Chickens to hook, chickens to sew

It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the USA, a time to remember and give thanks to the men and women of our armed forces, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

The final touches are happening in my studio space this weekend.  The floors are being sanded and finished and I should be able to start moving things in there by Wednesday.  So, with all of that going on, we here at Crow’s Foot Farm won’t be having a picnic or barbecue, but we will fly our large flag and remember those who are no longer with us.

I plan to spend the weekend sewing curtains for my studio windows.  I found a great fabric with dark red roosters on a light yellow-gold background.  Back in the 1980s I worked with a woman who is a primitive country decorator.  I was her “curtain lady”, so I have lots of experience making curtains!  I always do tab curtains that hang within the window and just barely touch the windowsill.  My hubby makes the wooden curtain rod brackets, which hold the 5/8” dowel rods.   These curtains are simple and fitting for a home that is decorated with primitive antiques.

I will also spend some time hooking my latest project.  It’s a rug featuring my three matriarch hens and will hang at the head of our bed.  The pattern is one I’m calling, Chicken Dreams, and I’ll add it to my SHOP page when I’ve completed the rug.

Happy Memorial Day to you, wherever you may live.  It’s always good to stop, remember and give thanks to those who have made our lives better and safer.

There’s a lot of beauty out there, and I hope you have enjoyed it this weekend.

Enjoying the breeze on the front porch.

Enjoying the breeze on the front porch.