this is an investment, a big one, and i’m somewhat terrified. why? well, for three reasons:
ellis, otis and lilly on the track of “something” (i don’t even want to know what).
my 3 best friends are also my worst enemies when it comes to hooking. they want to lounge, languish and lie on my rugs… not just the finished ones, which they love to pull apart, but more importantly the ones that i’m working on… while i’m working on them. i’m hoping, hoping, hoping, that now that they’re a little older they’ll allow me to hook without playing with my wool strips, napping on my lap, biting my hook, and generally making themselves PRESENT….
I’ve been aware, lately, of a slight, ever so slight, feeling of division in our country. A bisection, a breaking up, a partitioning, if you will. Have you noticed it? I mean, it’s ever so subtle, sort of like a rumbling of far off thunder….. hmmmm….
Actually, a better way to describe it is to say that it’s about as subtle as a hurricane, and potentially as destructive. So, during this season of election, I punched Lori Brechlin’s, “United”…..
I wanted to remind myself that regardless of how vicious and dangerous the political stage is, right now, we are still a great country, filled with quiet, compassionate and decent human beings.
So, hang in there! November 9th will, hopefully, find us on the other side of this troubling and desperate time, and on the road to healing our nation and, once again, see us united.
You can find Lori’s “united” design in her, “American Folk” pattern book on etsy ~ click here.
I didn’t realize, in June, that I was going to take the rest of the summer off blogging, but that appears to be just what happened. What did I do while I was away? Not much, I’m afraid. At least, not much as far as punching goes.
However, I did go to Ireland….
…and, I went camping twice, and I spent a lot of time sitting in the shade reading. That about sums up my summer!
Now, I’m working on some Halloween projects which I’ll be sharing with you asap.
I’ve been wanting to get all of my patterns ~ the ones I’ve created and the ones I’ve made from antique hooked rugs which are in the public domain ~ in one place so that they’re more easily accessible for those who want them.
You should be able to click and drag these to your desktop for copying (or double-click or right-click or just click ~ I hope!). If the browser you’re using won’t allow you to access the photos try another browser. Usually, from Chrome, I’m able to access the photos on my blog, but other times Chrome won’t let me. So, I try Safari and sometimes Safari cooperates and sometimes not…. then onto Firefox, etc.
You have my permission to use these patterns for your own personal use, for creating limited number of finishes for sale. Mass marketing of either patterns or finishes is forbidden.
Please give credit to me if you use one of my personal patterns or give credit as inspired by antique original if you use the patterns I’ve provided from antiques.