|The cat's out of the bag......|
First and most important, surgery went very well TBTG.
Years ago I was told that one of my Great Grandmother's had her appendix removed on her kitchen table. Successfully I might add. That was not an unusual occurrence for the times.
The present has seen such advancement in medicine. My husband had major back surgery and was released to go home (3 hours away) in less than 48 hours. From a caregiver's and wife's point of view I feel that was too soon, especially since I was driving on icy roads for part of that trip. In fairness we could have stayed at a hotel but my dh was determined to go home and his driver complied.
Long time friends arrived with wood ...cut it ....stacked it. I can now keep the home fires burning until dh can do so. Heartfelt thanks to friends and family who made this experience easier.
This week one of my Williamson/Waggoner cousins sent me hours of her research files on the Waggoner line. I've saved and will share...as she has done so with me. The research must continue on this line as there is a missing link....as always! If you enjoy mysteries, delve in to genealogy.
#rughooking....I finished the hooking on the border of my rug. I also found that I did not have the dark wool yarn that I thought, so a quick query to Ali at Kindred Spirits and found my match. I will use a very small cord so that it doesn't extend above the thickness of the rug height , wrap it with foundation towards the top side of the rug and then will use heavy duty thread to hold it rather than pins. (Pins and I don't work well together). I always lay the rug on a flat surface to whip it. Always. You are able to see how well the rug is laying when you do it that way...if you pull the yarn too tight you have waves, too loose...well is just too loose :)
There are pros and cons on cording but when used it enables me to keep the whipping uniform. Ummmm like Frank S, ...I do it my way.
I hope your winter is going well. Yesterday it was near 50 degrees on this WV ridge and this morning it was spitting snow. There is always something waiting for me to do here, a book to read, meal to fix, genealogy mysteries, and rugs to hook!
How is your winter going? Please let me know!