Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Spot of Spring

My forsythia is blooming yea! my little spot of spring.  Mother nature is going to pull a huge joke on April 1st. a nor'easter is on the way we are in the track of 7-12+inches of snow. with winds and possible loss of power. No I am not kidding I really wish I were.                                                                                             

 But for today the sky is so blue and it has warmed up a bit. I took a walk after work. and sadie is out walking around the driveway.
 I transfered a pattern that was in a rug hooking magazine. I changed it a bit to suite me and I am hooking it in colors I have hanging around that I thought I would never use. I am also using a new hook. I usually use a bent hook with a very small hook on the end. I use mostly monks cloth so this is really out of my comfort zone.
This is primitive linen and a large primitive hook. It is like driving a standard. I am trying to get the feel of it. I will post more pictures as I go. (shocking yellow I am just going to go with it.)
Today my daughter had to go back to work. She had 3 months off for maternity leave. I knew there would be tears. I remember how I felt going back after 2 months. She will be fine and so will miss baby her other grammie is her baby sitter. My daughter teaches so she will have school vacations and summers off perfect for a working mom.
Besides walking, I walked on the treadmill and did two loads of laundry today it really is amazing what I can get accomplished when I get off the computer.
so my qote for the day is..... Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow..Mark Twain


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love the colors on the rug you're hooking! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Pat said...

This weather really stinks doesn't it. My forsythia is starting to pop and I do have jonquils blooming, but it is cold and damp here and I keep hearing the word snow in the forecast. All I can say is oh poop!

Courtney said...

I know...another nor'easter! Are they kidding?! Have they no shame? At first I heard rain/snow mix, then my husband told me that Unitil is gearing up for an onslaught! It's too cruel!

On a brighter note...your rug looks fun! Can't wait to see more! I heard from the hook-in and I'm in! (already blogged about it!) I look forward to seeing you there!

I'm envious...working out and laundry. I've done neither, which I'll regret tomorrow! LOL

Stacy Crawford said...

Love your quote. We are experiencing the snow in Ohio as I type. It started at about 3 'o clock today and its still coming. We have about 2-3 inches so far. Bummer!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh how I wish we could grow those here.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh your poor daughter. I can remember the first day back to work after I had my son. Cried the whole time I was getting ready for work. I lasted four months and quit.Became pregnant when he was seven months old so it made sense just to stay home. She however has the perfect career for raising a family. Wishing her much luck.

The Barn Door said...

I like that yellow!!! Can't wait to see it finished!

Julia said...

Cathy, I love your bright yellow tulips. It's a nice Easter pattern. What size is that hook It looks huge. I'm so glad that you and Courtney are meeting at a hook in. How cool is that? Have loads of fun.

I haven't looked at the weather forecast but today was beautiful. The snow has melted a lot today. We are at the end of March so maybe March is going out as a lion.

It seems unfair that they only gave your daughter 3 months of maternity leave. Is this the usual amount of time they give teachers? My daughter has a full year of maternity leave. It cost $40.00 a day just for day care for the baby so she's happy to stay home for a while and she is flying here in August for a while so I will be able to see little prince again.

I'll be off Blogger for a few days but I'll be back. Have a great week. JB

Jane said...

Maybe the weather won't get as bad as predicted,I hope not! I know it will be hard for your daughter to leave her baby to go back to work,sometimes life is tough.Blessings jane

yaya said...

We got the snow today..I'm so mad! But this too shall pass. I hope! Love the quote..that's my mission statement!

Stacy Crawford said...

I love your quote. We have about 2-3 inches of snow right now in Ohio. Sorry about the bad news.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
I won't hook on anything but primitive linen with my Hartman hook. I'm spoiled! I think you will learn to love it.
We've got a good couple of inches of snow here in northern Ohio. The good news is that it won't stick around for long ~ I HOPE!
Pug hugs :)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

cathy....happy you stopped by for some spring sunshine today....

always good to see you, my friend

kary and teddy

Martha said...

Sometimes Mother Nature likes to pull an Aprll Fool!!!! I can't wait to see your finished project.

Kathy said...

Oh My 12 inches!!! Good thing forsythias and early blooming flowers are hearty! I was just reading the 1997 April issue of Victoria and Joanna Reed tends a beautiful 4 acre garden - but, in the winter time she creates beautiful works of embroidery of her memory of her flowers - what a delightsome activity!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Ahhh....I would love to have a forsythia. Yours looks so cheery. I love your rug. It looks like it is going to another gorgeous creation. I like seeing your process. Hope daughter does okay going back to work. What grade does she teach? When Baby Bee was born I only had to go back for 1 week before school was out for the summer. Helped make the transition a bit easier.

newburyarts said...

*****if your yellow is too bright, you can tone it down with a weak solution of purple dye. there is a technique of doing this after you have hooked the material in. try it and see what you's actually like painting on
the surface. should you be interested i will write the directions out for you or anyone who would be interested.
don't worry about the hook...take you time with it but if you hook with a number 8 strip
the thick shank may be too much. they work well with the 8.5 cuts and above. good luck!!!