Best lotion ever!

February 28, 2014

This is the time of year that your skin starts to resemble that of an alligators,
so I thought you might like to try this lotion.
It's the very best ever!
Also works like magic on the heels of your feet!

Lotion recipe.
1 bottle of Baby lotion
1 jar vitamin E Cream
1/2 bottle of Aloe Vera lotion
1/2 jar Petroleum Jelly

One batch will fill 4 wide mouth half pint mason jars.
Mix ingredients together in a large bowl with an old hand mixer.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Hope it doesn't snow again!!
xoxo Louise

Birds at the Tree

February 25, 2014
I just had to share one of my favorite hooked antique adaptions!
 Created and hooked by the very talented Sally Van Nuys,
for her Hook-a-Month Spring project.
Didn't Sally do a wonderful job!!
Many years ago Sally started me hooking with one of her beginner kits.
Then with lots of coaching I completed my first antique adaptation 
Hearts and Flowers. 

Click on link to go to her website:

Wishing you all a wonderful day!
xoxo Louise

Inside the barn

February 17, 2014

Several years ago, my son decided to create a space in the upper level 
of our barn to use as his art studio.
Chris paints mostly landscapes, but at times enjoys painting Still Life.
He covered the old barn floors temporarily with plywood 
for safety and to protect them. 
Can you see his little black cat on the ladder?
We believe the barn was built in the early 1800's.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!
xoxo Louise

Still Life set up. Tape marks on floor are for standing position.

As you can see this barn is huge!

In the 60's owners installed a basketball court for their 4 sons.

Back entrance to the barn.

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2014

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

Have a great weekend!
xoxo Louise

Hooked rugs

February 10, 2014

I wanted to share a few colorful rugs that I've been working on. 
This geometric rug would make a great bench cover!
I used only left over wool strips.
Both rugs are not as bright as they appear in the photo.
Measures approximately 12" X 20"

And "Merry Old Soul" a punch needle design by Country Stitches.
With permission I was able to enlarge the design to hook.
It's been so much fun to work on!
Measures approximately 26" x 29" 

I hope you all have power and are staying warm and cozy!

Have a wonderful evening!!
xoxo Louise