Monday, September 30, 2013
I don't really pay much attention when it comes to dimension. Kind of like in my mind, I just use as a guide line. Like the time I bought a tarp and the tarp was so big it covered out back yard twice. We didn't have to buy tarp for a long time. I thought the rug was a little high as I don't buy that many rugs already drawn on the backing. Yesterday when I opened it up I was shocked. Here is how big it is so you can see it.
I thought I would show you the pattern I want to do after these. I was so glad to see this rug in person. I have wanted to hook it since I saw it.
I am so glad that tomorrow is October. I feel like saying Whew summer is over and I am so glad to see it go. I am ready for fires in the stove and stitching and reading by the fire. I am ready to make soups and stews and pumpkin pies. I am ready to listen to the wind blowing around the house and the smell of rain on the air. In October the nights have a chill like that first bite of a fall apple. I love the smell of the leaves as they fall as I walk on the colored carpet under my feet. All good things happen in October. My husbands birthday and I first became a Mommy in October. I love October because it is such a bright blue month.
It is still of course, Monday, so enough of dreaming and more of work for today.
I hope your day is filled with lovely things,
Saturday, September 28, 2013
I really felt like I had died and gone to heaven. It was like standing on hallowed ground for me to see things in person I have only looked at pictures of. The rugs I saw are even more beautiful in person. It was like going to an art exhibit.
I did buy backing from the man who owns The Dorr Mill Store. He was very nice. I also got to use an Bee Line Townsend Cutter. All I can say is WOW!! What an amazing cutter.
On our way home we stopped by a Bonsai nursery grower so Ron could pick up some rare trees that he has been looking for to add to his collection. It was very interesting to talk to the owner and to listen to her explain so many things about grafting and raising trees. I didn't take pictures of that because I was listening to her go on about trees like I have just gone on and on about rugs.
It was very nice to get away for a bit. But it is so nice to get back home.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Each one of them have looked back and all of them keep remarking of how grateful they are to be here. I of course have over thought the issue like always.
Have a lovely Wednesday,
Monday, September 23, 2013
By Saturday afternoon all four walls were up.
Now that it is Monday, things will have to wait. It is okay for me though. I am still trying to figure out what color to paint it. Right now I am leaning to a white house with turquoise trim. I will have to see, I know the chickens won't care.
I hope you have a lovely week. Thank you for stopping by,
Saturday, September 21, 2013
I hope you have a lovely Saturday. Gladys Tabor said that September is a melancholy month. I tend to agree. I will leave you with one of her lovely quotes.
"“Indian summer comes gently, folds over the hills and valleys as softly as the fall of a leaf on a windless day. It is always unexpected. After a sharp cold spell, we wake one morning and look out and the very air is golden. The sky has a delicate dreamy color, and the yet unfallen leaves on the bravest trees have a secure look, as if they would never, never fall."
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I have been scattered brained this week, but did manage to get some things made. Last February I found and bought that fabric with crows and french writing on it. Then all I could think of was making pumpkins out of it. So yesterday I did.
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Socks was sitting on the desk, in her little patient way with her paws curled in like a monk in an abbey waiting for me to hurry up. In swaggers Linx, clumping along as usual in her loud manner, meowing her whiskey tenor voice, and I of course laid my stitching down, jumped up and let Linx out. Socks who is sitting there has a bit of a attitude when she goes out next. I noticed it but didn't think much of it.
I remember hearing some scientist when I was a kid talk about how animals didn't reason, but then I have noticed so many times where animals reason and they think and they figure things out. Even as dumb as my chickens are, even they can figure out things too.
Thank you for stopping by today,
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
After the camera man left the buzzards flew back to the trees in my sister-in-laws garden and did this same pose in the top of her trees. The branches in her trees were filled with buzzards the rest of the day as they took turns storing up heat in their wings.
This was when I was dreaming of a telephoto lens. When the flock flew in and each landed on a telephone pole they sat like this and watched, I suppose to make sure it was safe.
I had to buy some pumpkins the other day. I took all of this for granted and I kick myself over and over.
One nice thing about growing your own pumpkins is getting to make the stems what ever size I want. You can bet next year there will be pumpkins around here.
There is a hummingbird that lives in a tree by my garden. One thing about hummingbirds they are fearless. When I go out in the morning to water, it flies and gets so close to me as it puts it's beak in the morning glories. It always stays about three feet from me. It flits and talks and then when I go sit down to watch it. It will fly to a tree with a limb and watch me. For as long as I sit. Have you ever noticed that hummingbirds have favorite perches on trees? When they have a favorite branch it won't have a single leaf on it. If one grows they will snip it off and drop it. I have only caught one doing that once.
The blue jay that lives on the other side of the garden in the cottonwood isn't quite so brave, but he is bold. He will fly down to eat sunflower seeds but always gets his beak full and flies off to eat them in peace. The finches though, are like scared little school girls. They chatter and warn and flit and are so uncomfortable they are what finally make me leave. I know they are hungry but they can't settle down enough eat. I will turn off the water and go back into the house as I can almost hear the chatter of, " Now she is gone, now we can eat all is safe."
I hope you have a beautiful day.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Then they moved the couch that they won't let me get rid of, back out there.
While they were doing that I took a desk we have in our closet and cleaned it out and put all of my things in one place.
I have missed my old Sherlock Holmes and things like that. Now I can listen again. I can't do counted cross stitch with the T.V. on but I do listen to things so this will be nice.
I feel like I am finally home. It has taken 12 years of arranging but for the first time it is in one place. For awhile anyway.
Have a wonderful day,