It's been an amazing week. First I would like to thank all of those concerned about the tornado's here in Oklahoma. One of the local towns suffered quite a bit of damage and many lost there homes. As the surrounding communities pull together to help one another somehow life goes on for those affected. The worst part is not the material things but the loss of life. I am especially saddened by the heartache of the families that lost children. Just makes my heart ache for all the family and friends that knew these little ones. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those with this tremendous loss.
Our ebay group leader Kelley thought we all needed a bit of sunshine and came up with the idea for a challenge to make a sunflower. This is the one I came up with!
I attended the Star of Texas Rug Hooking Camp in Tyler, Texas last week and really enjoyed the time I spent visiting with some of the gals I met last year. Of course there was lots of inspiration to see with all the wonderful rugs that were presented at the rug show. Hope you enjoy looking at a few of them.
I took an oxford punch class with Frank Bielec. He is such a wonderful teacher. Not only do you learn all kinds of new things you hear such funny stories that always keeps you smiling. There was a total of 9 of us in the class. This is part of the group. We all were there right up until the end.
These four gals were also from Oklahoma and were such fun. They all came from the Broken Bow area and this was the first time they had ever worked with wool to make a rug and they made some outstanding projects! I think they are hooked :)
Frank treated each of us to our own special rug. Just name anything and he would draw you a pattern.
For my rug I chose a farm scene with chickens, cows, a house, flowers and a flag. I was simply amazed at how fast he can draw.....
Well I hope to show you more rugs and some of the projects I made in the upcoming days. I've got a bit of catching up to do around the old farm place first. The laundry basket is spilling over and the tomato and pepper plants are hiding in the weeds :(
Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day and remember to say a prayer of thanks for all of those who have served and are serving today for our country. We wouldn't have the comfort of FREEDOM if it were not for the sacrifices that have been made!