Monday, December 8, 2008

December 8, 2008
Today is a day that made me wonder what will be in store for me in the future. My beloved grandson, Richard, was operated on this morning for cancer of the intestinal track. I was banned from the hospital because I am a very emotional person - however, he knew that I would be with him, through thick and thin, in all matters of life. The report from the hospital tonight is good, he is awake and talking, we just need to see what the next 5 days bring.

I thought it would be best if I was busy today so I went with my friend Marion to the meeting of the Blue and gray hookers in Gettysburg. This is a great group of hookers. So many talented rug makers. Today was our Christmas meeting so many goodies were on the counter for eating and noshing. Also we had our wool exchange which is always fun. Peggy Hannum came today and gave up a talk and show of rugs, about color planning. Her rugs are beautiful. She is superb hooker. All of the rugs shown illustrated color planning ideas. I am sure that everyone there learned a lot from her talk to us.

As I reported in my last blog posting I went to the "Friends of Barb" group meeting and really enjoyed it.

On Saturday I went to the ATHA guild meeting of the"Heart and Hand Antietam Rug Artisans" group. This is another group of very nice people all hooking primative rugs, that is very upbeat about rug hooking. We invite anyone that is interested in rugs to join us. We meet at the Boonsboro library the first Saturday of the month, from 11 to 2 pm.
Even if you don't want to hook, come by and see what we are doing. You might find that you would like to join us and we would be glad to have you.
Several people come from Virgina and one lady comes from as far way as York, Pa.
also several from West Va. since we are located in a nice triangular area of Maryland, Virginia, Pa., and W. Va. - distance is not a problem - if you like to hook and want to meet congenial people and make new friends.

I have asked Santa for a digital camera so that I can post pictures and make this blog more interesting. Hope "she" comes through - we will see after Santa comes down my Chimney.

It's time to stop for today (Monday) - more postings as I have something new to report.

I wish everyone a happy holiday - and shopping without to much trouble at the mall!!!!


Mary said...

So glad I found your blog! (You forgot to tell us on Saturday!!!!) So glad to hear that things are going well so far with your grandson. I'll continue to lift up prayers for you and your family. Looking forward to seeing you in the coming weeks.
PS Guess what I had when I got home from the guild meeting on Saturday? Mike and Emmeline suprised me with a real tree! I knew that those beautiful ornaments you gave me would find a good home!!! I'll tell you the full story later!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Lifting up your grandson in my prayers for a full recovery! Was good to see you on Monday at Blue and Gray. Your rug is wonderful, and I'm sure you are probably done with it by now! I'm slowly checking things off my to-do list. I'm getting there....

Jill said...

Doris, thank you so much for my Santa pin. I wear it with pride, coming from a fabulous hooker. If you look on Kathy's blog you will see a picture of my sister and i at the wool shop in Chambersburg and you will see me wearing my favorite holiday pin! I hope "Santa" brings you a digital camera!! Jill Gaylor

weaverpat said...

Hi Doris,
I hope your grandson is doing well under the circumstances. I have been sending prayers his way.
Linda and I were busy with our sewing-that-just-had-to-be-done the last time the Cumberland Valley Hookers met, but hopefully this month we'll be there. Sometimes work just seems to get in the way of Fun!
Take care and have a wonderful Christmas.
Pat Wenger at Grant Street Woolworks