Had a wonderful time at Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, OH at our Buckeye State Guild Retreat. My teacher Donna Hrkman did a marvelous job teaching us and offering encouragement on our work. Laura and I both worked on our McGown workshop patterns that she has to show and tell and I have to teach in March. Laura's dog a Mt Bernese is lovely. I am composing a bird rug called Birds of a Feather from Fritz Mitnik. Thought I would make some of my birds the uncommon ones that don't get much attention so I made a Nuthatch, a Robin, BlueJay, Red winged Blackbird and a Cardinal. Have ripped that cardinal out twice now. Wanted to do a mama one as it seems everyone makes the beautiful red male but have sweated over that enough and will now succum to the male. Sometimes we stress too much and just need to hook it. Have been studying bird books, have a new feeder at the dining room window that we like to watch during the dinner hour. Amazing how intricate God made these creatures. Wonderful to hear them sing praises to their creator every day.
Had my last class this am with the Tues morning girls. I will miss everyone all summer but it also is an opportunity to get ready for the fall projects. Everyone needs catch up time but I will miss the fellowship that these ladies offer.
Stay tuned for some news in the coming week for Fall Classes in new locations. Great things happening.
Mark your calendars for Kingwood Center June 18.......10am-4pm Great vendors and rug show. We have expanded to two rooms at the center so all are welcome to this great event. Please be sure to bring your first rug or piece that you hooked. Peer Judging for $100 gift basket of wools and sundries. Auction of hooking items. Proceeds from auction to go to our charity this year- Ashland Pregnancy Center. Items welcome for the auction- perhaps you have a pattern that you will never finish or wool that you aren't in need of that will go for a good cause. Thank you in advance for your support. Katie and Laura