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AND MORE BLACK OUTS…

So my life seems to be plagued by power failures! This time it was not just a little flicker but a 19 hour long blackout! Thank goodness we have a generator that runs the important things like furnace, well pump, some appliances (microwave being the most important 🙂 ) and yeahhhh TV and internet. I spent the last 2 days punching while binging on tv series Gord hates to watch! So I actually finished two small punch needle pieces – could not get into my studio except by flashlight so hooking was out of the question but punching was doable because all my supplies are in one bag which I could easily schlepp out of the studio by dim light! It was wonderful – I cannot remember when I last just sat and punched or hooked without feeling guilty about not working! Yeah, so hmmmm should I say bring on the power failures?… NOOOOOOO – a little reprieve from work was nice but not something I want to do continually.

So pix of my projects before they get finished off:

A Winter’s Day – one of the Joni Black patterns I carry in miniature punch needle as well as rughooking – this will be attached to a vintage box I have…

Teresa Kogut design Santa’s Surprise which I changed a bit and which I think I am going to adhere to an old silver tray to be hung for the holidays…

Holiday Sheep which I may either make into a “snow globe” or finish off in a vintage wooden hoop…

Wendy sent me a picture of her sweet finished rabbit…

and Copenhagen got it’s edges rehooked a few days ago. When I went to attach the show binding which was in a darker seafoam green I realized the dark teal and navy borders were not right. I knew something was bothering me about the finished rug but it was only when I decided on the lovely wool for the show binding that I realized it was the borders so out they came and in went a dark seafoam texture and a taupe brown that picked up on all the seafoam and taupe in the water and sky and actually looked wonderful with the show binding. Just goes to show you that unlike so many other art forms rughooking can be changed after it is finished (or almost)….


AND NOW JUST A REMINDER – CABIN FEVER HOOKIN IN FEBRUARY IS FILLING UP QUICKLY – IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY SENT IN YOUR EMAIL TO CAROL TO REGISTER PLEASE DO SO QUICKLY! WE WOULD HATE FOR YOU TO MISS OUT ON THIS FUN DAY IN THE DARK DAYS OF FEBRUARY!

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  1. Beautiful Loretta. Just finishing off Queen Bee which I am going to attach to a wooden box. Just want to confirm the steps since it is the first time doing it.

    Trim backing to 1/2 inch – how do I miter the corners. Fold and press lightly with iron Apply fabric glue and press lightly with iron Apply Silicone on back of project and center on box

    Thx.

    Judy

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  2. Hi Loretta You need Lee Valley “bop” lights!! Sturdy battery operated, just touch the top to turn off and on.. Good by the bed when you need light but don’t want to wake anyone. Even better for no power situations. And safer than candles.

    https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/home/lighting/lanterns/72557-lanterna-3-stage-touch-wireless-lamp

    Cheers N

    On Mon, Dec 16, 2019, 10:56 AM Hooked On The Lake, wrote:

    > hookedonthelake posted: “So my life seems to be plagued by power failures! > This time it was not just a little flicker but a 19 hour long blackout! > Thank goodness we have a generator that runs the important things like > furnace, well pump, some appliances (microwave being the most ” >

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