THE COLD IS HERE- DYE DAY-ROOM FOR ONE MORE TO NOVA SCOTA IN SEPT.- FINISHED SEAT PAD FINALLY DYEING WOOL TODAY

7 01 2015

GREETINGS

THE ICE STORM A FEW DAYS AGO

THE ICE STORM A FEW DAYS AGO

THE COLD IS HERE

It is very cold this morning but Thursday morning could be 10 below.  Yesterday I replaced the gasket on the wood stove.  Never having done such a thing before it went a lot easier than I thought it would.  It kept the kitchen warm all night and will be going all night through this cold snap.  This wood stove doesn’t go through the night but I get up several times during the night and load it up.  Today my son will try and get the pellet stove going.  With all three going this old house will be comfortable.  It is hard to keep an old house warm especially if its not insulated properly .  This house is made of cement (back in the 1800’s) It is 2 feet thick with rocks in the center of the cement and someone put foam sheets on the walls then sheet rock.  SO it insulated as much as it can be.  I have added another layer of sheet rock to most of the outside walls.  Adding heavy curtains on the doors and closing the curtains helps keep the heat in.

Elliott moves slowly in this cold but he is moving and thats a good thing.

TRIP TO NOVA SCOTIA

There is room for one more on the rug hooking trip to Nova Scotia.  A wonderful trip has been planned and its very reasonable and all inclusive.  E-mail me for more details.  You don’t want to miss out on this fun adventure.  It is in September which will be lovely traveling weather.

DYE DAY

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I have this old woolen blanket made in Ireland.  Its been well used and has gotten stained over the years and has felted.  I decided that I would use it in some hooking.  Its thick and will make some really nice chair pads.  I was trying to follow a primitive dye book but my dyes are old and old dyes rarely dye true to their color.  I have some wonderful primitive colors just not what I was planning.  They will look great done up.

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Many thanks for reading my blog on this cold, blustery day.  Carole

 


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