Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rise and Shine To A Snowy Day!


 
We woke up to a field of snow and cold winds blowing.  We are so grateful for the snow and rain it is helping to heal the dry lands. 
 
I drew up this little doodle of a very prim rooster and enjoyed hooking this little mat.  I use to tell my kiddo's when they were little and going to school "Rise and Shine"....not something I enjoy doing really as I'm a night owl :)
 

 
On and off throughout the day flurries of snow and drops of rain fell.
 

 
I did make it outside to put out some bird seed and to feed the cat and her kittens that were keeping warm in Danny's shop.  The laundry basket slowly filled with clean sheets and clothes as a warm pot of soup simmered on the stove.
 

 
In between a few baskets of laundry I found time to hook up more small little mats.  Eight little pennies on a simple mat hooked with one wool for the pennies and one brown wool for the background made this one hook up fast.

 
A splash of blue found it's way onto this little rug and reminds me that spring is on the way.  The little rugs I have made this week are all pretty small ranging from 9 x 12 up to 10 x 20 inches.  I haven't made much of a dent in the scrap baskets but I sure have enjoyed hooking each of these. 
 
It's time to find the needle and yarn and get busy binding...my least favorite of the process.  My fingers go numb pulling the needle after awhile.  Maybe a few will be bound in different ways just to break up the process.
 
More rain and snowflakes are on the way....so the crockpot will be filled with a new recipe soon and the wool dust will continue to fly!
 
Happy Trails....Ginger

13 comments:

moosecraft said...

Snow on the prairie looks so peaceful! You sure did make good use of your time with those pretty mats! I think I like the last one best because of the little flowers... I sure am ready for Spring time!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, wonderful little hooked mats.....love the prim rooster......Keep Warm, Francine.

Saundra said...

Sweet mats Ginger. And binding is my least favorite thing to do too. Isn't it fun as the dickens to be able to use up those woolie worms? I'm trying to use up as many as I can in my rug too.

Have a great day.

Saundra

acorn hollow said...

we too woke up to a dusting of snow. but we have had our fair share and we are looking forward to a northeaster on Sat night I need to hook some small mats to use up some of my wooly worms.
love the one with the blue.
Cathy

Karen said...

Morning Ginger...goodness where to you find the time to hook...or I should say HOW DO YOU DO IT SO FAST...it takes me ages.
Wish I was as good at it as you are.
Your designs are adorable.
Bindings...haven't tried that yet - scares me. I have 3 pieces that need it.
Blessings,
Karen

earlene said...

Thank goodness for the rain and snow your way.
Love the penny hook, the colors caught my eye but all your hooks are wonderful.
Stay warm!
Earlene

Allison said...

I love your prim rooster! Rug hooking is one craft I plan on trying soon.

We're getting a lot of snow in KC.

primitivebettys said...

Always a delight to see your goodies! I love the touch of blue!

okienurse said...

Awesome mats! I was up when the storm hit here and the thunder and lightening with the snow was a experience. Glad it has all melted off now! xxx

Country Whispers said...

I tell my kids every morning to Rise and Shine. Needless to say they rise but usually aren't shining.
Glad you got some snow and rain. It's supposed to hit here in the morning. I think they are calling for ice but I'm hoping for snow.

WoolenSails said...

I think we have all had enough of these snowstorms, lol.
Love your rooster piece as well as the others, I need to do some simple rugs, miss hooking.

Debbie

Angie Berry said...

I use the "rise and shine" on my kids too and I will agree with you on not liking it too much for I am a night owl too, lol!

Beautiful hooking you are accomplishing and so quickly too! I'm afraid spring won't show up for a little while. Although my daffodils are about to burst, I keep asking them to hold out just a little longer. I don't know how far south today's snow and sleet is but I saw where western OK is shut down. Just now getting snow at 10:30 pm here in Tulsa. I hope you all are safe from the worst of it. Be careful out there and keep that crock-pot warmed up! =]

Verona said...

This is cool!