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!


  1. Great to see you posting again. Hope it's not as long next time. Great rugs in progress. Your Baxter sure is a cutie.

  2. Forgot to mention that the new do and color is great. More important things to do than sit and get hair colored. Wash and go is great.

  3. You have been busy. Your New England twist is beautiful! Enjoy your visit with Baxter

  4. So good to see you back. Your rug is lovely. you have had a chance to see lots of lovely hookers in your absents

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