A couple bloggers have mentioned buying pansies for a flower fix. I had to stop at Walmart on the way home today and was hoping they would have some, but they did not. They did have these sweet little hyacinths for only $.98 a pot. (I need to get some moss to hide the pots.) Next to Walmart is a Home Depot and I was sure they would have pansies. Sigh . . . not at HD either. They did have a sweet little Johnny Jump Up in a burgundy/yellow stripe, but I was too cheap to pay $3.98 for one plant in a small pot.
There will be lots of hookin' going on the next couple of weeks. Tomorrow night the Hidden Hills Hookers meet. We will be working on a little mat to trade at Katie Allman's hook-in this June.
Saturday is the Wool Yankers hook-in ~ only a half hour or so away. I almost never get to hook so close to home.
I've made some progress on What Nots, though not as much as I had hoped. I wanted to finish it before heading to Susan Feller's Retreat in the (West Virginia) Mountains on Friday the 11th. This will be my third year going and it's just a great bunch of hookers. I think I figured out why I stopped hooking this rug. It is that big orange bird. It's just too ORANGE! I may be doing some reverse hooking. Another problem is that I have trouble hooking inside the lines and using such a wide cut (mostly a 9.5) the motifs tend to grow. I'm trying really hard to do a better job with that. At least there is a light at the end of the tunnel and even if it's not done before WV, it will be close. All I will have left to do is background and I enjoy hooking that since it's totally mindless ~and I have very little mind left :)
We actually had two days of spring. We are thankfully not back to winter but it's once again just a little too chilly to be working outside. (OK. I'm a wuss.) I took advantage of those two days and started to do a bit of yard work. Of course, so much more to do but it felt good getting a start on it.
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Pug hugs :)