Monday, November 21, 2016

Time goes by

The days are going by so quickly---as an impatient patient I am dealing with my hands not healing as fast as I would  like---surgery went well and  I no longer have the burning pain that wakes me up at night but it is taking time to rebuild the muscle that was lost---lots of exercising of my hands---tried hooking tonite but didn't last long.   I am doing alot of walking and yoga that does not put pressure on my palms...I am anxious to get back into the dye pots--next week!!! Looking forward to a nice Thanksgiving day dinner with family and friends---wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving---so much to be thankful for.

Be sure and check out the ATHA biennial classes online---pictures so much better that in the magazine!!!  February 16th---registration day!!!!



Anita

Monday, October 31, 2016

pumpkins, turkeys and witches, oh my!!!

Happy Halloween!  I am going to go thru my photo library and find some old pictures to celebrate the day!  Many of these go way back!






























Hand is still doing well ---just waiting for Thursday for the next surgery.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

One down one to go

The first surgery went well and am ready to have the next one this coming Thursday---it was actually much easier that I thought it would be...thanks for the well wishes!

My hand the day of surgery---wrap can come off today---moving fingers well---no I have not tried to hook but I thought about it.




Pondering fabric and color for a sofa and recliner---harder than choosing colors for a rug!  The samples are really a little more teal than they look in the pictures.  I like the recliner because it doesn't look one.  Not sure yet...hmmmm!














Baxter's first puddle---can't wait to see him again in December!





Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Three workshops---catching up---Rochester MN, Green Lake WI and Milford NE

Okay so I got behind again---so here is an attempt to get caught up before I start my carpal tunnel surgeries on Thursday.

On Thursday  I will have my left hand done and the following Thursday--- my right---I thought i would let the practice on my left before my dominant hand.

All three workshops were awesome---so much fun to be with rug hookers doing something they love---and something I love to do as well.

I am sorry that I don't have time to give credit to all of the artists.


Here is a group of students that I went on a tour of the St. Francis of Assisi facility with--s awesome facility!


 Here are some of the class projects---great students!













   




Saturday morning journal cover class--a lot of them finished and I brought my sewing machine to stitch them up!  Make and take!

 From Rochester it was on to Green  Lake---here are some photos from there,


















This is my Kashmir Paisley pattern---Mary Ellen did a great job!






This farm scene by Sally was so incredible---I can't take any credit ---other than working with her on the trees---so nice to see this piece and be around such a wonderful woman.




Mary Flanagan runs a great camp!  Beautiful smile!


Had a few weeks at home and then it was off to Gatherings on the Blue in Milford Nebraska for my last workshop of the year---always have a great time on the farm---this year was no exception.























My friend and helper Jody went with me----here she is relaxing in the easy chair!  Thanks Jody!

 I returned home Sunday night have been in organizing mode in preparation for tomorrow's surgery.  I think I am about ready---a few more things to do today---like get a massage!  I went to yoga on Monday and Tuesday and will miss going this next week---love my yoga Community at Radiant  Yoga.

Great news---just found out yesterday that Baxter is coming to see me Dec. 7-11---something to look forward to---a late Thanksgiving and an early Christmas!

My apologies for not getting all the pictures and students associated with them.  Please contact me at anitahooksrugs@yahoo.com with any questions.

Anita