Thursday, April 26, 2012


I love surprises!

About 10 days ago I got a lovely surprise.
My friend Ginny ( a member of the Mason/Dixon
chapter of ATHA) sent me a box.
It arrived at the time that I was beginning to fee;
like a human being again.

The first thing I saw when I opened the box
was this cute tote bag.
The Mason/Dixon Chapter of ATHA is
preparing to participate in the
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
The first weekend in May.
 Ginny'said that she had been very busy
hooking these darling little sheep and attaching
them to tote bags for the festival.
Wouldn't you like to take your newly
purchased wool home in this cute tote?
 Included in the box was two large size woolen
skirts that she wanted me to give to my students.
These skirts are 100 percent wool and have lot of
material in them,
I have given them to my students who are
very grateful for the gift.  Thanks Ginny!
 In the package, for me, I'm not sharing!
was this large jar of trail mix.  Nuts, raisins
and some chocolate covered goodies.
Since I am supposed to eat lots of things with potassium
I need no excuse to munch on this delightful
treat off and on all day!
 Ginny also included a picture of this wonderful
oriental rug hooked by her mother, Mrs. Ruth Dietzel,
who passed away last year.
Mrs Dietzel was one  of the first people in the
hooking world that I met when I started to hook.
I spent many a pleasant hour with her.
Needless to say, Mrs. Dietzel was a wonderful
rug hooker.  Her oriental rugs were to
envy and drool over.
I thought you would enjoy seeing this rug.

Thanks again, Ginny for thinking of me.  It's great to have friends like you.

Until we meet again, be safe and be happy.

Monday, April 23, 2012


 A week ago today was the regular meeting
of the Boonsboro Chapter of ATHA.  This was the
first time since its inception, several years
ago. that an "outside" speaker had been
invited to give the program.
What a joy it was!

 Here is Margaret at the beginning of her program.
Her specialty is hooking with alternative
materials.  This Sunflower was a beauty.  The center
was all raised above the other hooking.
The petals were prodded and the materials were beautiful.
 Part of the audience.  Look at the intensity in
the backs - they were all ears!
 A lovely horses head
 These dragon flies were awesome!  The
materials were stunning.

This dragonfly was "glittery" and took
the eye of many of the attendees.

House and garden scene also done in alternatives.
Many of us, including me, were astonished by thenumber and types of materials
Margaret used. 
 This unfinished horse is Margarets current
project and it is a stunner!
These are the alternative materials that she
brought to show us and also she
very graciously snipped off some strips and let us
try hooking with them,

All in all, a very successful program.
Frankly, I have never seen this group of ladies 
so enthusitic about any thing.
Margaret really got their attention
and the room was alive and "abuzz"
when she completed her program,

I would like to say a personal "Thank You" to Margaret for coming to Boonsboro since I was the one that suggest her as our guest speaker.  She sure woke the attendees up with her wide array of rug and hooking materials.  Thank you, Margaret!

Hopefully the members of this chapter will see the great learning experiences that are available to chapters and make the most of them in the future.

Until next time - keep the hooks moving!

Sunday, April 15, 2012



This is Audrey Anne
as she appeared on Easter Sunday
dressed in her flower "bonnet."

She is two months old and
has brought so much joy into our lives,
She is the "fifth" generation
which makes me a great-great grandmother!

Some very nice things happened to our
family while I was being ill and could not participate.
I hope to catch up on all of the happenings very
However I feel this is the most important.
She is just about 8 pounds (she was very tiny when born)
and is just right for cuddling!

Even tho it has been a long time since I posted, I hope you won;t give up on me.  I am doing much better, almost feel well again, and am starting to go out again.  I read your blogs daily and hope that all of you are well, happy and enjoying this wonderful spring like weather.