Yesterday's rain washed all the snow away. When I let Cairo out into the backyard this morning, it was 45 degrees, the birds were singing, and the sun was shining. Because it has been such a mild winter, Pete threw some spinach and lettuce seeds into the raised beds and covered them with clear plastic and the seeds have sprouted! Such weird weather . . .
The Peconic Ruggers New Year party was a great success. We had a smorgasbord -- Louise's fabulous vegetarian lasagna, chili, chicken sate, fresh bread, salad, hummus, blueberry pie, assorted Italian pastries, and Judy's incredible homemade eggnog. We ate a lot and talked a lot and hooked a little. As usual, I forgot my camera, but I did take a few shots with my phone.
Here's the gang hard at work . . . .
This is Sally's Uncle Sam, a free pattern from an old issue of Rug Hooking magazine.
Jennifer worked on her Whale of a Tale rug from our class last summer.
Sue brought her version of my Garden Cat pattern, which she hooked for a neighbor with a white cat.
We had a lovely afternoon -- thank you, Louise, for hosting us!