Thursday, December 29, 2011

Birdhouse House

We made it through Christmas! It was fun and I got alot of nice gifts,best of all having my family here.
This is a picture of a birdhouse that I won in a silent auction at our Goodwill. It looks like a dollhouse, it is a birdhouse though. The holes for the birds are on the sides. It is well built and heavy- I don't know anything about it.There are no markings on it,it could of made in China for all I know. LOL!! I love it though. Above it is one of my favorite bears, I like bears too. Hope you have a nice day!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!! Last night my 3 kids, Tom and I traveled to my husband's family in Marblehead, Ohio. My daughter, Lindsay drove and my husband sat up front. I sat in the back seat between my boys we stopped 3 times on the way up. Drinks, scratch off lottery tickets, stopping for Gift Cards LOL! We had fun! Today we went to my parents. My mom is a great cook, as always we stuffed ourselves. Hope you are having a very Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

4 Days!!

Christmas is in 4 days!! I have lots of wrapping to do and still have baking to do. I don't think we are going to have a white Christmas, that's ok with me. We have to travel to Marblehead,Ohio Christmas eve so, icy snowy roads are one less thing I have to worry about.
I had to hook another snowman. It was fun to hook and I had plenty of wool left to hook another one. I listed it for a buy it now on Ebay so if you click on the picture and nothing is there I've sold it. Also, if there is a rug that you like and would like me to hook for you just email me. Have a great evening!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Is Coming

Can you believe next weekend is Christmas? I'm finishing shopping, just need to get stocking stuffers. This week I'm baking cookies, I don't want to make too many because I eat them and gain weight!
I finished this rug and listed it on Ebay. It did have holly on the hat but I hooked a star so it can be left out all winter. It is a Country Stitches design, LOVE all her designs!! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tree Farm Rug

It has been raining buckets here in Ohio. I hear snow is coming Friday, might put me in the Christmas spirit. We have our live tree up but, I have so much more decorating I want to do.
Since it's been raining, I've been hooking. I really like this design by Country Stitches. It was very hard to hook-lots of detail. It is on Ebay right now. Have a great evening!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holly Jolly Snowman

Remember the days when you had to go to five stores just to find one Christmas present on your list? That is if you're around my age. I did most of my Christmas shopping online today, wearing my comfy sweats and no makeup. Love shopping that way.
I listed this rug on Ebay tonight. It is a great design by Lori Brechlin-Notfogotten Farms, I think the booklet is oop though. I love the way it turned out. Someone asked me how to get to Ebay,just click on the picture on the right. Have a great evening!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Repeat Snowman Rug

I had all the wool to make another snowman rug. It is a fun rug to hook. It's on Ebay.
I'm still full after eating Thanksgiving dinner. I was feeling good until I ate dessert, pecan pie. Today I shopped online, haven't went to stores on black Friday in a few years. Have a great evening!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I love this time of year. We are going to my mom and dad's for Thanksgiving. My mom does all the cooking and baking, she is a great cook. I offered to bring something and she said no.
I finished this rug and listed it on Ebay. It is another Country Stitches pattern. Hope everyone has a great holiday!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ice Skating Snowman

I think this is the cutest pattern. It is a Country Stitches pattern. Yesterday I dyed the wool for the snow, it turned out just the way I wanted it to.I still have several patterns that I want to make that have snow in them. So, the wool I dyed will be perfect. I listed it on Ebay.
I hate to sound like a broken record but, I can't believe Thanksgiving is Thursday!!
Christmas shopping begins!!! YIKES!! I do love the holidays though.
Have a great evening!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Old Santa Rug

It is getting dark so early but, I am getting used to the time change. I'm going to bed early because I'm meeting friends tommorrow to do fun stuff. Today I hooked most of the day and finished this rug. It is a Polly Minick design, I love this design. I listed it on Ebay. Have a great evening!

