Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My Hooking Chair...a new look

So, my hooking chair has a new look. Gone is the mantle...replaced with a lovely old worn pumpkin pine chest...and a black painted shelf. 

I'm loving the colors...love this color combo...black and mustard...perfect this time of year.

I've sprinkled the shelves with some of my favorite things and fall folk art. Here, on one shelf, sits the tiniest Schneeman pumpkin head doll...smiling among the pewter whale oil lamps.

Pumpkin Tyme...Ole Raggs U.S.A., Angela Hillstrom from an original drawing by Lori Brechlin. I have to admit this fine fellow is one of my very favorite pieces. The detail on this little guy is unbelievable. I'm so happy he lives here with us.

Another creation of Angela's is this sweet little witch. Can you see the detail in her shoes and socks?

A few pieces of Shooner redware and some old leather books...I'm looking forward to changing up the shelf to reflect the season.

I'm liking my new hooking corner. Now if I could just get myself into that chair to hook!


We made a trip to Orlando last week for a quick meeting. The Gaylord Palms is a huge resort that is enclosed in a biosphere kinda thing. I took this pic sitting on our balcony. Yes, that's a ship out there...a restaurant, actually. Years ago Annie and I enjoyed a grouper sandwich right there on it's deck. There are huge fish swimming in that aqua blue water. All of this is inside...and air conditioned!

Because of the hurricane, and the many cancelations in Florida hotels, our large group was able to book the rooms and conference rooms needed for our meeting. We practically had the place to ourselves! I hope the Eggs Benedict I enjoyed on this balcony helped their bottom line.

Florida continues to recover from Irma. We have friends who dealt with trees through their roofs and one family who is still using a canoe to get in and out of their home. The arrival of the pumpkins for the Youth Group Pumpkin Patch at the church on the corner of our street...it signaled things were getting back to normal. A welcome yearly adventure is our trip to the patch with the wagon. All is well in suburbia. 

Hope you are all enjoying this wonderful time of year!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Hi Robyn,
    Love your sweet hooking corner with all those touches of black and orange!! Nothing better than being surrounded by some favorite things to help inspire you to be creative!! All you need now is your hook and frame!!!
    What an AMAZING PLACE!!! Good to hear things are getting back to normal for you in your neighborhood!!
    Take care and enjoy your week!!
    Heart Hugs to you and Annie~
    Julie xo

  2. Glad to see you & your family are safe. Enjoy your day!

  3. I love your hooking corner! And that hotel. Wow. Amazing! I do hope that Florida recovers well from Irma. So so difficult and sad. And so good that you all did your part to help with the economy.

  4. I love your spiffed up hooking corner. I think I would enjoy having a meal on that boat.

  5. Your hooking corner is just perfect. Now go pick up that hook and frame.
    Hugs :)

  6. I love that Pumpkin Thyme guy, such a lovely pumpkin headI hope everything has gone back to normal for you guys.
    Hugs, Julia

  7. Our weather is weirdly warm and humid here in New England we should be chilly. Love the boat so fun. Glad you had a great time and love your hooking chair.

  8. I love your little pumpkin people. They are just lovely.
    I love your corner too. I am glad everything is starting to be normal. We of course are on fire. It has been totally unreal.
    I hope you have a lovely week and get some time to hook. When I get to pick up my hook I always feel like all is right with the world.

  9. Love your new rug hooking corner. Will look forward to seeing the seasonal changes. The fall decorations are great.


  10. Looking good. I always love seeing your pumpkin man too! Janice

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