Monday, January 9, 2012


Did you know that not only are cattle a great source for milk and beef they also can be used in heart surgery! Several years ago I awoke from a 2nd heart surgery to find that they had used cow pericardium(lining of the heart) to repair part of my heart....Now I'm just moooovalus!

I do enjoy the cattle we have out here on the farm. I like watching the momma's with their lil' calves and how the calves play in the fields.

Lately, I have been making smoothies with spinach leaves....I know sounds absolutely gross. But I can't even taste the spinach and spinach is suppose to be really good for you. I have been saving the containers and they are perfect for holding cut wool worms. Great for a take along project.

I am working on the scrapbasket of worms that continue to multiple. I simply hooked these lil' hearts straight into a wool backing. A quick and easy project.

Been working on the "Give Ye Thanks" rug a little.....I have another rug I need to get started as a group challenge. As usual I like to keep several projects going at once.

It's been a bit chilly here and maybe we will get some much needed rain tomorrow! We will take any bit of moisture we can get as we have been in a dry spell for too long.

Have you noticed this has been one crazy post???? This is how my silly brain works...I go from one thing to another constantly. It's as if my mind never slows down.

So with that said...I've gathered up some wool, my hook, and scissors and drew off a simple little rug mat and I'm going tomorrow afternoon for a little hooking time with some friends....I can hardly wait! Hope your week is filled with family, friends, and fun things you love to do.

Happy Trails....Ginger


Trace4J said...

Wow how cool is that. So glad you are well.God is Good!
I just love the hearts too.
And I sure would try the smoothie!
Hugs Trace

PatC - All is Bright said...

I love those little wool heart pillows you did. You make it look so easy! I might have to try it one day. By the way I too love spinach smoothies. And they are so very good for you. Stay healthy


moosecraft said...

It's a mooooooovalous post! ;-) Have a great time hooking!

annie said...

Am so glad you lived to tell the tale! But i had to laugh at that new mooo word! A lovely post indeed, each part brought a smile to my face! it looked like red spinach in that box! Blessings!

primitivebettys said...

You are always to creative & energetic! :-)

WoolenSails said...

It is amazing what they can do now. Wonderful wool pieces and I hope you have a wonderful day hooking with your friends.


cucki said...

hello dear, very interesting post..thank you so much for sharing it..
beautiful cute rug..
keep well..
hugs cucki xx

Joanne said...

glad they found the part needed to fix you up Ginger even if it was from Bessie! Amazing what they can do!

Love your little rugs - I'm hooking thru wool myself! Goes much faster when you don't have to fill in that background!

Spinach smoothies? Hmmmm......not sure I could drink that!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
You are much too young to have gone through 2 heart surgeries. So glad you are well.
Lovin' "Give Ye Thanks"!
Hugs :)

Country Whispers said...

Great idea to use the spinach container as storage.
I dug out all the wooly worms you sent to me and thought about giving it a try again. I love the look of the rugs but wasn't too successful when I tried them last.
I've been working on my needle punch which I love. It's a lot like rug hooking (but a whole lot easier).

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

That's amazing to learn about the lining being used in your heart.
God Bless you. I love the little hooked hearts.

Katie Paxton said...

Hi Ginger, it took me awhile to figure out the red spinach.
I love the way Thanks is written on your rug.
Your little hearts at perfect, I love the colors.

Angie Berry said...

Very interesting about the cow, I have never heard of that.

I was wondering what kind of spinach you were eating. I'm not much on green veggies, but I could probably handle some red ones, lol.

Adorable little pillows you have made! I love how each one is different yet they all go together so nicely.

Did you get snow?? We received ours a few hours ago. About an inch and it has already stopped. Our first of the winter and it is so pretty. No more in the forecast but it's gonna be a cold couple of days!

Hope you had a fun time hooking with your friends~ =]