Our Friend Tim Lowly is an Artist and Musician and he is playing at our home this Friday! I am honored that he chose this image to make his poster! Shane Tripp is playing as well, should be a great night!
Gayle of www.themiddlesister.blogspot.com is the Winner! Congratulations Gayle and thank you all for participating This is a painting I did a few years back...What do you like to that is creative besides rug-hooking?
She is cozy, she has her cup beside her-- is it tea? or coffee? or something else perhaps? My rughooker has on practical shoes - or are they slippers? Her feet are up, her chair is comfy but firm on her back.
She has her luscious wool surrounding her. Kitty finds the corner cozy as well. Kitty loves wool too.Maybe your dog likes a cozy corner?
My rughooker has glasses sliding down her nose, she has to find the right focal length to see. She looks cute with her glasses sliding down her nose.
She is happy and cozy and comfy. Do you have a cozy corner?
I think Every Hooker Needs Her Own Corner -- Do You? Leave a comment to be eligible to win a free paper pattern like the one above! Drawing happens Friday April 15th around 6pm EST.
Another chance to win a paper pattern I have just designed! Every Hooker Needs Her Own Corner -- don't you think so? I do! This pattern is 22 in. x 30 1/2 in. -- it should be able to hook well in a #6 and #8 with a few hand cut strips here or there... Change that lovely hooker's hair-doo to look like yours and maybe switch a dog for the kitty. I can help with each of those changes, just let me know... So this pattern will be available on my etsy soon! If you would like a chance to win it-- just leave a comment and I will pick a winner out of the hat on Friday April 15th, I'll try to post it before 7pm....Please leave an e-mail so I can contact you if you win!
Julie and were born 18 months apart, that is Julie on the right with the golden curls holding a bit of Easter chocolate!
We loved the movie The Wizard of Oz...In the days before instant watch, before dvds, before even vhs video, we anticipated the yearly telecast with excitement and a bit of fear (those flying monkeys!). One year, Julie and I took turns holding a cheap microphone up to the sound holes of the T.V. and recorded it on a radio/cassette player we had. I remember it being my turn to hold the microphone for a while... standing to the side of the T.V. holding the microphone in my sweaty little hand, thumb on the sliding button on the mic-- waiting to push it up - to on- when the commercial was over... we listened to that cassette for literally years and years.
Julie found out that the movie was based on the book by Frank L. Baum and that there were a series of Oz books(!) Since our library did not carry them all, Julie began collecting the whole series. Saving up allowances and Birthday money for each book. One by one she bought the whole series, saving months and months for a single volume. There was no internet back then and really our hometown didn't even have a bookstore. Julie would order the Oz books from a local office supply store that had a very small book section in the back. I recall each book being $12.00 each a small fortune to us in the early 70's her collection of Oz books grew and the whole series had a holy spot in the bookshelf of my parents home.
Julie grew up to be a Poet and a Children's Literature professor.. She wrote the libretto of an operetta titled Baba Yaga based on the Russian fairy tale. Baba Yaga was performed at Western Michigan University and it was amazing...
Julie loved fairy tales, stories with evil witches and frightening monsters and dragons -- all overcome by pure hearts and goodness with a bit of cleverness thrown in...
In her own story however she is, after a long battle, finally devoured by the dragon -- an ending that still tears at me and makes me angry... my only comfort is, Julie is in a better place.... somewhere over the rainbow--
Please! follow the link to youtube--- it is so worth it!
in memory of Julie Moulds Rybicki ~ 12/28/62 - 4/8/08