Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Clear and Sunny morning~~

Well, at least so far. What a change from the rain we had. My goodness, it rained and rained. But I didn't mind it since I stayed in the whole weekend.

Which by the way, I had a wonderful weekend. And I had it just about all to myself! My husband was up on the mountain doing an amateur radio contest and didn't come home until very late Sunday night. I was already asleep. Daughter was in and out of the house most of the time.

It was a retreat weekend for AAPG. This months theme was to do something we love or love to give. I did some hooking, some stitching, and it was all for gifts. So sorry, I can't show anything. But boy, did I have a good time. The house was so quiet. Only a couple times did I feel I needed some music, so I put my cd's on. I sat in my wool room and just worked away. I did realize though, that I need a comfier chair. My butt is cushioned enough, but not enough to sit ALL day lol. I had some ideas of making the room across the hall, a guest room/hooking room. It's very tiny, but doable I think. Not a whole lot of room in any of these rooms. Well, not as much room as I'd like. I really shouldn't complain. I have a home to keep me warm and dry.

The week is starting off really good. Had a great day at work yesterday. Did a whole bunch of dyeing. Nothing better than a boss to tell you "dye what you want"! Fun, fun, fun.......
And I'll be doing some more today!

Joanne will be coming out again on Thursday, weather permitting. Looking forward to spending time with her at the hook in. I have an idea of what I'll be working on, but it's another gift. One of these days I'll work on something that I can show! Should be in another week or so anyway. We have another challenge in the group for a hooked rug. The challenge is to do a background color that would be out of our comfort zone. More challenging for us. I chose the color of my background. Something similar to it. And there were two patterns to choose from. Maria Barton desgined them and we had a choice. One had a sheep and a cat on it and the other was a horse and rooster. I chose the horse. I'm anxious to start it. Another part to this challenge is the help of everyone who is participating. We are to send each person 5-10 strips of the color background they have chosen. I have mine all ready to be mailed out today.
I missed my dye group on Friday because of the weather. It was sleeting in the morning and I didn't want to take a chance going over the mountain. Disappointed, because it cleared up a bit later. Others were able to make it, and I'm glad. I took the time that day to do some major cleaning, which was good. That meant I had no distractions for the weekend.
Saturday night, I took my daughter out for a bite to eat for dinner. (seeing I wasn't cooking! lol) Nice time to chat with her. And Friday night and Sunday night I had cereal for dinner. That to me is a relaxing weekend, and pure heaven since dinner is not my favorite meal of the day. Breakfast is.
So, nothing to show, but that's ok. It was a fun time and I did get things done. Hmm, wondering when George has another contest lol...... He did do pretty good he said. Made over 200 contacts from Saturday to Sunday, and that all calculates into points, and it sounded like a pretty high number. I don't understand it all. Considering the weather, I'd say it was good. He'll have to wait and see how he did. Everyone has to verify their stuff and then submit it. Wishing him luck! He's already been in the QST magazine for winning a few other contests, and has received some awards that he has hung downstairs in his shack. Yes, it was my weekend, but feel I need to brag a little on him lol.

Wishing everyone a nice and warm, dry, sunny day~~ (for as long or as little as it lasts)


weaverpat said...

Hi Kathy,
Sounds like you had a nice relaxing weekend! A good time to stay inside, considering the nasty weather.
You are going to show pictures after you have sent the surprise gifts, right??? I hope so!
Have a great week! See you Thurs.

Anonymous said...

So I am not the only one that eats cereal for dinner. lol

Joanne said...

You impress me Kathy - BBB (blogging before breakfast!) Wow! You must have been relaxed this weekend! LOL! Sounds like a great weekend! And "Way to Go George" - Hope he wins his version of a pile of wool! LOL

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
Sounds like you had a great, productive weekend. Hopefully we'll get to see some of the pictures at a later date!
Good for George and good that you can relax while he is away.
Pug hugs :)