I wanted to answer Gayle's query about the pineapple mats at the LIGRA show. I believe Norma Batastini of Hand in Heart Rug Hooking taught the pineapple class to the guild.
I've been hooking away -- the Long Island Fiber Festival is coming up a week from Saturday and Barb and I will be vending there. I've had a welcome mat in my head for awhile now, so I drew it out on monday and had it hooked by Tuesday afternoon. It took about 6 hours to complete. I hooked it with a hit or miss border and the same background as Mary's Runner, so they relate. I am pleased with it.
I was so pleased with it, I started a chair pad to match. These two pieces were not what I planned to work on this week, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. The flash washed the picture out -- the chair pad isn't nearly that bright.
On the lobster front: I think have decided on the large black and white squares,with maybe red piping to finish . . .
Hope all you moms have a wonderful Mother's Day.