Had a great time in Iowa with kids in tow as we went to our McGown Teacher's Workshop. It was cool and rainy, but had lots of fun hooking and learning new things. Since Katie is certified, she's considered a Senior (ha ha, finally deemed older than me for once!) so she was able to take some fun classes. She also taught a kilim rug that turned out great. I am a Junior student, so I did a fine cut piece called Birches and another piece called Fruit. It was out of my normal comfort zone doing fine cut, but I really liked it once I got started. You can use a lot of your scraps to those pieces. We also had a dyeing class with Cammie Bruce and it was exciting to see those pieces come out of the microwave and crockpots. We did some marbelizing and dip dyeing. I would encourage you to consider getting your McGown certification even if you don't ever want to teach. It's amazing what we can learn from others!
The weather is not cooperating here in Ohio for my garden which looks like a flood zone. My purple asparagus are under water and the leeks have washed away. But the blueberry bushes are blooming as are the fruit trees. I am looking forward to getting my other plants out into the raised beds out in my mini ocean!
Out next hooking adventure will be at Cherry Valley Lodge for the Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild spring meeting the weekend of May 20-22. Maybe we'll see you there.
Enjoy your hooking time when the rains keep you from weeding the flower beds!
PS...Katie's got all the pictures on her phone from Iowa so I'll let her post those