Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Not a whole lot going on

 I never did post from last Thursdays hook-in.  Tons of fun which can be seen over on Joanne's blog She did a good job of showing what all happened that day. It was a fabulous turnout with lots of great rugs and friends.
I had a pretty good weekend. One thing I will try to avoid at all costs is going to a WalMart on Saturday again. That was brutal. In a very small town like I live in, I think that is when everyone goes. Won't make that mistake again. At least not for a large grocery order like I had.  It was a relaxing weekend though and I did manage to get some more hooking done on my rug.  I think I'm turning into the 10 minute a day hooker. I have been trying to put in a few minutes here and there. Getting one lollipop flower done, or a leaf, something. One step closer to being done.  My hands can't take it like they used too with the hooking. Even happens with cross stitch or punch needle, sewing, etc. I get pains and cramps, so I take many breaks. I used to sit for hours and hook. Wrong thing to do :(.  Even though I would stretch them, it still wasn't a good idea. We all learn from our mistakes, right? So here is what I've done so far. I am sooo enjoying this rug. Thank you Kelley for the gift! She gave me the pattern.  It's been done by so many, and  I love seeing all the different color plans for it. Mine will have a dark background. Some browns and blacks. I've been a little concerned about the stems and leaves, but when I held some of the wool up to it, I think it will work. If not, easy enough, I'll just find some other greens and rip. Did I hear a Gasp?? lol   Ripping out what I hooked does not bother me in the least. I know some, ok many of you would never do it. But if I'm not happy, then it comes out. Will hook quite a bit of background before I decide.  Just realized that you can see what my background will be. It is in the circle of the basket. And I have some even darker ones than what's in there.

Well, it snowed yet again......  Last night it came down with the freezing rain/sleet whatever you want to call it first, and then the snow came later. I'd say we got a good 5 inches.  I didn't look outside last night, because when I do that, then I worry more. Nicole was working last night.  When she walked through the door, I was very happy.  And the first thing that she said out of her mouth was: It's terrible out there. Just what a mom wants to hear! She said she slid all over the place. Oh geesh, don't tell me any more lol. 

Hubby was up very early this morning using the snowblower. I stayed in bed...   I emailed him this morning assuming he made it to work ok. Wondering how the roads were and he responded with one word. Slippery. ugh!   I will wait a couple hours and then maybe head into work. Glad he made it in ok. There is so much construction going on with the highway and the chutes you have to go through with the barriers set up. Very scary when there is bad weather (pretty scary on a clear day too at times).  Would be nice if this was the last storm of the winter.... Wishful thinking :). 

It's been a nice relaxing morning, I better get my day started. I think I'll go hook another lollipop flower before I get dressed! Hoping you are all having a wonderful week so far...

11 comments:

moosecraft said...

I will gladly join you in wishing this is the last snow storm of the season!!! We did not get anything from this storm... but I do feel your pain! lol! Lollipop rug is lookin' gorgeous!!!

Bobbie said...

Sick of the snow too!! It's been brutal here in Michigan this year. I am actually thinking of moving to Florida in the winter months when I retire...getting too old for all this snow and cold!

Love your rug, Kathy! It is such a nice rug to hook. IT's hard to find the time to hook these days, isn't it?

Joanne said...

Were you talking about me about not ripping out? No more snow would be wonderful!

Orange Sink said...

Hi Kathy,
Love seeing the colors you chose for the rug! I like what you've done so far! What size strip are you using?
I hear you on the Walmart thing! I've been caught a few times myself there on a Sat! The waiting in line is not my thing! I usually try to go on a weekday...
Keep on Hookin!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Doris said...

I'm with you - hope this is the last snow!!! WOW, it is so cold - just 18 deg. this am. Time for spring. Glad Nicole got home safely.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
Your rug looks wonderful. It is on my "list" for one of these days. It's rare that I ever reverse hook. I will usually learn to live with it, but I am in the process of reverse hooking a small section of my horse rug. I hope to have it done SOON (though I've been saying that forever it seems).
Hugs :)
Lauren

Julia said...

Kathy, I'm so glad that everyone made it to work and home ok. Spring is just at our door, hang in there a little longer. It has been a long winter. JB

kelley said...

looooove your latest rug...

the storm yesterday was so had here...ice topped with 8" of snow while I was at work...all main roads in the area closed for hours due to jack knifed semis and cars in the ditch...

I am ready for a wee bit of sunshine...

weaverpat said...

I can't believe we got another snow!!! Glad Nicole got home safely. The roads were terrible out our way.
Your rug looks great. I think the dark background will work well.

newburyarts said...

*****rug looks great...but if you're having problems with your hands it is due to incorrect hooking technique. palm the hook
and hold it at a 45 degree angle.
bring the wool up to the surface and "roll" the hook with your thumb and fingers but not losing hold of the hook. rather like rubbing herbs or seasonings into food. when people use the hook like
a pencil this is usually the result and you are hooking with wide strips which puts pressure on
you wrist, tendons and nerves. i'm a physician and have been hooking with wide cuts 9 and 10 for almost forty years. be careful because you may have done some significant damage to yourself so far. have it checked out it the above doesnot work. good luck!

newburyarts said...

*****p.s...when someone teaches another person to incorrectly hook and damage is done, the teacher is then liable and can be sued by the
student. the hook book by alice beatty has a great example drawn on
the proper way to hold a primitive hook. good luck.