Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Days Gone By...

I have a bazillion things on my list.  I bet that you do, too.  Don't you?  Among other projects, I need to make a quilt for someone else to give as a Christmas gift.  Before I start on that, though, I need to sew a few other things.  A scrub top, a remote holder, and a coin purse.  None of them are any big deal for me to make.  I just would rather make the quilt.  I keep thinking about it and looking at the fabrics.  But, I know I cannot begin.  So.  Instead of getting the 3 small projects out of the way, I do nothing.  Why is that?  It's not as if I have oodles of time.  Right?  {sigh}  I will get at them.  Everything always gets done.     

Did I tell you that me Mum (well, she's Julie's Mum, too) is coming for a visit?  A nice long visit...9 days.  She'll be here later today.  It will be very nice to have her here. She loves to play cards...dimes, shit on your neighbor (or, in this case, daughters), and cribbage.  I'm hoping, though, that I'll have a bit of time each day to work on my projects.

Knowing that company is coming gives me just the little push I need to get a few things done that I just haven't gotten around to doing.  One example...I finally hung my 2Sheep hooked rug on the wall.  It's been rolled up in a towel since I finished it almost 9 months ago.  

Here's a closer look if you've not seen this before.  Click here for the quick story.

I like it on the wall.  I like being able to see it as I walk through the house.  I smile at it.  Making this rug was a long process and I am very happy to finally enjoy it.  

More later.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

It's great that you got your sheep rug hung up!! And only 9 years after you started it!! That means I have 7 more years to work on my Barbara Brown pattern!! I love the photo of your nephew and wife ~ nice looking couple!!

Farm Girl said...

You do such pretty hooking. I love how good the border looks and I really like the colors. You are very good with colors.
Well have fun when you Mum gets there.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I do the same thing! Your rug looks so awesome! I know that they take a long time to make. Enjoy the visit with your mom. What a blessing that is!

Joanne said...

okay - iffen you find a cure to the "have a lot to do and instead of doing one thing at a time - do nothing" please tell me - I need HELP in that area!

Have a great visit with your Mum

ArtyMarti said...

Your rug is beautiful! Hope you get your pesky projects done, so you can do the fun stuff. Enjoy your visit with family.

WoolenSails said...

Your rug looks beautiful on the wall, love that rug.
I put mine on the floor, but no more, the animals have destroyed them, so just making them for certain rooms and walls.


Courtney said...

I'm so glad you hung your rug! I like seeing my rugs everyday too...of course I don't have too many of them! It sounds like you're in for some pleasant times with your Mom's visit! Have a great time.

moosecraft said...

Love that rug! Looks even nicer on the wall! ;-) Enjoy your visit with your Mum!

randi said...

that rug is amazing! great work!

Anonymous said...

Is that snow I see out the windows?
Wow! We don't have any on the ground yet. It snowed one day then it melted right away. Joyce

Carrie P. said...

Love it. I am going to try my hand at rug hooking this winter.


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