Sunday, February 14, 2010

A New Finished Pillow

Jess is certainly loving the snow we've had the past few weeks. She can't wait to go out and run through it, plowing with her nose and eating as much of it as she likes. She seems impervious to the cold, and it is sometimes a challenge to get her to agree to come back into the house. We've started calling her Jessa. It seems more natural when we call her. It didn't seem to bother her that we tweaked her name a bit!

I was hoping Jessa would outgrow her love of chewing pretty soon, but she took it a step farther this week...the victim was a pair of heels...MY heels! I don't know how she did it, but she dragged them under our bed (well out of sight) and managed to spend enough time under there to eat...yes, I said EAT part of the back above the heel and part of the toe (sole and all) of one shoe. She just nibbled a little on the other. I'm beginning to suspect that she is part terrier and part goat! Looks like shoe shopping is in my future. :0)
We had two nights this week with heavy fog resulting in some absolutely beautiful morning frosts. It really looked like an enchanted winter wonderland with the white trees and shrubs and.....fences!

The Austrian pine trees were particularly beautiful. They looked like huge flocked Christmas trees.

The fog is still visible in this sunrise shot. It would have been nicer without the husband and dog tracks criss-crossing all over the yard! I would have to get up pretty early to get pristine snow pix with no tracks! All in all, I'm satisfied with the snowfall that we've had and am ready to move on to flowers and green grass. Can't wait for Spring.

This is a 9" X 12" hooked pillow that I finished this weekend. It was a fun little project, and I really wanted to try the rolled wool strip circles that Deanne Fitzpatrick demonstrated on her blog. They were pretty easy to do and make a nice variation to hooked circles. I may give this to my granddaughters. I worked on it while babysitting this week and Allison asked if I was "sewing" it for her and her sister, Olivia. I asked if she wanted me to make one in colors that would match their room (pink, green and white), but she said, "No, I like this one, Grandma!" Maybe, Valentine's Day had something to do with her wanting to have the red one...she and Olivia both had Valentine's parties at school this week.) Anyway, it was a fun project and I like making pillows.
I hope you had a great weekend (and Valentine's Day) and have a great week, too!


  1. Linda ~
    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures. They are all beautiful!
    Love your pillow! Perfect timing.
    Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones.
    Pug hugs :)

  2. I love the red heart pillow. And yes I have been wanting to try the rolled strip circles also. I love the look of them. Yours are great.
    I completely understand about the dog chewing. The dog whisperer says they will go through 2 times of chewing, mine is in the second stage. He also says more dog are surrendered to the dog pounds between the ages of 8 months and 2 years because those are their teen age years and they will challenge everything we have taught them. I figure if I kept my kids I can keep my dog through those years. haha

  3. Linda - Your heart pillow is so sweet - I'm hoping to give the rolled wool technique a try myself soon.

  4. Linda love your pillow. I want to try those rolled circles, maybe I will on the next rug I plan. Thanks for sharing!! Rhonda

  5. Great pillow! I love the red!
    Sorry about your shoes!

  6. Love your hearts and use of spirals.


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