Winter texting

We’re in the middle of the “polar vortex” (along with the rest of North America) and once again the temperatures are frigid and the snow banks are huge.


This is the view out the window beside my computer. I must add that we are faring better than areas that aren’t accustomed to large snowfalls. Our roads and sidewalks are plowed, although the sidewalks are beginning to look like tunnels.


(photo by Brad Windover)  So needless to say, I’ve been staying in and doing lots of hooking.

Lacking a smart phone for communication, my texting has been of the hooking sort.



I used a 6 cut for the lettering (large enough to stand out, small enough for me to handle the letter details).


…then I used a 4 cut to outline the lettering. I have no clue how I’m going to incorporate the text into the Magdelena style blocks!

So when in doubt….do something else….so today I’ll go back to the dogs and work on Winston (the yellow lab) and Jesse…the “huskie” type.

In the meantime, with Ray’s mathematical help, I’ve figured out the size I’ll hook the black and white Sir John cartoon.

DSCF5830Here’s the thinking process we went through….the cartoon is square, with Sir John’s head sticking out the top. A square is not considered a visually pleasing shape for a picture, and the only way to change it was to add on at the top.  We fiddled around with what looked best, and ended up by extending it 2 cm. This made the cartoon 19.5 cm x 21.5 cm. Then using my pressing board which is covered in 1″ squares, we blocked out an area simply converting centimetres to inches as a starting point….but to our surprise, that size looked great! So the hooking will be 19.5 inches by 21.5 inches. The next step will be to draw a grid on the cartoon at 2 cm. intervals, which I will then use to draw on red dot on my 2″ grid board. (It’s actually easier to do than to explain!)

Stay warm everyone!

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