FOOT STOOL-STORING WOOL SWEATERS-THE NEST

5 05 2013

Hello

FOOT STOOL

My Dad was always picking up interesting furniture to repair and refinish.  This footstool has been hanging around and I decided to finish it .  I will need to cut the plywood so it will fit in the space and then make a pattern to hook.

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PIANO

My piano has been at my former Husbands house for years.  I have been planning to get it and a friend of mine Michael from spinning group told me of someone who will move it and repair it.  DIck Damon is his name and he is out of Belchertown.  On Saturday he went to look at it and I was worried what he would tell me.  The news wasn’t bad.  The piano is in much better condition that he thought it would be and he picked it up that day and brought it to his workshop.  Soon it will be here.  It needs refinishing but that cannot be done at this time.  That will cost much more than the repairs and the moving.  I was never a great piano player my fingers are short, but I really do appreciate my Dad and Mom  making me take those lessons.  It gave me the appreciation of music, the gift of being able to read music and a life long love of all kinds of music.  I will search the piano seat for my old music and start to play again.  I am looking forward to having the sound of a piano in my house again.

THE NEST

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I looked this morning and the nest is full, she did a good job, others liked it and happily laid their eggs there.

THE STRAWBERRY PALLET

I plan to finish it today.  I do like the principle of it and think it looks good too.  It will take the plants a week or so to adapt to it.

SWEATER WAIMG_0312SHING

Today I am washing some of my wool sweaters and putting them away for the season. In the final rinse I add my essential oil mix which repels moths and other wool loving insects, there is even peppermint in the mix to deter mice.  The whole house smells wonderful.

These 4 sweaters are all handspun, 3 of them are from wool from the flock.

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.           Carole





MORE QUILT SQUARES – STORAGE SPACE FOR HOOKING WOOL AND MURPHY

10 09 2012

HELLO,

It’s a beautiful brisk day in this part of New England.  The apples came early this year because of the summers weather.  I am closing some windows as I can feel the chill in the house.  I hope the heat doesn’t come on, and I am not going to light the wood stove just yet.

I was at the grain store today and bought the latest edition of The Farmers Almanac.  Can’t wait to read the predictions for 2013.

MORE QUILT SQUARES

This is the second batch of quilt squares I bought on e-bay.  I didn’t realize that they were from a smokers home and they will have to be soaked in fabreze before I can do anything with them.  They are much larger than the ones I used yesterday.  I am planning to cut hearts and fill them with lavender.

 

 

 

                                                                                                       
RUG HOOKING STORAGE

There is never enough storage in an old house.  You have to be inventive to find a solution.  About a month ago I went to Strawberry Fields and saw a very large gray wood box.  I thought about it and decided to come back and get it.  Well several weeks went by and it was sold, luckily she had another one and I snapped it up.  Now I have an old trunk belonging to my family full of wool in the dining room and this.  It’s nice to have the stash so handy.

 

Have a good day

Carole

MURPHY