Thursday, 8 June 2017


Whoops!!! Time she is a-flyin'!!!

I have been busy, needless to say. With what? A million and one little things and one big reno project. All those time-consuming things that you never quite know how they suck up your time. I have been productive but haven't much to show for it. 

I finished a beach bag for my daughter's friend in May. It was done in her fave colours of red and yellow. Do I have a pic? No, no I do not. Why? Ya got me!

I just made another one in what we refer to around here as "Gracie blue". And yes, it's for Gracie's upcoming birthday. Shhhhh! Interestingly, my daughter has several close friends that either share her birthday exactly, or are a day or two off. Bizarre! 

So here's Gracie's bag. It will have a matching beach towel with it, and perhaps a gift card to pick up her beach reading material. Ah Gracie, I do so hope you like it!

Fibre finish #?? I've lost count. But this is actually two pieces, as Emily's red and yellow one is not available for a photo session. I did actually like how it turned out though, despite the challenge of making red and yellow work. 

Enjoy June!!!

p.s. I made some curtain panels too, but (insert yawn) they're a wee bit boring to bother showing you. 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Egads, it's almost May!

Sorry folks, I truly didn't forget you! I've been in mass production mode... ha ha. As if one can actually do that. But I have been hooking my little heart out in preparation for vending at a show in early May. 

So in fact, I'm confident without even counting that I can claim 17 finishes in 2017, completing my #17in2017 challenge. 

Here are a few of them:

Happy Hooking, y'all!!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Marching On

As we march on through winter with glimpses of spring weather here and there, the days seem less gloomy and more hopeful. It was with a warm day at hand, and sun streaming in the window, that I made this over-the-shoulder bag for my daughter's friend. A summer beach bag, perhaps, for a March birthday party. A sign of hope and anticipation. 

#17in2017 continues.... 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Mea Culpa

Hi all. So sorry for my lengthy absence. I've thought of posting often, but alas haven't gotten around to it. On a happy note, I have been happily hooking and hooking more than usual. It's certainly a tonic for these cold, snowy days. A two week or more stint of fog in January was difficult, but made more enjoyable with hook in hand. 

Will you join me this year to complete #17in2017? As I did last year, I will endeavour to complete that many fibre projects in the calendar. I dare say I've already got a few to report. Let's see what I can share. 

Ah yes, first I must admit to thinking that I didn't have any blue wool in my stash. I decided that one of my storage spots was beyond embarrassing in its messiness, so I pulled everything out two days ago and re-organized. As you can see, I have some blue to use (gulp). Especially considering one of the drawers beneath this space is also full of blue. 

I certainly know people with far more than this, so I'm not thinking I have more than enough. Oh no, that thought never enters my mind. I have grand plans for dyeing in April!! 

I finished a piece to celebrate Canada's 150th bday:

I also finished this WIP in February, a design that I started a while back (brain won't tell me when!): 

And I've completed a bunch of wee little pieces, but I won't bother mentioning those. One other landscape piece is hooked, but requires whipping so I'll share that at a later time. Plus one other piece is almost finished being hooked. Yippee!

I'm hoping to be more diligent with my blogging, but feel free to follow me on Instagram, my handle is @burningthemidlifeoil. I'm also on Twitter at @hookdonlife, though admittedly I don't tweet as much as I post on IG. Finally, you can look at some of my past work at 
Chat soon!