Friday, April 23, 2010

Goat Power!

Goats seem to be the theme of the day.
First of all, there's my sweet little Zack.  He is anxiously awaiting his Spring shearing.
Last week, I was fortunate to visit the Ohio Rug Camp at Punderson State Park.  The rug show was wonderful!  I took lots of pictures and here are two rugs that caught my attention:
This delightful rug was hooked by Sybil Osicka and it's a Bev Conway design.
Iris Simpson hooked this little goat.  (I'll try to post some more great rugs from Punderson over the next few days....)
And lastly, I saw this on the news Thursday night and just couldn't help but smile!  Just imagine... goats are helping keep the Earth green:

I love the comment that the guy from Google made..."they're just fun to look at!"
I couldn't agree more!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Memorial

In memory of my mom, Lee Johnson, who passed away three years ago today...
I can feel you smiling down on us from heaven.  
We miss you.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Best Laid Plans of Sheep and Men....

....often go awry....
Yesterday was supposed to be sheep shearing day (you know how I look forward to this day every year), but the sheep shearer was a NO SHOW!!!!  Emma and Lumi spent the day at "Aunt" Liz's farm waiting for him to come but to no avail.  Liz generously spoiled them by feeding them grain...isn't that what Aunties are for????...of course, they just get plain-old hay here!  So they had a great day of socializing with their peers but came home as shaggy as ever.  Here's what they look like:


In the long run, I guess it all worked out for the best because it dipped down to 29 degrees last night and the last thing I want to worry about is a couple of shivering sheep!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Another Beautiful First Rug

Can you believe this wonderful rug is a first rug???  This was hooked by Marsha, a student who came to my studio for classes on Saturdays.  She drew up this design from Maggie Bonanomi's book With These Hands and it is one of my favorite designs in the book.  Marsha is really an exquisite rug hooker and I think she is destined for great things!  It was fun to see her talent unfold, week after week.  I'm proud of you Marsha!