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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's a beautiful day!

The sun is shining, it's about 55 degrees.  Sigh... wish two things - 1) that I had the day off and 2) that this would mean the end of the cold and snow, but sadly they're predicting another snow event next Thursday evening into Friday.  At this point they're not sure how little or how much snow we might get but it SNOW!  Yuck!

I had the first of a three part quilting class this past Sunday.  They got all their fabric cut out so on April 3 we'll beging the sewing.  I totally, totally forgot to take pictures while they were working away, pics of their fabric choices etc.  I even had the camera sitting on a side table! 

I am really in a dither about what to do about the fact that I'm running out of wool for the background on my cardinal mat.  :(  I tried addinng a goldish beige color but it looks too gold.  So I'm thinking I just need to put it on hold until I can go to Ault's and see if I can find some wool close to that color.  Meanwhile I can start on a new project.  Sigh...  I can see that I really need to learn how to dye my own wool so that hopefully this won't happen to me again.  I just need to get all the supplies, read the book and start one color at a time...


  1. Sometimes it take a bad experience to teach us a lesson. I'm sure that a lot hookers have learned the hard way. Next time you'll know better and you will make sure that you have enough wool for your background.


  2. Hi Julia! That is so true. But at the time I purchased the wool from the instructor I was trusting her judgment on how much wool I'd need and had no clue as to whether that would be enough or not. Little by little I'm learning all the ups and downs about rug hooking and how to trouble shoot. But I did learn that just as in quilting - buy extra - you'll always find a use for the leftovers some where, some how! :)

    Have a great day, Julia!