NEW YEAR, OLD FRIENDS

 ALMOST A MONTH HAS PASSED IN 2016 AND IT HAS BEEN FULL OF ACTIVITY AND ORGANIZATION. I DECIDED I WOULD SEE WHAT UNFINISHED PROJECTS TO TACKLE AND VENTURED INTO CUPBOARDS, TRUNKS AND BOXES. I CAME UP WITH SOME OLD FRIENDS THAT NEEDED ATTENTION. 

RUG HOOKING HAS TAKEN FRONT SEAT FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS AND I HAVE REALLY MISSED MY APPLIQUE NEEDLE, ANTIQUE FABRICS, LACES, BUTTONS, OLD AND NEW QUILTS IN THE PROCESS.  SPENDING MONTHS ON DESIGNING AND TAKING EACH LITTLE STITCH HAVE MADE IT A VERY PERSONAL JOURNEY. I MOVE MY FINGERS SLOWLY OVER EACH PIECE REMEMBERING WHERE I FOUND THE ANTIQUE BLOCKS, THE DATE OF THE FABRIC AS WELL AS THE NAME OF THE BLOCK.

CAREFULLY SHOPPING RESALE AND ANTIQUE SHOPS, SHOWS SALES OF EVERY KIND, TREASURES ARE GATHERED AND SAVED FOR THIS SUCH TIME TO FINISH AN INTENDED PROJECT.  TODAY WAS NO ACCEPTION WHEN IT CAME TO ADDING LINENS WITH HAND DONE COTTON AND LINEN EDGINGS THAT WILL BE ADDED TO THE BOTTOM OF AN APRON FOR ONE OF MY CHINA HEAD DOLLS THAT IS STILL IN NEED OF CLOTHES.

OTHER OLD FRIENDS ARE IN THE FORE FRONT ONCE AGAIN ALSO. KITTY SPARANZA FROM WA. SURPRISED ME WITH A COOK BOOK FROM ALASKA, TITLED “FIDDLEHEAD”.

KITTY ONCE AGAIN ENCOURAGED ME TO COME TO HER CHARMING “CRITTEN CREEK BED AND BREAKFAST TO TEACH A RUG HOOKING CLASS WHEN I VISIT FAMILY ON THE WEST COAST. ALSO, THANK YOU KITTY FOR A REMINDER OF MY WILLIAM MORRIS RUG I STARTED SEVERAL YEARS AGO. ANOTHER WELCOME OLD FRINED TO ATTEND TO. I DO MISS WORKING ON IT! IT IS NOW IN THE FRAME AND PICKED AT AT LEAST FOR A BIT EACH DAY.

NICE CHATTING WITH YOU AND AND WILL KEEP YOU UP ON MY PROGRESS!

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