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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hooking

While I did have some wonderful days off in July... most of the time was dedicated to just relaxing and being outdoors in a near perfect Summer! Local car shows and road trips out to Pennsylvania were on the agenda... there is so much to see and appreciate... just need to step out that door and get behind the wheel of a comfortable car and GO! :-)

Then... the typical hazy, hot and humid Jersey weather rolled in and we have been in air conditioning for the last week (maybe two) or so... and thunderstorms... and today has brought some torrential rains... lots of flooding just south of us.

So.

I'm safe in my basement hooking away!


More rains and thunderstorms tomorrow...

Can you believe August is only a day away?

Until next time... enjoy each day for the gift that it is!

~Sharon

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Four Petals and Tulips

So far, so good with having some time off to get going on some projects here... first up is a hooked rug titled "Four Petals". It is an adaptation of an antique rug. I picked this up from The Old Tattered Flag while at the Lancaster hook-in this past Spring.


I finished the punching on the doodle that I had started a month or so ago. It is titled "Tulip Doodle" and is also a purchase from The Old Tattered Flag. I do have an idea of how I want to finish this piece... just need to put the time aside to get going on it! :-)


That's all for now... I figure if I do quick posts when I get the pics uploaded... it will save me from postponing writing a super long post for months on end! ;-)

Until next time... enjoy each day for the gift that it is!

~Sharon




Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day

Wishing everyone a glorious Independence Day! I hope you are all enjoying some sunshine, picnics... and (once darkness falls) some super fireworks displays!!!


We had a relaxing 3-day weekend here at our home! We spent Saturday cruising around in our 1967 Buick Sport Wagon... visited with friends and enjoyed some good eats at Chick-fil-A!


Sunday was a quiet day indoors. I took a good part of the day to organize my wool, fabrics and sewing supplies. Since July is the month I celebrate a Birthday... I decided to take a few days off from work this month... for the sole purpose of giving myself some extra time to sit and hook/punch/stitch! So stay tuned for plenty of pics of (hopefully) completed projects!


I did some shopping for some special items in honor of my Birthday... Let's start off with an absolutely gorgeous (and very well crafted) Make-do Strawberry Pinkeep... hand made by Julie of My Primitive Heart!

Next was some fabrics from two of my favorite designers.... a half yard bundle of Wild Orchid by Blackbird designs...


...and a half yard bundle of Blue Barn by Laundry Basket Quilts! Yes, both purchased from Fat Quarter Shop.


And since I can't seem to pass up anything by Blackbrd Designs... I also signed on for their newest BOM, "Raven". Yes... Inspired by the famous Edgar Allen Poe poem and stitched using their Wild Orchid fabrics!


And since you simply can not be a "July Baby" without an extra appreciation for the Red, White and Blue... I also signed on for Heartspun Quilts (Pam Buda) Star Spangled Liberty BOM!


Whew! I should be plenty busy for the next year... or so? ;-)

...so now that the shopping is done... it's time to get stitching! :-)

But wait, there's more!!! Not shopping... but another favorite hobby of mine... local car shows... come take a look-see!



Ahhhhhh.... Summertime is here!


Until next time... enjoy each day for the gift that it is!

~Sharon

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