I haven't posted in a while. We had another death in the family and I've just been dragging around. But I think I'm ready to move forward and get in a better mood.
I went to a rug hook-in last weekend in Terre Haute. The weather getting there was not pleasant, as it rained almost the whole way there. But the hook-in was a lot of fun. I sat with 3 other hookers from the Toledo, Ohio area. They were great women and made me feel part of their group. The hook-in actually took place in an old barn that's been renovated. It's called Sycamore Farms. It sits next to a bed and breakfast called ButtonWoods. We had a lovely fancy luncheon in the restaurant at the bed and breakfast. I think the restaurant is now closed to the public due to economic reasons, but the bed and breakfast is still open. Wendy Miller of The Red Saltbox was hosting the hook-in. There were no classes, but all the hookers came home with a bag of rug hooking goodies - 2 nice pieces of wool, a pattern drawn by Wendy especially for the hook-in and a small hooked bird pin. I had a great time and was thrilled to get out of the house and have something enjoyable to do.
The best part of the day happened on the way home. The weather once again turned ugly as I drove the 3 hours home. I was not too far away from home when a rainbow appeared. Then another rainbow appeared to the left of the first one. Amazingly, you could see both rainbows completely touching the ground from end to end which I don't think I've ever seen before. People were pulled off the road taking pictures and staring in wonder at the sight! It was truly one of the more beautiful things I've seen lately. The main rainbow had the bright colors on the left and the second rainbow had the bright colors on the right so they were exact opposites of each other. They stayed in the sky where you could see both ends touching the ground for probably 20 minutes. Needless to say, it really made a great day for me even better.
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My Latest Projects
These are some of the rug hooking and wool felt projects that I've worked on recently.