valley forge

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Friday, April 29, 2016

On my frame...



I have two rugs that I have been working on, on and off, for a few years. I just can't seem to get them finished. So...what do I do? I start another rug. I have been itching to get at this rug for a good while. This great pattern is by Jill Peterson. 


I've pulled my favorite colors and have tried the "ten minute hooker" routine...committing to hook a minimum of ten minutes a day. So far, so good.


Tomorrow we begin to paint. Cloud Nine by Benjamin Moore will go up on the walls of the sunroom. I'm still deciding about the trim color. It will be white...there are so many whites it's mind boggling. I've packed up the room, taken down shelves and patched holes. 
I can't wait!!!

I have also decided to forget about selling off some of my collections at this time. Thanks to those of you who expressed an interest. Too many things going on at the moment...and don't forget, I'm a full time mom (with grey hair) and that takes a good deal of my energy and attention. I'm packing things away for now.


Cannot believe that May will be here in a few days! How quickly the days past.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend with fine weather and an adventure or two. 

Enjoy the day,
Robyn




Monday, April 25, 2016

The Beginning & a sign...


If anyone is interested in a great early sign from a New Hampshire inn this one is available. It would look wonderful hanging from a beam or rafter. I had it hanging on the wall in our sunroom. 





Good sturdy hooks and all the original dust...I did not clean it and left the original patina.


Great knothole in the wood.


The sign is double sided...the first pic shows the better of the two sides.  This is a large sign. It measures just shy of 14 inches high by 36 wide by 11/2 inches thick. It is a heavy piece and I can't really weigh it exactly. I weigh a bit under 130 and when I hold the sign and weigh myself it goes up to 139 and a half. Honestly, I think it weighs more than ten pounds. I have not idea what shipping would be, but if anyone shows interest I will find out. Lower 48.


This is the real deal...early and untouched. Priced at $140.00, but will entertain offers. Leave a comment if you are interested and let me know how to contact you.


Our home has been Navajo white for over twenty years. I think I'm loving the true white!!! This will be a long journey. Mr.MW is the neatest painter on the planet and will be doing the work on weekends. That means the entire house...laundry room, baths, closets...with the exception of one pale pink bedroom. I slapped this swatch up in the sunroom after filling holes. I would love to get to the painting, but I'm the messiest painter on the planet and dear hubby has already nixed that idea. I guess I'll just have to be patient.

I'm working on items for sale. Anyone have experience with Paypal Pay Me? It looks pretty straight forward...meaning I think I can figure out how to add it. 

Happy Monday!
Enjoy the day,
Robyn 


Thursday, April 21, 2016

For Sale





Hello friends. Once again I have been absent for way too long. I've been cleaning out and shuffling things around, and have had a dust cloth in my hand for days on end. I have reached the point where I just want to thin things out. I live in a small house...by choice. Mr. MW says "we" were the original "tiny house movement". We like our tiny house. Unfortunately, I like stuff. I collect quite a few things and hoard wool, linen and floss, fabric...you get the picture I'm sure. Rug hooking alone takes up a lot of space. In addition, I have a stash of antique fabrics I use for Mugwump Woolies.

Why am I sharing this with you? I'm changing things up. In addition to being a "collector", I am also a fickle decorator. I've changed my style through the years. I always have a traditional look...I always will...but I am always tweaking things. I'm ready for a major tweak. I want a cleaner look and less stuff. I need to simplify. 

I thought I might offer a few things for sale here...a few dolls, antique clothes, breadboards, etc. I thought maybe some of you might be interested.  I need to do a little research on payment methods and shipping would have to be on Saturday. 

I'll keep you posted. 

Hope all is well with you all. 

Enjoy the day,
Robyn