Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I guess I just can't get over spring! I keep taking pictures of the yard. My grandson, Richard has it looking like it belongs on the cover of a magazine. When the weather is rainy or to wet from a pervious rain he cannot work at his job and he comes and works on the yard. He is here today after Monday's heavy rain. Fortunately today is a beautiful sunny day but to wet to work construction. Elois and I are always glad to have him come and be with us.

This is how I looked on Monday. It rained so hard I couldn't believe. My mommy tells me we need the rain - maybe she does but I don't!
I'm glad that it is really nice today because I can go out and chase squirrels. We have lots of them in our yard and they drive me crazy.
My mom went out and left me all day Sunday. On Sunday Richard came to work in the yard and Joan (mom's daughter) came to visit. The two of them went antiqueing - mom bought the greatest oblong white enamel pan that she is going to use for coat hanger dyeing.(Enough said by Eloise!) The enamel pan is really just right and I feel very lucky to have found it. After antiqueing, we went to the mall. Joan bought shoes (6 pairs!!!) and I got a hair cut. The worst yet - I am scalpted - if you see me with a hat on you will know why.
I went to Chambersburg yesterday to consult with Pat on some designing. Linda is in New Jersey baby sitting her grandchildren. Pat is going to do some Christmas designs that I had in mind for a workshop - Christmas in July - more on this later.
The most exciting thing that happened this week is that I ordered that "magic" iron from the gals in Texas. I can hardly wait for it to come since I have two rugs and several small pieces that need steaming.
I have finished my tulip rug and am very pleased with the results. It is my attempt to show that color can be used on a primative design, they need not be dull.
The rug for this blog is "Japanese Wedding Plate" designed by Pearl McGown. I started this rug at the Buckeystown Workshop in 2006. I took the color plan from a Chinese Celedon wedding plate. I wonder why Pearl called it a Japanese plate - this has always puzzled me. However, I am quite pleased with the result and the rug new resides on the living room floor in front of a curio cabinet.

The follow photos are close ups of the flowers and the birds.

I hope you enjoy these pictures. I always have fun posting this blog. I look forward to lots of happy hooking during the balance of the week.
Quote of the day
Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting
Elizabeth Bibesco


Beth said...

Doris the flowers in yard are so pretty!! Your grandson sure does a good job! The rug you did is awsome again, i cant imagine how you can do the shading and know exactly where to place it, does that come with experience??!!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Love the flowers in your yard Doris. You need to get a picture next time of your grandson doing the work. Let him see himself on your blog!
Your rug is just stunning. What a treasure!