Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cheers to a New Year!

Moving past my Santa doll posting is going to be tough. I love seeing Johanna Parker's Santa when I log on...however, he is still here...just scroll down a bit. With the New Year approaching, it was time to change the background from Reindeer to something more festive for 2009.

Well, I have been hookin' again (sounds like something I need to give up for the New Year!). If you have been following my blog, I am also finishing up one of my Gritty Jane dolls. I will never forget my art teachers always telling me to finish one project before I started another. Obviously, I am still not listening! Although, I did get my hooked rug finished and I am very pleased with it.

I started collecting yelloware bowls around the same time Martha Stewart made them popular...the ones I collect are called "Martha Bowls". I decided to hook three nesting yelloware bowls to match my collection. I seem to have a thing for "nesting" since most of my collage boxes are in a nesting set. I posted a picture of the nesting boxes I finished to match my Gritty Jane doll. Right now, my two-headed pumpkin man called "Double Trouble" is standing behind them, but not for long once I get my doll finished.

If you stop by, please leave me a post. I would love to hear what you collect.

“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”

~William Authur Ward


LuLu said...

Bonjour! Just wanted to thank you for joining my list of followers! Nice meeting you! Please come and visit often, I will too! We have many cats too, 5 at the moment, but had 10 last year. All strays. We lost a few to a weasel last year and we still have not recovered from it... Take care, LuLu

The Old Oaken Bucket said...

I am sorry to hear that...I don't think we have weasels where I live, but we have packs of coyotes. I bring all the cats inside at night. I certainly never intended to have so many, but I cannot imagine being without them. I love your paintings, the colors are so vibrant. Have a Happy New Year!

vintagepaletteart said...

I collect a lot of Halloween and I Love pumpkins! All kinds of pumpkins! Love your hooked rug AND your yellow ware bowls too!

Happy New Year to you too! =D

paintedskywoman said...

Hello new follower! I stopped by to see what your blog was all about. I love the bowls you collect. I collect white bowls. I also like to collect the glass knob-things that come off the old telephone poles. They come in cool colors like blues (Colbalt, sky, turquoise), white, browns, clear. They are pretty when cleaned up and are heavy so they make good paper weights. I also like to collect little pottery cups that can be used for water coloring and ink drawing in the Asian fashion of ink drawing with bamboo and fur brushes.
I am sure I collect other things but I can't think off the top of my head what I gather and horde.


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey there, Well you definitely have me beat in the cat department!...I would love to see photos of all of your little ones...I love the videos that you have on their..your white one is precious...are the other two in the tree yours too? what silly kittys...welcome to blog land...I went through your postings..I love your halloween decorations..I too have the one like yours..the wooden cat in the pumpkin..it is hanging on your hutch..I got mine back in utah at this totally fabulous store called Taipan...LOVE it..lost my mind there on halloween stuff...would love to check out all of their seasons...love your santa from Johanna too..she does awesome work...Happy new year!..;)

Sharon/primthyme said...

Hi Kristen,
Love your name ! Thanks for joining my blog !I have to tell you one of my late sister in law's thought that my late x/mother in law was stealing rugs,when she told her about all the rugs she hooked in her life time,not knowing that is how she made some of her rugs !! We laughed forever !! Well anyhow I love your blog.
Prim Hugs & Blessings,

Pease Porridge said...

Love, love , love the Christmas videos of the cats. Soo cute.


Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am an animal lover too- two cats and two dogs :] I would have more if my husband's head wouldn't spin completely around his body at the mention of another animal.
I've enjoyed seeing some of your collection-very pretty!
I have a thing for angels and collect, and receive many...lucky me!
I Love Madame Butterfly, by the way! She's awesome-perfect features! Jane's class was a lot of fun!

Many Blessings,


Jenny said...

HI there. Thanks for visiting my blog the other day.

As you may read on my blog I collect art and dolls. Plus I make them...lol Funny, I never collected before and when I met my husband who had a garage full of baseball cards, star wars figures and other "crap" is what I called them..I made fun of his collecting..Now, her laughs cuz I am the collector now. Way too many things! Good thing I have a big house! lol You can see most of my items I collect all over my blog. I usually share them when I get them in the mail...lot&lots~

Happy New year BTW~



Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Kristin,
I have the cat nap inn sign too..its in my living room with all of my other cat stuff..I saw this sign many years ago and loved it because of our kittys and then one day saw and ordered it on line..then I had my garden gate leading into the yard.(its my header) says cat nap inn with angel kittys and a heart for their tails...have a good one...

Heather said...

Wow, thats amazing! I admire those handhooked rugs so much, what skill! The bowls are beautiful too! Hope you have a happy 2009 :D

Sheryl Parsons said...

Hi Kristin, I would have a hard time getting past the Johanna Parker post as well. What a wonderful husband to buy such a delightful Santa for you! I'm having fun checking out your blog! Thank you for becoming a follower of mine! I look forward to getting more familiar with your work. The boxes are marvelous! I collect Victorian Ephemera, Royal Ruby glassware and Memory Lane dinnerware by Royal China. I'm helping my husband collect unique railroadiana, focusing mostly on Union Pacific. Thanks for stopping by! Sheryl

My*Prim*Cottage said...

I just found your blog through another new blogger and I really like it! That hook rug is wonderful! I collect mason jars and imperial glass vases and Santas, just to name a few things. I also have a cat, but just the one she is about 14 years old, part Maine Coon and she has the best pesonality! I joined your followers and I am adding you to my blog list, you are quite an artist! ~Beth~

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Kristin! Thanks for sharing my giveaway on your lovely blog! I'll make sure to add your 2nd entry! Happy New Year! Lisa :)

Sharon/primthyme said...

I love the yellow ware !Please visit my blog,I have an award there for you !!!Prim hugs,Sharon

Lynda said...

Hello :) Very nice to meet you. Thank you for following my blog. It is highly appreciated. Have a good day