Sunday, January 17, 2016


Saturday we had a snow storm not a huge one just one to mess the roads up so I stayed home and cleaned and took down more Christmas and redid the mantle. I also cleaned my hooked rugs.

I threw it face down in clean snow. I took a broom swept left to right and then up and down

I vacuumed the rug first before I did this (no beater bar)
then I found a clean space of snow and threw the rug good side up and did the same as before. Shake it gently to get most of the snow off, good to go! The rug looks clean and it is not that wet just damp so I put it right on my hardwood floors I have never had an issue.
But you decide if they need to dry some on a tile or cement floor. 
No snow? I will gladly send you some of mine you must pay shipping;)
I also had some hooking time. This is a wool that has two very different looks depending on the side of the wool 

I hook some in I am going for the darker brown.

Hate it! this is the second wool that I have pulled out. Going with safe gray pictures later.

Today I headed to Maine for my sweet Aunt's Birthday.
92! and she is independent! She is a very special aunt. 

And my sweet family went snowshoeing this weekend.
This is the 100 acre wood, you read a book on the way around the loop Miss B loves it. That is my sweet daughter.
My daughter had a spell of not feeling well, lots of tests and lots of guessing and she finally found out that it is something that will work its way out of her system with no lasting problems. But during those days of tests and guessing I thought I would lose my mind. Life has not been a cake walk at times, But we have always picked ourselves up and dusted ourselves off. I knew I couldn't do it this time but God is good and she will be fine.
Have a great week.


Primitive Stars said...

Evening Cathy, great idea on the hooked rug, I have one that needs a little cleaning.... Hope your daughter is well, love the picture of Miss B and her snowshoeing. Blessings Francine.

Julia said...

That's a pretty rug. I have two that needs a bit of cleaning and I have lots of snow to use. You can keep yours because our dollar is way too low to waste it on shipping snow, lol...

I'm so glad that your daughter will be OK. There's always something to worry about for us mothers, grandmother and great grandmothers. A great photo of your favourite girls.
Stay safe and warm.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I am SO HAPPY all will be well with your dear daughter. Life can be so scary at times.
Your aunt looks amazing for her age. May God continue to bless her with independence.
Hugs :)

Kim said...

Oh I'm glad it wasn't anything too serious. Your Auntie looks great. Hope she enjoys many more birthdays

WoolenSails said...

We are getting snow now, so hope no rain later on and we get to keep what we have, just enough to ski on.
Love the wool, makes a nice texture and variation. Glad to hear your daughter will be ok, hard when our kids are sick, no matter how old they are.


Sweet Tea said...

Wonderful that your daughter is doing better. I understand your stress!
I loved reading how you clean your beautiful rugs. Who knew??

yaya said...

I'm so glad your daughter is OK. Life does send us to our knees and thankfully we can find the strength and comfort down there. We got a mini storm too along with cold air to remind us it's January. If it hadn't been 50de on Friday these freezing temps tonight wouldn't feel so bad! Have a good week!

Saundra said...

No thank you, I'll pass on the snow. Amazing that even tho you vacuumed the rug first, there is all those specks in the snow. Glad your daughter is okay, they are always our babies.

Larkrise garden girl said...

What a beautiful rug and that is alot of snow!!
I am glad your daughter is going to be ok .
I know how worried a mom can be.
Love your pictures! Hugs cheri

Cootie Bug said...

Some of your photos didn't show up, my computer seems to be doing that tonight. I love hooked rugs and your way of cleaning them sounds interesting.