Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth!!

Hello and Happy Fourth of July!

It is too hot to do much of anything today.  You all know how much I hate summer.  We have had several days of cool weather this summer, and I try to get as much done outside  as possible.
I do think the heat and humidity has now set in...big frown... 
That means I'm inside as much as possible until October!!

If I didn't have horses and gardens, I wouldn't step a foot outside the rest of the summer!

The first cutting of hay is in the barn, so I don't have to worry about that again
until August....

I have never stitched any patriotic samplers to show you, but did do this rug a few years back.
I believe this designer is named Sandra Smith, from California.

I think my Mother and Grandmother used to say that copying is the
sincerest form of flattery.
I was in an antique mall in Tipp City this week.  There is a booth with some primitives and rug hooking supplies.  I was surprised to see this rug pattern.

Around eight years ago I participated in a rug hooking workshop right here in Tipp City.
It was sponsored by three nationally known rug hookers, and was the first rug class I ever took.
We were given templates to arrange into anything that we wanted.
Here is my rug.

I wanted something really primitive and came up with the pomegranate tree with the big crow.
I can't call it my design, but it was my "arrangement".  I guess I should feel flattered that someone
liked it enough to copy it.

Then, also this week, this miniature doll house sampler appeared on eBay.

This one I  can actually say is mine!!  Mary Inglis from Merry Wind Farm.

Several other big time reproduction designers  work was also on the site.  I guess I am honored to even be in their company, as I am small potatoes.  Does this mean I have arrived???
To be copied along with the big fish???

Hope everyone has a happy Fourth of July!  I will be sitting and comforting dogs scared of fireworks tonight.



  1. I can relate to the heat and humidity--if it were not for cutting the grass and pulling weeds, I would stay indoors. You have definitely arrived--your samplers are beautiful--hope you come to Nashville in March for the needlework market

  2. I'll be outside until October. After last week's cold, and it being July, the heat better stay around this time!

  3. I don't care for the heat either.
    The rug is pretty, and the Sampler even more so.
    Happy 4th!

  4. Happy 4th! And one day closer to October! Your rugs and samplers are beautiful.

  5. I feel the same way about summer. Been thinking "hurry up autumn" as I melt in the heat and humidity.
    Hope your doggies did okay with the noise.

  6. I don't like high heat and humidity, but I will take it over winter any day!
    I guess you have "arrived" but there is no doubt you have been copied. How ironic that you were in the shop selling your rug!
    Hope the furbabies did okay with the fireworks. My last foster Annie was terrified.
    See you in a few weeks!
    Hugs :)

  7. The rugs are beautiful, and I'm really loving your new antique sampler--congratulations.

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    1. I hope you had a good 4th. We really agree about weather, that's the main reason I moved to the NW. Love all the pretty rugs!

  9. Hope you had a good 4th! Hmm. I hope the samplers on ebay were legit? And they aren't making money without benefitting you??

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  11. LOVE your rug design (arrangement)! Yes... I'm sure there are plenty of hookers that would love to hook one up for themselves! :-)

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