Tuesday, May 19, 2015

This Week


Here is what I have been up to this past week.

Rug Hooking

I am nearly finished with the hooking of a very large tree and bird rug which I plan on hanging on the soffit of my kitchen. I have about an hour of hooking left and then need to check for missed spaces. After that, the binding! The picture shows a portion of the rug.


I'm currently reading The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett, a book I never read as a kid. I remembering seeing a movie version, but the book is so much better.

Also in the middle of Oxygen by Carol Cassella. This is a medical mystery/thriller which I have a hard time putting down.


Took a lovely walk today in the Skidmore College North Woods with my brother. We specifically love looking for birds, but also enjoy the peace and quiet. Woodland flowers were in bloom.


I continue plugging along on my beginner projects. I have a rug on my loom at home, and am working on placemats at the Weaving Studio where I take class. I am not happy with my rug as I am not getting the warp to disappear as the pattern calls for. It's a learning process!

Here's where I'm headed next. I took this picture on a trip to Ireland in April.

Colors are bright and beautiful!

Newest Bird on My Life List

I was visiting the nearby town of Galway, New York, and I spotted a Yellow-Rumped Warbler. A real find, as they are quite small. I just love birds!!

Have a great week!


Gayle said...

Wow - I LOVE that long rug you're making - what a clever design! It'll add a lot to your room when you finish it and get it hung, huh? Last weekend was the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival here in Utah - you'll have to come some year - I know they have participants from all over the world.

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

I'd like nothing better than to go birding out West. My brother and I are constantly on the lookout for new birds. Can always dream....