Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Having good friends is a wonderful thing!   My good friend, co-worker and blogger friend has always been very generous in her crafting!   I have been the lucky recipient of some of her many talents.    If you have time please visit her at: Beautifully Exquisite Experiences.   You might just find a new inspirational idea to make.  I was trying to think of some way to thank her when I thought that she might like a little hooked mat for her home.   I know she likes dogs so I decided on this antique rug adaption.
8x11  using a six cut

When I finished the binding I made a little tag and rolled it up and tied a ribbon around.   She really loved the rug and that made me very happy!

Happy Hooking Friends,     


ps i must say that i really loved working on this small project!

Sunday, April 8, 2012


In a lifetime I wonder how many changes we make?   Millions or possibly more?  I do know that I have had many in my lifetime.  Some good and some that are just bad.    My family's big change for this year is selling our house.  So if I am not blogging very much it is because I am boxing up and sorting things that go to charity.   There are many reasons for our move.  We would love to live in a ranch home and have more land. The good news for my husband and I that we are not doing a cross country type of move!  We have done this and those are very hard!  This is just going to be a neighborhood kind of move.   I found a blog that had a few good tips for moving:  The Moving Planner Blog.
 Now our house hasn't sold and goes on the market this week.  If the market is good we hope to sell quickly.  It took us two years to sell our last house.  That is partly because the market at the time fell apart in the state that we lived in!  The thing that I most look forward in is finding a new home that fits our needs.   If you Pinterest you may have seen some of the homes that I have pictured below.   These are just a few of my favorites that I have on my Pinterest boards!  These homes are not for sell but homes that I just love!   Most homes here in the Dallas Fort Worth area are made of brick.  At least the area we are looking in and they are newer.   When we moved back to Texas it took sometime for me to get used to the brick look again.  
 I do love that my husband pointed out that some of these are two story homes. I also love the way they look and think that they would make wonderful hooked rugs.


Wishing you a Happy Easter!    Elaine