Warp speed.

Tomorrow ushers in the month of August. Things are moving along at warp speed here at Crow's Foot Farm!  Next on the agenda is the upcoming visit from our son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, Lucy.  They’ll be here before we know it and we can't wait to see them! 

Living in rural Perry County, PA has many advantages, but also some challenges. They roll up the sidewalks pretty early around here.  That makes entertaining people very home-centric [is that a word?] We will have lots of quality time "down on the farm" with our wonderful family.

After the family departs, I leave to go to Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio [August 15-19].  I’ll be spending lots of time at the Rug Hooking Magazine booth, so if you’re going to be there, do stop and say hello.

Because things will be busy around here, my blogs for the next few weeks will share some rug designs that have a summertime feeling.  It’s fun to highlight and revisit rugs that have been put aside for newer ones.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the activity of the summer season.

Sunflowers for Sarah, hooked a few years ago for our daughter-in-law.  Grizzly Peak in Ashland, OR is in the background.

Sunflowers for Sarah, hooked a few years ago for our daughter-in-law.  Grizzly Peak in Ashland, OR is in the background.

My adaptation [with permission] of the photograph, Barn Meadow Flowers, by Debra and Dave Vanderlaan.

My adaptation [with permission] of the photograph, Barn Meadow Flowers, by Debra and Dave Vanderlaan.

No sunflowers here, but this is my adaptation of Van Gogh's, Crows Over the Wheat Field. Photo by Impact Expozures.

No sunflowers here, but this is my adaptation of Van Gogh's, Crows Over the Wheat Field. Photo by Impact Expozures.

Friend Pat helped me make these Breakfast Club table gifts when she visited recently.  I tend to hoard bottles and jars, so this was a fun way to use some of them up.

Friend Pat helped me make these Breakfast Club table gifts when she visited recently.  I tend to hoard bottles and jars, so this was a fun way to use some of them up.