On Monday, there was a rug hooking day with the Critchlow Rug Hooking Guild. What a fun day that was. I traced a couple of patterns onto linen burlap to do this year. And I took a original Bluenose pattern to show & share piece that I had purchased in New Brunswick a few years back.
Norma worked on this sweet piece, in memory of her mother.
The day at the church, with the Critchlow Guild lasted from 9:30am to 3:30pm, much like my weekly meetings with the Miramichi Rug Hooking Guild. I enjoy rug hooking & will be home to see them soon, after Mother's Day!
A New Gadget!
A black & white zebra? No.
A ceramic houndstooth heart? Yes.
If in doubt with choices, it really plays to audition the choices through your camera. I have even found mistakes in my quilting, with this technique.
I will show the bag that took me days upon days, to make on the next blog. It is one way to help keep me organized. This is the year of 'organizing'!
I was at cousin Ann's place & fell in love with her front garden! How beautiful is the colour of spring?
Farewell Dinner With The Sew What's, Sewing Group
I asked John to write down what we had for the dinner & here is our Indonesian Dinner menu!
Babi Ketjap - Pork tenderloin in a Sweet Soy Sauce with spices
Sambal Telor - Hard boiled eggs in a coconut/curry sauce
Nasi Goreng Ajam - Chicken Fried Rice
Gado Gado - Blanched Fresh Vegetables with a peanut/coconut sauce
Chicken Stir Fry - Fresh vegetables stir fried with chicken & spices
Dessert - Fresh Fruit Salad
And a wonderful evening unfolded...
Then it was a sit around time looking through Junes magazines.
John also put together 'doggie bags' for those that wanted to take some food away. Of course I took some away & had it for lunch the next day. It had to be all gone before Bill's return as he has a nut allergy. So I made that happen! lol
Susan, the Magnolia Tree
Well I've touched base on fun & freinds, now for the family. I went to the nursing home to see my Mom. She's now 84 years old & with the numerous mini strokes has memory & speak problems.
She cried twice whilst I was there & I would just comfort her, the frustration she must be having with this life change in a very controlled nursing home. She cannot live on her own anymore & is well cared for there & is safe.
Mom & I, doing a 'selfie'.
She thought that this was a great thing, a selfie photo & was looking & laughing.
A nurse came in when I was leaving & asked who the beautiful woman was, who was visiting her? I looked around too, she was referring to me, how kind! Mom replied 'This is my daughter.' I nearly fell over as she usually doesn't remember much. She knew me, maybe not by name...but she knew me. She then walked with her wheeled walker, down to the elevator with me. Hugged & kissed me good-bye, I don't know when I'll see her again but she knew me. :-)
Next week will be one of deadlines as I pack to go home again.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Have a wonderful week...mine is going to be a blurr!
Thought for this week.
'May you do what you love and love what you do!'