I have made a little progress on my very large "Posy Pony" rug. I may make a couple of changes in a few strips of wool, but overall, I like the primitive look of the horse. Now to work on the next stage, which is an oval shaped area directly surrounding the horse. As you can see, there are lots of wavy lines and shapes...deciding on colors this afternoon and hopefully will make some good progress in the next few days.
I did decide to paint the new cupboard that I found at a local antique shop (shown in original cond. below)
The cupboard has been several colors in the past, and the person who painted it this red left quite a bit of white paint showing through the red. I lived with it for a couple of weeks and the larger areas of white became annoying to me, so I decided to paint it. My living room is very neutral, and I did like the bit of color that the cupboard added, so I decided to paint it a similar color to the red.
The new color is a little more poppy than the original, which looked terra cotta at different times of the day. I like the new color and as you can see, the white is no longer prominent. I did keep the primitive feel by sanding some edges and letting wood show through. I'm happy with it and it does give some much needed storage space in the room.
My mother's care is taking more and more time, so I have less time for reading blogs, posting and rug hooking. Alzheimer's is a truly hideous disease. My mother is forgetting more things every week...including how we are related. She calls us "sis" frequently and wants to know if we remember going to school with her and places she visited as a child. We don't try to correct her and try to encourage her to talk about her childhood. Yesterday was my twin great nieces' first birthday, so we got together at my sister's house (their grandmother) for a birthday party. Mom came and thoroughly enjoyed playing with the girls. They are truly adorable and just learning how to take their first steps. We all had fun! It was a good day.