The journey toward Spring seems to be a long one.
At least we did not get quite the mess that was predicted- snow, freezing rain, sleet and dire road conditions- until lunch time today.
Yesterday I had a routine doctor visit. I talked to her about the fact that I have No Energy. We discussed seasonal depression and history of depression and decided that medication was probably not the way to go. She said that my thyroid is 'sluggish' and recommended medication for that in hopes that it will perk me up a bit. There was the mild lecture about Losing Weight. Now that's depressing!!!
On the whole, I'm doing pretty good for an old fat lady.
The week ahead is going to be filled with sewing for Brad and Kami. They are going to a large WW2 event at Fort Indiantown Gap next week and there are lots of orders that need to be finished. After that I have been promised a vacation so I can do some fun crafty things.
Meanwhile, the cats entertain (pester) me by hanging about on the sewing table. Izzy sits on top of my embroidery machine, looks out onto the front porch and issues verbal threats to the stray kitties who gather to eat.
Oh, she now sees a more reachable victim.
Yeek! Look at the CAT HAIR on the dust cover of the machine!
Is that a raccoon in the trash can???
Only Reggie innocently playing in the papers, threads and fabric scraps.
Hehehe! Don't I look like the Evil Big Sister???
Recently some of the rugs that I had loaned to Linda at Grant Street to hang on the walls of the shop have returned home. This the first rug I ever hooked.
My sister and I first became interested in rughooking after seeing an exhibit at the Washington County Art Museum in Hagerstown, MD. They were featuring rug artists Mary Ann Storm, her mother and grandmother. We contacted Mary Ann and found that she gave lessons. We were ready!!!
I wanted a rug that was dark and primitive. I had collected a small stash of recycled wool, a limited palette. With help from my teacher, I dyed the greens for leaves and grass. I hate to admit how long it took me to hook this rug!
My Amish couple rug is progressing onward. You will notice that the man's hair kind of blends into the background.
I yanked out the plaid that I used for the outline and put in black instead. A small change, but I think for the better. I'm not sure yet if I like that sawtooth border. I may have to give that some more thought. But is it worth the effort for such a silly piece???
Well, that's it. Hasn't been a very exciting week. LOL!
Hope at least some of you are having a much more active life!