Well, early tomorrow morning, I am heading to Peterborough for a 4-day hooking and teaching extravaganza.
When I arrive tomorrow, my friend Jane is hosting her hooking group at her home for the afternoon - hopefully on a sunny deck. Then off to a friend's art show tomorrow night.
Then Saturday, a short jaunt to Trent School of Rug Hooking where I am teaching the Wide Cut section of the Teacher Trainee program for the OHCG. I can't believe how much stuff I have to take - no less than if I were teaching for the whole week, that's for sure!!!
I decided to be smart and put all my books and teaching materials in a large suitcase instead of the many boxes and baskets I have used in the past. It is a brilliant idea, until you have to move it up the stairs. Yikes - no lifting at all, just rolling up one step at a time. I think the technical term is "bumping up the stairs".
While I'm there, I'm doing a Show Case for a week-long class for next year. It's about hooking mats from photographs and how to use your computer at each stage of design, enlarge, colour plan and checking progress.
Here's a little mat that I finished to take. I felt I needed one more sample to go with what I already had.
Here's the picture I used.
And here's the little mat
Not sure why the photo looks so dark here - a scan of a print, I guess. I have a few others to show as well - all small "sketches" that I have done over the last year - mostly for gifts. I don't think any of them are larger than 12 x 16. A good project to do in a week, I think.
By the time I am ready to post again, I should have lots of "show and tell", which is something we all love.
Till then, enjoy the great weather. Somehow this image seems very suitable.