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Thursday, November 17, 2011


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.


  1. Oh Pat I am so sorry to hear you have not been well. I hope the kitties gave you lots of extra lovin' to speed your recovery :-)

    Your blue wool for the braids cardigan is beautiful and it will look just great with the silk scarf, you will have to model the entire ensemble for us when you are finished.

    Lovely rugs you have featured!

  2. Glad you are feeling better! Now get out and enjoy this fall before it disappears! Hope the kids took care of you! Love your cardigan color!

  3. Hi Pat. . . so sorry to hear about the stressful situation with your mother and that card companies. . . . I am so glad you got to go to the hookin and that you are feeling much better. . . Pat the sweater is absolutely gorgeous you do such great work. . . I really do love the color you chose. . . I love the dog rug. so realistic. . . so take care of yourself ,relax put your feet , let all your stress melt away. . .
    hope to see you soon
    love you Nettie

  4. Hope you're feeling better, Lord love your heart. Stress has miserable effects on your health.

    The rugs are just amazing, your cardigan yarn is lovely. Blessings!

  5. Oh, man, I know how it is when you are married to the bathroom! Glad you are better now! Yep, nerves can do that to you!

    Love the blue yard in that pattern, I think it's better than the brown, your pretty work would have been lost. The scarf is gorgeous!

    The rugs are fabulous, gotta love that dog!

  6. I am so sorry that you have been so ill ...I do hope you are feeling better. I know a couple of people with IBS and they didn't loose weight. Stress seems to be the catalyst for many ills ...especially the back and the bowel. You may only have an imflamed ares that will calm down soon. If it is IBS everyone seems to be different. As well as monotoring stress, take note of what you have eaten over the previous 24 hours ...skins of fruit can be a problem ...minced beef and burgers also and whole seeds and grains like you find on rolls and in special bread ...all can agrivate a senstive area and cause pain.
    I do hope your Mum is ok and everything is sorted

    That wool is perfect for that scarf ...stunning colours ....and I love all those rugs ...not sure which is my favourite.
    Keep strong ...sorry I went on a bit xx

  7. Those rugs are beautiful. Glad you are feeling better. Stress can bring on a lot of nasty after-effects.

  8. Pat ~
    I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. It's not fun being sick.
    Thanks for the rug show. Pat is one heck of a hooker!!!
    Love the color of your knitting.
    Pug hugs :)

  9. I'm sorry about your being out of sort for a while but I'm glad that you are feeling better.

    The rugs are all beautiful. I hope that you had a great time at the hook in.

    I'm turning in and I'm late to get to bed again tonight. Hugs. JB

  10. Sorry the stress got the best of you Pat. Had the same thing the day before the wedding when I woke up to the radio telling us of the snow about to hit the next day. My insides heard it and I let it get the best of me. Glad you were feeling better to get out on Monday. Love that tree near the parking lot. I remember standing under it for a picture with the B&G group back in 2003! always thought it would be fun to hook out there on a beautiful day.
    Hope you continue to feel better and hope you make it to the hook in on Thursday soon. Everyone misses you!

  11. Pat, I'm so glad your feeling better! Isn't it amazing what stress can do to a person?

    Everyone of these rugs are beautiful. What a talented woman.

    We only have one tree that still has it's leaves. Fall sure didn't last to long.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Zip and your family.

  12. Hi Pat ...just stop by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving...
    love Nettie


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