September 18, 2010

I got a present!

Some of you may know that I have been looking at hooking frames. I have been using a big, ackward hoop type thing to rug hook with. I just got one on ebay. It is a lap type frame. I am very excited. I wish it was here already. lol.
Today was an interesting day. I was having a hard time concentrating today. I think I was ready for my day off to start( just alittle too early) lol.
I hope no matter what you did today, you enjoyed the things that made you smile. Lisa

September 15, 2010

A few things to share

Well the fall rug is ready to be finished. Not sure how I am going to finish this one. I might try something different. Use a wool worm to wrap around the edge so to speak. I might as well try it and see how it goes, right? I decided to go with just a simple border. Mainly so I could move on and think about the next adventure. Today Larry took me to a wonderful store in Berlin Ohio. I was hoping to buy a frame to hook on. I am currently using a hoop type of thing and it is so big and so ackward. We however decided to look into just buying the grippers and making our own. Does anyone have any tips on frames they would like to share? I hate to go and buy something and then have regrets. I don't know if I need a stand. I usually sit on the couch indian style and I think I would be okay with a lap frame. I saw one that had an attachment for a lamp and for your wool cutter. Fancy... I like fancy... Oh well, this will not be decided tonight. Moving on.... Since I was disappointed leaving the store without a frame. Larry took me to a thrift store. He knows that will perk me right up. Boy do I sound BORING! Oh well, I am over it. I was able to find a new swan($2.50) and a new basket.($3.00) I think I am going to hook something to put on the top of the basket and make it into a hooking tote. I carry baskets for my purse often but this one is pretty deep. I think it would be better as a tote. It has a wooden handle that isn't in the picture.

September 13, 2010

Fall Clean up

Since it has been so dry our pond is soooo low on water. Larry thought it would be a good time to get in and clean up all the lilies and remove the leaves. We have to put a net over the pond to keep out all the falling leaves from the neighbors. We have a feeling that the leaves might fall fast around here. Just not enough water lately. The frogs seemed alittle irritated at us. I am just glad Larry is willing to get in there and get that job done. I don't want that job for anything. It is so sad that our liner is showing so much. I wish we would get some rain...

September 12, 2010

The Border?

I have been trying to decide what to do in the borders of the Fall rug. I was planning on using a variegated wool and just do a 2in border. I did some and didn't like it and pulled it out. ( I have to admit that unhooking is a lot easier than taking out sewing or quilting stitches. )It wouldn't be too exciting but it would be finished... right... But now I keep thinking leaves or maybe a checker board around the edge. I hate indecisive days. They are a bummer. I might just go upstairs and do a simple black border and move on to something new. I have to admit I am getting tired of this one. Not because I have worked on it too long because truthfully I haven't worked on it very much. I just hate that I can't seem to make up my mind. I do like it though for my first original( that isn't that original)
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