Saving time?

Right now I have three super-secret hooking projects that I can’t share.  That’s always a problem when it comes to writing my blog. I seem to be in a slump without a new rug to design and hook.  I had quite a slump a year or so ago and it took a while to dig myself out of it.  Perhaps the Woolwrights’ hook-in this coming weekend will help to inspire me.  All the wool!  The colors!  The rug show!  See? I’m feeling better already.

I have been looking for signs of spring in spite of the ongoing snowstorms. I’m sure there are daffodils and crocus [croci?] pushing up through the cold earth. It’s just hard to find them under the snow.  I actually did have an egg from my old hens, which always amazes me.  I don’t know who laid it, but of the four hens, the youngest one might be seven years old.  That is optimistic determination and a sure sign of spring.

I seem go through a slump every year when “they” turn the clocks ahead.  Daylight Saving Time.  Does it save time?  I know I’m in a tiny minority of people, who don’t like this time change.  I don’t think I personally know anyone who agrees with me.  I don’t mean to dampen anyone’s excitement for the longer daylight hours and warmer temps.  Go for it!  Get outside and revel in it!

In the meantime, I’ll light some candles and leave offerings to my Muse.  She always comes through for me in her own good time.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and some of it is hiding under the snow.

Who laid this hopeful sign of spring? Elphaba? Tillie? Charlotte? PeepPeep?

Who laid this hopeful sign of spring? Elphaba? Tillie? Charlotte? PeepPeep?

Asking my Muse for inspiration.

Asking my Muse for inspiration.

 

A book winner, honoring the Muse, and expecting a holiday guest.

There were great comments from many of you hoping to win the new book, Rug Hooking with Fancy Fibers by Gail Dufresne [© 2016 Ampry Publishing LLC /presented by Rug Hooking].  As always, the names went into the dye pot and a winning name was pulled out.

Congratulations to lucky winner, Phyllis C., who commented: ” What a generous offer to win a great book. Thank Ms. Crow’s Foot!”  I will pop the book into the mail today and with luck, it will get to you in time to go under your Christmas tree.

I’ve been spending time at my altar to the Muse.  I think she is slowly waking up.  I’m picturing a design for my angel rug for my rug hooking group project.  I even have two ideas and there will be enough time to do both, if I’m so moved.  I will share the design in a week or two.

January will bring a daily hooking spree as I continue in Wanda Kerr’s SPARK group project.  Having to produce a small hooking every day and building on it throughout the month should be fun and also a great way to keep inspired.  I need inspiration!

A friend will be here over the Christmas holiday and I’m excited about seeing her.  We have a small blue spruce tree in the dry sink [with four male dogs, this is the ideal place for a tree] and it is decorated with the 100+ year-old German glass ornaments that I inherited from my paternal granny.  I broke one as I was hanging them, but that’s pretty normal.  The glass is incredibly thin and delicate.

All good wishes to you for a happy and healthy holiday season however you choose to celebrate!

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in daily inspirations.

I'm glad the Muse has shown herself, because I was about to eat the chocolate myself!

I'm glad the Muse has shown herself, because I was about to eat the chocolate myself!

The tree in it's annual dog-proof spot.

The tree in it's annual dog-proof spot.