These buds are on the maple tree right outside the kitchen window.
Another thing that has put me into a funk and almost put an end to my interest in rug hooking is my Grandmother's Trunk challenge rug for Rug Hooking Daily. When I signed up for this challenge I loved the idea of commemorating my grandmothers who were the inspiration for my childhood needlework. I still love the IDEA, it's my DESIGN that I Do Not Like! And I can't come up with anything better right now.
I kept dragging my feet, not wanting to put it on the linen.
Then I dug out some wool. This has all happened over many weeks of procrastinating!
Then Deiter sat on it and everything came to a halt.
Petting the cat was way more fun than working on a rug that I didn't like anyhow!
So give it up, Mom! Forget this rug, it's not your best work! And I'm gonna be here for a while....
The only part of the rug that I like so far is this yarn ball!
I just think the design sucks! It is going to be ripped out and I'll draw something else on the back and go on with life. I can't have this blocking my love for hooking!
I decided to quit the challenge with a great sigh of relief!
The only thing that has kept me sane (I guess that's debatable!) through this long crappy winter has been the cats. Every day they make me laugh and amaze me with their intelligence and imagination.
We have a ladderback chair with a soft pillow on it in front of our phone desk. This is Tipper's favorite sleeping spot. Last weekend the complaints started. First she began jumping up, sniffing around, looking meaningfully at me and then would finally settle. Then she didn't want to jump up. More meaningful looks. Yes, there the pillow cover was looking a bit grungy and there was cat hair on it. Her Hair!
So Zip and I collected up all the cushion covers, kitty blankets, and washable cat beds and did Cat Laundry.
We replaced everything with clean covers. Is this appreciation??? They were sooo happy!
Hope the sun is shining on your life today!
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Deiter would like to welcome Kelly and the women from the Creative Catalyst blog.
He approves of any blog that has a Cat as a logo and the word Cat in it's header and appreciates having humans who enjoy pictures of him.