A book winner and a busy week.

Thanks to everyone who put her name in the dye pot for a chance to win the new book, Hooked Rug Designs for Baby & Beyond, by Norma Batastini [© 2019 Ampry Publishing LLC / Rug Hooking].  This is a fun and inspirational book for anyone with a child’s drawing waiting to be turned into a special hooked rug.

The lucky winner is Cathy, who commented, “What a sweet cover!”  Congratulations, Cathy, I’ll contact you for your mailing address.

This past week has been pretty hectic.  With two adult dogs in our household, I decided to adopt a puppy.  Leo is a four-month old Labrador retriever mix, who is full of puppy energy.  I had forgotten what it’s like to have a puppy, and a big one at that.  The two adult dogs are figuring out how to deal with the new one and it’s going fairly well for the most part.  I think we will all be happy when the puppy phase is over.

One great thing about having Leo is that I am now taking a daily walk with him and my Boston terrier, Beans.  Our neighbor on the farm next door was kind enough to mow a path for me and the dogs so we can walk on his “farm road” without going out onto the paved road to get there.  What nice neighbors we have!

I haven’t pulled a loop in over a week, so I must get back to my I Love My OCD rug now, if I can get Leo to sit still long enough for me to do so.  I’m hoping he will become my studio buddy.

 There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the many small parts that make up our lives.

Leo, my studio buddy in training, helps with picking the book winner.

Leo, my studio buddy in training, helps with picking the book winner.

This sweet young deer comes daily to eat the mulberries on the ground.

This sweet young deer comes daily to eat the mulberries on the ground.