A DAY IN THE LIFE of this rug hooker can be just crazy!! I find other rug hookers' blogs so interesting that I thought I would add my adventures or mis-adventures to the mix!! Join me on my daily journey!!
here in my home studio. Check my website under "classes".
This class was GREAT FUN ~ a good time was had by all! I've had inquiries about how soon there will be another class ~ email me if you're interested and when we have enough, I'll set up a date!
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My life is a busy one ~ my husband, Sonny, and I have a blended family of 6 kids, 5 of them married and 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren! We have a building business and I am the Office Personnel, if you know what I mean!! I also have a small rug hooking business in my home studio, where I sell as-is wool and my own hand-dyed wool, beautiful frames and stands that my husband builds and some finished hooked pieces, etc. I would love to hook every day, all day, as I'm sure many of you would ~ but that's rarely possible!! Thanks for checking in and I hope you'll find A DAY IN THE LIFE ~ ~ ~ entertaining!!
The Berks County Floral is bound and steamed and has found it's new home! I hung it and moved it and hung it somewhere else and moved it again till it looked right! The first spot was too dark but this seems pretty good. I do love the colors ~ dark and rich!
The Shape of Things from my Tipp City class this
Fall is also done! I laid it on the floor of the guest bath ~ it needs a little rug in there ~ we'll see ~ for now it's back down in the hooking room! I love the colors in this rug, too ~ and the striated background.
These are all the different wools used in that background ~ and they all work well together to make a dark "black" color. It was kind of a learning tool for me and I'll use that style again sometime. There are three rugs down there waiting to be finished ~ I think I'll start on the smallest one first ~ it might need to be finished quick for a gift!
We've had a busy week ~ last Saturday, we spent at a wrestling meet for grandson Luke! It was kind of fun ~ I didn't expect it to be ~ but it was! His dad, Teddy, wrestled in Junior High, too and my stepson, Brian, was a wrestler in high school.
Went to Luke's Christmas band concert one evening ~ 7th and 8th grade bands ~ they were very good ~ better than my own high school band, as I remember ~ I played the trombone ~ can you imagine?! This next week we'll attend a choir concert and an elementary concert ~ we're vying for our Grandparents of the Year award!!
Last night, we went to a wine tasting (fun!) and then met Teddy and family at a restaurant for Miss Luci's 9th birthday gathering ~ that was fun, too! On the way home, we stopped at our local Happy Grape wine bar for some more socializing and then stopped back at Teddy's house to finish off the evening! It was a great Friday night ~ right up our alley!
Tomorrow, I'm dragging out the Christmas decorations in hopes of instilling some Christmas spirit in this old soul! So many of my fellow bloggers are in the same boat as me ~ lacking in enthusiasm for all that entails Christmas, as we know it these days! I even planned a little get together in the next week ~ very self-serving in that I need a boost! Life can be challenging sometimes ~ and I only need to look around me to know that we have many blessings. So, I'm getting on with it ~ join me in a little Christmas cheer!!!
Yesterday, a friend and I shopped for coats for a church that has a clothing program for the needy. Just by chance, on Thursday night, I was told that they had no jackets of any kind for their monthly clothing day, which was today! During my sleepless night, it occurred to me that we have all this money from our Homebuilders Auction ~ and even though, we aren't meeting to distribute the funds till Monday ~ that the gal who holds the checkbook and I could make an executive decision and make sure there were coats for kids today!! I called Joy and she wholeheartedly agreed and off we went to Burlington Coat Factory! We scoured their racks and found 17 coats that were $10 and $20 each ~ we were thrilled! Then we went off to Kohls and bought some infant snowsuit type things, hats and gloves and with the Kohls cash we got, I'm going back tomorrow with my 20% coupon and buy underwear that they'll have for their January clothing day! Now, I do have to say ~ that brightened my mood a bunch yesterday ~ Joy and I wasted no time in gathering a lot of things and spending over $400 very wisely, for sure. I know there had to be some thrilled kids ~ and parents ~ today! Actually, a good cure for the doldrums is to go out and do something for somebody else ~ note to self ~ remember that!!!!!!
It's going on 8 p.m. and we have not had supper yet ~ I'm fixing reubens ~ the first time in a long time that I've made those! Reubens and a nice Riesling wine ~ good combination, me thinks!!!!!! One night this week, I made tuna noodle casserole ~ something else I haven't made in eons! That worked out great because we ended up having grandsons Jakob and Camden for supper ~ they have never had tuna fish ~ isn't that odd? They liked it a lot and the universe was working for me that night!!!
Have a good Sunday ~ hope all is well in your world!
Notice that on the left sidebar, I have noted that I have gift certificates available. If you want a quick gift for someone you know that is a rug hooker or works with wool, please keep me in mind!!