I did want to share a picture of one of the special order ruglets I got from last month....Seems those Liberty Ruglets were a big hit (I officially sent the last one off today and I can firmly say, I am really tired of hooking them). I did love doing this one though since the customer requested it be done in a different color... She asked me to make it match her Redware dishes....I was a bit nervous because, although I have seen Redware, I dont own any myself, so I was worried I would get the color just right. Thankfully she was wonderful about describing it and I sent her off some color swatches for approval before I started hooking it. She said I got the color just right (to my relief) so now I know I can do more Redware pieces in the future. Anyhoo...here's a picture of the finished product...
Oh well, I am getting rid of EVERYTHING now to make some room. I am having such a hard time working on anything because it takes forever to move everything around, plus its hot up in my bedroom (the attic) and who feels like working in the heat...especially when we have a pool ? Of course I have only been in the pool once, because once I get it all cleaned I have been too tired to actually get in the water !!! I will not get in the water is there is a speck of dirt or a single bug in the pool...yep, I am nuts...I literally lay on my raft with a book in one hand and the netted paddle in the other so I can nab any bug that wants to share the same space as me. So between the pool and my new little garden I have been kept pretty busy. I will post some pictures of my little kitchen garden thats right out my door later on. I am sooo proud of myself cuz I have a black thumb and this whole gardening thing is kinda cool (especially since last year I had a bumper crop of tomatoes with just 3 plants....doubled my plants this year and added 6 peppers, lettuce, strawberries and of course my herbs...I am having fun with it but it does take some work, which has taken me away from my work room and my actual work...over-dyeing wool.
I have had some time to dye though and will have some new bundles up soon (Gloria, I am almost done with your order my dear...just working on the last few bundles). I have some great golds, some great berries, turqoise, teals and peacock blues and some lovely lemons, melons and some awesome background colors in various browns. Well all that wool dyeing made me think it might be fun to do a little mid summer wool giveaway, so check back early next week for all the details...I am thinking of something fun and easy !!!
Well, I thought I would throw in a couple of pictures from our trip to Virginia so here they are ....
|Battle re-enactments with little display areas where folks told us all about different areas of interest...this one had to do with military rations.|
Until next time,
Grace to you,