Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Word of God Speak

I am just catching up on my list of blogs that I follow and it seemed appropriate that I write this blog as several people are struggling.  Lots of blogs concerning individuals copying others rug patterns and not paying the individual artist.  I just don't understand this.  So to my friend, Robin and others...........go listen to Mercy Me............Word of God Speak.   Rest in His holiness.  Take peace.


Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner. The concept of synchronicity was first described in this terminology by Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychologist, in the 1920s

The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead it maintains that, just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by meaning. A grouping of events by meaning need not have an explanation in terms of cause and effect.
Such an event happened yesterday when I received my Tasha Tudor newsletter in the mail and promptly read it front to back.  Then spent a little time on the web reading through my numerous blog lists.  I follow a wonderful fiber artist in Oregon.  I love her rug hooking and she shares her knowledge on a blog.  Anyway, yesterday she posted a blog about the day she met Tasha Tudor!.  I had no idea she too followed Tasha for years and was inspired by her.  She posted some wonderful pictures and you can see them at:   I love those little "coincidences" or as another friend calls them, "God winks". 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Three state run

I went after bees yesterday with some Amish friends and ended up in three states, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri! We came home with not only 3 swarms of bees but also two week old bottle lambs, 50 assorted 2 week old chicks, 1 buck rabbit, a Maytag wringer washer, belt sander and a nylon neck rope for a buggy horse. What an enjoyable day! Good conversation and many, many laughs. The honey locust trees are in full bloom, the Missouri river is up high, blue martins are back, wild raspberries are blooming and the gooseberries are about pea size. We saw a black squirrel and I learned a couple new words in German. An enjoyable day indeed. Came home to find a new rug hooking frame that I had ordered had arrived. Can hardly wait to try it out. I am heading out the door this morning to go to the open house of an Amish greenhouse just south of us. Their plants and flowers are awesome and I have a couple planters I want to fill. Then back home to start sorting through furniture in the barn for the flea market/antique show coming up in Sparks, KS. Discarded treasures that will be valued by someone else. Take joy.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Choosing entertainment

All the movie talk these days is about a movie called Hunger Games. I don't have a clue what it is about but from what I have heard from others I don't have any desire to watch it. I think my entertainment choices color my mood and affect my attitude. Much like being around a "negative attitude" person for hours on end after awhile it affects my mood. Choosing entertainment alternatives can lift your spirits and give you extra energy. Try getting away from passive entertainment altogether and create your own fun. Instead of watching TV or playing computer games, read a good book, get together with friends or go for a walk in nature! Not only will you be simplifying your life but nourishing your spirit.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sketch and a Camera

I can NOT draw and there are things I would love to hook if only I could draw them. I think it took me a day to draw Owyn for the rug. I found some software..........FREE..........and I can turn a photo into a sketch, print it out, enlarge to the size I want and hook a rug! I am so excited. I want to hook our barn and maybe I'll try our 1948 Curtis Wright trailer. It's raining this morning. Good day to stay in and hook!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Owyn, The Corgi Rug

3 feet x 3 1/2 big rug! AND he was hooked with all wide cuts, 3/4 inch cuts or alittle bigger! The rug is so soft. Like stepping on really nice carpeting which is going to feel good next winter, upstairs in our unheated bedroom on wood floors. The colors are not showing up well on my PC but Owyn's coloring is just like he is, kind of an orange and then there are lots of muted reds, greens, plum, brown in the background. For all you rug hookers, if you have never hooked a wide cut you really should try it! I hand tore all my strips and it was fun hooking. Owyn is going to love laying on this rug.