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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.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Planning on making a new quilt/wall hanging


This is a picture of the wall hanging that my friend, Sharon, and her daughter, Sarah, and I are planning to make.  I need to make mine smaller because the only place I can hang it is about 40 x 40 while this is 57 x 60.  We will do a block at a time.  We plan to meet this Thursday to have a "planning" session and then every other Thursday after that until we at least have the top completed.

This coming Saturday (2/4) my friends Stacy and Sharon and I are going to drive down to Ault's for wool, stop at an antique store along the way and maybe if time permits off to The Door Mouse in Bettsville Ohio for fabric.  :)

I've been very lazy lately - not real motivated to do much of anything.  I have my Saltbox rug sitting right beside my chair to work on but haven't done any work on it in two weeks.  I've just been cleaning and organizing my craft room and reading.  Sigh... I hope I break out of this rut soon!

Hope you all have a good week!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

I hope everyone had a great holiday and safe New Year's eve!  We had a very quiet New Year's Eve and I loved it!  Friday, December 30 hubby and I went to see Transiberian Orchestra!  They are wonderful.  If you ever get a chance to see them - you must!  At least once in your life time!  The light show is phenomenal, the music is great, the atmosphere is charged!  For many years in my youth I took piano lessons and was pretty good - played at our church a few times when I was 8 years old and again when I was 12.  I found myself, for the first time in a long time, wishing I had kept up with those lessons and continued to learn.  If I were ever to have had a career in music this would be the type of music/band/orchestra I'd love to be in.

New Year's Day I started working on cleaning/organizing my craft room.  Decided to do it in sections.  After spending about 3 hours just clearing off my desk and finding a place for everything that was on my desk I came to the conclusion that I needed to downsize my crafts.  I went a little crazy and thought I could be Wonder Woman of the Craft world and took on jewelry making, card making, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, crocheted rugs, locker rug hooking, primitive rug hooking, needle punch, rug punch, quilting,...I think you get the picture.  Any hoo, work gets in the way of being able to accomplish much with these crafts so I've decided what I need to do is buy some small plastic containers and go through my crafts - the ones I rarely do or don't do at all because I just don't have the time will be boxed up, labeled and put in the attic.  Once I retire (hopefully in 2 years) then I can pull them out and decide if I a) have time to hone my skills and/or b) if I really even want to.  I want to stick with the quilting, cross stitch, rug hooking and occasional crocheting for now.

So, it's back to work today which means I probably won't have time or energy to work any more in my craft room until this weekend.  By then I'll have my containers and can start de-cluttering even more!

I did start a rug hooking project - Salt Box houses (12 x 24) to hang above the door leading from the living room into the kitchen.  It looks fairly simple so I'm hoping it goes quickly.  I want to start hooking my Sunflower penny rug by March so I need to stay focused on the Salt Box rug/mat!

Sorry - no pictures - I still haven't gotten into the habit of taking pictures as I go along - that's one of the things I plan to try to get better at.

Thank you all for stopping by.  It's been a pleasure meeting each of you! 

Here's to a wonderful 2012!