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!




6 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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

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  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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