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Needlework Shop
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Amherst, VA 24521
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Monday, November 16, 2009

{ a wonderful day }

Hi Folks!
well it is a beautiful, sunny day here in Virginia~
I've been out raking the leaves in the front yard, hanging laundry,
cleaning up the farmhouse and studio....

and now I have a little 'free time'...

{oh what to do...what to do....}

welll...i know what I want to do...there's no use in trying to hide it.
I want to make something for myself...
{for once !}

I think I'll hook a rug (what's that you say Queen Sherry?)
nope, ...I haven't hooked a rug in about 2 years!

I think I'll peruse my ever-growing book collection for inspiration...
it must be primitive, folky...and whimsical.
that sounds easy, no?
oh, and not toooo big, maybe 16" or so by 20" or so....

(she says tapping her fingers on the desktop,
grinning with that crooked little smile she gets
when she's up to no good whatsoever...)

that's that then....
I'll gather my hook and frame.
dive into my piles of wool, grab my big black sharpie and linen and start away at it...
of course, I'll post pictures of my progress in the meantime....

{So, what are you all working on?}

Hoping your day is filled with busy hands,
a creative mind and a gentle heart~
oh & plenty of wool!

May Peace & Plenty be Yours,



basketsnprims said...

Have fun hookin! I'm trying to finish up a stitchin project & hope to make a few things for us soon. Taking a break from selling the first of Dec. until after New Years. Enjoy your beautiful weather.

Naomi said...

I've had exactly the same thought for the past two days! I decided on a table runner, cut the monks cloth and zig-zagged the edges, and got stuck! As soon as I get home tonight, I'm headed to my bookshelf for some inspiration, then to my shelf of wool and baskets of worms to get started! lol

janeu729 said...

I'm working on hookin' your Snow Friends pattern. Already hooked a plaid ribbon for the top hat!
Thanks for the great visit on Saturday.

Cinlyn said...

Well you enjoy! I've done a few projects over this past year that have been just for me...your 'homeplace at christmas' being one of them!
I dug out some red wool strips the other day to use for hair when I found the project that I was actually keeping it for...a hooked star mat...It's now sitting in my work room, still waiting to be finished...will probably be my one and only hooked item so it will definitely be a keeper!
Enjoyed your holiday update!

Sherry said...

HMMMMM Hookin' huh??????
Well I guess when we were talkin' about it the other day I might just have planted a liitle wool worm in your ear through the phone!!!!

Hook Away!!!!!

Sherry aka:The Queen

Maria said...

Oh dear....I can't wait to see your new rug! You inspire me girl. I'm after Kris to pattern that darling little Santa on your sidebar....He would be too cute hooked up! Maria

April Mechelle said...

Hi Lori !!! I am wanting to learn how to Hook. Please show us what you are hooking soon.

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