Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Finished at last!
I loved doing this piece, designed by
Edythe O'Neill

I wish I could have gotten a better picture of him
but maybe the close-ups will do it.

Since he is king of the jungle I have embellished
his mane with a "diamond" studd.
In this picture the mane loo9ks lavender but it is
really a soft ecru with darker brown accents.
I alove the curve of his tale.  It is almost "sexy"
I have hooked it with the same materials as the mane.
These leaves border the whole piece.  I used just
what greens I found in my scrap bag.  All of them
are soft and muted.
I wanted you to see the background material that
I used.  It is Woolrich's blue wool over dyed with
blue and abrashed with green and lavender.
This material was dyed by Helen Connelly Howe
and is the most beautiful piece of abrashed material 
I have ever seen.  You should see it
when the sun shines on it!

Lots of things have been happening in my
life since I last posted.  I have had another birthday -
and I am still wondering where the time has gone.
Lucky person that I am, the kids all got together and I
got a Kindle Fire for a gift.  Now! if only I 
could figure the thing out!!!!

I have had nother bout with broncitis and
this one was much worst then the first one.
However, the Dr. gave me a clean bill of health 
last Friday and I must say it is wonderful
to feel well.

Eloise and I continue to hang out together,
She seems to do a lot of sleeping in this cold 
weather.  She is strictly an "under cover" girl.

I am still unable to respond to your blogs but I am still
reading about all of you and of course I 
remain interested in all of your activies.
Please don't give up on me.  I will try to update more often in the
Until next time be safe, stay warm and
count your blessings.


moosecraft said...

Good to hear from you Doris! Your rug looks beautiful! The background reminds me of tropical waters! Happy Birthday to you!

weaverpat said...

I love that lion!
He is very sexy!!! I can't wait to see him in person. I'm hoping since you're feeling better and the weather hasn't been too cold we will see you at one of the hook-ins.
I'm so glad you felt well enough to post. Don't worry, I know you are unable to make comments on Blogger. I'm going to keep reading and emailing until I get to see you next.
Take care and please know that Zip and I are thinking of you!

annie said...

It is a beautiful design. Hope you continue to feel better, and that you get to spend time with your friends soon.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Doris ~
SO GOOD to see a post from you. Hopefully some of your computer problems have been fixed.
I absolutely LOVE the lion rug. Just gorgeous.
Happy, happy belated birthday!!!!
Hugs to you and Els :)

Kim said...

So happy to hear from you! I was starting to worry. I hope you received the emails I sent. The lion is gorgeous. Happy belated birthday and of course, hugs to Eloise.

Julia said...

Hi Dear Doris. Your lion is sexy indeed.

I'm so glad that you are feeling better and happy to read your blog. It's so nice to know that you and Eloise are OK. I'm always worried about you tow for some reason.

Even though you can't leave comments on our blogs, it like looking out my window and seeing the light on at the neighbor's house. Stay warm and safe. Hugs to both of you. JB