Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hook, hook, and hook some more..

What a great way to start off the week by hooking. Yesterday was the Monday that Blue and Gray meet in Gettysburg. I had asked Pat if she wanted to ride with me. Sooo glad she agreed! Ended up she drove. On our way there going over the mountain, I wish I would have had my camera out. We saw a wild turkey crossing the road. Man, are those things ugly lol. At least I think so. It was a nice size group, but not as many as there has been. The church that it was held in was having their vacation bible school. When I walked in, I thought we were going to have a picnic. All the tables were covered with picnic styled table cloths. There are always a lot of rugs to look at, so I will just post them along with who hooked them. Starting with Joan. She did this paisley piece in camp, just not sure which year. It's been an on going project that I know she is thrilled to have done. Just finished it up not too long ago. And she has made it into a gorgeous pillow! Love the cording to go with it, and I didn't get a shot of the back, but she had some decorative stitches added to it. Very lovely. Here is Joan's other rug that she just finished also. This woman is always coming up with beauties! Her and Nancy are going to camp in just a couple of weeks. Can't wait to hear all about it when they come back.

This mat was done by Peggy

And these small mats were done by Ann. I hope I didn't get them switched on who hooked what.
Pat brought her rug to whip, and by the time she left, she had just a couple inches left to do. It was her first time she said that she whipped the rug with the wool strips. I think it turned out just great! !

Ruth was finishing up her rug for her daughter. She has one lucky daughter!! Each piece that Ruth has done seems to be for her daughter as a gift. I'm waiting for Ruth to hook a piece for herself. Each piece that she has done for a gift she says is "not" her lol. Ruth likes very light backgrounds. She's really not into the primitive stuff.

Judith is just about done with her mat. Little areas of sculpting in this one. Very pretty...

Delores is working on a piece that she had put away for a while. She was laughing and telling me how she wasn't sure which wool she used. She had to pull a strip out so she could see the wool and then go looking for it. She also has pieces of wool pinned to the pattern to show her which wool to use where. I thought that was a good idea.

Margaret is working on a runner that I just love. I love all the colors she used. Very cool pattern!
And Peggy is doing another beautiful fine cut for her brother. She was telling me that her brother loved the color blue, and this blue she used in here is the same blue she used in one of his other rugs she made for him. What a lucky guy!!!! Absolutely stunning work.

Pat and I left around 1:00 I guess. I got home in time to put my bag away and then get ready to pick up Nicole from school. We went straight to the mall so she could fill out some applications. She really wants a job, and there isn't anything out there. I hope someone calls her. She is getting discouraged. But it is a good learning lesson. Made it back in time for dinner and had a quick bite. Then it was out the door again, and I went all the way back out to East Berlin. About 50 minutes or so from my house. I haven't been out there in I guess a month. It was really nice seeing everyone. This time it was at Janice's house. What a wonderful old farm house she has. And decorated so nice. You always feel at home there. Again, here are some rugs and who is hooking them.
Here is Kim hooking Autumns Grande Finale like the one I did, and a couple others in the group did it too. Kim plans on making a second one so she can put both of them in her cabin.

Well, behind this really nice rug is Kim's mother in law Katie lol. This is something she is making for a gift.
Brenda is working on a piece to give to her son. He goes to the Shippensburg University which is in town near me. Parts of this rug are sculpted. My daughter saw it as I was putting the rugs on the computer and she knew exactly what this was, as it represents the University.
And this is another of Brenda's pieces. I had posted a pictuare of this a while back, and now she has gone back and took out the purple she had in there. The water lillies are sculpted as well. Love that blue background. Great job!

Got a shot of some of them hooking away. Janice (she's way in the back sitting) treated us to some rootbeer floats. I had to turn her down because I get an instant migraine with rootbeer. But she had some Verner's gingerale and I had that. Ooooooh my was that delicious! Thank you Janice!
Janice and her husband Joe have a daughter Krista who is expecting their first child in August. She lives in Florida. Both Janice and Joe love to create things. They are very much into the colonial style and so is their daughter. Joe is gifted in so many areas when it comes to making things. He built this cradle to give to her. It is just beautiful. I asked him if I could share it on my blog and he said yes. He also teased me about signing a piece of paper, but we didn't get that far lol. Isn't it wonderful? What a lucky daughter!! Can't wait to hear what Krista has. A boy or a girl. They didn't want to know. Kim above is also awaiting her first grandchild. Her daughter is due next week! She is going to have a little girl. Praying for a smooth delivery for both of them!!

Janice is also hooking this rug for the baby. Krista is going to love it!
Today was another busy day for me. Got to go hooking at church with Genny. This is her latest rug she is working on. We had the giggles though when I got there. Genny realized her load was a little on the light side. She forgot her frame lol. But she was able to hook a little. Just a little slower lol.

And here is mine. I am getting there! Closer and closer the background is getting filled in. I am happy now with the all the flowers. I just needed to walk away from it for a while. How about that? Saved me from doing some reverse hooking! I love my background too. It really makes everything pop.
I was going to work some more on it this evening, but I have some bills to write out and I've already got a jump on cleaning up some of the kitchen. Tomorrow will be a cleaning day for me. I wonder if the locall fire department will come over, and if I open up the front door, they will just let that big hose of theirs BLOW!!!! lol. But really, the house has gotten away from me. Too much running and not enough time spent here taking care of what God has graciously blessed us with. I'm ashamed. But notice I wasn't ashamed until AFTER I got home from hooking lol. So I really need to take the time tomorrow and get some stuff done. Will make a list tonight, or else tomorrow I would just walk around in circles from one room to the next. If I don't have a plan, I know it won't get done.
I'm hoping everyone else is having a great start to their week!!


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

What great fun you must have hooking with friends. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful rugs!

Joanne said...

Kathy - now the background is in your rug around those flowers - I L O V E them - i wouldn't change a loop! Wowo loving this rug!

Your groups look like so much fun - what a great start to your week!

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow as you clean. I'll sit on my couch and eat bon-bons and send you good energy - how's that?

weaverpat said...

Kathy, your pictures came out great! Thanks for inviting me, I had so much fun! The excitement must have tired me out because I went home and took a nap! LOL! But finished whipping the edge of my rug later in the evening.ersase

WoolenSails said...

Looks like a fun hook in and so many beautiful and diverse rugs. Now I want to hook today, lol. I am not up to par today, so working on my floor frame is too much, will work on my hand sewing instead.


craftingaplenty said...

I am so glad that I found your blog!! All those rugs, all those colors! All I can say is wow! I am a beginner and hope one day to be half that good.