Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Time to catch up~

My goodness where do I start? It's been really busy since last Friday.  And I never even posted about last Thursday's hook in. So I'll just wait till tomorrows and take some more pic's and share those. 

On Friday, I met up with Tanya and we went to Family Heirloom Weavers  in Red Lion, Pa.  I was talking about getting a woven blanket for my bed. Ended up getting one and then a few other things :).  Tanya is a good helper in shopping!  Couldn't wait to put it on the bed. Of course I have a lot to do to the room, and it's a bit embarrassing to show how there is nothing in there, but wanted to show the blanket. I love it! And I bought some fabric for curtains. Just draped it over the window, still need to figure out what style I want to make, so I'll wait till it "speaks" to me...  I also bought a new bedskirt in black. Haven't tried it yet, and not sure if it will be too much or not. Again, we'll see. I'm not a decorator, so it will take a lot of work on my part. I'm always asking people for their opinions. Always second guessing myself. So I hope things come together.
Thank you Tanya for a great day!! Hope to see you soon!

Here is the table topper I bought too. Finished the acorn stitchery sampler last Thursday at the hook in. Still need to finish it into a mat. The tree on top of it was a gift from Genny as an early Birthday gift. It has acorns and leaves on it. She was quite surprised to see me working on the piece I was doing. Great coincidence!
Saturday, I worked around the house. Had a quite a list for myself. Started out by washing my car and cleaning it inside too. It had been too long. Did laundry and all that "fun" stufffffff that needs to be done. Then I had to get ready and prepare something to take to hook on Sunday at Joan's. She was having her annual hook in that falls near her Birthday. Only this time, it was actually the day! Her hook-in is always a blast. She is quite the hostess, even though she should have been sitting and hooking. There are always games to be played and prizes to win. And talk about the most generous soul !!  Lots of her spot dyed wool as gifts, among lots of other prizes. She had word games, guessing games on how many tootsie pops were in the jar, along with a questionnaire to be filled out. Prizes for all the games. She had two of her hooked mats as prizes. One for the lollipop game and one for a donation to the Animal shelter in Adams county. Her heart is for the animals.  She asked on her flyer that you bring supplies, old towels, blankets, etc, or money if you wish. And I wish I would have gotten a shot of the bed of the truck. It was FILLED!!!  Along with that, and an additional contribution from her husband, she collected $507 in additional money for them. I told her that I bet the people who worked at the shelter were wagging their behinds as if they were puppies when they saw her pull up lol!  They also wish she had more than one birthday a year!! I'm so happy for all that was donated.  She also provided us with a very nice lunch! 
Here is Joan on the left talking with a friend. And then I'm just going to share the photos of the day.

The next group of shots are from the rug show in the back room. Joan also asked if we would bring some of our rugs to share.

And then more shots of others.

And this is what was staring at me the whole time I was sitting trying to hook!  The thing is massive...

Thank you Joan for a Wonderful day!!!   I hope you rest up. And again, Happy Birthday!!!

Here is the rug I had worked on Saturday to draw up to take with me. I did hook some, just never got a shot of it. Why do I not take one of my own???  I'll work more on it tomorrow and will take one then to share with you.  This was inspired by the wooden bird I bought a week or so ago.  I have a color plan in mind.. We will see how it turns out.


Joanne said...

Sounds like you had loads of fun - thanks for the rug show too! So happy for all those animals that will benefit from the "hookers" generousity

Orange Sink said...

I am really loving your new pattern! Can't wait to see that one hooked! Gorgeous rugs all! Your friend Joan has a great idea to raise donations for the animal shelters! What a generous lady! Best of luck with your decorating! I feel the same way that I need LOTS of help in that department!
Cathy G

Jake said...

I love the idea of the black bedskirt. It will bring out the black in the blanket. Personally I love the drape of the fabric on the windows just the way it is. It brings the color together without taking over. IMHO

Continued success with Joan and her donations. She's a good soul.

moosecraft said...

LOVE that table topper you bought! How neat that Genny brought you that tree! LOL! The hook-in looks fabulous. What a way to have a birthday! The hit and miss runner and the autumn rug with the white round barn are my favorites! LOVE the pattern you drew out! I know it will look beautiful, but can't wait to see your progress!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
Thanks for the rug show!!! What a wonderful display of rugs! Joan sure is a good soul having a hook-in to benefit the animal shelter.
Please post a picture of how you finished your acorn tree cross stitch. I am looking for ideas that hopefully don't involve sewing or framing.
So when is the birthday???
Pug hugs :)

weaverpat said...

Heirloom weavers is so cool! I love their products! Your blanket looks great, will work well with all your primitive needlework and rugs.

Wasn't Sunday a fun day at Joan's. You have some great pictures of the rugs. I wouldn't even have to post mine! Just direct readers to your blog.

Hope you're having a good week!