Saturday, June 22, 2013


In my work, which is unrelated to my hearts creative desire, I met a woman the other day, who in a few moments inspired me to pick up my needle at least 1 hour a matter what!

She is a passionate rug hooker and she won the Viewers Choice Award in 2012 at the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild:

check out her beautiful rug:

It is called Koi Motion by Carol Murphy

check out the Green Mountain Rug Hooking website and read about Carol's rug and why she chose to create this particular piece at:

The Green Mountain Guild puts on the best rug hooking shows!!!!

Two years in a row I attended the Shelburne Museum for the shows and was absolutely "wow-ed" each time!
Amazing women!

Thanks for the inspiration!!!

p.s. the baby is asleep in my lap as I type this...he is a sparky, happy, playful little guy! I am pretty sure he had kennel cough when we got him. I did not know what it was until I began to notice how lethargic he was when we first got him home. The moment my daughter picked him up when we went to choose the puppy we wanted, he lay his little tiny head on her chest, clue one: he did not feel well.
Also, curious to me was why the breeder insisted we give him antibiotics, when I asked why??? I was told that they give all their puppies antibiotics when they leave...ummm that was clue two!
Anyway, he is perfectly healthy now and so well loved!!!

p.s.s. she has picked up her needle...if only for a few moments....

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


For many years I have wanted a garden and now....




vertical garden of lettuce and all kinds of goodies...

a cairn

My favorite summer flower...hydrangea.

I am grateful!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The baby has arrived!!!

After a long wait the little guy has arrived! He has already begun to heal two broken hearts. Several years ago, I had to give my two Miniature Yorkies away because it was too much and I was moving and they could not come.
One had become attached to my daughter and the other was mine. We both were broken hearted, but now we have this sweet little tiny guy who just makes you smile with his sweetness...we are thankful!
He really is so cute in person...this is not a great picture...but you get the idea. After a night of holding him and letting him know just how much he is loved he has finally settled in and is willing to eat and sleep on his own.
 Hope all is well and I look forward to being able to stitch again...till then xo <3