Friday, January 14, 2022

Cold and Winter Days

 Good Morning.

Happy Friday! Still painting but its going to be so nice and bright. I feel like its a win,win. De-cluttering and getting in shape and also refreshing the house. All at the same time. I think it is amazing how I can always do more than I think I can. Especially when flooring people are coming next week. This is the first time we have ever done this for ourselves. We normally only do this when we sell a house. So this feels so nice to finally be doing it for us. It only took 42 years.   

I joined Saundra at Woodland Junction, for a online hook-in. We will all be doing a version of a Granny Donaldson cow rug. If you go to the link above she has the info and pictures of what one looks like hooked. One of the things I love is early Americana and Folk art and antique rugs. I am currently working on Magdalena's Goat, from an antique pattern by Magdalena Briner. Saundra, has a wonderful selection of Magdalena rugs. Here is my progress so far.

Sorry about the glare, its kind of like that today. This is a big rug. This is really different style for me, but I do like it. I try and think about Magdalena and her life and how she hooked for her families comfort and I do it for art. 

I got my pattern for the hook-in from Here is my pattern.

 I think its very cute and I think it will be fun to hook with others and enjoy seeing the other projects. 

Ron is back from his errands. Time to get those paint clothes on and get in gear. Turn on the music and start painting. I am such a slow painter. I am glad he is painting with me because he paints circles around me. But it looks so pretty. 

Have a lovely Friday,


My other house on a foggy morning. I always liked seeing the sun rise like this through the fog. It was foggy like this today. We have had a lot of fog this year. It reminds me of the years when I was a kid and we had fog all of January.


Kessie said...

Oh wow, you guys are really overhauling that place! It'll be so nice when you're done. It's a good way to spend a gray, dreary January. It's been 70 degree weather out here with mostly clear skies, so we've been outside every day. I need to update my blog now. You're putting me to shame. :-)

Saundra said...

Yup, and you wanted the BIG Goat pattern too, lol. You're hooking and color choice is great. Nice you received the Karen Kahle pattern just in the nick of time for the hook-along. I'm looking forward to it.

acorn hollow said...

I really like the pattern you chose I like the border.
We need to paint but not getting to that point yet.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Your Magdalena goat is looking awesome Kim! The wool colors look amazing. While your husband may paint circles around you (which I actually doubt) you certainly are hooking circles around me. Yikes! I'm anxious to follow along on Saundra's hook-along. I think there will be such potential for individual interpretation. If I were a bit quicker at things I might have been tempted even to join myself...but I am slower than molasses in Nod.... I am only doing the stitch-along I posted about as my sister-in-law gifted me the pattern and linen so I could/would join in...and, yup, you guessed it...I'm already WAAAY behind everyone else. Love the photo of the fog. I am one of those who truly enjoy dreary, rainy, or foggy days. While I do enjoy the sun - don't get me wrong there - a steady diet of it wears me down and it seems I need some sunless days to recharge. I suppose that sounds odd, no? Most are the opposite and need sun to recharge. Welcome to my odd world LOL. ~Robin~

Gretchen Joanna said...

What a nice goat!

It was foggy like that here this morning, but the sun did come out before noon. It's lovely to be working through these January days. Taking a vacation to the tropics is nice, too, I guess ;-) but I'm really happy to be home right now.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I am loving your Magdalena Goat rug!!!
Our Granny hook-along will be fun. I love the pattern you have chosen.

Kerin said...

Love your goat rug as well as the new rug!
As always, you do such beautiful work!

We thought the same thing as you guys...we always fix things up to sell a house, but this go-round, we will enjoy the fruits of our labors.
Thanks for your kind words and encouragement.


Bonnie K said...

Love the foggy photo!

Julia said...

Hi Kim, I think your Magadelina rug is going to look great as your house too will look amazing with a fresh coat of paint.

I've been lazy this January but I'm keeping myself busy with crochet and a little bit of hooking.

We are in lockdown because of Covid so I was out only once to buy groceries this morning and I was glad that our large Co-op store wasn't busy.

I've been following the rug entries on Saundra's blog.

Take care,

Pom Pom said...

I'm so glad you did all the fix ups for you guys this time! You'll enjoy it so much! Painting IS hard. Ouch.