Friday, February 17, 2012

Good Morning All

Good morning friends!I hope that each of you are doing great this Friday morning.I was shocked when I realized how long it had been since my last post.LOL! Time sure goes by in a hurry these days,must be true what my Granny used to say ...the older you get ,the faster time goes by.It has been a busy time here at home as my son is considering buying his first home.Hubby and I have been going with him to check out different homes,because he was unsure that he would spot any trouble areas.It still may be a bit before he actually purchases his first home but he is getting some experience at the procedure. 

On top of that there have been a few more baby goats to arrive and of course it must happen during the coldest weather and that means a little extra care is needed.They are such tiny little ones when they are first born and so sweet.I will try and get few pics soon.

A big thanks for all the encouraging words on my first rug hooking project.I finished hooking  another one several days ago and had been hoping to get it bound .Since that does not seem to be happening I decided to go ahead and share it with you all.I saw a small embroidery transfer and like it so I drew my pattern from it,changing it slightly to  better suit my purposes.This small rug is approximately 12"X 26 ",an odd size I know but I wanted to mount it to the back side of the board that my large needle punch snowman is on.The design is more of a folk art style.
A special thanks to Margie of Hungry Hook Primitives ,she has been so kind and helpful through my learning how to hook.

I must say that I am really enjoying learning this craft. My settle needs something for the seat and I am thinking that a hooked rug just might be the thing.I still need lots of practice but it is getting easier as I go.Margie warned me that treasure hunting for wool was addicting and she is so right.I found a few pieces yesterday so today my plan is to wash and full them.

I am off to start my day and hope that you all have a wonderful weekend filled with family and friends.Hugs,Jen


Shirlee said...

What a beautiful hooking project! I knew you'd master it in no time! You are so talented! Blessings, Shirlee

BumbleBeeLane said...

Can't wait to see the babies.The rug turned out wonderful.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Trace4J said...

Just beautiful Jen!
And your really are a beginner?? No
way! I love it. Such talent. OH BABY GOATS! How wonderful. Most women want diamonds I so want a goat.hehe
Hugs Trace

Dog Trot Farm said...

Jen, what a beautiful rug, this is your first rug hooking project? Wonderful job. I notice your post was published at 4:00 AM is this the time you start your day? my hat is off to you. Looking forward to viewing phots of the new babies. Have a wonderful weekend, greetings from Maine, Julie.

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Your rug is beautiful!! I would love to learn rug hooking some day! Baby goats sound so cute...I have been bugging hubby to let us get some goats for awhile now...isn't going so well, lol. Hoping you are having a wonderful Friday and have a great weekend!

hugs, Trish

earlene said...

Hi Jennifer...wondered where you have been.
Goof Luck to your is exciting house hunting..but stressful too.
Love you hooking projects.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Beautiful hooking project! You are well on your way!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Jen this hooked rug is are further ahead than I am...I have several started but can't find time to finish them.
Isn't Margie a sweetie??? She's just so helpful.
Hope your son finds the right home...

Angie Berry said...

Hi Jen! It has been awhile girl, glad to see you back! I hope your son ends up with a great first home that is perfect for him. That sure is a lot of work.

Wow, this rug is absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe you are new to it, you are doing such an awesome job! Margie is such a sweetheart, glad she is able to help you.

Have a wonderful week, my friend~

A Primitive Homestead said...

So glad you are sharing about the rug hooking. I think I would like to someday try it. For now I will take in all I can learn from you. House hunting is not a easy task. My oldest son & I looked at some places he was interested in. So sad some homes have not been cared for that we seen. Since then he has bought a property with plans to build a log home. Good luck to your son. Blessings!

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Kerin said...

Oh you have been busy!
Be certain to keep us posted, and I just have to say darling handiwork too!

Tolentreasures said...

Your rug is beautiful! Very nice job!


Paula said...

Oooooh~ it is so beautiful, Jen! I love the colors.
I'll bet its exciting at your place with all the new farm babies... but I've always wondered why they wait until the coldest night to be born! *hehe*