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!