Monday, June 10, 2013


This morning, I gave myself a gift ~ the gift of uninterrupted hooking time!! At 8:30, I went to my hooking room and didn't emerge until this was finished ~ four hours later!  I loved it ~ the hooker played hooky from my office work and house work ~ it's all still here waiting!!  Maybe we should all consider giving ourselves the gift of time now and again, to do just what we want to do at that moment!  It feels great!!

Heidi Kramer, whose business name is Woolnuts, donated this pattern, the cut wool and a great photo to go by, as a door prize at the Amish country hook-in a while ago!  I was the lucky winner and it's been burning a hole in my hooking pocket (so to speak) to get it done!  I'm thinking it would make a great pillow or as Heidi intended, put it on the front of a nice wool tote bag!!  Thanks, Miss Heidi, for your generous donation!

Here are a few garden photos ~ this is baptisia or false indigo.  I love this plant although the blossoms don't last very long.  Does anyone know if this is an indigo plant that I could use for dying?  And if so, what part of the plant do you use and how would I go about it?  I'd love it if it could be used to dye ~ I wonder though if the name, false indigo, indicates that it's not a dye-friendly plant! 

This is our dwarf lilac ~ the color was so pale this year but the fragrance filled the garden!

One day this Spring, as a customer was leaving, the husband spyed this guy hanging inside the porch light!!  A BAT!!!!!!!  He was having a little rest during the daylight hours ~ I was totally creeped out and so was my customer!!!!  Her husband was ready to take a broomstick to it but we thought better of that idea ~ what if the beastly bat woke up and decided to sink his little vampire teeth into one of us!!!!  Gross!!!  But all's well that ends well ~ he left by evening!!  Bye bye, bat!!!

Very gloomy and rainy here in Ohio today.  I was going to stay at the lake last night but considering the weather report, I had plenty to do here.  Since I couldn't hunt glass or take a nice walk today, Tad and I came home when Sonny left last night! So I made the most of my morning and hooked something that made me very happy!!  Now ~ I'll do some of the bread and butter stuff in my office!

Hope there's some sunshine in your day!!



Kim said...

Creepy bat! I might have considered selling the house. (Yes, they creep me out that much) Lol
Very sweet little sheep. Four hours of uninterrupted hooking time would be so nice.

Rugs and Pugs said...

If I had four hours of hooking time, I'd think I died and went to hooking heaven. Yeah for you for doing it! Sweet finish.
Hugs :)

woollylottrugs said...

What a great little mat. I love the colors! And of course loving sheep goes without saying. I do NOT like your bat though!!!!! Oh gosh I literally just got the goosebumps. My neighbor had a bat in their attic once, opened the attic door and the dang thing was flying all through her house and they never found it. I would have moved for sure!!!!


Julia said...

I'm not too fond of bats although they have their uses but I don't want it.

Four hours of continious hooking would have my spine fused but good for you for setting your priorities. Life is goo...
Congratulations on your winning. It's so cute.

We had rain on the weekend and a beautiful sunny day today.

Have a great week,

Saundra said...

I'm sure were in need of a little 'alone' time so no wonder it made you feel good. Cute pattern, by the way.

I've a friend who is a state certified wild animal rehabilitationist and she once was nursing baby bats. After listening to her I'm no longer afraid of them when they are flying about at dusk, dipping and diving to catch misquitos and other bugs. There are a lot of myths about those useful winged critters. But wouldn't want one flying around in the house.