Here is what I have been up to this past week.
Rug HookingI 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.
ReadingI'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.
WalkingTook 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.
WeavingI 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 ListI 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!