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Thursday, March 28, 2013


I love to rug hook....I did a pumpkin pillow years ago using homespun cotton instead of wool and I enjoyed the look of the pillow.  Prim and very "old looking".

  Have been wanting to do another piece and found a pattern for a watermellon in an old Create and Decorate magazine....and decided this was it!!

Had pattern and homespun on my cutting table for weeks ....so today I found a few hours  to go to town...here is what I have done so far...

My black "seeds" and just starting the watermellon in a red and creamy checked homespun.
Filling  in ....
Red checked finished and added the deep green rind....
Have background to finish and border and the words "watermellon" in black  ....Background is a creamy tan fabric with green stirpes --like a ticking fabric.  Then border in  either the red or deep green.  or both..will play with that.
After I am done, I am going to spray with a dark coffee mixture...to "prim" up just a bit!!!
May be a larger, long pillow or a mat??  will see..
Have a wonderful evening my friends,

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Some pictures of my Easter Decorating....

I realized that I had not taken any pictures of my Easter decorating this year.  Changed things up a  little.  I don't do pastels, but Easter decorating seems to lend itself to lighter colors...I took quick pictures--so don't look too close at any "messyness" in my rooms!!  Some of my items are really old and not too pretty--but just can not get rid of...have sentimental value and that is important!

I think the sun came out (for a change) as I was taking this picture.  Excuse the glare..Should have done a close up of the mantel.  I have these really grubby, big carrots on each side.  The basket is filled with violets and the basket on the left side of the mantel is filled with painted eggs.  The basket in front of the fireplace has some chicks I made of muslin and painted and also some eggs... I also made the big floppy earred rabbit.  He is painted and grubby also...

I love the little "villages"...can not see this one very well--sorry.  It is cute..

Pillow I made--wool applique and on the seat of the chair is a little rug hooked piece..
One of my table centerpieces...I made the "wabbit".  He has curly wire legs that are so cute.  Eggs are prim painted and made the mini- carrots.
I love decorating this old breadbox.  I painted the bunny on the wood bowl...
This is one of my "breadboards" that I make and paint.  I went to the "dollar store" and got bunches of the yellow flowers and added them here and there to brighten up a spot...Yellow flowers scream spring to me!!
More spring flowers to brighten my kitchen.  Flowers are sitting on a penny rug that I made...
I just love this floppy eared bunny.  In my kitchen where I can see him...
I did take more pictures, but don't want to bore anyone!!!
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter. 
Hugs to all,


Sunday, March 24, 2013


Spring Snowstorm in Williamsburg, VA....Supposed to be rain/snow mix "maybe"...HA!HA!  Coming down hard for 2 hours and still snowing hard.  Can not wait to see what the morning brings!!..  Enjoy your spring weather my friends...Margaret