Thursday, April 16, 2009

In my last posting I told you that I was interested in things other than rug hooking. So I decided to take a picture of one of my perfume bottles. I have a small collection of these. This particular bottle was manufactured by the Pierpoint Glass Co., no longer in existence, of New England, during the "hay day" of American art glass.

Eloise is pushed out of shape. She is pouting. She hates the rain and she is saying "go away and leave me alone - I'm WET. Hates rain but loves to play in the snow - go figure!

The garden at the base of Mr. Tree is coming into it own. Beginning to look lovely. I'm so glad that we decided to put the garden in last fall. Its main purpose, in the beginning, was to have a bit less to mow and also to make mowing around Mr. Tree a bit easier. The loveliness of these flowers has brought joy to my heart!

I went to Gettysburg to the Blue and Gray meeting on Monday. It was very well attended this month. So much talking! I only get a few stitches in my rug. Everyone was to wound up - talk - talk -talk! I took some pictures but they were not good. There were so many beautiful rugs there - such a talented group. If you want to see lovely pictures of the rugs go to Kathy Harris' blog - (click here) and you will be surprised at all of the beauty that was laying on the floor.

Last Saturday I had a new student in my class. She proved to be a natural. Such a pleasure to have a student that never held a hook before and got the idea right away. By the time she left she was hooking straight, in circles and angles. I was very proud of her. Keep up the good work Sandra and I know that you are going to be a great hooker!
It seems to me that I am spending more and more time in the dye pots. This is one of the things that I most enjoy about hooking. I dyed some antique black from Barb Carrolls book and it is really a great color. One of the few blacks that I have found satisfying and I recommend it for all of your black needs.
I hope that all had a wonderful and blessed Easter spent with family and friends. I went to my grandson Richard's for the festivities. His wife, Sheri, had her whole family with use for the holiday. Many came from Denver and believe me, the house was full. So much talk and laughter - what a great time we all had topped off with a lot of yummy food. It's great to have family - after all, the most important thing is family.
Now for the quote of this blog:
As tools become rusty, so does the mind; a garden uncared for soon becomes smoothered in weeds; a talent neglected withers and dies. Ethel R. Page
It's important for all of you talented hookers to keep your skills up and keep your mind open to new ideas.
Have a wonderful week.


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Oooh Doris, love your perfume bottle. That must be a really pretty collection to look at.
You must be so proud of your new student. Can't wait to see what she creates! Hope you post something when she starts on a rug.
Hope to see you soon at Chambersburg, and enjoy this beautiful weather we are having!

Texas RugBug said...

Doris, Thank you for providing a link to your blog. I have enjoyed reading it and looking at all the great pictures. Your iron will be shipping out this week. Thank you. If you have any questions, please call me at 214-341-3037 and I will be glad to answer them and /or walk you through the process of the iron if you need it.
Bless you,