It seems like a long time since I last posted.
I started this month with cheerful motivation to do lots of new projects. Then illness hit me upside the head. It started the day after I had a very stressful incident over my Mom's long distance phone card which involved dealing with the phone card company and my credit card company, and Mom. By the time the whole thing was resolved, I was a nervous wreck. And then the intestinal disruption started. And on and on it went for over a week. The bathroom was my best friend and worst enemy. There was no getting away from it! I could not go anywhere for a week.
At first I thought it was an intestinal flu, but now am wondering about irritable bowel syndrome. I have all the symptoms (except weight loss!!!). From now on when I get this affliction, I should take note of the stress level preceding the incident.
I was able to get some knitting done. I started my Braids Cardigan in the brown wool and then decided that the color was too dark to show the braid pattern effectively. So I selected a blue yarn and awaited it's arrival. Since there wasn't much else that I felt up to getting involved in, it seemed a long time coming!
I chose the color to go with a silk scarf that was a gift from my dear friend Willa. She hand dyed this beauty. I think they will look nice together.
On Monday I finally felt as though I could go out of the house and make it to the Blue and Gray hook-in without having to wear Depends! Just joking!!!
It was nice to get out and talk to other hookers after my seemingly long confinement.
I didn't get any group shots, too busy talking.
Our featured Hooker of the Month was Pat Donahue. I hope I spelled that right!
She is a very talented primitive hooker. Her colors are perfection!
This flower basket is my favorite!
This is only a portion of the rug. It was so large that I couldn't get a full shot without standing on a chair (which I did not attempt!)
Isn't this dog portrait wonderful??? Even in a wide cut, it's so realistic.
The day was lovely for the drive down to Biglerville. There were only a few trees left with leaves still on them, but they were the ones with very rich exciting colors. I wanted to stop and photograph every one, but driving on the narrow curvy roads with no place to pull off didn't allow it.
This lovely tree was at the edge of the parking lot at the church where we held the hook-in.
Hope next time I post I will have some rug progress to show.