Tuesday, August 23, 2016

more pictures from Ohio

I realized I have more to post from Ohio

Beautiful rugs!!!

Here are a few other rugs you might like"

This is my newest paisley pattern---Kashmir Paisley---a closeup of a small area in the border of the shawl was my inspiration.

This is a small mat ---before I finished it for my Yoga studio---It is now hanging on the wall at the studio!

The next two rugs were hooked by Mary Mace a student of mine for many years---this design was artwork by her granddaughter---LOVE it!
  A great geometric using up leftover wool---so pretty!

this is the State Line Rug Hooker's guild Philanthropy rug for 2016---just the binding left to do---raffle tickets will be sold to support the Kansas City Public Library.

                                                Counting down the days to see this little guy!

I did it---I posted again---this afternoon is the ultrasound on my elbows----hoping for the best!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Trying to get back in the swing of blogging

I can't believe 5 months have gone by since I last posted on my blog---I know I cannot do a very thorough job of catching up so I will try to hit a few highlights.  I have had many emails from loyal followers who have been worrying about me.  It was due to many things---mostly getting out of the habit of posting---being too busy with life and just plain not making time for it.  I am also dealing with some hand and possible elbow issues---definite severe carpal tunnel and am having an ultrasound on my elbows on Tuesday.  Will have surgery after I finish my fall workshops.

So here goes:

In early April  I had a wonderful  time teaching two three day workshops for our local State Line Rug Hooker's Guild---what a great group of women and men we have in our group.

 Carol was working on an adaptation of a stained glass mermaid---an interesting art piece

April also took me back to Santa Fe---such a great town!  Carrie Martin ran a great camp at the La Fonda Hotel.  Unfortunately my camera was acting up and I did not get many pictures.  Trust me when I say this is a must camp to get to---such a wonderful destination.  Thanks Jody for going with me---it was a great time and I enjoyed your company!

In May I went to California to visit my grandson and attend a memorial for My daughter's father -in-law Paul Marin---a loving man who died from a battle with ALS.

Here are some pictures of Baxter---while we were there Baxter shared a intestinal bug with everyone
including a lot of people at the memorial service.

Baxter turned one on June 27th and I was sad not to be there for his first Birthday---here is the Birthday Boy!

I also finished my New England Twist sometime in the spring---I love it!

My husband and I also drove to Canada on a fishing trip on the English River---caught a lot of Northern pikes and Walleye

July took me to Ohio and two wonderful and memorable workshops for the Miami Valley Rug Hookers---this was without a doubt the best organized guild that I have ever taught for---lots of great students, great food and a  perfect venue and thank you Patty for putting me up in your lovely home!!!  They have a great facebook page so check out the Miami Valley Rug Hookers for more photos.  Enjoy the show!

I have also gone gray since my last post---the new me!  Very freeing---thank you Leah for your inspiration when I saw you in Santa Fe.

that's all folks---thanks for pushing me to get this done!

This  Saturday I am vending in Warsaw Mo---hope to see some of you there!

And Saturday is the day i have been waiting for---Chelsea, Baxter and Noah are coming to Kansas---Baxter's first airplane ride!  I can't wait !!!

  Oh and a new Cupboard pattern almost finished---will have it in Warsaw!

the end!