This past week I began my super secret project. I started out slowly by dyeing some dark and mysterious wool for the background and drawing the design on linen. I was going to stop there, but I got drawn into it and excited to see some early results. This project will have a couple of different techniques in it and my beginning is looking good. I wanted to keep going and it’s a good thing I did, because the deadline is approaching and I will need to take it to a photographer for some good photos.
It’s so hard to do a secret project and not be able to show photos of it as I work along. This won’t be unveiled until August when it, and the other ones in the project, will be hung in the Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week show in Ohio.
I hosted my Breakfast Club ladies this past Friday. I always love a theme and this time it was a Chinese New Year. This is the Year of the Rooster. Do you know what your Chinese zodiac animal is? It depends on the year in which you were born. I’m a Dog, which is perfect for me, who loves dogs and has four at the moment. I’d love to adopt another, but I’m trying to be practical.
I found some great black and white graphics of the zodiac animals and printed out each friend’s animal and framed it. It’s traditionally good luck to give money in a red envelope on the New Year, so I made envelopes and put a “dollar bill” chocolate bar in each one. I love doing these details. I served a chicken recipe and others brought some delicious potluck food to share. I am blessed to have such a wonderful group of women friends and look forward to our gatherings each month.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the company of good friends.