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Friday, November 2, 2012

November Wools

Wow, I cant believe it's been another month since I last updated my much has happened in my life and in the country. First, my heart goes out to all those affected by the terrible storm that ripped through the northeastern part of the country. We had some high winds here in western Pa, but got through it ok. My prayers are with all those who are still suffering and unfortunately I think the worst may yet be to come as the clean up begins.

At the same time the devastating loss in Benghazi Libya haunts my dreams...I wont go all political or anything but we need answers...especially those in the military who lost so much.  The fall of 2012 has been a terrible one for so so many and I can only hope that winter will bring some relief. I am looking for ways to help where I can now that things have settled down with my mom (sort of). She has been home now for 2 weeks and things are still rough. I wont bore you all with the details and in comparison to what others are going through right now, well I will be just fine. The upside of this storm coming through my area is that it grounded me for a few days and I was able to get into the kitchen and dye some wool and work on some projects...I listed TONS of new wool bundles and this time I made sure I did my regular bundles and lots of 1/4 yard pieces so please be sure to check out my WOOL FOR SALE page.

I got a great little present in the mail the other day from my Aunt Linda...She saw this little penny rug in a shop while visiting Wooster Ohio and thought of me...Can you tell she knows me oh so well ???

It sure is a lot nicer than the little penny rug I tried to make earlier in October...I cant figure out how to get my stitches to stay "down"...anyone know what I am doing wrong ??? See  how my blanket stitches seem to sit on top of my pumpkins instead of being closer to the foundation piece ???

I did get to spend a little time with the hubs before the storm and we spent some time out and about...poor guy has been working non stop (wish he got paid by the hour) and he kept saying we would definately get out to see the fall leaves, which is one of our favorite things to do in the fall...well week after week went by and so we finally just went to a park near our house and just took a nice long walk in the woods...I love the smell of fall, dont you ? And the crinkling of leaves underfoot ? Oh how nice it was to spend an hour or so completely uniterrupted with just me and the hubs...he took a ton of pics but I thought this one was kind of cute..

The hubs flat out refused to let me take his picture but I did just love this one he took...overcast days are my fall favorite...

Well I have loads more to tell you and am going to REALLY try to post MUCH more I said, life has settled back down and I am hopig this time to be back to blogging for good ! I would love to hear from everyone..I have missed you all very much and have been comforted by those of you who sent me little messages of encouragement when you didnt see me post for awhile....I wish I could hug you all.

I am gonna scoot for today...gotta get something to eat...I have been sitting at the computer for hours, literally in the same place and now I am sooooo stiff !!! GRRRR

Until next time,
Grace to you,


  1. Wish I could hug you, too! I've missed blogging and hope to be back to "normal" since the treatment for my leg pain worked. Hey, you look sexy sittin' on the rock, girlfriend!
    Tons of Hugs,

  2. Woo wee, what a hot lookin chick! Missed you
    on here, too and so glad you are ok!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  3. Hugs to you sweet friend! so nice of your auntie to send you the pretty penny mat.Yes alot of hardship recently lots of prayers going up for sure.We weathered the storm ok as well.Soooo cold now.Were did our fall go.Yikes! Your never far from my thoughts and glad to see you back in the swing of things.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. Hello Margi......nice to see a post from the sweet penny nice of Auntie......Take care.....Blessings Francine.

  5. im glad things are settling some for you and i hope your mum is doing better as you too! love your rugs in your previous posts and love your big crock that you got at a great price.! so nice you got to go on your walk with your man. the fall is such a pretty time. enjoy your evening!

  6. The photos look great, so do you. Even a small trip out can be a lot of fun! Love the other photos, and the pumpkin mat! I would think blanket stitch would improve with practice, i have not done any in years, wish i could help, but can't. Hope things go better for your mom!

  7. You look like a teenager in that picture! Great fall pictures. Love the penny rug your Aunt got for you. Well, if you want to come to Oregon, I'll surely give you blanket stitch lessons. If you can enlarge or take a close up of the stitching I might be able to give you some hints. Also love your new header.

  8. Welcome back!
    Glad to hear everyone is o.k.
    You sound like you've been really busy.
    It's been a whirl wind around here lately too and hard to keep up in blogland.
    Awesome pic of you in the park ~ you look soooo young!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Prim Blelssings

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  10. I have been blanket stitching a different way that I learned on a blog by Lynette Anderson. I can't post a link, but try a cut/paste/search on . It takes a while for the new stitching to become automatic, but it always looks nice. Have fun!

  11. Margie ~
    Good to hear from you. Life can get crazy!!!
    Pug hugs :)

  12. Hey Margie: Yes it has been an awful year!!...Love you little penny rug and the cute pic of you on the rock! I haven't been on blogger much but wanted to see what you were up to. Did you sell that lil' white pumpkin hooked square rug? I loooove it!

  13. margie,

    so glad to see things are settling down a bit! great picture of you! and love your rugs!!! OLM


  14. So glad to see you back on...............I emailed a few times and I was beginning to think that something worse had happened , glad mom is doing better and the storm didn't hit you too bad, gonna check out you wool ..I finished a Christmas themed rug hope to here from you

  15. Margie it good to read that your mom is home and doing better.I so understand about things needing to settle down.Love the pic of you in the park ,you look like a teenager.Hugs and prayers,Jen


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