June 22st 2018

June 22st 2018
Sunflowers have Arrived

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday Day 4

It has been a good week, and it has been nice to stop. Today is filled with those things that have to be done like grocery shopping and laundry and that stuff. I did work on my rugs yesterday. It was very pleasant to do that. My first rug is very different for me. In fact it is so out of my comfort zone. It is nice to be stretched

.It is a pattern I got out of that book called Garden Gate Threads and the design is by Maggie Bonanomi.
It is hard for me to work on because it has too many colors. I have found when I make a rug, I am most comfortable with 3 colors. My husband and I both have very different styles and he likes this rug. I just shook my head there are just a few things we will never be joined at the hip about. Which is good or one of us would be unnecessary.

I am also working on a chicken rug. I could sit and work on this one all day long. I love the colors and the design. After my daughter moves I guess I will have to draw my own rugs. When I do, prepare to laugh. I see life a little different. So it reflects in the way I draw.

This is more me, whimsical. Big shapes. I really do like hooking chickens. I can't wait to start on the sunflower. This one I am enjoying so much I find myself lost and so happy just hooking away. I can tell by the way my hooking looks. In the flower rug, I am agitated and no matter how hard I work at trying to get my loops even I just can't. My chicken rug I can see I am at peace and it just comes together.

I like the colors too.

I still have a long way to go on this one. I think I will be fighting myself the whole way. I think it is that way when you have to learn new things, you have to fight to make yourself do things that you wouldn't normally. Or it is with me.

I just had to take a picture of this very old Wisteria bush at my sister in law's house. It is huge and this is just a bit of it. I never can get a decent picture of it so I am going with this one. The original people who homesteaded this place planted things so that every month something was blooming. There used to be a old tank house with it growing on it and I guess my grand parents had it removed, that is one thing I don't remember about. So this just grows where it was. One day a very old lady with her great niece stopped and wanted some of the blooms. She was the grand daughter of the people who homesteaded it. She told how they planted that every where so that in the summer they would have a cool place to rest. I always think of her when I look at the Wisteria.

That is it for today, I need to get to the grocery store. I was hanging around because this guy was going through my trash cans at the road. I hate that. I had walked outside to take pictures and I didn't know he was there and Sasha started barking at him in her great booming bark and he about jumped out of his skin. Poor guy. I still don't like it. He left but I have the idea he is hanging around waiting for me to leave. He knows my schedule. So I am doing things different today.

Such adventures all around.
Have a nice day,


  1. oh, i do not like the sound of that at all. keep sasha close...

    and i like your chicken rug, too.

  2. Hi Kim, love both your rugs, wonderful work.....Keep Sasha by your side, don't like the sound of the guy hanging around....keep safe, Easter Blessings Francine.

  3. Ugh. Creepy people... Yeah, make sure you change your schedule up. That wisteria is really pretty! I do kind of miss ours... But our grapes will be nice.

    I think the colors on your flower rug are very pretty! But I do like the chicken rug better too. Probably because it is a chicken haha. I want to commission you for a cow rug for my kitchen... I have a thing for cows. :)

  4. I love both rugs. The one with the black background reminds me so much of and old rug at my grandma when I was young. It's because of my memory of that old rug that I took a rug hooking basic course.

    If your drawing isn't what you think it should be, just know that children's art is adorable and you can't go wrong.

    I love how you accept that you are not joint at the hips as a good thing as one would be unnecessary. You are so funny.
    I always wanted a wisteria vine but thought that our weather was too harsh in our area.

    I'm glad that you are enjoying your week off.


  5. Yeah that is creepy. Be careful. Your chicken rug is adorable. Very fun design. I think your big rug is going to be great. It looks so far. I used to be the same way, more comfortable with just a few colors. But once you finish this rug, I bet you will feel differently. It's find to go wild!

  6. Oh that is scary. Be careful! I like your chicken rug, but hang in there on the flower one- it will be gorgeous when you are through, and you'll be happy you stuck with it.

  7. What a wonderful story on the wisteria...I can relate, I stopped by my grandparent's place one time and ask if I could just walk under the pecan trees.
    I love the flower rug...your work is just wonderful and I am stand amazed at how you get it all done...I am surely doing something wrong. LOL
    Happy Easter

  8. I LOVE both rugs!! Very different looks you are right, but they both appeal to me. The wisteria is GORGEOUS!! and I love the story behind it. I am glad you have been enjoying your week! I need to go to the grocery story tonight after hubby gets home. I tried to go a little while ago and the place was sooo packed I decided not to drag mom in there. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  10. Wow Kim that rooster pattern is amazing. I hope you have a good Easter weekend!!

  11. Oh my, that is a gorgeous wisteria bush!! And your rugs are awesome. I'd love to learn to do that.

  12. Kim ~
    Both your rugs are wonderful!!!
    Gorgeous wisteria.
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs :)

  13. I'm with you...I like the chicken rug better, too! And the wisteria is lovely. I have always liked it...so pretty!

  14. It sounds like you're having a good week! I like chickens more and more all the time! Nice rug!

  15. Hi Kim,
    I am so far behind on blog reading and commenting! Gosh your rugs are just great! The chicken rug is so fun and whimsical and the Maggie rug is awesome!
    I love her designs too! I am impressed to see people who work on more that one rug at a time! I've a tendency to work on one until I finish it! But I think this coming week I will be starting another before I get the one I'm working on now done! I am anxious to see your progress on your rugs! I know you are outside working a lot now too! Have a bless Easter!!
    Cathy G


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