I purchased this twin sized quilt for $15 from our local thrift. I like the wonky spots too. Currently it’s soaking in some oxi and mild detergent. Tomorrow I’ll hang it on the line outside.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Atlantic Canada is heating up! Welcome Spring! Goodbye snows. Actually we call this Mud Season and we keep old towels by the entry for dogs and people alike.
My son’s rug is finished and en route to Montreal via Ups.
If I could afford an embroidered label for every rug I would buy them. And personally, I don’t like the fill in the blank labels or the messy look of writing on the rug tape.
I’ve been creating simple wool pockets on the back of the rug and writing a personal notes (with rug information) for the pocket. Here I’ve pulled the paper out for show, but it fits down deep in the pocket.
That’s it! Nothing much new. Having some apps and wine on the deck of a friend’s home later. We haven’t seen her in ages due to covid. Church services have long been meeting for prayer with close friends anyway (nothing to do with covid tho), and that doesn’t always fall on Sunday.
Have a week of hope as Easter nears...
Sunday, March 14, 2021
The week ahead begins cold and hits 52f. Crazy warm.
Have a good week!
Sunday, February 7, 2021
I’ve made some progress on my son’s rug over the last week.
I’m afraid I’ll have to send this to Montreal as I don’t think we will be able to see each other in person for some time to come.
Making different soups lately in large batches. Eating some and freezing more. The hamburger veg was yummy as was the creamy squash. We love winter soups and stews.
Coping with news of cancer returned in a good friend. An eight inch tumour in a woman who weighs under 100 pounds is a grim thing. We had a meal with them last night and it was a sweet time. Despite the situation it is a wonder to see all the blessings God is working in that family!
This beautiful mess we call life is something isn’t it?
This afternoon we met some friends for some snowshoeing. The woods were something to behold.
That’s my hubby- married 31 years on Wednesday. We stopped for a short break of cocoa with creme de menthe. ‘Twas a workout for certain.
We last an area where they were giving horse drawn sleigh rides. An old friend of mine- who grew up with no car-fondly recalled riding in the “pung” to get places in rural New Brunswick. Imagine!
May you have a good week ahead!
Monday, January 18, 2021
Been experiencing muscle fatigue—covid tests were negative. That was my first experience with the nostril test and of course I jerked back making it more uncomfortable. Ah well.
I’m working on my son’s 30th birthday rug again. I had put it away as the colours and style weren’t singing to me.
I’m a primitive gal at heart but my son isn’t a big fan. Scrolling the net for ideas, I decided to use the arts and crafts movement style. Posters from that era depict black outlined graphics and fewer shades of colour. It seems to be working so far with my design.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
I've taken solace in some rug hooking, house tidying, walks,
lots of prayer, and reading the likes of Henri Nouwen.
Shows like "Escape to the Country" and "Great British Bake-Off"
are also lovely.
Sometimes I feel the anxiety in body but my mind
feels at peace.
Other times my mind races but the body feels relaxed.
At the worst moments, both are engaged.
Hubby is back to Keto and I'm back to favoring vegetarian.
What a Clash of Kitchen Titans!
After completing all my commissioned ornaments
I set out to do 5 more dogs for family gifts.
I feel I've lost my muse.
These 2 I've begun and am stalled on:
What I'd most like to do is re-start one for my son's 30th birthday
but let my creativity flow with it.
So perhaps I'll do both and...
How are you coping? Or not?