Tuesday, March 15, 2011

First sign of spring

I haven't gotten too far on my rug hooking project. I"m just working on the background now. The barn red house was a plaid wool. It was a bit thicker of wool fabric, so it's really heavy. But I like the bits of black that show through when hooked. It gives it a textured appearance. But, I found it's a lot easier to hook with the plain, overdyed wool, rather than a thicker plaid.

The cold bug that hit my kids hit me, and my husband this weekend. The dirty house is really bugging me, so that's a good sign that I'm feeling better. I just wish the house would dust itself so that I wouldn't have to take the time to do it! :-) I think I would rather be rug hooking. I also have a punch needle project that I drew up several weeks ago that needs to be done.

Saw the first sign of spring this past Sunday ~ our first hot air balloon! The Windy City Balloon Port is in the next town over. We regularly see the balloons during summer. It's nice to watch from the ground. (I admit, I wouldn't go up in one.)

Got the schedules for driver's ed this summer. All three of them have different time slots. Andrew and Matt do have the same class time, but behind the wheel are on different days. So, all of June will be spent driving back and forth to school. (ok, my kids said "they" will be driving back and forth~ I'll be the passenger. HELP!)

~*~ Laura ~*~


Courtney said...

Your little house mat is great. I really like the red plaid too. Good luck with the student drivers! I remember those days. It's so hard not to try to brake in the passenger seat...not to mention the attempts to squelch the squealing you want to do!
Take care,

Michele said...

Which is scarier...a hot air balloon ride or teaching 3 teens to drive??? =0)