Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

I'm back in the saddle again, after weeks of prepping for and celebrating the holidays.  I've been filling out applications, buying insurance and booking hotel rooms for our shows this year, which I've listed in the side bar on the right side of the blog.  I will post them to Facebook as well.  

My resolution this year is to get through the pile of UFOs in my studio.  They include the big bird rug I started in August and put aside, the sheep mat I started in September, the proddy I call the Rug in the Grey Flannel suit that I started several years ago, and the large basket weave hit-or-miss that is also several years old.  There are many smaller things that need finishing, too, but I won't bore you with that list.  I'm thinking if I commit to posting some sort of finish every Friday I'll feel obligated to get to them.  We'll see.

I've been tending to my poor little old Jack Russell Terrier Cairo, who tore a ligament in one of his hind legs last week.  He has to lose a pound, and stay quiet for several weeks.  No surgery -- he is 14 and the anesthesia would probably kill him -- just rest for the inflammation and to let scar tissue form and stabilize the leg.  It is like having a baby again.  My biceps are getting a work out because I carry him everywhere.

We have our first below freezing weather today -- even a few flurries -- but the temps are ring up again in a day or so.  Such a mild winter -- much needed after last year's cold and snowy one.  It's a good time to get hooking.


Julia said...

So sorry about you little dog. I bet he love being carried around especially in winter. I hope he heals fast.

I have a long list of things to finish but only one rug to finish, I got lots done when I had to put up my broken foot.

I've started to take down some of my many Christmas decorations but leaving the tree and nativity till Epiphany on the 6th. I know I'm not cool but this is a special birthday we celebrate.

Wishing you a great year.

acorn hollow said...

So sorry about your little dog it is so hard when they are sick.

HCRAG said...


I am the program director for the Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild and would like to contact Kathleen Herbert, does anyone have contact information for her?

Thank you,
Ellen DiClemente