Friday, October 30, 2009

Not a dull moment~

Last night was the hook-in at GrantStreet. Joanne drove all the way here again to come hooking with us. Gotta love her for that! We stopped at a couple yard sales, and then went to lunch before heading to Linda's. Yard sales are always fun. I had stopped at this one early in the morning after taking Nicole to school. She lives around the corner from me, and after talking with her, I found out she is originally from NJ too. We had a nice chat. Her name was Faith and she even took me into her house to show me some old things she had. How sweet was that? I ended up buying from her a small washboard and an old ticking pillow. She used to have an antique shop in NJ. After I got home, I was thinking about this jar she had. Well, when I was finished drying my hair, I knew I wanted to go back. Someone there was looking at it, but put it down, so I took it. I took Joanne there, and then ended up buying a cupcake tin and a grater too. Joanne had suggested punching a piece and hanging it from the grater. I like that idea! Not quite sure where they'll end up in the home, but I'll find a spot. When we got to the hook-in, we were pleasantly surprised to see so many cars! My friend Joan had come out to see it for the first time. She brought a rug she did in camp, my goodness, all that detail..... and she was finishing the edges. I like the way she did it with the wool. Dottie (if I got her name right) is doing some knitting next to Joan.
And Pat was there too. She had her Baltimore quilt pattern with her, but I didn't get to see how much further she got on it. Joan also brought me a gift for my birthday! I had to hold on to this for dear life. All eyes were on it lol!! Joan, it's just beautiful, and I can't wait to use it in that "perfect" piece, or pieces. She dyes such lovely pieces~~

Along with the wool, there were a few stitchery patterns, and a piece of backing to stitch on. Hard to see behind the patterns. And Joan has a true love for books. She gifted me with this book also. I can't wait to sit and read it this weekend. Thank you Joan for everything! I love it all! Joanne is quite the baker. I got a quick shot of what she brought for us to endulge in. Oh my, sooo moist, and soooo delicious.

Joanne was working on her rug that she finished hooking. The girl is a fast hooker and whipper! She got it whipped in the time she was here. Just gorgeous!

Doris was looking at a piece of paisley that Linda had. And she ended up buying a piece of it. So soft in color.
Here is what Doris was working on. You are almost done!
Here is Kathy on the left looking at the applique quilt piece her sister Mabel is working on. She showed us a picture of it. It's going to be very big! Two more of their sisters came, Doris and Bert. Bert is the twin of Mabel. Hard to keep it straight lol. And Genny couldn't make it because she was watching her grandchildren. She has them every other week, so hopefully she'll come next week! Kathy is really enjoying the hooking, and I'm guessing she'll have her most recent piece done soon. Sorry I didn't get an update on it.

Here is the quilt that Bert is working on. The deer will be appliqued to the center of this piece she made. She was working on cutting the pieces out with Judy. Boy, I sure did miss getting pic's of everyone who was there.

I finally got a picture of Sherry when she wasn't leaving! I usually get her on the way out. Towards the end of the night, we had a nice time just chatting. (and laughing of course. That is always a given!) If you can get a close look at Sherry's sweatshirt, you'll see the cat face on it. There were 2 0r 3 on the front and 2 on the back. The woman who painted them did an awesome job.

Well, that was it for the pictures. Jill came towards evening, and she needed some help with finding some wool for a project she was going to do today. So we were busy. They were coming at 9:00 or so this morning. She had invited some of her hooking friends over and they were going to learn a little bit of applique. I taught her the blanket stitch last night too. I sure hope it went well. I was invited, but today was so jam packed with running, that I didn't have the time. I hope she took pictures, and posts it on her blog (hint, hint, wink, wink Jill!!) lol. And hmmmm, never even got a shot of Linda last night.
Well, I'm catching up on here for a couple reasons. I'm being a little selfish. I want the weekend to myself, and I don't want to feel guilty for not updating the blog. I want to sit and hook and then work on something that will be for my next post. If anyone was paying attention, I said on my 150th post, I was going to have my first give away. You'll just have to stay tuned to see what I come up with. Could be in a day or two, or up to a week. Depends on when I get time to come back on here to post it.
Wishing everyone a Blessed, Creative weekend!!


ShabbySheep said...

Kathy, First of all, thank you for your prayers and kind words over at my blog. I will beat this thing! And WOW! These pictures are fantastic. I can't pick a favorite rug. They're all so beautiful. What a talented bunch you get to hook with. I'm lucky that way too. Lots of talent in these Ozark hills.

weaverpat said...

Kathy, we missed your company at Jill's yesterday. The blanket stitch went well. Linda made sure everyone at our table was thoroughly instructed!
Have a nice relaxing weeking doing exactly what pleases you. Taking time out for yourself is not 'selfish'!

Doris said...

Hi Kathy - seems like all of the fun starts after I leave on Thursday. Just a shame I have to leave so early. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm sure your giveaway will be great!

Doris said...

Hi Kath - Seems all of the fun starts after I leave on Thursday. I Know your giveaway will be great. Have fun this weekend just being you!

moosecraft said...

You found another Jersey gal right around the corner from you? LOL! See? We're all trying to make the great escape! ;-) Found some nice treasures too! All the works in progress at Grantstreet are beautiful... what a wonderful group to meet up with! Enjoy your relaxing weekend of hooking, stitching and finding time for yourself!

WoolenSails said...

It looks like you had a fun time and a lot of beautiful rugs being made.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
How lucky to have a weekly get- together to hook and have fun. Thank you so much for sharing all the pictures.
Your garage sale goodies are great. I just love to use old jars for candles. Just use some sticky tack to hold the candle securly in place (I like the 3" pillars) and put some rosehips, small pinecones, etc. around the base. Very easy!
Hope you were able to have your relaxing weekend and get lots of hooking done.
Looking forward to you give-away.
Pug hugs :)

Anonymous said...

You girls have the best time together. Love all the pics. What gorgeous bday gifts from Joanne.