Last Monday, I drove out to East Berlin to meet up with the girls and hook a little. It was raining when I left, and the closer I got there, the harder it came down. And at one point I ran into some hail. Plus the mountain was a thick fog. Just had to take my time.
Janice and Becky were finishing up their rugs with the whipping.
Willa was making some pennies for some projects she will be making for Colonial Day in September.
Louise is hooking in the background and Tanya is making some really great headway on her Pomegranate rug. I'm sure since last week, she's gotten even more done~
It was a really nice night to be there. I did hook a bit on my rug, but never took a picture of it. You will see it later in this post. My drive home was ok. No hail, but it was rainy and foggy again. I know I always have to watch out for the deer, which I did see quite a few that night. But what really made me laugh was when I had to dodge the frogs! Yep, frogs/toads whatever they are, were hopping all over the place. Too funny!
Thursday was the hook-in at Grant Street. I took care of what needed to be done in the morning, and then headed on over. When I pulled into the driveway, I thought "no way". But sure enough, Joanne decided to surprise us again! I headed upstairs and it was just her sitting there. No Linda, nobody. Joanne was watching the shop while Linda ran home for her hooking that she forgot. What a wonderful surprise to have Joanne come! Joanne gifted me with a bag of goodies. She met up with the Easter Bunny that day! Such sweet gifts. A beeswax bunny, and a beeswax sheep, along with a bunny on an egg made out of wool, and an old fashioned egg that held the beeswax bunny inside. I just love it all Joanne, and will be placing them around the house in a bit.
She also brought something for Linda. It was a sheep dish, and a few other things. And she also brought candy for the other girls that came. She's so generous. Thank you Joanne. Hmm, wonder if the Easter Bunny had anything left to give out next week? lol
Jill and Beth came later on and were working on their rugs. Jill's picture didn't come out, I was bummed. Her rug is looking awesome. Beth is working on her bunny rug and it is really looking sweet!
Beth also received a gift from her Secret Pal. She got some lovely Easter gifts.
It sure was a day of hooking for everyone. Joanne was looking so intent while she was working. It was actually "quiet" at a few points during the day because everyone was into what they were doing! Imagine that! Quiet??? lol
Sherry came later in the evening and was working on a horse rug with a hit or miss around it. I think she is going to have fun with this.
On Friday, I had my dye group over at Joan's house. Always a fun time :). Joan is working on a pretty big rug right now. The colors are so soft. When I took the picture, it was neat to see how the tumbling blocks came to life. She has it on her floor frame.
We talked about our next project. It will be a scroll. I have always wanted to do one, but am not really
looking forward to the smaller cut. It will be a good lesson no doubt.
Before we talked about that though, there was a little surgery about to take place. Nancy needed some help from Louise. She asked for some alcohol and Joan provided it.
Ok, just kidding. Joan is such a jokester. lol
Not enough light on the subject??
I hope Nancy's hand is feeling better :).
We also did a new technique in dyeing. At least is was for me. Called Point dyeing. Looks like a spot dye in a way. We used Pro Chem and Magic Carpet dyes. Scrunched a half yard of wet wool into a pan and
used a wet end of a chop stick to dip into the dry dye. We just placed it where we wanted the dye to go. I wish I would have gotten a finishing shot of the pieces of material. But forgot, grrr.
Here is Nancy showing us and then Louise had her turn.
Ritchie looked like he wanted to have a turn too. He is such a sweet dog. Joan sure does know how to raise them!
Now that I'm done with the blog, I need to get back to "just doing". Oh yeah, I forgot to show you my rug~~ (big smack on the forehead)
And a big thanks to Joanne too for suggesting the way to hook the roof. I went up and down instead of just making long rows left to right. Really gave it a cool effect. That's what I love about a room full of hookers. Always willing to share their tips to help each other out. Isn't that what it's all about?
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend~~!!