Sunday, October 7, 2018


OY, YUCK & BLAH.....that describes the mood I've been in for the past few days.  I'm usually pretty upbeat and feel motivated to do even the worst of tasks...but the past couple of weeks I've literally had no energy or motivation to do a darn thing.  My house looks like a train wreck, my stitching is sittin in some obscure corner of my disasterous sewing room... & I've been doubly aggravated because I can't get one damned contracter to answer their phone & return a call.   It's been three weeks and I have tried four or five different flooring companies and they either show up and NEVER get back with me or they don't return my call.  It's not a small job....they could make some good money and it's probably only a one-day job...GRRRRRRRRRR.... I wish like heck my husband was in the least bit handy...or at least showed an interest in doing a home project, but he never has been never will I sit here and stew....

On to better things....I finally finished my little purse.  My friend brought over a pencil type case she purchased at Walmart.  I followed the tutorial from Cindi Gay in an older issue of Rug Hooking Magazine.  Its my own little doodle design.  It was a pretty easy project and it's very roomy inside...big enough to carry your stuff plus a water bottle!

Then...I finished Scaredy Cat...a pillow design by Heaven's To Betsy.  I made it for my grand daughter Rory.  She was with me at a recent hook in and fell in love with it.

And here is the crabby old lady with was my birthday last week, but it was marred with the worry that I would have to go to downtown Detroit to do jury duty....which I did a 7am on called to the jury box....sat through two hours and six rounds of questioning by the prosecutor and defense attorney...thank GOD...after all of that......the prosecutor gave me the boot....I must have been smiling or grimacing too much...not really sure....and didn't really care....I had never been happier with rejection!!!!!!!!!!!!  I couldn't get out of that awful place fast enough!!  And the case was awful as well...the worst....

My two littlest treasures in South Carolina..Alexandra and Josephine, soaking up the son said it is so blooming hot down there....

Napoleon taking care of Josephine....he is a rescue dog from years ago that my son fell in love with.  I'm not much of a dog person...but Napoleon is a doll!  Such a sweet sweet dog!

Well...that's it for now...I've griped enough....hoping to get my mojo working this week!!!  Heading off to Sauder for their rughooking weekend on Thursday and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!  

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog!!  Have a great week!


  1. Bobbi we must have been posting the same time LOL!!!!
    Love all your pictures! The purse is really cute, and you and Rory for your birthday was sweet.
    Have fun at Sauder village, Norm and I will be going to Cambridge City.
    Today was flea market and poured rain so we left at 1:00.
    Have fun and see you soon. oxox

  2. Your purse is wonderful, I really should do some hooked items, since I can't use rugs as much. I do love using them on tables and benches. Love the photo, looks like Rory got you to smile. Wierd why no one will do your floors, is it a special job? Bill did ours, I was worried since it takes him years and usually he leaves things a bit unfinished, but he did a good job, just a few baseboards that never got redone, lol.


    1. Does your husband hire out?? LOL!! I would even pay your travel fair...just sayin'....

  3. Love that bag. It's frustrating waiting for a project to be done, but even worse when you can't even find someone to schedule it. If you have a locally owned lumber shop, call and ask them for a few names. If you already did that and no one showed, I guess you're up a creek! I know your pain.

  4. For someone with no mojo, your finishes are wonderful!
    Sweet pic of you and Rory.
    See you in a few days. Can’t wait!!!

  5. Please bring your purse to Sauder 😊

  6. I just found your blog and could relate to your lack of mojo and "unhandy" husband! I've had both, too. I'm burned out on making quilts (I have 27 tops to be quilted!!) and so I've been doing more hand sewing lately...mostly in the evening. I have a hexie project in the works and a wool kit coming in the mail. I've been a counted cross stitcher for many years but set it aside about 4 years ago and recently picked it up again. My husband is a very unhandy guy around the house and doesn't want to learn so we have to hire everything out. We need new carpet and have had 3 different companies come to measure and give us prices but I cringe when I see the cost.

    I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.

  7. I hope you get out of your funk Bobbie...but I have to admit there are times when I cannot find my mojo either. I am suppose to be making Christmas crafts for the Breckenridge show, and still nothing made. Love both your purse and that kitty pillow is so darn cute! Have fun at Sauder! Janice PS and Happy Belated Birthday!

  8. Congrats on finishing Scaredy Cat! He looks awesome! Once it cools down a bit, you'll get your creative mojo back again! Contractors can be so difficult...fingers crossed you finally find what you are looking for!

  9. Lovely work. Your Scaredy Cat is wonderful.
    Grands are THE BEST !

  10. Hi Bobbie,
    Hoping that your visit to Sauder will be just what you need to get you back on track and out of "blahsville"! Your purse is darling and I'm sure you will have many admirers!! Scaredy Cat is just adorable and I'm sure Rory is loving it!! What sweet pictures of the grands, too!!!
    Take care and ENJOY SAUDER, you lucky girl!!!!
    Heart Hugs~

  11. Do you know which issue of RHM it is that Cindi Gay has an article in regarding the pencil pouches? Yours
    Looks great, I just finished my 2nd one.