Friday, May 22, 2009
We are having the hook-in now because Linda will be on vacation the first two weeks in June. I will be taking a break from work at the same time. Yippeee!!! Two weeks to do nothing but hook! (well, not quite!)
You may come on Wednesday any time during the day, afternoon or evening. We usually post the hook-in time as 6 p.m., but we are there from 10 a.m. to late in the evening, so it really doesn't matter how early you arrive.
I finally finished the flower basket rug (except for the binding). Now on to the next project. Haven't decided what it will be yet.
Hope to see lots of friends on Wednesday!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
My cats were the original inspiration for designing rugs. They have such wonderful personalities that I wanted to commemorate in some significant and lasting way. What better to remember them by than making a rug in their honor!
This is Tipper when she was a half-grown kitten (she is now 7 years old). She's sitting in one of the molds that I use in basketmaking.
And this is Tipper's rug. I liked the idea of putting black and white Tipper on a black and white tile floor, with a little red and green thrown in for contrast and to match those amazing emerald green eyes.
Years ago I worked at Chambersburg Hospital as a lab tech.
I found Wizzard walking in the hallway of the hospital one evening when I was leaving work at 11 p.m.! I took her home with me and tried unsuccessfully to find her caretaker. She ended up staying with me, of course. She is now 17 or 18 years old and is totally blind. She spends her time sleeping in the bathroom closet, coming out several times a day for a little walk and a bite to eat.
She's still a sweet and lovable girl.
When she was younger she had a very wise and mysterious quality about her. Since I found her under such unusual circumstances, she seemed kind of magical.
So she became The Cosmic Wizzard in my rug.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
These men are in Brad's unit. The motorcycle looks like fun, but I'm not so sure about that deadly looking weapon the one guy is holding.
The heritage day represented every war from French and Indian (1700's) until the present day. Each group is expected to provide a learning experience for the public. Unfortunately we spent so much time talking to Brad's unit that we didn't have time to take pictures of the other displays. It was a lovely day and lots of spectators came out for an opportunity to view the uniforms and equipment from the many different time periods.
Like I stated earlier, war isn't something I advocate. But it was an interesting and enjoyable day.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Now that the rain seems to be over (for the moment!) I think I can function again. All the wetness had me VERY depressed! Gray is NOT my favorite sky color! We are hoping that the seeds and plants in the garden survive being waterlogged.
So here she is, explaining a technique to several of our guests from Pittsburg.