Spring is so slow to arrive here this year! It's been rather painful reading other's blogs who have tender shoots of Spring flowers bursting through the soil already. My resident crow in the flower box on the front deck however, is sporting his Spring wool scarf. Heaven's to Betsy wool in case you're wondering.
I had to show you the progress in the front yard. That's green grass by golly. If the cold weather doesn't let up we'll be mowing grass around the snow banks. The ice fisherman in the neighborhood keep us informed about the ice on the lakes. People are still driving on the ice to fish. My neighbor Al said yesterday that there is at least two feet of ice on the lakes yet. Since we are in a country where lakes of all sorts and sizes surround us for miles, we know the weather as a rule doesn't warm up until the ice goes out........ hmmmmm.
(I have a bad habit of throwing my snippets on the floor while hooking)
Progressing better than the weather, I had a good afternoon and late night of hooking yesterday. I am digging deeper into my stash for the antique black background wool now. Thought I had dyed enough of a black with a red base wool but didn't end up liking the wool itself. It shredded a little with the number 6 cut I'm using. I switched to a more solid weight wool that has an antique green over dye and it's working better. My mind is already transitioning to what my next project will be and I have at least another few days of hooking left on this and then the binding. I am slowing down a little to give my hands a break.
Thank-you everyone for asking about my rug hooking students. Some have finished their projects and some are hooking more coasters and starting small kits. Two have ordered a nice frame like mine you see in the above photo. They are really excited to get them. We are working on trying to meet regularly here in my studio a couple of evenings a month to hook together. It's taking time for me to organize the next phase in all of this but I can see that almost all of them are hooked on hooking!