Sunday, September 13, 2009

Rain and more rain!

Well, it has been raining all weekend, so it gave me no other option but to stay in the house and work on my unfinished project pile. Mind you, I am not complaining, we so needed the rain.

Saturday afternoon, Jeff and I attended a friend's daughter's wedding. The bride was beautiful, of course. We had dinner in the evening at Johnny Carino's, an Italian restaurant. Food was good. We came home and watched football games together. So while watching TV decided to do some rughooking. This is my latest hooking project, BITTERSWEET PUMPKIN, by Blackbird Designs.

I hope to finish it this year since I have hooked the year already.

Today, it has continued to rain so I cleaned the house a little bit..felt guilty for letting it go for so long. Here are some of the other projects I did some finishing on. This one is a wool penny rug, "Halloween Happenings" by Country Stitches.
I need to put a binding on this runner. It is also a wool applique by Notforgotten Farm called "Autumn Jack". I stitched it on black prairie cloth and then machine quilted around the wool appliques. This last one is a sample I am doing for Country Collections for the upcoming fall show, "An Affair of the Heart". It is in the book "Autumn Gatherings" by Lisa Bongean & Carole Charles. Acorn and Oak Leaf RunnerSo that is what I have been up to this weekend. I have enjoyed sewing and handstitching while looking out my window at the rain. Makes for a nice day.

Have a great week and enjoy the weather. Fall is almost here and soon the leaves will be changing. I can't wait! This is my favorite time of year.



  1. You sure got busy this weekend and boy do all those rugs look good. I like how you hooked the 2009!
    Don't ya just love a good rainy weekend!!

  2. Beautiful finishes! I especially love the Acorn & Oak Leaf runner ~ it warms the heart! :)


  3. Yes, Ginger

    Rainy weekends make for getting lots done. The rain just brings the creativity out.

  4. This is my favorite time of year also. The fall colors and the cooler weather...I LOVE IT! You sure have made some pretty projects. You & Ginger get more done than anyone else I know.

  5. I don't like too much rain either, but it does help to get our projects finished;) I see we have a lot of the same tastes in penny rugs and patterns.


  6. Debbie,

    I really like to decorate for fall and even Halloween. I like the primitive Halloween patterns, you know, the ones that have different looking faces and such. Thanks for commenting on my blog.