Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
From our house to yours!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Garden Club Christmas Party

I can't believe Christmas is 11 days away!
My shopping is close to being done,
I need to buy stocking stuffers.
Last night we had our annual garden club
Christmas Party.
We had it at the Russell Cooper House in Mt. Vernon Ohio.
It is a beautiful Victorian bed and breakfast.
14 of us were there, it was frigid out.
This is library where we had our gift exchange.

They have all the original gas lights that are converted
to electric.
Hope everyone has a great day!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!
Our family went to my mom and dad's house, my sister
and her family were there. Also, my mom's neighbor.
We were just getting ready to eat and my dad
got a nose bleed.
It was so bad he had to go to the Emergency Room.
They couldn't get it to stop.
Lindsay, my daughter, drove them.
They were back in couple hours.
Poor dad had all this stuff shoved up his nose.
He has never gotten a nose bleed like that!
He's fine now.
I finished hooking this Santa rug yesterday.
It is a Country Stitches design.
I've got it on Ebay.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Merry Christmas Rug

The weekend flew by, 2 of my kids were home for the weekend.
They'll be coming back Wednesday night.
We'll be going to my mom's on Thanksgiving, can't wait!
Today I finished hooking this rug,
the design is from Heart to Hand.
The background is Rebecca Erb's Reversible Antique black.
I use it all the time for backgrounds.
The snowman a couple posts down is from the Create and Decorate Magazine
is in theFeb. 2008 issue.
Have great evening!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Getting Ready For Thanksgiving

Yesterday I was at the grocery store and took this picture.
There was a long row of Amish buggies.
Everyone is getting ready for Thanksgiving.
I am hooking a larger rug and hope to have it done soon.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Back To Hooking

I finally have gotten back to hooking and
finished this rug today. I listed it on Ebay.
This rug design is out of the Create and decorate magazine.
I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week.
Tom's family is asking for our Christmas lists.
Hopefully, I can get my shopping done early.
Have a nice evening!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Taking Time Off

I can't believe it's November and Thanksgiving is
right around the corner.
Here is a picture of Maddie on the left and Gus on the right.
Not very good pictures, took them with my Blackberry.
Maddie got weighed at the Vet's office and weighs 68 pounds.
She's already 7 months old.
she acts like a puppy but, she doesn't look like one.
Gus is getting used to Maddie, he liked being an only child. LOL!

Tom finished combining his late planted soybeans.
It has been beautiful here in Ohio.
I have taken off a week from hooking.
Been outside cleaning up my flower beds and raking leaves.
A year ago from today we were on a cruise in the Caribbean.
So I didn't get my flower beds cleaned up too well last year.

There were so many Canada Geese on the water, had to take a picture.
The black dots are geese, not a very good picture.
Hopefully, I can start hooking again.
I just bought some new hooking patterns,
can't wait to hook them.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Snowman and Snowflake Rug

It's a gloomy Monday here in Ohio.
That's ok! I've been hooking all day.
I just finished this snowman rug.
It is the cutest design.
I received a card in the mail for a christmas Open House.
This was a freebie drawing on the card.
Hope everyone is having a good day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October 20 Already?!

I can't believe it is October 20th already!
I've still got alot to do outside.
My dahlias need dug up and lots of leaves to rake.
Today I hooked all day, I wanted to finish this rug,
It is a Maggie Bonanomi design out of the book With these Hands.
It's her Butternut House rug, I just changed the words.
Sure wish my camera would get the colors right.
That is always a problem for me.
Check out Twice Loved Woolens blog.
Lisa just started a new blog and she hooks beautiful rugs!!
Welcome to blogland Lisa!!
Hope everyone has a great evening!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Leaves,Rugs and a Blimp Flying Over

It has been beautiful here. My husband, Tom, has been combining soybeans, the weather has been perfect for that.
It seems like all the leaves fell in one day. We haven't gotten a killing frost yet. We have gotten spotty frosts. Have alot of raking to do.
This is the maple tree in our front yard.

