Friday, March 4, 2011

It's Started!

   Hello everyone!   Just wanted to give you an update on the Star-Spangled Horse rug.  Got it started and I am very happy with the color choice and with Kathy's help. (Kathy if you are reading this please save more of the blue Star color wool for me.) 

I really enjoyed hooking the horse
as you can see I still have a long way to go but are truly enjoying the stripes which I did not think I would be able to tolerate... It is very relaxing and calming to work on.
The colors are a little washed out with the flash ,I have not taken any pictures with my better camera for a while . Have all kinds of doodads on it.  Got to read the manual to figure out how to use it again.

                               Will be keeping you posted on the progress...

The reason I am using my better camera instead of point and shoot is it has very good telephoto zoom lenses.... Was just curious how high the Creek was after all that rain, so I got the camera loaded up the strongest lens and zoomed in on the water...  It was so much easier than me walking down through the mud and taking a closer look.

The water was high but not as high as we saw it already.

We only had one close call and that was a few years ago when there was a hurricane ,something must have dammed up the creek downstream and it flooded almost up to the detached garage.  The neighbor had built a shed right on the edge of the bank of the creek and the water had so much force if floated over on our lot... He had a little rowboat and that just floated away. 

The snow is almost gone and that is fine with me.  Spring is just around the corner and I am so ready for it.... Love that it stays lighter out at night. And is also lighter in the morning, makes me feel better ..

Well I just wanted to post a few pictures of the rug and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!


  1. Hey Nettie, the rug is looking wonderful. Love your horse :). Can you take a picture of the blue that you haven't cut and send it to my email? This way I can remember which one it was. My brain is drawing a blank lol.

  2. Love your rug nettie ... as usual.. the horse looks soo real!! Your are so talented!! Miss you lots havent been to grant street.... seems my son has some appt. on thursday later... hopefully i will be able to come next week!!

  3. Hi Nettie, thanks for your comment on my blog. My calf is still sick this morning and only drank 2 pints of milk.

    The vet treated her with a stronger antibiotic and some more electrolyte. and said that it looks like she has e-coli it is quite common.

    I never had any of my calves come down with this before and she must have gotten some manure in her mouth somehow when she was born. She should be Ok and I should try to feed her milk this evening.

    I hope that she'll make it. I hate loosing an animal.

    PS, you have beautiful grandkids. I am #3 of a family of 17. JB