(Pattern design by Anne Nichols from the Needl' Love Book Falloween Threads)
Hooked by Lisa Halverson
"Novemberish" is kind of how I've been feeling today. You know those kind of rich browns, golds and rusty reds you see this time of year in the fallen leaves and foilage. Different than the brighter oranges and fire reds of October.
Lisa and I finished our Turkey rugs and the dark and light backgrounds are equally appealing! Lisa's, in the photo above speaks November all over with that great brown she used in the turkey's body! I can't get enough of this rug! Just gorgeous my friend!
I chose neutral wools for the back ground in my rug.
Maybe not quite as "Novemberish" as Lisa's rug... but the reds, rusts, greens and golds take on a festive kind of feel~ Oh... dare I say.. a "Christmasy" sort of look and feel!
Nothing wrong with a Turkey for Christmas... or any time of year for that matter!
So there you have our finished rugs! Yes they both are bound as well! ( Bells and horns tooting in celebration... LOL!)
Other "Novemberish" thoughts and happenings around here: Still having some sadness overtake me and missing my Mom terribly... mornings are bad for some reason. As the day progresses though all the duties and things I must attend to seem to help ease the sadness. Mom's birthday would have been this month on the 14th. That will be a hard day I'm sure. I decided I need to do some things right now to take care of myself and to keep my spirits from sinking into a big black hole. I went and got my hair cut on Monday!
That was a big deal for me... yes I have been wacking my own hair off for quite a few years ( like 30 years maybe?) I was a beautican once upon a time! But I've been admiring these new layered shorter cuts on people and knew that my Cathy Sissorhand would probably screw it up looking in the bathroom mirror in reverse and trying to cut the layers! LOL!
So off to the beauty shop with a cut from Deanna!
( My lovely niece Alicia goes to her and highly recommended her)
So here is the back!
It is so easy to wash and dry!
I do love it now!
Another little pincushion and needle book I stitched with "Novemberish" colors of wool. Pattern by Primitive Gatherings.
So for now my hook and scissors are resting. But not for long!
I have another pattern drawn on Linen... not my design though. In time I will be designing again. Right now I have many more duties to fulfill as we sold my Mom's house and I have to turn over the keys on Friday. THAT will be hard. But I need to put the past behind and move on into the future.
There are plenty of things I want to accomplish in the coming new year.
Plenty of changes ahead to adjust to ( like a new President.. won't that be a challenge!) LOL!
and still trying to figure out how to manage this new hairstyle.. it doesn't look as good after I blow dry in the morning as it did in the salon!
Enjoy these "Novemberish" days.