visited for a week. Oh yes my husband was cutting down a tree and the branch fell across the road and broke the fence. See I have been busy.
 Oh I just have to say there is a cute rug pattern in Primitive quilt project I have to hook this Christmas season!
It' a black snowman he's so cute!I am going to get it enlarged today.I also loved the cover quilt by Nancy of Tom Miner quilts and folk art.Hugs Cheri