Kathleen is a spunky, witty lady. It was so nice to learn more about her and get some hooking tips and inspiration from her. She was so sweet in bringing me a little gift bag that had the most luscious fuchsia colored wool; definitely cheery enough to chase off the winter blues. It was a bit of a downer when I woke up to an inch of snow on the ground this morning....who said anything about snow I shouted this morning. Hahaha. There was also a cute note pad and emery board set. Can't have any snags working on cross stitch. I can already imagine a design with Japanese Cherry Blossoms.
It is getting close to that time of year when our Nation's capitol is laced with the beautiful pink blossoms. I am still taken by these gorgeous trees and gift of PEACE. We have a weeping blooming cherry tree in our front yard in honor of those in D.C. and of the giant weeping cherry tree found at Gunston Hall. My little colonial/national monument in our yard.
Kathleen had been telling me about the hooked rug museum in Nova Scotia at the hook-in; she brought the March 2013 edition of Rug Hooking magazine with a feature article about the museum. She was generous in letting me read through it this week. I will see her again on Saturday at the Winterport Rug Hookers get together. I can't wait to dive into the pages for more inspiration and knowledge.
We both worked on our hooking projects before lunch.
My snowman is starting to get some meat on his bones.
I served spinach quiche with a cranberry, walnut, mandarin orange salad with raspberry vinergarette and sweet honey cornbread. I told Kathleen I was really pushing for spring with such a "springy" lunch; I am over winter. Hahaha. After lunch we chatted about cross stitch as she browsed through my pattern files. I picked up on my C@HRH for a few stitches and she worked more on her rug. She did bring her current stitch project to show me; Fresh Eggs by Cedar Hill.
I look forward to meeting the ladies next Saturday; if they are anything like Kathleen it should be great fun. Thank you Kathleen for making your way in from the coast to spend the day with me. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Keep on stitching and hooking.