Thursday, July 11, 2013

A few things to share...

Hello, Today is sort of a mish-mash of different things.  First, here is a little progress, not nearly as much as I would like, on the mega sampler Manifesto.  I am nearly to the bottom of the far right column, so I think that means that I am 1/5 done!

I also hooked a rug this week, a small mat.  It is a miniature version of Magdalena's Double Horses, pattern by Maria Barton of Star Rug Company.  I added a couple extra rows onto the border so that it would be a better fit on an old primitive box overturned, that I use as a coffee table.  I used crochet to bind it with 1/4 inch wool strips.

This picture is of an antique Schoenhut piano that was my mother's when she was a child.  It still plays. On top is a goose shaped gourd that I love.

I forget which samplers I have shared previously, so forgive me it this is a repeat.  On a wall in the kitchen is Freelove Hazard, Mary Livcey, and M. Pollard.

Finally, my mandatory animal photo.  This is Oliver, Charlotte, and Ginger.

Hugs to all...
Until next time.


  1. All your work is wonderful. How lovely! Do our dog and cats always curl up together? That is so sweet. Our dog and cat agreed to tolerate each other. I think the dog did a happy dance when the cat died.

  2. Evening, Melinda, love the rug, sweet and the little piano that was your Mom's, love that......And of coarse the cute Kitty's curled up, adorable, Blessings Francine.

  3. Great progress on Manifesto! I'm impressed your critter family live in harmony

  4. Melinda ~
    You got that little rug hooked in a big hurry!!!
    Manifesto is breathtaking. But then again, all your samplers are.
    Looking forward to seeing you next Saturday.
    Pug hugs :)

  5. Manifesto is such a huge sampler. You are doing great! Cute kitties!

  6. Wow, I would say you've gotten a decent bit done on Manifesto! Nice. Your rug looks great. Can not have too many pictures of samplers. :D thanks for sharing! Aww, the critters are too cute, love seeing them all cuddled together.

  7. Wow! Manifesto is so beautiful. I love your rug finish too. The rest all make me smile, all are treasures. Have a great weekend!

  8. Love the Manifesto. And your samplers on the wall are gorgeous too!!!! Sweet puppy and kitty :-).

  9. Love the Manifesto. And your samplers on the wall are gorgeous too!!!! Sweet puppy and kitty :-).

  10. Goo heavens, how big will the Manifesto be when finished? It is a huge runner. Like your horse hooked piece too. Nice antiques and what's not to like about the pup and feline foto, eh? Have a great weekend.


  11. Enjoyed this post! Your Manifesto is spectacular and I think your progress is really good. Your mom's piano is such a treasure. Always love to see your samplers. Sweet sweet furbaby photo.

  12. Oh my gosh, I love your mother's toy piano! So cool! Your Manifesto is looking wonderful! Love your rug too. And I always love looking at your samplers on your walls. Beautiful!

  13. Melinda, your fur babies are the cutest! :) Amazing work on Manifesto, you have done so much! Love your sampler wall. And that hooked rug is awesome!! That may be a new craft I will have to try! Have a great weekend!

  14. Wow ~ loved seeing all do your goodies ~ wonderful stitches, love that toy piano, and such sweet critters!

  15. The rug is really so pretty and Manifesto is huge, so many little x's - enjoy watching your progress.

  16. Always such fun coming here to see what you have done.
    My goodness that Manifesto is an aggressive piece...much more than I could ever think of tackling!!! Great job on it.
    And the hooked piece - so pretty. I like the muted colors.
    How wonderful to have your mother's little fits so nice in this little space you have chosen. Sweet gourd!
    And as always - I never get tired of seeing pictures of your furbabies.