Okay I am going to do some backtracking in no particular order---just as things come to my mind.
The upper respiratory thing was not fun---finally ended up on antibiotics which got rid of it. I am so glad to be feeling better.
The one good thing that came out of it was that i did get a lot of hooking done---here is the completed grizzly bear, framed and hanging on the wall.
This is an update on the Karla Gerard pattern---"Houses in the Birches"---it has been kinda fun to work on but it is not the most exciting thing to work on---but it is good for the time of year and TV watching and easy to pick up when I have a short period of time to work on it---have it set up in the living room on my floor frame which makes it easier to wrok on.
Last week my good friend Roz came to visit---we dyed some very long wool strips for a pattern she was going to work on---they were 90 inches long. We had a great time---loved sitting on the deck in the evening under the patio heater sipping a glass of wine---good girl time---hubby was diving in Cozumel with friends.
We also went to the first friday market in downtown Kansas City---check out this cool warehouse cart that I bought. Still trying to figure out what to do with it but love it. I think I might put it in the front yard with some greenery on it for a party that I am having this weekend. More on that in a minute.
Sunday night I am having the holiday party for our MT Nesters group---a dinner party with a Downton Abbey theme---I am doing more of the downstairs version with white ironstone dishes--made some burlap placemats, will also use white tablecloth and napkins, pewter, kerosene lamp etc---
Here are the placemats and chair backs tied with burlap ribbon. the placemats are easy to make---just fray out the fabric and then run a zig zag stich to keep them from fraying any more---they do leave alot of little fibers everywhere---just bought the cheap burlap on sale for $2.99 a yard---I made 15 for $7.50 worth of burlap.
Here is an updated view of my daughter's home in Oakland---they painted the rooms a lovely blue green---this is the living room looking into the dining room and then into the kitchen with Noah in the doorway.
Last Saturday I went to our State Line Rug Hookers guild Holiday party---thanks to Linda for hosting us at her home---we had a great time.
Here is a picture of some of the Holiday themed rugs that were shown.
Well I guess that is it for today---have much to get done today.