Wednesday, April 28, 2010

So at some point......

I do have to clean the house. It seems like it has been ages since I really, really cleaned the house. I mean I HAVE run the vacuum and dusted in the last 6 months. Cleaned the bathrooms when they needed it and kept the dishes washed up in the kitchen. But I have not done some deep cleaning in quite awhile. So today I started...been at it for a few hours and think I might be done for the day...LOL. I have finished one room, actually the front bathroom, the one that no one really uses much..but it is now spic and span in case company comes over. I figure it might take me more than a day to get the whole house done. You know, I have to stop and check emails, check blog posts, go outside to see what's going on, check the flowers, come back in and decide I would rather be hooking or sewing. So I think I am done for today. There is always tomorrow.

Over the past couple of months I have been working on some projects so I will show you what they are. First I go to the Prairie Quilt in Hennessey, OK for Saturday Sampler once a month. Here are my finished blocks so far:

 I finished up two challenges from An American Primitive Gathering group I belong to. First one was an adaptation by Kelley of an antique quilt block design.
 Second one was a background challenge by Maria Barton of Star Rug Company. She drew up a pattern and then challenged us to use a background color we had not used before.  I chose mustard. We received wooly worms of the color we chose from all who participated in the challenge and used them in our rug. It was a lot of fun and I think I might choose to do mustard or a light background again soon.
I finished the little stitchery this past weekend while at a women's conference with my Mom.

I also finished a quilt top for my daughter, Ellena. Just need to piece the back together and quilt it. Hopefully, it will be finished when she and the boys come in June.
 And last, I have two rughooking projects I am working on.The first one is a pattern one of the ladies in our rughooking group gave me. She wasn't going to do it and I thought it would be fun to use all my leftover worms.
The second is the 2010 LJ Fibers Rug project. I have almost finished the first part. Laurie sent out an email this week that the second part should be here sometime next week.  I haven't hooked anything this big before, but it is going to be beautiful when I finish it. The dots on the rug are straight pins marking places I need to fill in a little bit more.
Oh, I almost forgot. We had a swap on AAPG of textured wooly worms. These are the worms I received.  Aren't they wonderful! I love the colors and the textures. Can't wait to use them in a hooking project!
Well, I guess I better get back to doing something besides sitting in front of the computer.  Think I will hook a little on my penny rug.  I hope everyone is having a great day.  The sun is shining here, but we are having wind with gusts to 40mph.  Weatherman is talking about rain tomorrow evening.  Enjoy your day whatever you may be doing.



  1. Your Sunday Sampler blocks are wonderful...I especially like the one with the blue, pink, and brown!

    Your daughter will love the Wizard of Oz Quilt....You sure put things together fast!

    The challenge rug is one of my favorites and the LJ Fibers rug well after I saw yours I had to have one! :) Yes, I just couldn't resist!

  2. You crack me up with your cleaning ritual. I do the same thing - clean a little, check emails, clean some more, look for the mailman, clean, walk outside! LOL

    You have gotten a lot done in the past couple of months. I don't know which I like better - the quilting or the hooking. Aw, too hard to decide - I love all of it.

  3. Hey! You clean just like I do!!! LOL! It's just that there are so many MORE interesting things to do with time, that cleaning just seems boring... BUT, when it's all done, it is a WONDERFUL feeling! :-) Love all of your quilt blocks! And, your rugs are gorgeous! The Wizard of Oz quilt is cute too! Have fun quilting it!

  4. Wow, you have been busy. I feel the same way about house cleaning. I'm trying to build up the energy to start Spring cleaning. I'm good for one entire room a day. Then I find something fun to do!

  5. Great pieces!! You certainly have been busy. And your worms are great too! Can't wait to see what you use them in :).

    I certainly hope it warms up soon. This wind is going right through me!

  6. You have been very busy and making a lot of beautiful things.


  7. Wow it's wonderful to know I'm not the only one that cleans like that and then "calls it a day"! You certainly have been creating some beautiful pieces! Love those quilt blocks!

  8. Pati, yes there is always a tomorrow to finish the cleaning stuff...but my mamma used to say "if there isn't a tomorrow, it doesn't matter anyway". I try to keep that in mind when I don't get things done like I want. You have done some beautiful work...hooking on your rugs, quilting & all. Way to go!!