The look needs no explanation..........it's perfect.
It's the look I imagine I have whenever the news comes on.
My friend in Georgia made this for me for Christmas. She didn't have to spend a lot of money.
She only had to know me.
It's the best gift ever.
When I found the wool in the storeroom, and wound it into balls, I got motivated to clean in there..
then I found this quilt top I had sewn together....it just needed batting and a backing, and then it needed to be quilted.
So I spent one whole day doing that........it's king size, so it took me ALL day.
Then I sent it to someone I hope will be happy to have it.
OK, let me tell you what NOT to do.............do not put your photos on your blog via your iPad, and then write your post on your laptop, then GO BACK to add another photo on your iPad.....because when you do...your entire post is gone.
I have been (apparently) quite verbal about my dislike of FACESINCELLPHONES........not that I don't use mine....I do. But I don't have it in my face, especially when I am in social situations.
But it happens all the time......of course.
You know it.
When I mention it to my children/grandchildren, I am told that I am exaggerating....it's not that bad.......that it's not any different than what kids have always done.
I disagree.....and it's not just kids.
It's grown ups.....it's OLD PEOPLE, too.
Makes me wonder, seriously wonder, what this world is headed for.
Rosie came to visit as well....the "collie mix" that the SPCA told my daughter she was adopting.
But she clearly resembles 99.9%, a picture of the New Hampshire State dog....the Chinook.
I think that when the SPCA goes south, and rescues a bus load of puppies, that they should just admit that they have NO CLUE about what breeds of dogs they will grow up to be.
Sometimes, I just sew all day. I usually am making things from my scrap basket.
This cowl was from the last warp.
The birds got a Christmas treat, it looks yummy to me.........they apparently agree.
I bought myself a Christmas present.......yep, a water heater for my bird bath.
Bubba Lee is keeping her eye on it.
This is my venture with wool rugs, woven from those balls of yarn I wound last week.
They are pretty...but they definitely need a padding underneath them.
I still have enough for one more warp........which is going on the Octado soon.
I wanted the pattern to pop more than it did...it kind of disappears.
You can see the pattern better in the next two photos..........
I have to admit, I will be glad when Christmas is over. I am a true Bah Humbug.......I wish that weren't true, but it is.
Oh, not that I don't love the lights, and the time with family......I love buying gifts for the people I care about......but it's just too much hoopla.
People spending money that they clearly don't have, on things they clearly don't need.
People on the roads, in bad weather, sleeping in airports because travel is such a heartache during the holidays. Stores shoulder to shoulder with people looking frantic, no one looking like they are really having a good time.
Too much hype, taking the true meaning of the season out of context.
I try to keep it simple in my own head, and I refuse to get sucked into the frenzy. I used to,
But no more.
Why can't we be charitable, and giving, and good, and loving all year long????
Why can't we just keep it simple? Why cant we just pu't our phones down, stop instagraming, snap chatting, face booking, spending money, why can't we just be still?
I don't wonder anymore, why home and studio seem to be the most soothing place in the world.
Nope, I don't wonder at all.