Thursday, April 17, 2014

Keeping busy

So happy the long weekend is here.  I can't wait to have 4 days off to just catch up with things.  I came home today to find this beautiful spring flower arrangement in the middle of a large basket full of fruit and candy.  It finally feels like Spring.  ALL of the snow is now gone too.  Maybe I might even get out in the yard and replace some of the pieces of sod the snow plow ripped up. 

I've also been back to rug hooking on a regular basis.  Since I've been yearning for spring, and I've yet to see a robin in the yard, I wanted to hook one.  This is a Lori Brechlin (Notforgotten Farm) pattern "Early Bird"

It's not too big and it's hooking up quickly.   I've changed the eye since I took this photo.  And the best part is so far I haven't had to cut any wool - just using leftover worms.  I wonder if I will be able to finish it without cutting? 

And here is the finished pillow top from earlier in the week.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.  This weekend I will add the fabric for the back and get it ready to ship to its new home 


  1. I'm thinking Spring is going to be here...finally. The snow is all melted and the sun has been shining. My brother who lives in Wisconsin just got 12in. of snow lost power for about 5hrs! So I'm going to enjoy this weekend and enjoy your cute birds...they do say Spring! I hope it's here to stay in your corner of the World! Happy Easter!

  2. Wow, you're on a roll!! That arrangement is so refreshing with the little robin's nest and egg! Cheers to a relaxing weekend!!

  3. pretty flowers and the hooked pieces are beautiful.

    Blessed Easter to you

  4. I love your rugs!! Both of them just shout spring. Are you going to buy any birdhouses this weekend?
    I hope you have a lovely long weekend. I hope the weather stays perfect.

  5. Both of these pieces are great! And that bouquet of flowers is pretty too! Happy Spring!

  6. Love what you're the chickie pillow top...especially love the flowers!

  7. I love your chicken rug, very pretty and the robin is coming along well. I saw many robins here since last week right after the storm so I'm sure that they are out in Amherst too.

    Nice spring basket with the little Robin egg, very sweet...


  8. The background on your chicken rug adds SO much interest to it - love that! And your robin with the worm is adorable!

  9. Very pretty arrangement! Have a nice Easter Kim!

  10. Looking good Kim!!! The Robin rug is going to be cute!!!!! Happy Easter to you!

  11. Your pillow top is F-U-N!!!
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs :)