Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Remembering and Keeping It Simple

I hooked this rug of my grandparents house sometime ago. Looking at it now I am sure that I would have done things differently if I had hooked it today. Maybe adding more color to the border or adding a few more elements to the rug. What I like about this rug is the things that I remember. I could tell stories about each element that I added. The crow my brother and I saved from a blue spruce tree in the back. We named him Skydive. The wonderful canned pears my grandmother would make. The flowers that my grandfather dug up at the old homestead farm and planted in the front of the house. Yes, I could have added much more to this rug but then it would have become too busy at least for me! So pick the things you remember the most and keep it simple. It is not a exact replica of the actual house but just the important facts and fun stories that I remember.

Don't forget to have some of the facts sewn onto binding or make a large tag so family will know the story behind the artwork.

Keeping Things Simple,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Down Again?

Wow what a crazy life!  Falling backwards into a culvert was not a very good idea.  This has caused a fractured heel and a small bone to move out of place.  So now I need to have surgery next week.  Maybe it is time to slow down a bit .....but not sure that I will ever be that kind of person. 

Well.... now that I have plenty of time to surf the web I ran into a really cute shop called Wisteria.  Yes,  I did order something and it is so darn cute! 

So what do you think?   It really has a great vintage look!  So if you are surfing the web check  this place out.
They have so many wonderful items