I am stopping in for a update on my hook-along. I set a goal for myself this weekend. I thought I would get the tree finished. I didn't. I have never felt hooking a rug, to be done by the seat of my pants. I had to stop and dye wool, for two days. My first batch, came out not a single color I was hoping for, I was hoping for green, and I got brown and a funny rust color. The second day I dyed wool, I finally got green but not the color of green I had in my head. It doesn't matter though, I love dyeing wool so much anytime I get to do that is just fun for me.
Here is my progress so far.
I think its going to be cute. Just not like I thought it would be, I think no matter what I am trying to hook or what style, it always comes out cartoony. Maybe its like how I really am. I can understand Spanish. But I quit speaking it because people would laugh and laugh because of my accent. I always wondered do I have a Spanish accent like Zsa Zsa Gabor? Well, my primitive rugs come out looking like that a cartoon accent. Aw well, its fun.
This weekend, I thought we would be finished working on the house. Nope, the guy is coming today to put into the carpet. On Saturday, I painted the island in the kitchen, while Ron put back baseboards. Then we decided at 2:00 we were almost finished, why not finish the laundry room. So we did. We ended up working 12 hours on Saturday.
We needed to go to the grocery store in the worst way, and while we were driving there, I got the bright idea to have all the kids to come over for a BBQ. I was going to the store anyway, so why not. I texted and they all said yes, so we had a dinner. It was fun, no furniture to speak of in the house. We sat outside until it got cold then we brought in lawn chairs and sat in the living room, and had a wonderful time just talking and laughing. Even though we were tired from working, it made this weekend so much fun. The food was great too, Ron just smoked the tri-tip all day, so it was a treat. I am so glad our family puts up with my hair brained ideas.
I hope things will get back to normal after this week. We are going to take a break from the rest of the painting. I can stand only so much chaos and then I have to take a break. My rug is calling my name so I am going to hook today, after I get a handle on all of the laundry, that I couldn't do because the washer and dryer went on a short vacation in the garage.
Have a wonderful Monday,
“Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places.” L.M. Montgomery.