Early this week my mom ended up back in the hospital. You may recall she was in the end of January suffering from CHF ( congestive heart failure). Turns out this condition is rather tricky to get under control as she felt good for a week and then started having difficulties breathing. So monday morning she was admitted back into the hospital. Then the weather here turned wicked cold and we had an icey shower with winds that tore at your face like a knife. This entryway to the hospital became a familiar site as I trudged back and forth to the hospital for a couple of days and nights! But today she was released and wouldn't you know it right at the same time as my dentist appointment! My first time going to this dentist so I didn't want to be late or change my appointment as I've had to wait for some time to get in. But everything worked out Wow!....my new dentist has one heck of a nice office! When I got there I thought I was walking into a fancy ski lodge! The waiting room is huge with a beautiful stone fireplace and big comfy couches and big screen TV... maybe I'll take some pics when I go back for a little tooth repair in a couple of months.
Makes going to the dentist a little less stressful I guess.
But the bright spot for the week was we were still able to meet for our 2nd Tuesday of the month hook-in. Lisa is working on yet another new rug! A wonderul rendition of a heart shaped rug she found online. Sharon is binding her horse rug in the forefront there.
Lisa also has a goal to finish some of the many rugs she has started but not completed. This America rug is one she finished hooking and pattern is from Red Barn Rugs!
I love all the wools in this one!! Good job Lisa now don't forget to bind it!!
Cindy is working on this wonderful wool appliqué and rug hooking combined piece! She took a class recently where they were taught how to do this! What a great rug this will be when done! I would love to try this technique at some point in time! I looks so fun and whimsical!
Louise is now learning to bind her very first rug! She is using a wool binding and learning the technique. She has picked out wools for her next rug too! Way to go Louise! I think we are going to see some beautiful rugs from this lady in the future! She is very determined and loves the craft so far!
Cindy is helping Janet plan her second rug hooking project! I love how these gals are not afraid to take some linen and just draw a simple design to hook! It's the best way when one is learning... and your rug will be special in that you were the designer and artist! Makes it all the more exciting to see your own ideas transpire and come to life in this art form!
I couldn't help but snap this photo of Pat who found this cozy spot to sit in the sun and stitch on a wool applique project! Made me want to curl up in the chair next to her for a much needed nap!
Debbie takes refreshment while stitching on her wool applique quilt, a design called Settlers Pride by Maggie Bonanomi! It's almost complete! The wools are so rich and this pattern is one of my all time favorites!
After the rocky start I hope the week will end on a better note! Tomorrow I have an appointment to get our taxes done.... so keep your fingers crossed for me! Don't need any more rocks to navigate around this week!
Hope your week is off to a good start!