A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a road trip and while shopping in a second hand store I ran across a basket with a wood lid. I purchased it and thought it might look good with a hooked mat on top. I drew up this little doodle and within a few hours it was done.
Now I'm not sure if you have ever heard about the cat symbol being drawn by hobo's for a kind~hearted woman nearby. The hobo would leave the marking of a cat on a nearby tree if there was a kind woman nearby who would feed you. My great~grandma lived near the railroad and would often feed the hobo's who showed up at her back door. She would have them set outside at the picnic table and give them a meal. My mom wasn't allowed outside when they were there but would watch from the nearby window.
I like the simple drawing of the smiling cat and will be glad to get this one bound and onto the basket. I plan to keep some of my needle punch supplies inside :) It will remind me of all the kind~hearted women in my life!
One of the most kind~hearted people I know is my mom....she is celebrating her 69th birthday today. She is always busy doing something and loves to cook and tend to her farm animals. Just Love my Momma!!!!
I finished the hooking on this chairpad, too . I used up some of the scraps from the overflowing basket!
We have some wooden children's chairs and so a simple little heart chairpad was hooked last night, too and not to waste any background fabric I had just enough room to add a simple little house! Guess I better clean up the wool snippets and find a needle and get busy binding this week.
Dad informed me that he has his garden tilled and the rows laid out for onions and just as soon as he gets some he will need some help planting. Their garden is HUGE, actually they have two gardens. I'll have to share a picture of the never~ending rows once we get started!
Enjoy the rest of your week....