Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Books and Hooks

 

Books


I have about 30 cozy mystery softback books I'd love to swap with someone.
Most are newer titles.
If you or someone you know would be interested in trading box for box let me know.
  I'm ready to read some new cozies. Love that genre- light and easy.
Speaking of reads, I am in a small book club aka three women drinking wine and talking some about a book.
Anyway we are reading Gilead by Marilynn Robinson and I highly recommend it.


Hooks


Today I resumed post-Cmas instruction with a small group of hookers. 
These women attend a nearby day centre for people with mental illnesses. 
An employee and I started the group about ten years ago. 
That woman has since retired but a
wonderful (and certified) rug teacher helps me now. 
Besides showing great courage in the face of trials,
 these ladies have proven to be creative rug hookers. 
Here are a few of the rugs they are currently working on:












 The deer standing in the water is being hooked by a legally blind woman.
One of us hooks the outline and she fills in OR we use a
row of safety pins to guide her.
That idea came from the group.
So, it's been a treat to get to know them and such fun to see what patterns
these gals will hook up next.

5 comments:

Saundra said...

WOW!!!! I'm in awe of the work you two have done. And please pass on my compliments to the blind woman because I think her piece looks terrific!

acorn hollow said...

What an amazing thing to do with these ladies!! I am very humbled by them.
what are the authors of the cozy mysteries you read?
cathy

Rugs and Pugs said...

Drinking wine and discussing a book? Sign me up!
What a wonderful thing for you to do at the day center. I am sure those women are very appreciative.

Kimm Moore said...

Hi Cathy,
Some of the mystery authors: Hannah Reed, Edith Maxwell, Mollie Cox Bryan, Elizabeth Casey, Donna Andrews, Ellie Alexander, Lea Wait, Eva Gates, Lorraine Bartlett... to name a few

Prims By The Water said...

How wonderful for a blind person to be able to hook. Her work is fantastic...so are the others. Janice