Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Let December Begin!

We're off and running.....right in to December.  Let me introduce you to our family.  This gathering took place on Thanksgiving and we were only missing four.  Now what is a photograph without everyone????
So one of the family decided to add the missing four and we felt so much better once the photo was revised!  They were in our hearts, so the doctored photo shows that! :O)

We all sat down Friday night to watch WVU play and Lucy the lovely decided that we just won by a nose...perhaps a human's nose though!

the ohio buck
So slow am I! There is no excuse.  I work that way and it suits me.  I have one small area to complete and am still tweaking, his hand, the grass in areas, holes to fill, etc.  I'm as near as I will ever be to getting his face as I want it to be.  It is a "stand back and look at his face" rug.  Up close and you will never see him. 

There will be a slender brown border. I may marry a variety of brown wool on top of the stove, to carry this border.  My son and daughter in law made a decision not to frame it.  After I have completed the finishing work they will use carpet tack strips cut to the correct size and hang it that way. The tacks on the top strip heading up, and if a bottom strip is used, those tacks head towards the floor. As long as this method is done in an out of the way place so no injuries can occur, it is my favorite way to display a rug.

The wind is blowing the colder weather towards this WV ridge.  December is near!
Happy and warm Rug Hooking to you.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a lovely sunset the other evening ...and as I took this photo a chorus of coyote began to speak to one another down in the valley.  
Getting ready for family to arrive and fill this home with love and laughter....thinking of soup.....and delicious  meals, the joys of family. What each of us have to be thankful for, though it is as varied as we are as individuals. You are welcome to list yours in the comment section. So as we begin this week.....

Friday, November 11, 2011


From the past; the present; the future.....to our Veterans: Thank You!

Friday, November 4, 2011

"What's in a name?"

The girls are heading to new homes today.  I always miss seeing them right outside my window, watching them play, watching them move as a group.

This week was a visit with the past.  My sister and I visited great grandmother's grave yesterday.  She rests near a small country Church in an area where her family lived since the early 1800's.

We then traveled on to a country store....still in operation after many years.  We were allowed to take a few photographs and look through the ledgers that were all a part of this store's

the past....

......and today.

 This leads me to the thought "what's in a name?"... The history and stories behind the names.   Not too far from my home is an area called Ripntuck Road.  The story behind this name was as follows:  A family with two sisters lived in this area and between them they had one good dress, not their every day clothing.  Of the two sisters, one was tall and slender, the other a bit shorter and weighing more.  Whenever one of the sisters needed to travel to town they needed to rip and/or tuck the one dress.

Please write if you have an unusual name of an area near you.  Is there history behind the name?  When you are traveling an area do you take notice of the names?

As the work continues ....the antlers are coming along!

  And to each of you have a happy rug making weekend, .....active,  restful, or both......whatever you require!