Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rock the Parkway

Well I ran my first half marathon of 2014 on Saturday morning.  My body was not prepared for the heat---it was in the upper 60's and it felt good for the first three miles and then I got overheated and ended up having to walk parts of the course as I was getting light headed.  I still managed to complete the race in two and a half hours---about 11 minutes longer than last year---so while it was not my best race I did my best on that given day---I gave it all I had...while I was 13th in my age group I was the fastest 64 year old woman---next year I will move up and age group to the 65-69 and I'll be the young one in the group  :)  and will hope for a cooler day.

My next race is in two weeks---The Trolley Run and it is only 4 miles!  Yeah!!!

I decided to treat myself yesterday to a massage after the run at Milagro's Midwestern Spa---they just moved into their new location in old downtown Overland Park...I told them I wanted a sports massage on my legs but wanted to walk away feeling relaxed as well---and that was what I got.  I am sore this morning but think I would have been more sore without it---time will tell.  He did some great stretches with my arms and legs as well.

Next Saturday we are going to Grace Hill Winery where my daughter's wedding will be in June and participating in a Build your own wine day.

Hoping we come up with a special blend to use for the wedding reception.  Here is the link to the label Sarah created for the white wine.

I am teaching home classes this week and also planning on spending Thursday and Friday in the dye pots.  Lots of new wools to play with.

We are planning on opening up our Fifth wheel at Pomme de Terre lake right after Easter---looking forward to spending a few days at the lake.

I took this picture when I was in Maryland---I had to take a picture after I did a double take!

What fun!

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

This and that

More catching up on my week...I had home classes this week.  Here is Karen's rug in progress showing the upholstery fabric that we were working with for the rug---decision made yesterday to add a three color braid with a dark black-green, a blue-green, and a sage-green with black dot on it.  This is a Primco pattern---this is the same rug that I started back in January with red flowers.

Saturday is my Rock the Parkway Half Marathon---ready or not it is here!  I have been doing most of my training in cold weather and it is supposed to be 55 degrees Saturday morning so I know that I am going to be hot and sweaty---was hoping it would be cooler----but not going to happen until Monday and Tuesday---cold front back down to the 30's.

We are posting new rug hooking pendants this morning on ETSY---be sure to take a look.

Wedding plans  for my daughter Sarah are progressing---less than three months to go till the big day.  

June 28th will be here soon!

House remodeling continues in Oakland---the latest project is a new back porch and then the deck is next---the roof of the deck has been removed and the back of the house has been patched and painted.  I think that we will go out in July for a deck building week---My husband has built several so Noah is wanting his help.

My next workshop is in Alabama with the Wool Sisters---I had such a great time there a couple of years ago---really looking forward to going is a picture that sits on my desk.

Well I have work to do---have a great day!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Home from Maryland

I had a wonderful week in Maryland with the Podickery Group in Annapolis.  A beautiful view out our hooking window from the yacht club overlooking the Chesapeake.

 Sorry that I didn't get a good picture so you will just have to imagine it.  :(

The day that arrived I was greeted to a traffic jam when we tried to get from the workshop location to have dinner---had a nice several hour chat with Margaret---finally ended up at Brio's and had a wonderful  dinner and then spent another hour going a few miles to my host house...fortunately the traffic improved the rest of the week.

Here are some of the projects in the class.

No she didn't get all of this hooked this week---Billie started this with me in Buckeystown---we worked out the border this time!

Margaret had started this runner but wanted to make some changes---the eyes and the circles at the ends are black and white quillies---just so darned cute!!!

JoAnn was working on Edyth O'Neill's Ohio Coverlet---she wanted to make it look old and muted rather than like a coverlet and is going to change the border to a simple frame with a striped background wool binding.

Pam chose this whimsical owl pattern---a fun colorful runner.

Cheri chose the large version of Emma Lou's Tulip Cross---not one who is afraid of color---this is going to be an eye popping beauty!

Another Edyth ;Neill pattern is this Tavern sign ---a simple but effective color plan will make this work. 

Doris designed this Family Snow Scene---a great family memorial!

 Janet had started the center part of this rug before the workshop---it was fun working with the border ---she did a great job finding it much easier than she thought it would be...ready for fall???

Pat was working on this pattern with a circle of cats eating out of a bowl--aren't these a fun bunch of cats!  this will be a happy rug!

Kymberly is a new hooker who ambitiously  chose a very large pattern---we spent a bit of time getting her technique down---to where she had the light bulb moment and will continue to make progress.  She spent a lot of time trying out hooks and learning to hook wider cuts---a delightful new student.  We did get the pattern color planned.  go Kymberly---you can do it!