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Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter is Here...Brrr!!!!

It's looking like December. And Christmas!
We finally had a nice little snow. And now it's getting very cold and windy. This was the view out my kitchen window on Wednesday morning.

The kitties are all snuggled in, enjoying the warmth of the woodstove. Deiter is worn out from watching the snow fall. I love those three black spots!

Sophie is looking grumpy because I disturbed her nap.

Tippy is waiting patiently for me to get rid of the camera and hold her.

I haven't been working on my album quilt rug for a couple of weeks. Haven't had time and I just got kind of bogged down in it and lost interest. It's kinda big to haul around to hook-ins. So I decided to work on drawing up some smaller designs that are easier to carry around.
I did this one of an Amish couple and another of a sleeping cat. Was going to take it to Grant Street on Thurs. but hadn't finished the color planning.

And here we are at the hook-in. Jill is whipping her flower basket rug. By the time I was ready to leave, she had it finished. Sorry I didn't get that picture.

Marian is working on her star mats. The shading really looks good!
We nust be really getting into the spirit of the season. Marian and Jill are both wearing red.....

And here's Linda's 'the stockings were hung' piece. The red is finally right!!! Doesn't it look great! I think she might even get it done before Christmas. She has some child-sized antique stockings that she is going to hand with it. Can't wait to see it finished!

Kathy is doing this cute little punch needle snowman as a gift for a friend.

Linda has the shop all decorated and ready for Christmas. This is a great place to shop for the hookers on your list.

And the antique collectors, too!
She has some lovely quilts and coverlets. Plus lots of other little treasures.

Check out the cute little sheep on the feather tree. She has kits for making floded paper Moravian stars in several sizes, which also look great on an old-fashioned tree.
So for that One Special Person on your list (YOURSELF!), indulge in some holiday hooking happiness!

I was so inspired by the joyous spirit of the season, that when I got home I drug out the rug and started back to work. I'm feeling more positive about it now.
Deiter is still napping, though he has gone to the dining room table for a change of scenery. It's closer to the woodstove.
Check out the folded paper Moravian stars! Also the cute snowmen from Meadowbrook Gourds.

It's a busy time of year but don't forget to find some relaxing time to hook.


  1. Oh my gosh is that album quilt rug gorgeous! It is really big isn't it! It would be a challenge for me too as I have never done one that big! Hope you can keep at it and show us your progress! I Love it! Cathy G

  2. Looks like I missed another good time on Grant Street. I will be glad when all of the rush and time constraints are over altho Christmas is such a blessed time of year. Your rug looks great - please don't stop working on it. Love the kitties.

  3. Ahhh the kids look so cute in the pics - give them all hugs from me! The shop looks great - looks like everyone had a good time - Oops - just got interupted writing this post - someone needed a bellyrub!

  4. Do you know where she got those darling little sheep ornies? I'd love to have some just like that!

  5. Great post, love all the hooking.

    Hooking and quilting, it just doesn't get any better than that.

  6. Pat, Deiter is the cutest Christmas centerpiece I have seen yet this Christmas. (Do you think maybe a touch of red would make him look a little more festive)? Just thought I would throw that out to you...............


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