I hooked another turkey rug and I will list it on Ebay tonight. I had lots of the same color wool left from the last rug. I love this design, it is fun to hook.

The other day we noticed a blimp flying over. They fly over our farm alot, it is
flying back to Akron, Ohio.

I finished this snowman rug yesterday. I got the pattern last year from Lori Brechlin but, never made it. I love the blue background. I dyed the wool this week and really like the color. I will list this rug on ebay tonight also.
I have a busy week, I'd rather be super busy than bored LOL!!
I hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

2 Days in a ROW!!

Wow! I feel pretty good I've posted 2 days in a row here.

I really haven't had much time to do that.

I've been riding along in the truck with my husband.

We have been delivering silage/feed to a dairy farmer.

Seems like little things always go wrong.

Like yesterday it was raining and the windshield wipers stopped.

That's nerve racking!! So it's always an exciting ride. LOL!

Hopefully tommorrow the sun will shine here.

Anyone that knows me knows I hate dreary days.

I think I have that disorder and need a bright light shining on me! LOL!

I just listed this snowman rug on Ebay today.

It is a pattern from The Red Saltbox.

I bought the pattern when I was at Sauder.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Finally Finished A Rug

Today I finished a rug!!

It is a Anne Nichols design out of the Need'l Love Falloween book.

I hooked one for myself and keep it out all year round.

It is one of my favorite designs.

I have been fall cleaning.

I am decluttering and getting rid of ALOT of stuff.

It feels so good to get all this stuff out of here.

It's hard for me to part with things but, I haven't used it so it's gone.

It has been raining the last few days here and it's so dreary.

Reminding me of winter.

I'm not ready winter!!

Have a great week!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sandhill Cranes On The Farm

We have had Sandhill Cranes on our farm for the 5th year.
They arrive in early spring and they will be leaving soon
for their winter home.
Sandhill Cranes are really interesting to watch, they look and sound prehistoric.
Our school brings classes out to our farm
to observe them.
The pictures aren't the greatest,it was gloomy day when we took the pictures.

I have been really busy and haven't had time to blog.
We moved Lindsay back to her apartment in Columbus, OSU started last week.
I have been trying to get painting done outside before winter comes.
Hopefully things will slow down and I can get back to hooking.
Hope everyone has a great day!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thank Heavens For Electric!!

It came back on 24 hours after losing it.
Hurray!!! LOL!
Thanks for all you nice comments!
Love those pumpkins too. My friend Chris grew them, we call them Cinderella pumkins.
I'm going to Malabar tommorrow, see ya there!

UGH!! No Electric

It seems things can change fast here on Butler Farms.

Last night at 5:30 PM we lost power.

We had strong winds and heavy rain but, it didn't seem bad.

Well, a few miles away in Wooster, Ohio there was a tornado that touched down.
There was lots of damage in other towns near by also.

It hit OARDC a branch of OSU.
There was lots of other damage to homes also.
Millions of dolors in research was ruined. It seems no one was hurt.


I am so thankful we have a generator.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Halloween Rug

What a beautiful day!


I have been painting a little building on our farm.

I ran out of paint so I'll have to go get more tommorrow.

Finished this pumpkin rug this morning.

The design is from Threads That Bind.

I used the beading technique around the border.

It is fun to do the beading technique and I love the look.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Folk Art Rug and Farm Photos

The weather has cooled off here, I'm so used to the hot weather it seems cold. I'm really enjoying it!! I finished this rug today. It is a Country Stitches-Brenda Gervais pattern. I made a mistake by saying it was a different designer.
Today I took a few pictures of our farm. My husband just got 50 heifers so I helped him with the last few that he was vaccinating. Aren't they cute?? They are dairy cows so, they will be getting milked.
This is our barn that we keep heifers in.

Lunch time.

I have been wanting to take some pictures of my hubby's soybeans. It looks like a sea of green. That is the heifer barn in the distance.

