Friday, March 13, 2009

Hooking, Laughing, Laughing, Hooking

Last night I ventured out to Grant Street Woolworks for their once a month hook-in. We were trying to get them to make it more often! Wink, wink....

I have to tell you that I haven't laughed so much in quite a while. When I got there, it was just Linda and Pat. Then Jill, and her sister Beth came. And so did Patty. It was nice to see what everyone was working on, and YES I did see the eagle rug that Linda finished (well, almost. no label YET lol). It is beautiful in person and you can see it on Pat's blog. Linda is just getting the hang of putting pictures up on her blog.

Pat is working on a basket of flowers and she was doing a great job. She was just starting it and had almost 2 flowers done last night. She was good, she was hooking. The rest of us were laughing too much lol. Jill is working on the same pattern as Pat, and it will be completely different. I didn't get a good shot at Jill's. She is hooking hers in darker colors. I love how they are so different! Jill did a bit of reverse hooking last night because one section of her background was packed too tightly. Linda was helping her here to see if one of the wools they picked would be good for an outline around the basket so the background would not fade into the basket.
Patty was working on a wonderful purse pattern, and I just loved her colors. The background especially looked nice and old and mottled. Very pretty!
Linda was trying to achieve a mottled look with her sheep. The woman can't sit still. She is always up and doing something. Even stands while she is hooking! (not all the time though lol)

I did get to some hooking last night to try out my hand, and I was able to hold the hook in a way that it didn't hurt. Never did take a picture of my own rug. Am almost done with it, so I will show it when it's finished. I took breaks here and there and caught Jill doing a bit of shopping.

And here Linda is determined to make this sheep look the way she wants it to be. And of course still standing lol.
I took a picture of Beth, and well, that is where all the laughing started. Beth doesn't care to have her picture taken. Do ANY OF US??(notice who was "behind" the camera) LOL. So it started a series of how to take a good picture and make you look thinner. I caught a few with her not looking. I think this is a great shot,

and so is this.

And even this one. She was ready for this one though.
Well now the laughing is really starting. And Pat and Patty are just hooking away, most likely thinking we are crazy. Linda got in on it, and although I didn't quite hear the conversation, it must have been something like "if you pull your face tight, you look thinner", hence the next few pictures LOL.

I must have a really good camera because I was laughing so hard, and I'm amazed that the pictures weren't out of focus from shaking. Jill and Beth seem to think that if you take a picture from a higher angle that you will look better, thinner, I don't know what, but here it is. Another great picture of both of you. When Beth saw this picture, she made a comment about Jill. And well, let's say it had something to do with hooking LOL. Too cute Jill! Embrace your beauty ladies!!
Ladies you are too funny. Beth you are beautiful and should have your picture taken more often!
I had an awesome time, and so glad I got out of the house. Next time I promise to take more pictures of what they are HOOKING lol. Beth was working on a snowman which is turning out great and she bought some wool for her background and border. I expect to see a lot of the hooking done by next time! And Jill, you bought some wool for your flowers, and some wool to dye. Looking forward to seeing how much you get done. Patty will be done her hooking I'm sure and will probably have the purse put together. Will love to see how it is all finished. Pat is a fast hooker, and I'm anxious to see what other colors she chooses for her basket of flowers. She's taking one element at a time on this one. And Linda, I hope your sheep is what you have in mind. The wools you picked looked great for it. Can't wait to see it with the flowers around it's neck all hooked.
So that was my night. I was still giggling when I got home. Did take a pain medicine for my arm, but I put the bottle in the cupboard and am just going to try and take ibuprofen tonight instead before bed. Don't like those things at all! I'll be done with the antiviral medicine today and I'm praying nothing else returns.
I'm headed out later at lunch time to meet with my friend Donna and have a cup of coffee. We have a specialty coffee shop here in town that we enjoy. Once I found out that you can have whatever you want with decaf, I was hooked. But we only do it every so often. It's really a dessert when you think about all the calories!
Daughter Nicole has some plans for the weekend and will be away the whole day Saturday. Her boyfriends parents are renewing their vows for their 25th Anniversary. She will be helping with the decorations tonight and then tomorrow is the ceremony and she'll be there all day. So I think I'll spend the time gathering up supplies for the retreat next weekend with my online group. The theme is ornaments. I have some ideas, just need to gather it all up and be ready. Dont' know what else I'll work on, so we'll see how the creative bug hits me.
Hard to believe it's Friday. Just doesn't feel like it to me, but i'm sure some of you are saying TGIF. Hope it was a good week for everyone, and have a great weekend!


Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Kathy~How you are feeling better today. Looks like you girls had ALOT of fun hooking. Have a great weekend!!

weaverpat said...

Hi Kathy
Your pictures are a hoot! hahaha!!!
Thanks for coming last evening. It was a lot of fun and craziness! It's great to get out and just laugh with friends.....and of course do some hooking!

Anonymous said...

LAST NIGHT...LOL when i came home last night i told danny i had a blast! I said now that is one fun hookin group! It had just the right balance of personalities! We need so much more of that! Your blog was funny...i was laughing outloud, the only person i have actually laughed outloud at their blog was Lindas! Our mother enjoyed reading your blog today too! Nothing new to her though...its always craziness at our house!

Joanne said...

Wow thanks Kathy for sharing - I was laughing and could feel your "giddiness" - Could you guys all move closer so I can come to? Wish we had a good group like that around here - it's always a great feeling to just get out, relax, lighten up and relax!

Kathy - glad your hand let you hook some - what are you working on?

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Oh we did have a good time lol. Joanne, I'm working on finishing up the log cabin half round. Was a bum today and didn't do any of it, but tomorrow is another day!

Beth said...

so painful to see my self in pics i wanna clear up i dont think i look different or bad in pics its just shocking to see myself (and dissapointing how life takes its toll LOL)!! i think you have a record of how many pictures i let someone take i must be losing it in my old age!! im gonna get you in pics the next time!!! hope your hand feels better soon!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Beth, I am just like you. I hate to have my picture taken. I don't feel I ever take a good picture. I've had my daughter take a couple of me, and she even says "nope, let's try it again" LOL. SO I know it's not just in my head. I'd rather be behind the camera. Thanks for letting me take as many as I did! It was a blast...

moosecraft said...

Thanks for the smiles this morning Kathy! Glad you were able to hook some yesterday. Laughter is the best medicine, so you should be back to normal this morning! Enjoy your days!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Oh, how I wish we had something like that around here! You all looked like you were having so much fun, and Beth is a beauty but I understand how she feels...I hate to have my pic taken too:)

Such beautiful rugs everyone is doing:)