This post is kind of a strange one! I want to show you my latest hooked rug AND..... I have to show you my friend's new little puppy!! Oh... be still my heart! But first, the rug...
A few short weeks ago as I began hooking this Belsnickle rug I knew it was too late to get a pattern out before Christmas. Well I guess I could have... but made the decision to not rush things and add more chaos to my life! There has been so much to deal with these past couple of months and I just decided... heck with it. If I don't feel like doing something in a rush or at all for that matter... well... I'm just NOT gonna do it!
So maybe next year when the Christmas Season rolls around I'll have more ambition and release it as a paper pattern.
I hardly ever add embellishment to my rugs. My friend Lisa brought me a little piece of antique tinsel and it fit right on the hem of the Belsnickle's coat. She also had a bit of old flax that she gave me for his beard. I do rather like it on this rug.
Has a feeling of Christmas of olde.
So many things in my life this past year have been hard to deal with. I've made it through all of it by the grace of a higher power. It has to be, as I don't think I could have lived through it all on my own energies.
I know I'm not the only one this Holiday Season that will be going through dealing with loss of a family member or friend. I have been keeping Julia, one of our dear sweet blogging friends ( Of Petals and Wool Blog) in constant thought and prayer as she has lost her beautiful daughter Nicole in October. If there are others (blog writers or readers) who have lost someone dear or going through serious illness or know of someone needing special prayers, please leave a comment so we may all keep you in our hearts and minds during the Holidays and beyond.
For so many, this time of year can be difficult. As the hustle and bustle of the season keeps us in a hurried state of mind, many may need a few moments to sit in front of the fire and reflect. Or to just cozy up in our favorite hooking chair with a rug and a cuppa spiced tea to sip as we hook.
Please take that time... guilt free. Your inner soul will thank you for it.
On a lighter note.... and don't we need to look for those things that bring laughter and cheer amid the sadness in life?
I'm sure there is a little girl or boy out there somewhere right this minute penning( or texting LOL!) a letter to Santa... begging the jolly old elf for what else besides Xbox games... a new PUPPY of course!
Yes it's an age old practice... people getting puppies at Christmastime.
Having raised two furry babies myself since they were eight weeks old, I know the drawbacks of choosing this time of year to adopt a little bundle of fur!
But for others, like my sweet friend Lizzy ( I featured her house a few posts back) it may be the perfect time of year to bring a new puppy home to cherish and spoil! Lizzy lost her beloved pet Scotties this past year and found the house to be a little too quiet without them.
So let me introduce SALLY....her new little seven week old Scottish Terrier! OH for sweet!
She hasn't even had her first grooming yet!
When I held her she was so wiggly and kept snuggling my neck with doggy kisses!
I felt the weight of the world just lift off my shoulders!
Who can remain downtrodden at the sight of a sweet little all black puppy with eyes taking in all things new! She is already learning to ring a bell to be let outside to potty!
Smart as a whip and cute as the devil... who can resist such sweetness!
Well, I am so darn happy for Lizzy!
But I know it's not the time for me to take on the challenge of raising a new puppy. Mine are 14 years old and needing much TLC.
They're all I can handle for now!
But for someone out there who could use a new companion and is situated in life to take care of one or more of these precious little souls...
it may be the time to write Santa a letter,
Yes dear Santa.... about that new puppy....