Friday, January 14, 2011

My Latest Mat

I was asked some time back if I would do a "Newfoundland & Labrador" Flag. I pondered as to how it would look in such a large size; however, when I completed it this morning, I thought the result was ok and it would be great for a Den/Family Room.. The former Newfoundlander who ordered it now lives in Manitoba, so I guess everyone from home likes to have keepsakes of our great province...

The BLUE represents the sea.
The WHITE...snow & ice of winter
The RED...efforts & struggles of Newfoundlanders & Labradorians.
The Gold...Confidence Newfoundlanders & Labradorians have in themselves & the future.

These are my tags on the back of each mat that I make...

As you can see, I am no seamstress..... Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mat frame with Cold Feet????

Because I work in my family room/sitting room, which is upstairs, I didn't want to put my rug frame on my NEW floors :) so I decided to put wool socks on the feet/legs. Looks kinda cute, dont' you think? I have a new camera and am not familiar with cropping the pictures yet..can't you tell?

I tried once to work in my downstairs area but have to say... I Do Not Like a my Mother said at one time when we offered to make an apartment there for her: "I'll be Underground Soon Enough"....that's my MOM.....:)

As you can see, I have begun hooking again...It's about time.....
Also, the container next to my frame is not is my material that I am using for this project...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Blog Hits.......

I am just so excited today...You may think that I am crazy saying this over what some of you may think is "trivial". My blog tallied at over 10,000 drop-ins up until today from people all over the world. It is such a great feeling to know people DO read what we have written about hooking and every day living. I started my blog a little over a year ago because my blogger friend, Julie, whose blog site is":, suggested I do so.

Thanks Julie, for encouraging me to do that. Plenty of times I have not blogged because life gets in the way but I do enjoy reading responses and just to know that people takes the time to look gives me a great feeling.

A big "THANK YOU" to one and all. I hope I can blog more this New Year and hope to see more people dropping by and I do hope to share some of my hooking later on.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Good Idea for a Mat

This photo of my hubby, Mona and Alexis, I have a feeling, will be made into a mat for next Christmas...What do you think?

Also including a picture of Alexis' daughter, Mona....She is just as loving as her Mom.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sad Christmas Day

Even though Christmas is supposed to be such a happy time, we were saddened on Christmas Day when our dear sixteen year old {approx.} Maramma Sheep Guard Dog, Alexis, passed away.

She was given to us a few years back when an acquaintance of ours was selling his sheep farm and wanted a home for his girl. We thought about it for a number of days before deciding we would take her; after all, we knew she was old and didn't know how long she would last. We had bought her daughter, Mona, three years before (as a puppy) and because She proved to be such a great guard, not only for the sheep but for us as well, that we couldn't go wrong. Sure enough, Alexis proved to be just as good as Mona. She was a dear dog and my hubby and I loved her to pieces. She had a good home with us. She has been cremated and put with the rest of our animal family on her favourite spot....atop the hill where she could have a good "eye" on her sheep....

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Wishing each and everyone of you Happiness, Good Health and Prosperity in the New Year. Thank you all for being my cyber friends..We all need and appreciate that at times in our lives when there is no one, it seems, that we can reach out to..Rest assured, YOU are always there. All the Best, my friends...
As the famous "Forrest Gump: saying goes: My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."