Last Friday I went to my dye group at Joan's and we worked on our braiding. Well, we had it out. We did a lot of talking that day lol. Joan is done her mock braiding, and so is Nancy. Louise and I are still working on ours. I finally picked it up last Thursday to start it. Really wasn't sure if I knew what I was doing. It took me a bit, but when I decided to forget about the lines I drew in there, the easier it came to me. All I have to remember is my center point. I will have to go back and fudge it a bit, but I get the idea now. It finally "sunk" in.
We talked about how we will actually braid our wool and attach it to the piece. I have a way to go before I get there, but I think what we discussed will be the right direction to go in.
Delores is not doing this project with us. That's what I love about the group too. If you really don't want to do what the group is doing, you don't have too. She did bring two of her rugs that she has finished though, and I'm so happy she did. They were wonderful! Here is her moose rug.
And here is her other rug. I have this pattern and hope to get to it sometime in the near future. I just love the pattern and seeing how others hook theirs. I'm going to put it above my couch. That's what the plan is anyway.
Joan is so close to being done with her rug. My picture doesn't do it justice. The colors are just wonderful.
It was such a beautiful day, we took a walk on her property to see the trout she had stocked. Gorgeous fish, and I'm mad I forgot my camera back at the house. Joan's husband has had some eye surgery. His retina became detached. I'm asking for prayers for his complete healing. He's home for a couple more weeks, so please keep Joan in your prayers too!
Last week I also got a package in the mail. On our group on line, we had a "green" swap. Our list was green floss, green wool, buttons, and a nice card. My friend Joanne had my name and she really sent me too much! I couldn't be more pleased. She gave me more than was expected. I got some beautiful wool, a JAR of buttons with floss inside, some cotton prints, some dyes, an adorable bird on a stick, and as I teased her before, a body bag lol. This bag is huge! I just love it!! Will be great for rug camps, toting rolled rugs, just about anything. Thank you again Joanne for everything!
Memorial Day weekend has just been the best weekend I've had in a while. After all the running that I've been doing, I was finally able to relax yesterday and today. And I took it very seriously, and did just that. I relaxed. I almost forgot what it felt like. Saturday I took the entire afternoon to do the cooking for Sunday. Unfortunately Craig and Lake couldn't join us. They had something come up and I hope they had fun. But I picked up Nicole's boyfriend after church and he came over and we ate outside. The weather couldn't have been nicer. They were calling for rain, but it never did until we were in bed. And I don't think it was that much. Last Thursday George and I went out to buy our new grill. It's a Weber, and he is tickled pink. He got his new toy. I was surprised he let ME cook on it today. He does the burgers and I do the chicken lol. We are hoping it's our last grill for many many years. So today we had leftovers and I did another day of doing nothing. It was wonderful. All I did was take Nicole to her parade and then afterwards her and Brandon walked home. I didn't even stay for it. I saw her in the parade she was in the week before.
I feel like I should have been doing something today, but I'm just listening to my body. Tomorrow is the start of a new week, and I'm setting some goals for myself. I'm hoping to achieve one or two of them. We'll see!
Wednesday Linda is having a hook-in at her shop ALL day. I'm up for that. Not sure what time I'll get there, but I'm definitely going. I've already got the go ahead from George. I missed the Chambersburg group today. With Nicole being in the parade, there wasn't much time for me to do it. I had to pick her up from her girlfriends mid morning. She slept over her house last night. So that would have cut my time even shorter.
Will do my best to keep up with more posting. Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and you were gathered with family and friends.