Saturday, June 27, 2015

Just a Quickie to Say Hi

I feel terrible when I've not much to revelations or tutorials to show you.  And for that matter, not much progress on the new Kitten Mat.  And when it is a dreary, drizzly day with temps in the low 70s seems like a good day to make a pot of vegetable soup. 

Hey, soup is good even if it isn't cold outside.  After all no one hesitates at a hot steak, chicken, ribs or baked potatoes in the summer; so why should a healthy bowl of vegetable soup be any different?  I'm looking forward to my dinner.

Here is a little antique rug eye candy, too.. not much tho. This rug below was hooked in 1890 using homespun based on the info I found.
Not sure where I got this picture but the edges appear to indicate it has been worn and loved.
Okay, just a peek at my Black Kitten Mat where not a whole lot has happened.  That is my boy Ben keeping vigil at the front yard for moving vehicles, cats, squirrels, deer, etc.  And from the looks of the curtains they need to be pulled down and washed AGAIN.  Ben lays in that space on the side he is sitting but mostly on the dirtiest side to his left.
Interesting now that I'm looking at the hooking, as it appears there is too much contrast between the perimeter of the cat and the darker inside of the cat vs. the picture.  However I'll refrain from pulling loops until the whole cat is hooked and compare pictures again. 

So my journey continues with my love trying to replicate antique rugs.  Stay tuned and maybe there will be something more to show tomorrow.  Hope your weekend has been less wet than mine.



  1. Hi Saundra,
    Love your new rug!!! Also love your big boy Ben!! We had a Springer Spaniel who LOVED to watch out the window too!!!
    Happy Hooking!
    Warm Hugs~

  2. I love the rug, I love contrasts, but I always think my computer is fooling me on actual colors, anyway. That Ben, he really is something else, good boy, Ben!

  3. From what I could see I think your cat will be great.

  4. Your little cat looks just fine to me. Poor Ben, I bet he would like to go chase some squirrels in his backyard but better stay where it's warm and dry.

    I love a nice big pot of soup especially when it's raining, and it taste even better the next day.

    Have a great Sunday.

  5. It would be a great day for soup here in Ohio. It feels more like April than the end of June.
    I hope to actually pull a few loops today!!!
    Hugs :)

  6. Is there any place where it isn't raining? Even here in north Florida the skies keep bringing rain showers almost everyday. And let's don't even think about the humidity.
    A big fan of soup almost any day, but my favorite is chicken noodle soup.

  7. The rug looks good to me. And it's raining here too. Sigh.....

  8. Yesterday was a very wet day here in Pennsylvania. Today no rain but very cool. Nice breeze, we sat outside with Bruno. He loves to lay quietly on the porch and enjoy the breeze. Nice rugs!!!!

  9. Hello nice blog im from newcastel i found this on yahoouk I seen it on the top ten searches i found this blog very interesting good luck with it i will return to this blog soon

    jabong coupon code


Thanks for taking the time to visit and I always welcome comments.