Today is grim and dull and snowy with freezing rain in the forecast for the next few days. I love winter – but not days like this! When you live wayyyyyy back in the bush and your propane tank is low and the roads are snowy and freezing rain is in the forecast wellllll… stress builds up reallllly quickly. Thank goodness our propane delivery man just came about an hour ago – yeahhhh I can turn up the thermostat and stop wearing layers!
I must admit lately I have not been in much of a hooking mood – well to be honest I have not been in much of a mood for anything! But dad is home from a repeat hospital stay of a week, propane tank is full, roads are cleared and we are leaving tomorrow to spend Christmas with my parents! So today I have been prepping a piece to take along and finish off while we are gone. This is based on a much reduced and simplified version of one of the new Karla Gerard patterns I now have in stock. I wanted something small and colourful to make up for the dreariness of the weather. So this is the picture of Karla’s pattern:
and this is my partially hooked version:
And HERE IS MY LATEST AMAZING FIND! From a little but wonderful antique store in Watertown (Paddock Art & Antiques). A wonderful vintage storage unit that perfectly fits my Prochem dye containers (well it will once I clean them up a bit!). I am not sure what it held but it has little stencilled colours under each opening. It needed a bit of repairing but for 22.00 holy cow was I going to leave it behind – nope!!!!! Now I just have to find a spot for it! Well maybe clean it up a bit as well. The back is open but has those thin dowels running down the back so that the containers will not slide out so it could be hung or set on a counter.
And a sweet rug to share by Alexandra: