What a difference one or two warm days can make. Today was the first day I got to play in the dirt and my body is already rebelling. Flowers are finally blooming. Here are some mini daffodils. They are just the sweetest little things.
Just your typical daffodil but cheery nonetheless.
I don't know the name of this low growing plant and could not find it even after searching the net. Anyone know?
LOVE my hyacinths. Heaven in the garden :)
This is probably the first time in years I am caught up with binding rugs. Well, they still all need steamed and a tag, but the binding is done, done, done. Oh, how good that feels. This is Berks County Floral, a Barbara Carroll pattern started at the ATHA biennial in October 2011. The picture is not very sharp but any pic I took with a flash or outside just ruined the background color. Funny. I hooked this rug while there was a pug in the house. If there is one thing you need to know is that pugs shed . . . A LOT!!! There are many pug hairs hooked in to this rug :)
In my last post, I was remiss in thanking Sheila for a wonderful birthday gift. She knew I was running low on my favorite reversible black wool and hunted it down and sent me a yard. Sheila is a fellow Buckeye hooker who I met after she won a give away of mine a few years ago. I am so lucky to call her friend :)
I must say, I LOVE my Snapdragon hooking frame. It is so easy to use and keeps the linen nice and tight. No more fighting with a frame!
This Friday I am off to West Virginia for three days of hooking with Susan Feller of Ruckman Mill Farm. Hopefully I can make lots of progress on my Magdalena runner. Here is my progress so far. I am already second guessing myself on color choices. I am thinking the colors are too bright (though not as bright in person). I try so hard to be a "dirty hooker", but always seem to fall a bit short. Since I like to reverse hook about as much as I like to bind, I will probably learn to like, or at least live with, my choices.
Off to the worm basket. I need to separate these so perhaps I can make a dent in the worms while hooking this rug.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)