Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hibernating ~

It's not often I hibernate at home and I'm lovin' it.  Yesterday I didn't leave the house until evening when I went over to my sweetie's.  Today will be the same kind of day and it feels so good!  A roaring fire ~ strictly for ambience.  Unless you stand right in front of it, you don't feel the heat.

I have joined the Rebekah Smith's mystery stitch along on Facebook.  I would love to purchase the wool, but do not want to spend the money when I have so much wool :)  Yesterday I dyed the green needed.  I'm hoping it's a good green.  In looking at in in natural light, it may be too yellow, but is more green than showing in the picture.  It is "bronze green" and the formula is from the Emma Lou Lais/Barbara Carroll dye book.  I forgot to rinse it in liquid Downy.  I love how that makes it smell.  I may try one more shade in the dye pot if I can get the needed Cushing dye tomorrow evening. 

I finished hooking my other two hearts.  Next step is to zigzag the raw edges and start on the patchwork backs.

The penny mat is also done.

I started working on this little Maggie Bonanomi applique piece last evening.  I cut the wool pieces last summer so it was easy to get stitching on it.  I think it will end up being a small pillow.

I just finished my Ellie rug.  Don't ask me how, but I didn't cut enough wool for the letters and I had a terrible time finding the wool I used.  It took two days, but I finally found it.  I really don't like hooking letters.
For once I feel like I've accomplished much.  Too bad the darn cleaning lady didn't come and work her magic on the dust bunnies . . . lol :) 
Can you believe this is post 999???  I didn't know I had so many words in me :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


Sweet Sue said...

very beautiful lauren, love the hearts. have a good week to come.

Primitive Stars said...

He ending Lauren, love that roaring fire, God to stay in I think.....adore those heart mats, so pretty. Blessings Francine.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
My, you sound like the energizer bunny of stitching and hooking!!! Good for you!!
So happy you can enjoy some relaxing and rest by the fire!!
Wonderful projects, all!!
Congrats on all your posts too!! That is amazing!!!
Take care and enjoy that fire!
Warm Hugs~

acorn hollow said...

love your green and I love staying home too. It is relaxing and it seems like such a wonderful day at the end.

Julia said...

I'm so glad that you're finally had some time to catch up on things that you wanted to finish. I wish I could hibernate too... Lucky that you found the wool for your lettering. I hate it when that happens but i rejoice when I find the wool like I did last night. I finished hooking my abstract rug but need to tweak the edge to make it even.
Congratulations on 999 post , almost 1000... Wow.


Jacqueline said...

Isn't it amazing how much you can get done in an uninterrupted day when you put your mind to it. It makes you feel so good.

Kim said...

Pretty projects. I ordered that dye book so soon I will have show and tell. Lol. I love hibernating. I didn't leave the house from Saturday at 11am until late this afternoon when I visited auntie

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful pieces and it is fun to sit inside and hook on cold days.


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Three Sheep Studio said...

Glad you are thoroughly enjoying your long weekend !
Love that little strawberry.

Saundra said...

I'm coming out of hibernation today and dread the cold. Ellie all done but binding, good for you. You did accomplish quite a lot and think your green is nice.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Always nice to hibernate! I have some errands tomorrow than I'm going to do the same...COLD....outside all week and maybe a storm for the weekend. Good PJ weather.I think the green is a nice shade. Warm Blessings!~Amy

Farm Girl said...

My goodness you got so much accomplished. I am so looking forward to hibernating. I wish I had a cleaning lady. My house is a disaster area.
Have a lovely week Lauren!

susan hemann said...

wow you have been busy! I joined Rebekah's group, but am waiting for the pattern before selecting my wool. Enjoy your day off!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I {HEART} your hearts!!! And I do so love the Heaven to Betsy finishes.... So fortunate to own one of your pieces Girlfriend. Hibernating would have, indeed, been the thing to do this weekend...but no, what do I do? Go to the World Championship Snowmobile race.... (In case you didn't know, those are OUTSIDE.....) BRRRRRRRR! I am still frozen to the core (and we actually were in a box.....) Keep it up've almost made me go hunt down my hook...or needle....or punch....or something! ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Jennie in GA said...

Oh, my, you really got busy. Just love the little Maggie B piece. Those darned dust bunnies just have no respect!!!

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