I needed some wool for finishing up a little punch needle keep I did, so this morning I ran down the lane for a quick visit with my good friend, Cathy, from Red Barn Rugs (sorry - no blog, no website....Shame on you Cathy!)
I had every intention of finishing up the keep to show you and to post a photo of the progress (read, lack thereof) on my Welcome Cats rug (yes, Lauren and Kimberly, it IS on the frame and a few worms have been pulled), but the finish didn't happen, and the battery camera batteries died (aw shucks) - so that will need to wait for another day. But thought I'd share some of what Cathy's been working on these days (and trust me - it's a lot better than what I have to show you anyway):
(Love the little rolled curls of wool for her fleece!)
Cathy taught a "master's class" this past week. (No I did not go....are you KIDDING me??!!!) This is Cathy's progress on "The Gleaners":
Based on this original:
Wow. Just wow I say.....
So much talent...and none of it mine. Sigh.
Some of you have inquired about Little Crow and I thank you so much for your concern. The (second) surgery, which was two weeks ago tomorrow, went smoothly - it was less invasive than the first, and this time the nerve block worked. Yea! Unfortunately, it was not successful either. We were left with a follow-up appointment in two weeks and a "I'll-consult-with-my-colleagues-but-really-don't know-what-to-tell-you" prognosis. After the second surgery, the surgeon had said that if this didn't work, the only option left would be removing the knee cap, and he wouldn't recommend that. Uh, duh.
Well, gotta scoot. I have tests to grade, papers to read, and a final exam to tweak. (Yeah, you all get to tweak your decor, and I'm tweaking business law exams. Daddy always said "life isn't fair...")
The snow has begun in earnest here now. They are saying we're in for 8-12". The only good thing is that that is less than the 9-15" they were predicting yesterday. Shirlee - is your Kentucky homestead still up for swap?