Friday, December 29, 2006

I live! just in case you were worried, I am still on the "right side of the grass". I have just been really busy with Christmas and the holidays...

I wanted to write a quick post and finally present the long awaited gifts that I hurriedly worked on in the last month or so...
This is a mat I hooked for my sister's 4 kids, depicting their current zoo of 10 pets.
This is a mat I designed and hooked for my other sister's 2 kids to commemorate a day in the summertime when I took them out in the paddle boat on our lake and we saw a record=breaking 17 turtles in one trip.
...this is the finished checkerboard that was posted earlier as a work-in-progress.

Gotta run and get back to the festivities--I promise I will be a much more regular poster in the new year ;-)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

still here...hooking up a (snow) storm I've now been hooking for the last 18 days in a row and tonight will make it 19. I still can't share any pictures--sorry--but I promise that I will post some once the presents have been gifted.

So what else have I been doing while hooking like a madwoman? Season 1 of Six Feet Under. Seasons 1 and 2 of Grey's Anatomy (again!) Season 1 of Weeds. (and I just rented the first 3 discs of Season 2 of Six Feet Under...)

I think that I am on my final night of hooking on Wyatt and Sienna's present ;-) Not bad, considering I just made up the pattern and drew it on the linen last Monday night! I am hoping to design my final hooked present tomorrow night--and get hooking on it, too, so that I don't break the chain.

One thing that I have been noticing a lot lately is how much lint accumulates on your hooking and your backing while you are working. I usually try to scrape/brush it into a pile with my fingers and put it into my snippet bowl--but there is a better way! Use a Swiffer dusting cloth and wipe your work with it--all of the little flecks of wool lint are magically whisked away and your real work is revealed! (this suggestion is not sponsored by Proctor & Gamble--even though my friend does work there, I have to buy my own supply;-) )

It is still snowing....and the trees look gorgeous with their branches laden with white fluffy stuff. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I can hardly wait ;-)