Thursday, March 31, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
The Spring Pig!
Actually, he was started on New Year's Eve
in Pennsylvania German tradition for good luck in the coming year.
I've been working on the photos and pattern and all that's involved in getting a pattern ready for market....this little piggy went to market....well, not quite yet, but almost.
He's just so cute, I had to share a sneak peek.
The Spotted Pig chair pad will be added to the other four designs in the Farmstead Series. The chair pad designs along with other hooked rug designs are available in my Etsy shop. I invite you to take a look at www.myWinterCottage.etsy.com The original four were hooked for my personal use long before I was selling patterns. They are reflective of the way our little farm looked back then. There's one of the jersey cow I milked, one of my chickens, the red barn, and the flower garden.
Snow is being predicted for the weekend! But the garden is already blooming.
A moody lenten rose caught my attention this morning.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
Getting up early isn't always my favorite thing. But when there is snow predicted, I can't wait to get up early and sit with some sort of handwork, a cup of coffee most definitely, and watch the quiet snowfall before the noise of everyone else waking up begins.
This morning's snowfall will probably be the last of the year. Yep. I'm one of the odd ones that really enjoy a snowy winter. As winter tries to stick around this morning, I finished hooking my heart and vine rug (at least for now that's what I'm calling it). The design was inspired by a c. 1880 embroidered and appliqued tablecover.
All week the wind has been howling down the chimney but this morning the howling wind was replaced by singing birds! When the birds sing through a snowfall, the intent is clear; Spring is arriving.