Red Tailed Hawks

This is my son, Tommy (right) releasing 2 juvenile Red Tailed Hawks. It is amazing to me all the things he does. It is wonderful that he has a job he loves. These 2 were trapped because they were hanging out at an airport. Tommy relocates them so they don't get caught in a plane and create a crash. I think they are beautiful.
I'm hooking and hope to finish another rug today, we'll see. You never know what will come up today. Have a great day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Woodland Santa

It's turning out to be a busy week for me. Starting out today my son's truck decided to break. While he was working, mom was hunting for the part. I had to order the new alternator and I will pick it up tommorrow morning. No one wants me to work away from home because mom is the Gofor person. If you live on a farm you know what I mean. I did manage to finish hooking this rug. It is a pattern by Bonnie Sullivan called Merry Christmas to All. It's actually a penny rug pattern, I think the animals are so cute. I did list it on Ebay. Hope you have a great evening!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! It's Chilly

It's getting to be that time of year. Today I went to Berlin where they were having Christmas open houses. It really gets me in the mood to decorate for Christmas. As you can see I've been hooking alot of Santas. I bought some hooking patterns today.
This is the latest rug I've hooked. It is a Need'l Love design. I listed it on Ebay tonight. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Santa Reindeer Rug

What a beautiful day! I have been outside most of the day cleaning up my flower beds. It's 3:00 coffee time here at Butler Farms. Every day around 3, I have to have coffee or I start yawning. So I'm taking a little break.
This morning I finished up this santa rug before I started working outside. It's another Country Stitches pattern that I bought last year and never made it. I think it turned out good, I love Brenda Gervais patterns!! It is originally an oval needle punch, I made it rectangle and added the star. I used alot of the wool that I dyed last week. It's on Ebay.
Hope you are having a great day wherever you are!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

1st Christmas Rug of 2011

It's getting to be that time of year!! I'm starting early to prepare for the holidays, guess I'm in the mood. This rug was really fun to hook, it is a design by Country Stitches. It really looks old, I used alot of dyed wool. I listed it on Ebay this afternoon. Friday and Saturday I spent dyeing wool. I got alot of great colors for some holiday rugs.
We have gotten a few hard frosts so our growing season is over. I sure feel bad for all of you that got SNOW!! I'm not ready for that. I'm still working on organizing stuff and will take a picture of my cupboard.
Have a nice Sunday!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Turkey Hill Rug

I managed to get this rug finished, that's a major accompliment right now. I've been organizing all my kitchen cupboards, getting rid of alot of stuff I don't use. This isn't one of my favorite things to do because I end up with a big mess. I know it's worth it in the end because everything will be clean and organized. There is so many things I want to get done before it gets really cold. I think this is called "nesting" LOL!
The rug is a pattern from Lori Brechlin- Notforgotten Farms. It was in her fall book but, you can get the pattern drawn up at Spruce Ridge Studios.
My sister and I went to Columbus to go thrift store shopping. We met up with my daughter, Lindsay, who is living there going to college at OSU. We had a great time and found alot of nice stuff.
Have a great evening!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Favorite Cupboard

It's already Thursday, this week flew by. Today I moved my favorite cupboard from one side of our dining room to another. When we first moved into our house, I moved this up from the basement. It was the original kitchen cupboard in our house. Tom's grandma moved it to the basement where she kept all her canning goods in it. We had to refinish it because it was pretty nasty looking. We had a heck of a time getting it out of the basement. It has had different purposes through the years. At one point we had it in our living room and stored the kids toys in it.

I emptied everything out of it and I want to put all my rug hooking stuff in it. Don't know if I'll fold the wool up or leave in baskets. We'll see, I want to fit as much stuff in it as possible.
Have a great evening!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Osage Oranges and Apples

It still hasn't frosted here so we're still getting vegetables out of our garden. I've been cutting flower for little bouquets for our house. If I hear about frost
I'll be cutting LOTS of flowers. I really miss them in the winter!!
Today I went to get apples at the local orchard with my best friend Chris. The apples are beautiful this year. I want to make applesauce and pies. On the way home we picked up hedge apples or osage oranges on the side of the road. I love to get them.
I'm working on a hooked turkey rug, hope to finish it by the end of the week.
Enjoy your autumn evening!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pumpkins and Corn Stalks

It was another great day in Ohio. I am enjoying the nice weather. I finished this rug, it's the last Halloween rug for this year. It is another Country Stitches pattern. I listed it on Ebay.

