15 01 2013


More snow is coming tomorrow.  Yesterday was a beautiful day here with temps in the mid 50’s and sunny.  I cleaned some in the barn which felt good.   I need to get the errands done today.  My electric snow shovel is sitting on the porch ready to go.

More on the twine rug

I have been working on the rug today and am finally half way finished. Another nice thing about this loom is when half way and the weaving becomes more difficult you can just turn it around.  I can clearly see some mistakes in the twining  but since this is the first rug of its kind for me it won’t bother me, I am looking at this rug as a learning  experience.


I usually am watching something on my I-Pad while I am weaving or hooking.  This week its the BBC documentary on the Himalayas with Mr. Palin.  I thoroughly am enjoying it and wish I was 30 years younger so I could have a trip there.

Draft Dodger


Today I finished the other draft dodger.  I filled  it with balsam and rose petals. My friend Fran suggested the balsam, I think it’s a brilliant idea.  The sand is so heavy and there will be a sweet scent of balsam and roses  in the air.  I think that the balsam could be mixed with spices too, that would be interesting.  Now I am thinking of making them for my most draftiest of windows.


My grandson Chris is going to help me by phone today with my Etsy account.  I opened an account years ago but never did anything with it.  So this week he is going to help me get it up and running.

I am spinning more Elliott for the rug today.  It’s a banner day when I get to do all the things I love to do for part of the day.  Have a wonderful day and many thanks for reading my blog.                             Carole




2 responses

16 01 2013
Francine Keating

Love the fabric you used on the draft dodger! Great idea adding roses to the Balsam. Your idea for using spices would be great too. I make a Maine Balsam potpourri using roses, whole cloves, crushed cinnamon, allspice and of course lots of Balsam (as well as a few other fragrant things that wouldn’t work in well in a draft dodger). That combination works nicely in a potpourri so why not in a draft dodger? The spices might help discourage critters (mice) too. Multi-tasking! If it snows tomorrow it will be a good sewing/creating day. You’ve inspired me! Thanks!

17 01 2013
Bealtaine Cottage

Ah…Michael Palin…isn’t he gorgeous! So glad you are going on Etsy…it’s brilliant!

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