Over the years, I have picked up "how to" books, but somehow just could quite get it. I treated myself to a nice gripper frame a few years ago in Rhinebeck and then last year a beautiful sheep hooking kit, but to this day they are still sitting in the corner waiting for me to learn.
A few weeks ago, I discovered that the little Primitive Furnishing Shop that I like to visit here in town was offering a series of Rug Hooking Classes, I was over the moon with excitement.
I have found over the years that I am much more of a visual learner than a book learner. For some reason, my brain freezes at the thought of actually having to pick up the manual, no matter what the topic is....however, if I can just sit with someone for an afternoon, I usually will not forget what I have learned.
Now I will admit that I collect books like the obsessive soul that I am and I will research things to death, but when it actually comes down to learning, I much prefer seeing someone else do it in person.
Rug hooking is a completely new skill for me. I am painfully slow at it, but the instructor of the class assures me that it is like riding a bike....once you get it, you get it. I imagine it is like anything else...spinning, knitting, etc, so I am excited to be finally learning!
Speaking of Birds........
I know, I know....I promised I would not post a gazillion baby bird pictures, but somehow I just can not help myself. Thankfully for you, the weather has been rainy and cold this week, so I have not bothered the babies that often, letting Dad keep them warm and fed without interruption.
When I did finally peak at them the other day, I found that the babies have all hatched and are growing in leaps and bounds.
I love this picture of them with their huge mouths facing the sky wide open. The only thing that came to my mind when I snapped this picture was the old Abbott and Costello movies with Costello yelling...."Hey YABBOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". Hee
This next picture is my favorite though. If you click on it, you will see a few babies sleeping soundly. With bellies full and a warm body to lie next to, you can almost see the look of complete contentment on this little guy's face.
After all, isn't that what we all want? A warm place to live, a full belly and a friend..............simple pleasures.