Sunday, July 31, 2011

The long and winding road...

Yesterday my husband and I went to West Virginia to visit our daughter who moved there last week from VA. We were very familiar with Morgantown, being that we both went to college there, but my how things have changed. Of course that was ages ago, 36 years to be exact. You would think that we would know the way from Pittsburgh to Morgantown,however we decided to take the scenic route. One hundred miles later when I finally saw a sign for Waynesburg I decided we better cut our losses and jump on the interstate. Erin called to see where we were and was surprised to hear we were wondering around the back roads. I am known for my keen sense of direction as long as I have the car compass in my view but yesterdays adventure was questionable.After we finally arrived we had a great visit with Erin and her boyfriend, a delicious dinner at a local Italian place and a quick tour of campus. Thankfully we found our way home on a more direct route and the next time we visit I might not have to see too much scenery,I just want to get there.
Today I am kicking back finishing the proddy border on my sheep rug. I also have a few sewing projects planned so I need to scout out my fabric stash. Hopefully I can move forward with posting pictures because that always makes checking out a blog more interesting, don't you think? There are enough computer pros in my family so I guess I will enlist there help.
Until next time, life's too short do what makes you happy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stayin cool creatively.

I like summer a lot but I can't deal with the heat like we had this past week. One of the best things that my hubby bought me last summer was a really neat spray mister from Ace hardware. No batteries just a cool pumping motion and you have a fine pressurized mist. I knew there was a reason I don't wear makeup in the summer never know when you need a little cool mist. It really came in handy in Virginia last week.
I have been trying to cram so many projects into what summer I have left before I go back to school. This week I have denoted more time to hooking, I want to finish my proddy sheep. I finally decided to proddy the border after ripping and hooking and ripping and hooking different ideas. All of my new wool I ordered from Ebay came over the weekend and its just waiting to go into a new project. In the mean time I have managed to finish an owl hat ,a pair of booties and an afghan for my future grand baby's hope chest. I have a feeling by the time I am done I will need a storage locker.
Better finish up my knitting before I go to bed. In the meantime I wish you all happy hooking or whatever makes you happy on the run. Peace out!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Heat Wave

This heat is just unbelievable . I would have never survived if I had to live in the "olden days" without air conditioning. I keep trying to head to the kitchen to cook dinner but my nice cool craft room keeps calling me. I love to sew and knit and quilt and embroider, and my latest passion is rug hooking. I hook on the run whenever I need to just get away from it all for a few minutes. My grandmother braided rugs and even though this is not quite the same, I still enjoy using the repurposed wool I find in my rugs, just as she used recycled fabrics and clothes to braid. I still have 2 of her precious rugs and enjoy knowing they are a part of my crafting heritage.
I just purchased some beautiful new wool on Ebay from Diane does a great job of overdying, and she only uses the best wool available in the marketplace. Getting her package in the mail is like Christmas morning. I even save the linen string each package bundle is gift wrapped with. Now to find a project so I can start using my new stash.
Before I immerse myself too much in this blog experience I will have to learn how to upload some pictures so I can share my progress with projects etc. I have almost finished the Lexington Sheep a proddy class I took with Alice Frazier, so enjoyable...
 Well I better get the stuffed peppers made for dinner. I make mine with red peppers, so delish.
Remember to do what makes you happy, life is way to short.