Thursday, April 28, 2011


Yes, progress is being made!!  This is from yesterday's 6th day of hooking on the Rooster Pair!  I hooked for maybe an hour ~ I never know how much time I spend but wish it could be more.  These colors look kind of funky but when the whole rug is done, it's gonna be fabulous!! 

On the sidebar, I still have the 10 MINUTES A DAY HOOKER logo up ~ I should take it down because that rarely happens but ~ the progress I'm making with this rug shows me, very clearly, that sitting down at the frame everyday really helps get a rug done so much quicker! 

Morel mushrooms!!  Sonny and son Teddy went mushroom hunting last evening and this is some of their bounty!  I just took a picture of a few to show you but they got a really nice batch that Sonny floured and fried in butter ~ yummo, as Rachel Ray would say!  Teddy, Miki and the kids stayed for supper ~ we had to order pizza to round out our meal ~ but at least this year, the guys are so happy to be finding  enough at one time to make a little feast!  Years ago, before we built on this property, they were much more plentiful. I never ate wild mushrooms till Sonny started hunting them ~ it was always scary to me ~ I would let him eat them first!!  So far ~ so good!!! 

Another thing he's been finding and reading about is ramps!!  Have any of you eaten or cooked ramps?  There was an article in yesterday's paper about them so we might have to saute up a few of those ~ they're a leafy green with a bulb that smells like garlic!!  I'll let you know if we get that brave!!!

Off to have a manicure and pedicure and then spend another hour and a half in the dentist's chair!!  But compared to listening to the news and all the tornado devastation across the country last night ~ I'll face that little task with good cheer!!  Hope all you readers are safe and sound!  The wind howled here last night but that was all ~ we're very lucky!  I have to get a good night's sleep tonite because I have a wedding to attend tomorrow ~ I must get up at 4 a.m. to prepare ~ I think I'll wear my tiara and my best peach polyester ~ after all, it's going to be a very Royal Affair!!!  Ta ta and have a jolly good day!!


Kim said...

I love mushrooms but not sure I'm brave enough to try some wild ones. Just my luck I would pick the "magic" ones! Whooooo wouldn't that be something!

Miccosukee said...


When you mentioned "ramps", I admit my first thought was not about mushrooms, but the kind I will need to build to access a new place.

The only mushrooms I remember that were gathered and not sold in stores from way, way long ago were the "magic" mushrooms. They were similar to another kind which would make you sick. Of course, I have no personal experience in walking around cattle pastures.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I just read about ramps in one of the blogs I follow! I'd never heard of them before that!

I've always been so in awe of people who can gather wild mushrooms! So cool!

Jacque. said...

The rooster rug is going to be absolutely gorgeous! Good attitude about being at the dentist.

Julie said...

Your rooster pair ir looking fab! Keep up the good work.

mdgtjulie said...

Rooster rug is looking good. I love mushrooms, but I don't think I'd be brave enough to try wild ones. With my luck, I'd get a poisonous one, lol.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

There seems to be several mentions of 'magic' mushrooms! You can tell how young you all are ~ they didn't have such a thing back in my day in Smalltown USA!! I agree with being cautious about the wild mushrooms you pick ~ I was very skeptical at first but his honor always seems to pick the right ones!! They are black sponge and yellow sponge or morels ~ quite a delicacy really. I'll take a picture of some ramps and you'll have to conjure up your own sense of what they might smell like!! Garlic or onions!!