Thursday, July 7, 2011

Keeping Busy and Beating This Heat!



It's been scorching hot and that is no lie. We are in an extreme heat wave. It's just miserable. I did mow the yard last night just to straighten things up a bit and it looked like a big dirt cloud following me.

So what to do with time spent indoors....Sloan is content with playing, watching movies, and having a book read to him. In between and late into the evenings I've been working on oxford punching, rug hooking, embroidery, applique, and painting.


I drew up the chick setting on her nest this afternoon and with my trusty oxford punch she was done in just a couple of hours.














This rug was peeking out from my UFO stack calling to me. It's a pattern by Star Rug Company and it's back on the frame and I'm wanting to finish it up to enjoy this winter....ahh for a winter's day!


I did finish up another hooked rug just need to get it bound. I'm still working on having a giveaway....just need to finish up a thing or two.

Time to head back to the frame and pull a few loops.

Happy Trails....Ginger

17 comments:

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Wow! I forget in between visits over here at the blog, how much you get done. Loving it all, but especially the hen! Her nest is just glowing, she must have a great egg in there! :)

I've been praying that you get some rain, without a bad storm mixed into it. Our weather pattern seems to be changing(hope that doesn't jinx it) so keep on believin! Hugs. Jo

rachel said...

I really like the projects you've been working on while trying to stay cool. The chicken on her nest is super cute! Have a great weekend & try to stay cool!

primitivebettys said...

You have some more wonderful goodies! :)

Sorry it has been so hot & dry there. We have been hot, but thankfully did get a little bit of rain yesterday. Hopefully you will get some soon to cool things off & take the fire hazards away.

Trace4J said...

You have been busy. Love your chicken rug.
Such talent. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations. Keep cool.
Hugs Trace
www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

moosecraft said...

Isn't it funny how we look forward to Summer to get outdoors and then we get stuck indoors because of the heat? Spring and Autumn are definitely my favorite times of the year. I've been inside during the days and venture out for an hour or so in the evenings as it has been swampy humid (and full of hungry mosquitoes)... of course, I haven't created as many lovely finishes as you have!!!! And, in so many different mediums too!

TheRustyThimble said...

Oh Ginger it is SO HOT in Oklahoma!! And it has rained all around us just not here! So everything is drying up, my water and Electric bill are going to be scary to say the least LOL

Stay cool
Brenda

coinguyslady said...

You faster then anybody I know.WOW.

Beckyjean said...

Wow~you've been busy. Love all your finished goodies. Can't wait to see your santa rug all finished. I bet it's going to be gorgeous!!

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Doris said...

Oh, love your hen. Makes me want to oxford punch again and all the little bowl fillers are wonderful!!! You made good use of your day!

Farm Girl said...

It has been hot here too. In fact I keep my weather and my sister's weather in Oklahoma up on my computer and we had the same temps. I thought that was funny.
I cleaned my flowerbeds in this heat just because I am tired of being in the house. I have been using my Oxford Punch too.
I love your chicken and all of the wonderful things you have made.

WoolenSails said...

Lots of wonderful pieces. I can't stand anything heavy or hot on my lap these days, so doing small stitcheries, maybe I could do some punches, with a frame it is not so bad.

Debbie

annie said...

These are just wonderful, your photos are just terrific. I love them all, esp. the little crow with the simplify below it!

jennifer768 said...

Hope that the heat breaks soon ! I love your new goodies especially the hen on the nest rug.Blessings ,Jen

mdgtjulie said...

You are soooooooo productive, it just amazes me. Grats on getting so much done!!!

appleberrycottage said...

I like the Santa rug! I haven't started any Christmas in July items yet. May be I should look at my stack of patterns/ideas...
Laura

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
What you accomplish never ceases to amaze me!!!
I hope your heat breaks soon.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Joanne said...

Sorry about your heat but my goodness woman you are productive - me I'm like a used up dishrag with no motivation! Love your pin keeps and rugs and everything!