Patty stopped by too! We haven't seen her for a while. Was wonderful to see the progress of her rug.
Isn't it great??
One of our newest hookers Amy making a mistake that many of us have done in the past. I had to get my camera out quick for this one lol. She's doing a great job on her sheep!
Deb and Amy watching Marilyn finish hooking her first piece.
And finish she did! She was shown how to do the whipping that day and was just about done by the time she went home. I showed her how to use the wool strips, and shared with her all the different ways of finishing a rug.
The Whipping Woman came back toooooo. Haven't seen her since Christmas! Joanne was busy working away finishing up her basket of hooked pieces.
Linda was busy all day helping people. Deb watches on while Linda helps color plan a rug for another new hooker named Linda.
And here is Deb's first piece. She had already picked something out for her next piece and was also picking out wools for it.
Judith is another one we haven't seen in a while. She brought her rug and hooked for a bit before heading out. First picture is fuzzy, but I like to get a face with the rug.
Here's a close up. Just beautiful in person!
Diane is making such great progress on her rug. She sits at the end of the table in her own little world with all her baggies of worms and just hooks and hooks. It's going to be great!!!
Genny finished this punch needle piece at last weeks hook in. Her husband made the frame for her. What a terrific piece!!
I was able to get some hooking done that day. Of course I always think I'm going to do more than I actually get done. But I was able to get this much done on this Antique piece that was chosen and drawn up by Kelley Belfast. Group leader of our AAPG group on line. I don't have the whole thing laid out in my mind, and sometimes that can be a problem, but i'm having fun with it. Kelley is going to pick an antique rug every quarter to keep us motivated. I'm thinking if I choose to do the next one, it will be punch needle lol.
And since we had snow this weekend, it was a good time to do some hooking on my big rug. I can look at it all I want while it's laying on the floor, but it's not going to get hooked unless I pick up the hook and do it. I am so happy I have the largest elements finished. I have thoughts for other colors, but nothing set in stone yet. Not feeling well Sunday morning, I was starting to feel better by the afternoon. I've never had much heartburn before, but I woke up with it about 3a.m. A very strange burning sensation. After some antacids, I was happy it passed. I ended up just sleeping on the couch instead of tossing and turning in bed and waking George. I was thankful to be able to finally fall back to sleep. I'm thinking it was something I ate the day before. (then the next morning I see an article about heart attack symptoms!) Glad I'm not a hypochondriac, but will keep an eye on it.
And here we are Monday morning already! Time to get my day going. I have to run to the post office to mail a package, and then I am meeting my friend Vicki for lunch today. Hopefully I will have some good light to pick some more colors for one of my rugs. I do not like having so many projects going on at the same time. It starts to eat at me after a while. So I'm trying to just do a little on one and then a little on the other. maybe they will get done around the same time. I don't know.
I also measured the area on the wall of where I will be putting yet another piece I haven't even started yet. I will be taking the Susan Feller class at Grant Street Woolworks in just a couple weeks. She is going to be teaching us how to Design our own Fraktur. I am looking forward to that. I'm not sure if the class is full or not yet for sure, so if you are thinking about doing it, you can get in touch with Linda 717-860-4628. It's filling up fast, but I hope we see some new faces!!
It's so foggy out right now. And there was ice this morning. So nerve wracking for me when my husband goes to work, and now my daughter drives a good 45 minutes to school (on a clear day).
Safe travels to everyone out there. And here's wishing a very productive week ahead for everyone!