Friday, February 25, 2011

"Jelly Bean"

My latest piece...  Horses have always been a big part of my life and this is my first hooking of one.  This was inspired by a picture posted on Facebook by one of my friend's of another friend's horse :-) 
Hows that for confusing. 
"Jelly Bean"  is a well fed! dappled grey....isn't she beautiful!

100% Wool Yarn on Bleached Linen

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How does your garden grow??

Thoughts of Spring anyone?
According to my lastest hooking it must be on my mind....and somehow there were alot of the number 3 in this design that I didn't realize til I posted the picture...this was inspired by my garden.

Three types of Veggies, three clouds, three worms, three blue yarns in the sky, three browns in the earth, three colors of green in the leaves and grass and three roots on the veggies...and it was my 13th hooking....none of it planned....guess the right side of my brain does its own planning.

Anne that carrot reminds me of the whopper carrots you had last fall!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Interesting Interest and my latest Hooking

So I have these Sharp  Skin Hawks who think they have found a home with me....and I posted on the NL Birding site on what to do to make them move on....I have hundres of birds here and the Hawks like to dine and dash :-(....nature I know...but still..
Anyways...a Birder and Wildlife Photographer makes contact me and wants to shoot some photos here as he has never seen one of the Hawks in this is what my place looked like today...they were rewarded for their hours early morning drive by being greeted by one of the Hawks who was having a disagreement with a crow (they arrived here 8:15 and I already had the feeders full and the drive shoveled ..Saturday MORNING, I might add)

They got some awesome shots....loved the variety of birds I have here.  I had a Nut Hatch here today....some cute!...little birds that love the peanuts....we had wonderful discussions or a warm up cup of tea on birds, seeds, what to feed, and I had a peek at some of the amazing shots.

Of course then it was my turn to show them my passion and this is the project I did last weekend and it was a Winter appropriate :-)

Here is some of his AMAZING work...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Test the Right Side of your Brain..... :-)

Doctors have concluded that if you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people.
If you find the man between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of the brain is developed normally.
If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein.
If you have not found the man after 3 minutes, the advice is to look for more of this type of exercise to make that part of the brain stronger!!!

And, yes, the man is really there!!  The right side of my brain is alive and well!!

How is your right side??

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Time to Hook......

The weekend is mine.....I have the time to hook all I want this weekend....well after some chores and 5 k hike with the dogs (if I don't exercise them they won't let me hook) and I have to get my run in....

I have completed two new projects and still have to bind them....really procrastinating on those and yesterday I put a new design on the frame and stayed up hooking until 2:30 *YAWN* seemed like a good idea at the time and I was on a roll. 

I joined a new hooking site Rug Hooking Daily and I have to say there is quite a nice community there :-) and lots of ideas.  Now they got me thinking about  borders!

I had two new birds show up in my front yard trees yesterday which I hope I DON"T see again.  Two Sharp Skinned Hawks who don't come to feeders to feed on seed.  I know its Nature....but....