Monday, March 16, 2009

Today is what I call a soup and hot tea day. It is raining, it isn't raining. it's cold and it's not cold - Mother Nature simply can't make up her mind. Its a great day for sleeping! Also, a great day for pursuing all those hobbies you haven't had time for - what a wonderful day for hooking!

I have spent the morning gathering together the materials for my stitches class which I am teaching again on Friday the 27th. It has been very gratifying to me that so many people liked the results of my first stitches class. They loved the design that Pat did for me so that I could teach this. It was perfect to accomplish 6 or 7 different techniques that add so much to hooking without embellishing with non-wool materials.

I spent the rest of the morning working on my parrot piece. I have about half of the background done and I am pleased with the way it coming along.

My sculpting class on Saturday seemed to be a success. The ladies stayed until almost 5 when I had planned to quit about 3 - so they must have been enjoying themselves. Of course, I took a few pictures.

Here are Jill, Carol, and Patti hard at work. I am so proud of Carol. She is just finishing her very first piece of hooking and here she is taking a sculpting class. She did a great job and showed a lot of determination in getting it right. She is an assest to the hooking group.

Jill has her back to us but you can see the strawberry that she has already hooked. She couldn't get over how much you could cut and not have all of the hooking fall out! Judith is also working hard in this picture. I received an e-mail from her this morning telling me she had finished all of the strawberries and just had a leaf to do. She is so excited about the piece, she was anxious to go home and finish. The said that I had gotten her interested in hooking again. She also is a quilter and had put her hooking aside for some little time. It makes me feel good to get someone hooking again.

I had a very nice phone call from Pat yesterday afternoon. Thank you Pat for caring. You will never know how much that call meant to me. When one is alone to know that someone cares is a joy beyond belief. Thank you again.

I have just one more picture for this posting. As always, the supervisor was in attendance.

I hope everyone is having a great day and that you all are enjoying the fact that spring is nearly here. Here is my final thought for this posting:

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller


weaverpat said...

Thank you, Doris, for your kind words. And give the darling Eloise a smooch for me.

Mary said...

Hi Doris-Looks like you had yet another fun class. Looking forward to seeing you next Friday!