Friday, December 5, 2008
This has been a lovely day. Cold but sunny and brisk. Today the "Friends of Barb" met for their monthly hook-in at Barb's house. There were 12 hookers present, all working on different rugs - a sight to behold. I'm never sure how much hooking gets done but I know lots of talking and exchanging of ideas takes place. It truly is great to have so many nice people to trade ideas with and to see the wide variety of patterns, hooking techniques and color plans.
Today was a celebration of the season with many of the ladies bringing small gifts to exchange. We also had a lovely luncheon, prepared by Barb, with additional dishes brought by each member.
Some time ago, Barb and her family, adopted 2 kittens. Today they entertained us all with their silly antics before falling asleep in hooking bags and on the couch.
I took my large pictorial of "New York in 1820" to work on. I am hooking this with a #3 cut so the going is slow. Also, I'm only hooking on it when I meet with one of the groups that I belong to. Today I got the lettering on the main sign and some of the background behind the letters done. So I did do something besides talk.
Several of the ladies asked me about workshops I will be teaching this late winter and early spring. I hope to have my schedule ready for them in the next week or 10 days.
Enough for now. I must get to work since I have played all day. Hope to up date this blog in a few days with some interesting news.'