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.
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...