Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A WINTERY DAY

It's definitely winter in Maine.... I had hoped I might have the opportunity today to do a bit of rug hooking....maybe get the binding on my crow mat....
or cut some wool for a new runner I have begun.... no.... no such luck.... the better portion of my day was spent with the Toro snow blower....a girls best friend when her DH is out of town on business....
"The summer chair
rocking by itself
in the blizzard."
~Jack Kerouac~
It is winter in Maine after all....

27 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Brr it looks cold, but your crow rug is wonderful. Stay warm!

Pondside said...

That crow is beautiful!
Winter here is just plain wet these days - I have the mates for those chairs but they're growing moss!

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Wow...you did get snow in Maine! I love the Crow Mat!

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Wow, Thats a lot of snow.. Looks like what we got a couple of weeks ago...and I love my snow blower too!
I Love the colors your using in the runner.... Nice project for a frosty day..
Tisha

Kim said...

It's great to see your hooking projects. The crow is just adorable. I like the soft simple colors.
We have freezing rain in the forecast tomorrow.

A New England Life said...

Love that crow! Much better than the real thing ; )

It's raining here and the trees (along with everything else) are icing up. Not a good thing. I sure hope we don't lose our power!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a cold,wet,miserable day it was. Weather wise I mean. I actually had a day off today. School was canceled. Yippee!!

acorn hollow said...

I got out of work early came home did a few things and hooked the rest of the night. Husband took the tractor out 1/2 way through the storm but said leave the rest until tomorrow. we did get a bit of freezing rain. so it is winter in NH also. It does look pretty.
Cathy

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

We might need to borrow that snow blower. Every station has different numbers but it looks like 3 to 6 inches will be here Wed/Thur.
Patti

Jacque. said...

oh darn...no time for hooking! Your crow rug is very nice and I am looking forward to seeing more work done on your runner.

Orange Sink said...

Love your rugs! The colors are wonderfully peaceful and serene! Your hooking is beautiful!
It takes a big chunk out of the day when you have to remove all that snow! You must be so happy to have that snow blower!
Hang in there Julie, the winter is at least 1/4 over I think..... isn't it?
Cathy G

Sunny simple life said...

I think it looks lovely and peaceful.

Courtney said...

Your crow mat is great. I love crows. I also think the colors you've chosen for the runner are beautiful. I am obsessed by color choices right now, trying to see how different shades work together. When it works well, it's magic.
I remember those snowy Maine days from my college days. We hope to move up that way someday.
Courtney

Eve said...

You do such beautiful work...snowblowing!! hahahaha! Julie, your rug hooking is amazing. I wish I had that talent!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oooh, love that shot of your adirondack chairs! Stay warm!!
:-)

DayPhoto said...

COME ON SPRING!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Ginny said...

OH, you got way more then we did here in PA, we got hit with snow, sleet freezing rain, UGH. Now they are talking about another storm for us at the end of the week. Stay warm.

Gail said...

Too cold, snow too deep...but beautiful.

Rural Rambler said...

Julie just color those adirondacks light green and that could be our yard! Oooo I love the runner :) Cool picture of the bluebird house casting a shadow on the sunlit snow! That is one cool snow blowin' machine!!!!!

A little over 4 inches here this morning, more on the way for the next four days. We are so ready to head to Florida!

Terry said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who didn't get the painted Adirondack chairs in before the snow fell.

Rural Rambler said...

Julie at Dog Trot Farm, you are a goodie! Hugs. I see me some stars shining in Dog Trot's direction from MissouREE.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i love seeing this....winter in maine...we are 77 degrees today...i don't know why it is so warm. we never have snow...but 77?

i LOVE your hooked crow...beautiful...

baking here today...with Teddy

stay warm and cozy

kary and teddy
xxx

Anonymous said...

I have become well aquainted with my snow shovel (though not best friends!) while my hubby is "across the pond" on business! What a week of weather here in Maine.......hope you had some time to enjoy your rug hooking....love your projects.
Cindy

Jemm said...

Lovely rugs. That is pretty cool. We've got quite a lot of snow right now too. More on the way tonight supposedly.

missthesea said...

Ooh, Auntie I love your crow mat!

Verde Farm said...

Oh my goodness Julie-amazing. I love the chairs in the yard--you can really see how much snow you have. I would love to cozy up in your beautiful home for a blizzard. I bet it would be so fun :)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What beautiful work you do !
I'm smiling at the Adirondack chairs covered in snow, as pretty as a picture.
Stay warm !
~ Jo