The Old Tattered Flag

Monday, September 12, 2016

What's your favorite time of day?


What is your favorite part of the day?  I'm not much of a morning person, but I have found that the older I get, the earlier I wake up.  What is that about?  I've always been a night owl, staying up to punch or hook until midnight or better, but lately I can't keep my eyes open past 10:00.  I tell you this because night time, right after dinner is my favorite time of day.  There's nothing better than finishing dinner, cleaning the kitchen and having a full night of what I call "chair time".  I love my chair time.  I love the anticipation of starting a new project, or continuing or finishing a project.  My husband often says "why are you doing that?  You're still working!"  There could be nothing further from the truth.  Chair time and my punch needle or hook is my decompression.  I can keep my hands busy while my brain rests.  
                        
Tonight I am working on an oldie but goodie, our Santa's Hat design.  I won't mention that we have now gone to two hook ins with 20 kits for it but no finished product because we can't find it!  So, yes, an oldie but goodie that I a hooking again.  You know once I finish it I'll find the original that Mom hooked.  (Should I also tell you that she is hooking a Santa that has come up missing too?)

I did put the finishing touches on this cute pattern for me to actually hang in my own home.  It is called "tombstone sunflower" and is a Spruce Ridge Studio adaptation of a Lori Brechlin design.  I love it!

                        

 And though I post a LOT on Facebook and have shown this many times before I thought I'd share my Antique Coverlet #2 with you here on the blog in case you are not a facebooker.  Mom refused to hook this one as she felt there was too much math in it, (not really), so I had to do it.  It is probably the most satisfying design I've ever done from inception to completion.  I'm very proud of it!

                                     

                                      

So, that's what I've been doing to keep my hands busy.  What's your favorite time of day and what are you working on?

Until next time.....

13 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see you're blogging again! Love love the coverlet design and pix of your home. Keep on blogging and see you at Brandywine next month!

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  2. Love the coverlet on the table, hoping to draw out some pumpkins to hook

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  3. Love the coverlet on the table, hoping to draw out some pumpkins to hook

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  4. That coverlet design is beautiful!! I'm a new hooker, how is math involved in the design?

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    1. Thank you Rosemary! There really isn't math, mom thought there was, there are just a lot of lines and you must not stray from those lines. She doesn't really care for hooking geometrics which this one could certainly qualify.

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  5. When I was working, evenings were my favourite time to work on projects but now I do as I please whenever I please. I'm currently working on some wool appliqué and about to add borders on three quilts as part as the Gwennie Medalliom QAL. All will have applied for the final borders. Got get moving on them.

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  6. OMG your coverlet is stunning.
    My favorite time of day is the morning. I am currently working on a Lori Brechlin freebie of a bowl holding sunflowers and flags. I love patriotic in dirty colors.

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    1. Thank you Jacqueline! I'm not really a morning person, though sunrises are beautiful! I love the dirty colors too!

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  7. I am a early morning person but I too love knowing that after the supper dishes are done I have the rest of the evening to punch or hook. Pure heaven! At least until around 9:30 or so!

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    1. Like I said above Patti, I'm definitely not a morning person. Both my husband and Mom are morning people....it never rubbed off on me, lol!

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Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.