Sunday, January 24, 2010

This And That

Time to share, and yes, yes it's more roses.....I KNOW that you must think I'm completely obsessed, and to tell you the truth... I'm not, and actually quite tired of hooking roses. But, while hooking rose bags over the past few months, my mind has been seeing a pretty rose rug for somewhere in my home. I did take a break and hook my little yard scene in the previous post, and then started this rug. This will be in front of a faux fireplace piece that I've acquired. It's color is what I call a "dirty red". I'd show you a picture, but want to wait until it's in the house, dusted with finished rug in front. I currently have a chair that's being reupholstered to go with the rug and fireplace. It's a very old platform rocker that sat in the Flint, Michigan opera house (passed down in my mother's family). The fabric print is a wonderful combination of tiny palm trees and hibiscus flowers using the sage green, dirty red, a little peach, gold, and teal.


Next is a picture of things that inspire, motivate, and make me happy. This is a little spot on a table that I hook at. It may look familiar to you from other postings. There's a rug I did last year when I was all jazzed about the apple green and rose color combination. The kitty is a very old piece that was mom's. A few little books, old and new. My hooking tools....the corner of a pretty vintage Shawnee flower pot in that same luscious green with a few of my mother's Ukrainian eggs (she did the art). The brown glass bowl/vase was done by a glass artist friend that I got my hubby for Christmas. Behind is a painting done of our pond by my friend, and fabulous painter, Alisha.

Yesterday I took an outing to Leola's and made a few happy little purchases. Kristy was just unpacking a box that was full of darling Valentine and other misc. vintage postcards. All dating back around 1905 through 1930. I snapped up these four!

Enough of this and that....time for some badly need yoga and relaxation. Hope your weekend has been restful and happy.

7 comments:

summersundays-jw said...

I love your rug. Can't wait to see it on the floor. It's always good to come in when Kristy is working -- you just never know what she'll unpack. Plus she always makes me laugh. Come on over anytime you want and ck. out my garage & porch -- wear your hardhat. Have a good week. Jan

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

THANKS FOR VISITING ME AGAIN. I LOVE YOUR RUG HOOKING. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT TRYING IT FROM TIME TO TIME, JUST HAVE NOT GIVEN IT A GO YET. YOUR PURSES ARE WONDERFUL AND I'M SURE THEY GENERATE MANY COMMENTS.

CHEERS, JUDY

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I need to visit Leolas soon or I know I will miss some good thing.
Looks like you've found some treasures with your valentines.

katie said...

Love the rug you are working on. Looking forward to seeing the fireplace and chair and rug. I know it will be beautiful
Love your post everything looks great.

Beth Anderson said...

I love your new rug Dulcy but then I love everything you hook!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love all your "this and that" Dulcy, that cute little "kitty" really got my attention. so cute!
Hope things are going well. I'd love to see that platform rocker when you get it back!
Debra

Relyn said...

I love looking at your happy little hooking table. I am definitely not tired of the roses. I love them. On your happy table, I really, really love that old pewter mug. Love it. And you.