Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Zip and I had a quiet relaxing weekend. No visitors, no visits with anyone. We just stayed home and enjoyed the nice spring weather and worked on our own interests. He played the guitar and worked in the garden. I hooked and cooked.
The hooking is done on my two star mats. They are about 10 inches in diameter. As you can see I've been using up leftovers- same colors in several mats. I've always thought of myself as a primitive hooker, so am surprised at the *narrowness* of some of these strips from the past.
And I started this chicken mat, which has caused me a lot of reverse hooking trying to get the colors to work with a limited pallette. I tried several different wing colors. Then got stuck with what to do about the background because the eggs are light and the chicken is dark! Waaaaah!!! What does it matter on something so small and foolish???
So I end up cutting more strips, when I'm trying to get rid of extras. The green background I planned didn't work at all!
Those are my hooking efforts of the weekend.
We had an early morning thunder storm. The first of the season.
The sun is now shining. Everything looks so green and fresh.
Over the weekend Zip put compost and leaves on the garden and rototilled it under. The plot in the foreground is our garden for this year. The other bare area beyond was the one we used last year. When it's a wet year, the lower ground doesn't dry out fast enough to work in the spring, so we decided to move up the hill for better drainage.
Don't our pear trees look lovely in blossom?
This is going to be a busy week with the workshop at Grant Street Woolworks on Thurs., Fri., and Sat.
I am soooo looking forward to it!!!