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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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Belated Easter!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Courtney - thank you for being a follower.  I checked out your blog and added it to my list.  Just kind of curious - how did you come up with the name for your blog?  Thanks for your comments on the pictures and my quilt.  That quilt was my first big quilt ever!  A very long time ago I made a sampler that I hung in my kitchen but the log cabing quilt was a queen size quilt.  I have since learned that before I pin the top to the back - lay it on my bed to make sure it will fit!!!

Kim - I'm glad you liked the pictures.  I wish I had taken more and tried to jot down a little info about each one.  But it was my first hook-in so I have a lot to learn obviously! 

Julia - it took almost a week for Stacy and I to get rested from our hook-in (it's only a 2 hour drive from our homes!!!).  I knew you'd love the rooster!  I told the woman I had a friend who liked roosters and would just fall in love with it.  She said she used a #6 to hook it.  I wish I'd found out who did the pattern for you.  The yellow was like a blended yellow, kind of light red and light orange colors.

Lauren - It was a fun, but very rainy day!  The biggest problem I had is that once I got home I wanted to start going to town on my Winter Welcome but was just too tired, then I got up Monday to come to work and whined to my husband that I really wanted to stay home and hook.  Sigh...  The bugger is probably going to retire this summer so then it really will be brutal to come to work while he gets to stay home!!!

Things are kind of crazy here at work - rumors/talk about lay offs, etc.  I'm just a mere two years away from being able to retire and hope I get to keep my job that long.  I'd be afraid to look for a job at my age and we can't afford for me to not work - bills to pay, rugs to hook, quilts to quilt - you've got the picture.  I supervise five really wonderful workers and am concerned about their positions and what will they do if they lose their jobs.  So, for a while I may be in and out, but will try to stay upbeat and post pictures and fun things like that.

Thanks to everyone who stops by.  If you have a second or two drop me a line, introduce yourself, let me know if you have a blog - I'd love to follow along!

Take care and happy hooking! 


  1. Char,
    I'm so thrilled you've joined my blog. How fun to tune into your post and see my name at the top!! I'm thinking of making a job change...we're planning to move from MA to ME. I don't like the thought of it much either! I got my blog name because I like both of those plants and they sounded kind of nice together. I'm happy to be following along with you!

  2. Char, I'm sorry about your job insecurity. It seems that nothing is like it used to be. There are cut backs everywhere you turn these days. I'm keeping you in my prayers.

    It's nice that Courtney has joined your followers. JB