Saturday, December 27, 2008

Eloise celebrating Christmas

Two days after Christmas and I'm still tired. It was a wonderful day. The whole family was here. ;My granddaughter and her husband (Victoria and Paul) came from southern Maryland - some 2 and a half hours away - to be with us. My daughter came over from Hedgesville early to help with the table and other miscellaneous things. My grandson and his family (Richard, Sheri, Brandi, Lisa, and Danyel) came from Hagerstown - and that's the whole gang!

I'm glad to report that Richard is doing very well. He is bored to death because the Doctor says that he cannot go back to work until the end of January. He looks wonderful and acts like his old self so is well on the mend. I thank all of you for your prayers and thoughts of us during a time that was very stressful. There is to be no follow up treatment at this time.

Santa was very good to me. Among other things I got a nice digital camera. I have taken a few test pictures. I have not got the least idea how to get the pictures from the camera to the computer and then to my blog. My next big project is to figure that out. I'm going to ask my friend Kathy for some help on Monday when I go to Chambersburg.

The rug I started at the workshop with Cynthia Norwood is finished. That is, the hooking is finished. During a lull last week , in the Christmas preparations, I dyed the wool to bind it and the binding for the back. I plan to steam it today so that it can dry and I can start that project on Monday. In the meantime, I have again looked at the pictorial that I have started and decided that I have made some color mistakes and so I am reconsidering how I want to proceed with that rug. Hopefully, these days before the New Year celebration will be calm and quiet and I can get some hooking done.

I hope that everyone had as pleasant and happy a Christmas as I did. I wish each and every one the best of New Years. May all your expectations for the coming year be realized and your days filled with joy and lots of hooking!

Duke of Marlboro - designed by P.K. McGown

Hooked by Doris Aymar

1 comment:

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Doris, sounded like you had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by your loved ones. So glad to see that Richard is home and doing well. Hope he gets over the boredom and just enjoys some downtime and the peacefulness of it all.
The Duke of Marlboro is just stunning. Wonderful work, of course!
Looking forward to Monday in Chambersburg...