Monday, September 29, 2014


It's been a while since I did any punch needle. Feels good to be able to work on something for myself.  Took Saturday to just do nothing. No running around, just stayed in. Jump started the day by getting my chores done early and then went up to my wool room and got out the pattern "box".  Let's just say I can't close the lid lol.

I picked out this pattern by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm.  It's called Colonial Hill Farm. Felt good to sit and punch for several hours.  Sunday I had some grocery shopping to do and then finished punching this piece later in the day.  Today I decided to finish it into a pillow, backed with cotton and used a wool strip on the edge and whip stitched that on. Stuffed it with snippets from my rugs.

I'm not sure if I want to do another punch or start a cross stitch piece next!  Will have to see what tomorrow brings~~

I hope everyone's week is off to an Awesome start!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hook In

Even with a start to a dreary day yesterday, Grant Street Woolworks still had a decent turn out.  I didn't even take my sun glasses with me (never leave home without them).  Always a great day for sharing and laughing.  Does the heart and mind good :).

I started this rug a while back and then just put it down. I had to get ready for Colonial Day which was a few weeks back.  Now that it is over, I can get back to it.  I will save this rug to work on for Thursdays hook in, and do some cross stitch or punch needle during the week. That's the plan anyway! All neutrals with some red and black. It will go on my dining room table when finished.

There was finishing going on with other hookers.

Nancee with her Original Design

And Joan with her scrappy rug. Sorry I didn't get it right side up!

Diana sooooo close to being finished with her Rooster rug!

Patty has been coming for a little while now. Working on her Santa.

And Tammie just came last night and was getting started on her second project!

Linda has been busy hooking up samples of the different wools she has in the shop.  I think she will be busy for a while :).


Soooooo, If you are ever in the area and need some patterns or thread, or wool, or supplies, or, or, or......   you know where to come!!

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my last post. They are sooooo appreciated!
Have a Blessed day everyone!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Autumn already?

I am so amazed at how fast the Summer, no wait, the Year is going! Is it really Autumn?? Sitting here with my cup of coffee looking at the drizzle outside. I can just feel the change in the air. I am a fan of the colors that the season brings, but I'm not a fan of the cooler temperatures. I know a lot of people like it. 
It certainly has been a very busy year for me. Lots of changes for me. I'm enjoying it. Some of the changes aren't always happy, but I press on. The way the year is going by so fast, so is my life.  Trying to live every day with a smile. 

I've slacked off on the creativity this year. Just the "burned out" feeling.  But I did manage to finish my big rug and hung it over my couch.  It was actually done in June I believe.  I also just finished a punch needle piece for a Christmas present. So I'm ahead of the game, just can't show it here :).  I have another rug in progress,  a simple geometric.  Will try and post it another day.  I recently started looking at blogs again, so I guess I felt the urge this morning to give an update.
Today is the hook in at Grant Street.  If the brain doesn't fail me, I'll try and get some shots of what's going on.  I hope it's a good turnout!

Wishing you all a Wonderful day!