The rush is on ... Thanksgiving is like a jumping off place for the holidays ahead.
Today is December 1! I am spinning my wheels a little bit. That is a sign I need to
prioritize. What do I really want or need to do. It is OK to let go of some of our
own expectations and get real with what is important. Peace is a good sign we are
on the right track. Do we have time for a little hooking? That would help to bring
balance to a too busy day... The is would be a perfect rug to take our minds to another
place at least for a while.
Don't you just love old things ~ the older I get the more I appreciate how long some of my old stuff has lasted! It seems to be what means the most to our children too ... lots of memories attached ... all of them different and most important to whom they belong. I have heard folks say that if you have 2 things of a king of thing you have a collection ... I don't know, what do you think? Anyway, it is fun to gather some little treasures together and make a big splash with them ~ otherwise they may never be noticed. Here is a little group I put together for my own pleasure. I hope you enjoy it too.
We have a wonderful downtown street here in Colorado Springs. It is called Tejon and is pretty much the center of activity for shopping, eating and strolling around for several blocks. It is walking distance from a couple of famous hotels and you can look west at every corner and see Pikes Peak. Today it is covered with snow - and when the snow is gone ... "purple mountain majesty!" I love my home town!
I remember when my folks would drive us downtown on this very street and park and do what they called "watching the people go by." Sometimes we would get out and let others watch us go by. Great memories of the good old days - when the best things in life were free!
Today we can find the freebies in our back yard ~ and we don't have to go far ...
This watering can filled with silk lavender sits on a shelf under a window right outside the room I use for WSJ office. A family of morning doves built their dream nest right under my nose!
It is so good to see the spring bulbs peeking up through the mulch ...
and sometimes through the snow here in Colorado.
We are having a typical Rocky Mountain Spring -
snow one day sunny the next day. That is what turns everything green!
Georgia where Tina lives is way ahead of us with the color scheme
... we will catch up.
There is a Robin that visits me ... through the window behind my computer
... sits on a branch and looks right in! I swear!
The amazing thing is that it is for a long time.
You know how birds flit around and come and go fast?
This Robin is different - and I am enjoying it so much!
The April issue of The Wool Street Journal has
reached most of you by now ... and, I am hard
at work on the July issue.
It can be confusing at times ... exactly what season
I am I living in!
Old rugs are popular in any season ... they are usually designed
around the homesteads of days-gone-by.
Home is where the heart is ... will always be true.
I recently posted this old pictorial rug circa 1890 on
Wool Street Journal's Face Book Page ...
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You have a rug hooking pal in Colorado and Georgia.