This morning I forced myself to work a little more in the yard before it got just too darned hot. Tomorrow the heat is supposed to break and temperatures in the low 80's are going to feel mighty fine!
As usual, time is getting away from me. July is a big birthday month, but did I plan ahead? NOOOO!!! I need to get a couple small mats hooked to give as gifts. Here is the first ~ just a simple eight-point star. I have a child's chair that I want to paint and I thought this would be perfect for the seat. It is about 10" round.
Here are the two wools that I used. Don't you just love textured wools? They are so forgiving! When hooked, the blue seems more muted.
Things are not going quite as planned with my Mom's house. I wanted to have it listed before leaving for rug camp on the 18th. I've discovered that the A/C does not work and cannot be fixed since the unit is so old and they don't make replacement parts for 40+ year old units. I've spoken with a Realtor and she says the house will probably not sell without it. Darn! It's not like I will get my money back out of it. I know the real estate market is bad everywhere, but if I could only send the house to California :) The living room ceiling and walls also must be painted. My son will do the painting, but it's just too darned hot to paint with no A/C. Then there's the bathroom. I definitely need to do a bandaid fix up in there. The vanity and medicine cabinet SCREAM 1960's and not in a good way :)
Tomorrow is the annual antiques show in Milan, Ohio, birthplace of Thomas A. Edison. It is a wonderful outdoor show with quality dealers and there is no admission charge!!! I swear the promoter has sold her soul to the devil because the weather for the most part co-operates. I don't ever remember them being rained out. If you are anywhere near Milan, be sure to stop by. I'm sure you will find something you can't live without :) Hopefully I will find something, too :)
Pug hugs :)