Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall is Here....

What beautiful weather we've been having, huh?? Oh my, I had the BEST day yesterday at a hook-in at my good friend Joan's. She has one every year near her birthday. What a way to celebrate. All your good friends, food, games, prizes. Only SHE does all the work. Not right I tell ya! I showed up at 9:00 and there were already a few people there. Joan had warm coffee cake that she made and hot coffee. It was a while before I got to hooking with all the hello's and how have you been since last year to some of the people that I don't see that often. So much fun to catch up. We even had a little rug show of what we did in the past year.

Here is Joan's rug she is trying to get finished for her sister's wedding in October. I say she will have it done by the end of the week! It is called Stella Hay Rex by Lib Calloway. It is 43"x73" done in an 8 cut on Linen. Isn't it gorgeous?

Below is a picture of Joan being silly behind Margaret .

Everyone else is behaving themselves and are busy getting to work. But seriously, this is the way it was all day. A lot of laughter and carrying on.
Ok, more carrying on..... Here is Becky wearing my prize I won for being the Happy Hooker, along with some gorgeous hand dyed wools by Joan. I had the most points in a paper we filled out asking all kinds of questions. If I didn't have Colonial Day to make all those rugs for, I don't think I would have won. I think those points put me over the top...

Ok, and here we are back to being serious and working again....

Now I will show just some of the rugs that were either finished or were being worked on. I didn't post a few of them because I didn't have their permission, and you never know if they are going to enter them somewhere and if there are restrictions or not. A couple of the girls were working on an apple challenge. They looked really good, but can't show ya lol.

Here is Joanne's rug

Here is Katie's Fish and cat

Ok, taking a break to get something to eat. Here are Tonya and Louise checking out the goodies.

Ok, back to some more pictures.....

Here is Kim working on a wonderful piece

Here is Margarets rug

And here is Deloris' rug.

This one is Janice's. She is doing the same rug I am doing for my ufo challenge rug. I love how we used different colors. She's doing a great job! Hers is so prim.

And here is what I got done yesterday. I was able to finsh the outside and inside of the pomegranate. See how different Janice's and mine are? I love seeing them together!!! I sure do have a way to go to catch up with her....

So that was my day. Not enough words to describe what a wonderful hook-in that Joan puts on. I wish I would have taken more pictures. Again... I have to learn to be more observant and just snap, snap away. Joan's birthday isn't until next Sunday, so I just want to put a big SHOUT out to her..... Happy Birthday Joan! And thanks for a GREAT day!! (I know, I know, I'll see you Friday at dye group. But it was still fun saying it here LOL!!)
Happy Fall Everyone!!


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just beautiful work and the rugs are out of this world, such talent:) I love the school house one of course I like anything prim:)
I hope your frist fall evening is a great one!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just looked again...not a school house it's a barn!

Anonymous said...

Ok Kathy - from your pictures and all those smiling faces i can see why you are so excited about your day!How nice you have a great bunch of ladies to hook with and just have fun and enjoy each other! What a great way for Joan to celebrate her birthday - Thanks for the rug show also! Just beautiful!

Plumruncreek said...

Wow!! What beautiful rugs!

Shanda said...

Wow, now thats what I call a rug. They are so beautiful. This is one craft I have never seen. I am interested in making a simple braided rug, but havent had the courage or the time to start it.
Your work and rugs are amazing, thank you for the visit to your blog. Shanda

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Absolutely gorgeous rugs ~ thanks for sharing!!