Monday, May 14, 2012

Being Busy

Just a short post to say hello, today. It has been a busy day as It seems my to do list must have added things to it today all by itself. I decided to stop, and pour a cup of coffee and sit down, before I start dinner.

I finished up my rooster rug and I decided it might look good as a pillow. It looks okay, it is really bright. If I wasn't such a chicken I would hit it with some brown dye I made and bake it in the oven to give it that old look, but I just can't do that yet. It looks okay, but you know I just finished it and I hate it. So I need to put it away and I will like it in a few months.

I started a new project. This one is fun, so much fun I would rather sit and do this all day. I think I will finish this one up pretty fast. I started it this morning. It is a pattern from Buttermilk Basin.

It has really nice shapes to work with. I really like the curves. That is all I have tonight. It has been a long day. The chicks are doing fine. When they get feathers I will take some pictures. They are still so scared of me that I hate to disturb them any more than I have to but I do like holding them, well until they shake then it breaks my heart. Poor little things, that is when I see why God had to become a man, so we could understand Him. I always think that, I wish I knew chick so I could tell them everything is going to be okay. It is a very weak analogy. I am not very deep tonight.

I hope your week is off to a good start.

Thanks for stopping by today,


Nellie said...

Well, Kim. You have certainly been busy. I happen to like that rooster!:-) He would be good to brighten up a room in neutral shades.

Enjoy your evening.

Julia said...

Kim, sorry you don't like your Kool Aid rooster rug.
Your rooster hooked pillow looks nice. Maybe the fancy chair is not the right setting for him. I think that he very country and would feel more at home in your kitchen. In any case you did a fine job on him.

You are a real hooker now, it's one project after another.

Too bad you didn't hatched the chicks yourself. If they would have seen you as soon as they came out of the eggs they would think that you are their mother. It reminds of Dr Susses book, Are You My Mother?

I hope that your week goes well. You sound tired. Hugs. JB

TexWisGirl said...

i agree w/ julia. your rooster pillow just needs a more country chic spot to sit and he'd be perfect. and i like your sheepy.

myletterstoemily said...

your rooster pillow is darling.
i can't wait to see the sweet
sheep when finished.

camp and cottage living said...

I really like the bright colors in your rooster project. Maybe you will like it better after you haven't seen it for a while.
I bet you'll be showing us your lamb complete within the week!

moosecraft said...

You don't know chick? lol! That made me giggle! :-) Your rooster looks fabulous as a pillow! And, the colors are just right for the design. LOVE how the sheep is hooking up! I wish you had more time to hook too, because you hook beautifully and we'd love to see more!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Actually, I think it was a good analogy! Your rooster is looking mighty good! And you're diving into a new project. I'm whipping two rugs and won't let myself start another until they are done!

Pom Pom said...

Hello Kim! You're funny! (a weak analogy - ha ha!)
I was so tired yesterday, too. We'll be springy today, won't we?
I love your rooster! I need to learn to hook. I'm going to check that out when school's over.
I'm glad you stop occasionally for a cup of coffee! You're a busy bee!
I'm going to plant the second half of my MFOD sunflowers behind the Wendy House. The first planting should sprout any day now.

Debbie said...

the pillow is cute, cute, cute!!

when they are ready, give those chicks a hug and a kiss from aunt debbie!!!

Beth said...

I think the rooster pillow is so cute. I love the colors. said...

Well I like your pillow and your new project...but can relate on not liking something and putting it away to come back with new eyes

Yes, He became a man...aren't we so glad He did!!

Have a great and enjoy.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love the analogy of your chicks and Jesus - it's not weak at all!!

That rooster pillow is cute ... I love the colors chosen. I can't wait to see the sheep finished.

Hope your "to-do" list stops multiplying! ;-)

Kim said...

The pillow is adorable. Don't change it, just move it. I'm with you on the busy thing. I'll try to be more eloquent another time. :)

Empty Nester said...

I can't believe you don't like the rooster! He's simply gorgeous! The sheep rug is going to be lovely!

I swear Kim, reading about you and your chicks makes me want some! We aren't allowed to have farm animals in our subdivision. It actually says that in our by laws. Stupid rules.

Christine said...

The rooster is a great finish but I'd be a chicken! and couldn't dye it straight away!
The sheep is going to be a beaut!

Debbie said...

I love your rooster, and the lamb project is just darling...I can so relate. I have finished a project here and there and then decided it was better off in my closet. I usually end up giving it away then, haha. Hope you had a good day today. The weather here is gorgeous...75 degrees. How is yours?

Sue said...

Your pillow is beautiful, a wonderful job you have done. I think it looks fine just as it is the colors are so vibrant. I also like your new project. Kim,knowing you with your loving touch that the chicks are very comforted when you hold them. I have always believed that animals have a sense about them that tells if they are cared for, just like we know of God's care for us.
Enjoy your day, I am resting a bit today, it is raining and am using it as an excuse to blog.~smile~

Lynn said...

Oh I love the rooster rug/pillow, Kim! Maybe if you do put it away for a spell you will decide you like it. What is that craft that you're doing here? Is it that same kind of rug making where you use short pieces of yarn and a special hook, and hook them around a web-like frame? It doesn't look like that, but I can't figure out exactly what it is. It seems like it's a new (to me) craft that I just might need to explore! :) I've been doing a little embroidery on tea towels (for upcoming wedding/shower gifts) and also some piecing of jar toppers to give as gifts on top of jam. I loved seeing your garden post -- wowzer, you have a lot to take care of. You're the only person I know other than us who grows artichokes. But sadly, this year the gophers got most of the plants ;0 How have yours fared? Been eating lots of artichokes lately? I just cooked up #2 tonight. Last year I had about 50.