Thursday, January 28, 2010

Progress Being Made

Will soon finish my Latest Project..This is the latest photo shot of my progress.....Am anxious to continue on to something a little different, although I have to do several more of previous patterns that I have committed to do......

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hockey Pros

This picture of boys playing hockey on one of the "ponds" in my hometown brings back LOTS of memories because when I growing up, skating was the past such thing as staying in the house to watch TV {probably because we didn't have one} soon as chores were done, we rushed to the pond for skating time. The boys would have a net set up on one end to play their game and the others who didn't participate joined the girls and boy, what fun we had....It seemed everyone, young and old alike, came to the ponds for skating. Too bad technology has changed our lives so drastically. I am proud of the kids who still take advantage of the outdoors.

This image was in my mind for a "mat", as well as sliding on the hills in my community, which was another BIG past time. When I saw this photo, I asked to have a copy because it is just what I need for a project in the future....

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Next Project

This is a picture of the mat I am hooking now. It is similar to the previous one I posted. People living "away" from Newfoundland seem to like this a lot; this being for a former Newfoundlander who is living in Nova Scotia...I will post a picture in the next few days of one I would REALLY love to do because it depicts life as I knew it......

Friday, January 22, 2010


I finally kicked myself enough in the past three weeks to complete this mat for my sister-in-law. I don't know why I had such a difficult time doing it, probably because I have done this particular pattern so many times, there is no challenge anymore. Guess I will have to retire this one soon BUT before I do that, I have two more to do. I am determined to get the burlap sewn down and the pattern drawn before this day is out for the next one. It's a Snowy day so that should kick start me for sure. I don't mind the snowy weather if I don't have to get out into it....
For those of you who have seen this pattern" umpteen" times, bear with me..... :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Love Your Pets

I was a little {??} disgusted yesterday when I visited the vet with Spedo, our oldest shih tzu for his yearly shot. While there, a gentleman had a five year old cat, a beautiful one at that with markings that I would just love to own, that he was having "put down" because she had become aggressive, he said, over the last short while. When his turn came to register and asked the secretary the price it would be, he became very irritated because the cost was higher than HE expected. Because he lived about an hours drive from the Vet's office, he was upset over the fact that he would have to return home to get the extra money that he needed to pay for this procedure. Can you imagine this day and age that someone would not have access to a bit of money, if needed...??? So, he came up with the big idea that he would return home to get the extra cash but leave the cat there. That was a "no-no" and he was to take the animal with him. Well, he stormed out the door and literally slapped the cage on the car seat. I have been tormented since yesterday over this because I am very fearful as to what happened to the poor cat. Some people are not meant to have pets because they don't know how to treat them and certainly don't know how to train them. Your pet is a reflection of how it is treated, in my opinion. I Love my pets....

Friday, January 8, 2010

Didn't Get Accepted....

Well, I was all hyped about sending my entries to the "ART BANK OF NL. AND THE ART BANK OF CANADA"...REMEMBER???. You should because I was all excited about it..... :) HOWEVER, neither entry was accepted but honestly, I am not disappointed. I just like the feeling of getting it all ready to send and waiting for the result and really, I didn't think I would get approval. That won't stop me, though....I am about to enter 5 mats to the NLAC {Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council"} " These artworks will be presented to award recipients, in select categories, at the 25th NLAC Arts Awards Gala." I have to complete them by April.....along with others that I have taken orders for AND I have not begun to hook yet......Can't seem to get down to it.

I am posting a picture of one of my Custom Made mats that I did earlier in my hooking. For those of you who have seen it before, I am sorry....

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Design

A friend of mine asked me to hook a mat for her as a gift to her daughter for Christmas. She didn't give me any idea of what she wanted just that the color "Purple" was to be in it. As I didn't have much time to think because I had so many mats to complete before the Holidays, I came up with this idea. Her daughter was thrilled with it. My camera doesn't do justice to the color because the border is purple, not blue as it seems to be here.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year

Hello Friends,

Wishing each and every one of you a Very Happy, Healthy New Year. Of course, I am late with my post; my maiden name should be "LATE".'

Here is a poem that I would like to share with you that my niece wrote a few days ago. Very meaningful, don't you think?

A New Year’s Toast

A New Year’s Toast

By Kimberly

A New Year’s Toast

….and so the year has resigned
and we accept the cleanness of a new one…

May the regrets we have had in the year that passed,
teach us lessons we never had the chance to learn.

May the disappointments we have endured,
be a discovery into strength we never knew we had.

May the failed attempts that left us frustrated,
give us focus and conviction to try again.

Because this year we will be wiser
and will learn more lessons.

Because this year we will know we have the strength
to deal with any disappointment.

Because this year we have another opportunity
to succeed in our attempts.

…and so I raise my glass to the year before us,
That we will learn more lessons,
Have confidence in our strength,
And acknowledge all our successes.

Happy New Year!