Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday Display Chain

This is Misi's first Display Chain for this year.  I'm excited to see everyone's take on the theme this week which is Lion and Lamb (which she tells us is Sheep and Cats)

I would love to show you a picture of my little flock of black faced sheep.  The sheep that live in a little pasture out behind our house.  I'm dreaming - - I don't have any sheep!  I do have wool though.... 
 I have my current rug hooking project & extra wool stored in a wool drying basket that I made.  This is a loose interpretation of a wool drying basket - while it is larger in size and has 2 end handles, the base is woven in the same twill pattern as the sides - over 2 under 2.  Historically a wool drying basket had an open bottom - holes that allowed the water to drain off freshly washed wool.
 Close up of the legs that hold the basket off the floor and the twill weave pattern....
 My current hooking project - started on it in late August and hasn't made much progress!  During the school year, I don't get much hooking done.  (46 more days of school 'til summer break)

 A treasured rug that my grandmother made.....I love it, hole and all!  
How could my post be complete without these 2? Shadow looks like he could use a good shearing doesn't he?  Frito just looks well fed.
Be sure to click on Misi's name above and visit all the other entries for Lion and Lamb. 


  1. Love that basket! And, the cats look very comfy...good for them. {grin}

  2. Well you could always pretend the kitty was your sheep and shear him.Not sure Shadow would be happy.Your wool basket is beautiful.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  3. Love your wool basket and your hooking project looks beautiful! All I can say is..."it's a cats' life"... Have a Great Day, Traci

  4. Awesome wool basket and love what I can see of your hooking project.Sweet kitties!Hugs,Jen

  5. Shadow looks like he was just rolling around in your wool basket! Frito is just fluffy and adorable! Your wool basket is great!

  6. Beautiful basket! I have a thing for baskets! TFS!

  7. What a great basket!!! Your rug hooking is going to be wonderful once it's all done! OLM

  8. hi, Ann~Beautiful Wool(sheep)~love the basket~ & of course the precious Angels~ Shadow & Frito~ so sweet when they are sleeping aren't they, just always makes me want to wake them up~ giggles to pester them~giggles~pay backs~
    Happy Spring~

  9. Your basket is awesome Ann - and how special to have a rug made by your grandma - that's a real treasure!

  10. What a perfect basket for wool. I love the colors of you sheep:) Your two kittes are cute. One looks like a lion and the other a lamb. How perfect. p.s. I think it's awesome you have a rug from your grandmother. Have a great day. -Steph-

  11. Love your "displays" Ann - don't know which is sweeter - that wonderful basket or your kittehs...er I mean "lions." ;o) So happy to see you are part of the "chain gang." I see I have a bit of catching up to do here....I think I was avoiding your kitchen post b/c it would make me feel guilty about "my" kitchen issues. (Yeah, I'm weird like that.....) But I'll suck it up and check it out. ;o) Smiles & Spring Hugs ~ Robin

  12. Ann ~
    Love the basket. Your rug looks wonderful and what a treasure you have in grandma's rug! Is that a mouse/rat hole in the bottom of the cupboard? I LOVE IT!!!
    Hugs :)

  13. Ann, It is so nice to have you along on the chain. Your interpretation of Lion & the Lamb is wonderful! I am fascinated with the design of a wool drying basket.. oh my goodness i want one! I can't wait to see more of your rug project. Your wool colors are fantastic. I always enjoy the opportunity to see your two absolutely beautiful kitties Shadow & Frito {{hugs}}
    Thanks so much for sharing along .. hope to see you again on the next chain.
    ~Happy Spring~

  14. Beautiful basket and wow your Grandmother's rug is a treasure for sure. Your hooked rug is going to be a beauty, too. Hope you are able to pull some loops on it before long.

    Shadow and Frito look as though they are really enjoying basking at the window :)


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