It feels like I have been hooking this rug forever. It was started about six weeks ago at Cedar Lakes rug camp in West Virginia. I am finally close to finishing.
It's Mayfly time in northern Ohio. (We also call them Canadian soldiers and supposedly the Canadians call them American soldiers.) Mayflies are aquatic insects belonging to the order Ephemeroptera. This order is part of an ancient group of insects termed the Palaeoptera, which also contains dragonflies and damselflies. It is supposed to be a sign that the lake (Erie) is healthy, but they just totally freak me out. They don't bite or poop and only live about 24 hours, though they hatch for several days. I have this crazy fear of them. It's totally irrational, but when one lands on me ~ ARGH! I'm like a crazy woman. (And the area of town that I live in doesn't have them nearly as bad as some other areas.)