I forgot I had this pumpkin birdhouse. The scarecrow I made.

I made the cat, it is one of my favorites. I also made the "Happy Halloween" sign.

This is one of my favorite birdhouses. I bought it Quail Crest last spring. Hope you are enjoying the fall!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Days

This week has been beautiful. It supposed to be nice for the next few days.

I made these scarecrows years ago and I cut corn stalks for the front of our house.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Flowers

BRRRR! It's been cold. We turned our furnace on last night. I thought I better get out and take pictures of my flowers before they get frosted. It's the time of year to get flower beds cleaned up, I'm going to wait til it frosts though.

I planted my dahlia tubers late this spring, so they are starting to bloom now. The rest of my flowers are about done.

I ordered these dahlias from Swan Island Dahlias. I can't believe how nice they are. The tubers were small, so I thought they might do better the 2nd year.

I love zinnias too.

This week our town is having their annual street fair. The weather is supposed to be sunny. My kids will be coming home and my father inlaw will be here. It will be a fun week. Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cupboard From Malabar

This is the cupboard I bought for our kitchen last Saturday at Malabar Farm. We live in a very old farmhouse, all the kitchen walls and cupboards are cherry.

It has 5 shelves, so it can store alot of stuff. I'm trying to declutter!! I know my kids are laughing as they read this. Have a great day!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Jack and Cat

This is the latest rug I've finished. It is a great design by Robin Leuschen-Bird In The Hand Primitives. It was a fun rug to hook! Thanks Robin!
Yesterday I went to Malabar Farms In the spirit of Friends show. I thought it was best one so far. I have been looking for a cupboard FOREVER to put in my kitchen. They are usually too small or too big- you get the idea. SOOO I found one there, it is absolutely perfect. I was with Becky,another hooker, she flagged down a golf cart. We got it to the car,whew!!
I saw Bobbie-the evening stitcher, Lauren-Pugs and Rugs, Alice-A Day In the Life,Rhonda-My Glory Stars, Lisa and Sylvia. It was great seeing everybody!!
Have a great week!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Harvesting Corn

My flowers are still blooming.

I'm still watering and fertilizing them.

Today has been dreary and gloomy.

We are harvesting the corn on our farm.

The guys are finishing up today,it hasn't rained enough

to keep them out of the fields.

Lindsay is back at college, so we're empty nesters again.

Maddie harvested her ear of corn.
This is the chopper.
It looks like a transformer,
it is an awesome machine.

I did the picture backwards.
After the corn is chopped in the trucks they dump
and then they pack the pile of corn silage.
It preserves it.
We feed corn silage to our 500 heifers
I was riding in the silage truck with Tom.
We don't have a long way to go, just across the road.
They get alot done being so close.
There were 4 trucks running yesterday.

This is what it looks like inside the truck getting a load.

They were opening up a new field.

Meet Chumlee!

Yes, named after Chumlee on Pawn Stars.

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall Pumpkins

Greetings from Ohio, where it feels like an early fall is setting in.

I bought pumpkins today, which is just another sign that fall is closer.

However, the pumpkins were really nice.

They were grown from a pumpkin farmer up the road.

I finished hooking this rug. It is a Country Stitches pattern

It is 17.5" x 17.5"

I used purple in it, which is a little out of my comfort zone.

Thanks to Katie who suggested I use purple.

Until next time....

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Never Forget

God Bless America!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pumpkin Hill Rug

Good evening!!

I finished this hooked rug today.

It is a new Country Stitches pattern, love her patterns!

What a difference a few days make, it was in the 90's Saturday.

Today it in the mid 60's, I was actually wearing a sweatshirt.

Fall is in the air, I'm not ready for it.

The cooler weather has gotten me in the mood to decorate for fall.

I'm still having trouble commenting on blogs,

I love reading everybody's blogs but can't comment.

Someone suggested to delete my cookies,

I did still can't.

Until next time.....