Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Catching up

February has been busy so far.  Seems I say that all of the time....we are BUSY!!!  I am so surprised that we are retired and still so busy.....I thought we would just be vegging, hanging out at the know, not much to do.  I was SO wrong!  But it is not a bad thing.  We are very happy doing what we do.

February 1st was DH's birthday.....I won't tell you which one.  We celebrated the entire week....dinner with friends, stuff for a very deserving man.

The doggies went for much needed haircuts and their annual exams.  They are senior citizens, like their owners....the schnauzers are almost 13 and Poppy is 11 1/2.  They got good check ups.  I think the exercise they are able to get out here in the country keeps them healthier.  A day at the spa and doctor's office was exhausting, but my, they are lovely! 

Last weekend we did some grandkid sitting.  Jackson is riding his bicycle now....he is 2 1/2 and he is a hoot!  Note the way he stops his bike.....I am not sure it has brakes, but he has it figured out!  We had fun, but we were exhausted!

This week I hosted rug hooking class for a couple of days with our esteemed teacher, Eric Sandberg.  He has moved to Virginia from Georgia, and we were missing him terribly!  We had a grand time and, as always, learned so very much.  We are looking forward to having him back in April.  The doggies enjoyed him, too.  Thank you, Eric!

This is one of the things I worked on with Eric......

I started this very large (39" x 75") rug quite some time ago with Eric.  It is a copy of an old rug which is in the public domain.  The scrolls are very beautiful, but killers to hook.  I love the rug, but have not been really consistent about working on it.  I am determined to finish it this year and to see it residing on the floor in my foyer.

The flowers in Georgia are quite confused by the weather.  It is not even mid February, and the daffodils and hyacinths are in full bloom.  Even my Thanksgiving cactus is blooming again!  Go figure.

My very first weaving sampler came off the loom last week.  Don't look at it too closely.  I am definitely committed to this new venture.  I can see a loom in my future!  Next week I will start some dish towels.

Whew!  I think that about gets it for this post!


Family, Friends, Flowers

Take care,

1 comment:

  1. Lovely weaving! The little Brooks Bouquet sections are so sweet. And is that Leno Lace too?