Usually we just plant corn, but our heifer numbers are down so we have enough feed for them. Tom planted soybeans instead, I think the fields are beautiful.
Hope everyone has a nice Labor day weekend. Also, I'm thinking of everyone on the East Coast and hope they don't get too much damage from Earl and he leaves fast!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Few More Rugs From Sauder Village

The weather here in Ohio is just beautiful! This is what everyone is waiting for, blue skys, no humidity just perfect. Today we are going to paint a little building on our farm. Hope it goes fast.
Here are a few pictures of rugs that I took At Sauder.
I love this first rug. Patriotic rugs are right up my alley!!! LOL!
Some day I would love to hook a rug like this one. I've always wanted to hook a rug of our farm, with all the barns.
This design is by Lori Brechlin.

Isn't this a great Halloween rug??

As soon as I saw this rug I thought of Sharon-Moosecraft who lives in NJ. This was a very cute rug!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stacked Jack O Lantern Hooked Rug

I just finished hooking this stacked Jack O Lantern rug.It is my own design, I hooked this a couple years ago. I listed it on Ebay tonight. Today was the first day of school for the kids in our town. Our kids are all out of high school, I'm kinda glad. Lindsay doesn't start college till the 3rd week in Sept.. There is so many things going on in Sept. every weekend there is something happening.
Hope everyone has a good evening!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sauder Rugs

This past Thursday I went to Sauder Village. The first 3 pictures are by Maria barton Star Rug Company.

Star Rug Company hooked by Maria

I love the Tumbling Pumpkins! Rhonda bought this pattern also. Can't wait to see how she hooks this one. Ali from Kindred Spirits was selling alot of Maria's patterns. All the rugs are really nice.

Thsi rug was designed and hooked by Nola Heidbreder. My friend Rhonda bought the pattern from Nola. I can't wait to see how Rhonda hooks it. Nola said it took her 40 hours to hook the rug, it is just beautiful!

This is a Halloween rug that really caught my eye. I love it!

This is the same pattern, hooked in blue.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sauder Village and A Jack Rug

It is hard to believe another week has gone by. Last week I went to Sauder Village it took 3 hours to get there. We got back home faster, didn't listen to the GPS. LOL! I went with 3 other girls and had a really great time. Bought some wool and a pattern from Wendy Miller. The vendors were great and I got to see the person I'm always talking to on the phone to order wool, that would be Rebecca Erb. I ran into Bobbie-Evening Stitcher, I love talking to Bobbie she is the sweetest!!
The rugs were so pretty and lots of them!! I took lots of pictures to share.
I just finished this rug today. I bought this pattern fron Wendy Miller. I love the way it turned out and it was fun to hook. It helps when I had all the right colors of wool in my stash.
Hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Trip To the Veterinary Clinic

Today my daughter and I took Maddie to the vet for an exam and shots. She already weighs 48 LBS.. The reason why I haven't posted pictures of her on my blog is she doesn't sit still long enough. I think the hardest job would to be a professional photographer for animals. Maddie LOVES to be outside and always wants out. We are working with her because when she's outside she won't listen. So, we've had to put her on a lease. She's doing well though.

The weather finally broke here in Ohio. The heat and humidity are gone for a few days. We turned off the air, how refreshing. Now I have to get caught up on mowing and weeding. Have a great week!

Monday, August 9, 2010

☆ I Love Flags & Geraniums ☆

It is supposed to be hot and humid in Ohio this week. I'm not going to complain about it because before we know it summer will be over. This morning I went outside and took a few pictures of my favorite things.
This picture was taken walking out my front door. The geraniums are blooming, they didn't have any flowers on them a couple weeks ago.

This spring I started Lobelia from seed. The blue is so crisp, I just love them. The starts were so delicate but, they took off. I will definitely start them from seed again next year. The begonias that I planted with them are Vodka, they are a very nice bright red.

This picture is looking out my kitchen window. I have a window box outside our kitchen window. I really miss the flowers in the winter. I do put pines in the boxes in the winter but, it's not as good as flowers.
Thanks for stopping by have a nice evening!!