Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I am a hooker....

Okay maybe not but I sure wanna be one ...that is a rug hooker! I commend all you lovely ladies  out there that turn out such beautiful pieces of art. It is a craft that I have wanted to do for a long time so I decided to give it a try .First thing I learned was that it is hard to cut wool strips by hand  keeping them all straight and even but I tried. I used the wool that I cut and dyed to do my piece so maybe that was some of the trouble I  had doing this project. When I went to do the binding I cut the monks cloth to close so my thought on that was simply....CRAP! Why did I do that ,cause I knew better! Frustration does not begin to cover my feelings on the matter.I quit even trying to fix it yesterday.I really did not want to toss it because it was my very first rug so I thought of different ways to try and salvage it through out the night. Finally settling  on making a braid out of wool and stitching it to the outer edges of the piece after I backed it in black wool.You know what I mean ,like some  ladies edge their needle punched projects.So that is exactly what I did to it this morning.I am not exactly proud of the piece but I did give  it a good shot.I will be trying  another rug ,hopefully I have learned by my mistakes .I am one of those people that learn better by doing  rather than reading or watching.Let's just hope that I never take up bomb making ,gosh but that could be disastrous really quickly. LOL! Please tell me honestly do you think I should give up or keep trying to learn.

Is there a trick to keeping your loops even and how the heck do you do the numbers and letters to make them look right?

Fellow bloggers please do not think that I have stopped reading your blogs because I haven't .The truth of the matter is we are having internet connections that is making it almost impossible to read or comment on the blogs .My computer keeps freezing up and refusing to load pages and such,hopefully the company will get it fixed soon.Which is exactly  the reason that I have not responded to  the comments that have been left. I appreciate the time that you spend reading my blog and the comments you leave always make me smile.So thanks!

I also want to send out a big old Kentucky welcome to my new followers! Thanks so much for joining and I look forward to getting to know each one of you.If there is anything I can ever do for you, just shoot me an email.

Friendship is a gift that is sometimes taken to lightly but  a true friend is a treasure, so be sure to tell those that you consider  special friends just how much better that they make your life by just being in it!The greatest gift one can give is the knowledge of our Lord,, the next is the gift of prayer. With that thought I will sign off today and wish you all many blessings in your day! Hugs,Jen

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Country Mouse Invitation!

Hey there sweet people of blogland,I  hope that this Saturday afternoon finds you all safe and warm.Old man winter has been visiting a lot of you,I know, we have had only rain and cold temps so I guess I should not complain.LOL!

As the title of this post suggests I would like to send out a big invitation to all that would love to join in a community of friends that like to share their day to day happenings ,crafting ideas and their home decorating with one another.I am talking about a great forum called TheOld River Road .I have to tell you it is an awesome place with wonderful ladies as members.There is always something fun and exciting  going on from swaps, to friendly crafting competitions, tutorials ,and of course lots of laughs! It does not matter whether your decorating is prim,cottage,farmhouse or a mix of everything you will be welcome on the forum .So if you would like a fun new place to visit just click on the link above or the button on my sidebar and come join in the fun .Hope to see you there in the coming days.Have a blessed evening my friends,Jen

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hello friends!

Hello friends ,long time no posting from me.I am sorry that I have been MIA but I have not been feeling well so it has been mostly lazy days for me.There have been many days lately that my laptop has remained closed not seeing the light of day . I would like to explain the reason that I disappear for short times and that is because I deal with  a condition known as Ulcerative Colitis,very similar to Chron's Disease .It is a daily struggle but there are times that it flares much worse and those are the times I disappear.It is something that I accept as a part of my life and have learned to pretty much deal with it.I hope that you all accept my apologies for the disappearing acts.

We have been enjoying lots of warm weather here in Kentucky the last few days but that is supposed to change today.We  are supposed  to be getting snow showers with some expected accumulation.It will be nice to see a bit of snow as long as it is not a long visitor.LOL! 

I hope that 2012 has started off well for all of you! Our old truck was giving us lots of problems so we upgraded to a 2004 model ( we did not want anything newer because of hubby going four wheeling and hauling stuff) quad cab Dodge Dakota  .It is a nice change as our other one was a two door king cab ,I really like the extra doors.Did you make any resolutions for the New Year? I didn't really ,I just hope to be able to slow down and enjoy each day as it comes.Sometimes in this fast pace life we forget to enjoy the small things that makes life great.

I wanted to share my winnings from Janice over at Prims By The Water .I was one of the winners of her birthday giveaway and let me tell you I just love her blog ,so be sure to stop by and say hello.I was so happy to see what she sent me and I know that you are going to love it too.I am  just sorry that it took me so long to get a picture posted.

Isn't that the cutest snowman ornie and just look at that Father Christmas pillow tuck ! Adorable I tell ya! Thank you so much Janice I will treasure them forever!

Well my friends I guess it is time for me to tackle my household chores for my lazy days have caught up with me.The laundry is already  going and the dust is gathering into mounds waiting for me.I will do my best to catch up on your blogs soon.Hugs and Blessings,Jen