Saturday, March 19, 2011

Finished Rug ~~~

Happy Saturday friends ....   My rug is finished and I'm ready to hang it. Just deciding where I'm going to put it.  I am really happy the way it turned out.  I took it with me on Thursday to put the label on it. 

Then I moved on to something else.  I took some scrap linen with me and drew up a couple designs.  The blue and cream check mat I did up because I needed to do something blue for this month's theme on AAPG. Nothing fancy, just plain and simple. The other piece on the linen is another mat with the word Harvest on it. These pieces I will most likely take with me to Colonial Day in the Fall.  Getting a head start on some things to make and hopefully sell.

Jill came early on Thursday and brought her little girl Faith.  Jill and her husband Danny foster children. Faith and her brother Dallas are 2 that they have had for a while now.  Isn't she just the sweetest?
A little ham for the camera...
showing off her backpack lol.
Jill is just finishing up the red border on her son Isaac's rug.
Joan came and was working on her large rug of a dog. This is a gift!  And now Jill, before you start in on me about you in the picture, I really tried to crop this.... All I kept coming up with was your head in the corner lol.  And besides, just look at Faith looking up at this huge rug!! Priceless :)  (I could very well have posted that "other" picture... so don't go there lol)  
Nancy is now working on her background. Great job for a beginner!
Joan had brought a present for someone who would say the word she had picked out in her mind.  So she listened that afternoon for one of us to say it.  Well, I did end up saying it, but Linda actually said it earlier in a conversation with Joan and Joan didn't even realize it. We laughed quite a bit over this one!!  Look at the pretty piece of wool Linda won!  Joan is a wonderful dyer.  Linda was a very generous  and shared it with us..  Jill is sad she didn't say the word lol.
Nancee came and was working on her new rug. It is 2 dogs.  Very cute pattern, and do you think I took a picture of it?  ugh!!  Sorry Nancee, next time!
She also started off a celebration for Linda.. It is Linda's Birthday on Tuesday.  (I'm sure we will be celebrating for a few weeks lol).  It was a sweet package, and I just had to get a shot of one of the gifts.  Oh how we howled....  Linda  here reading what was on the front.
And here is a close up lol.  (of course there is always a story behind everything... I'll just leave it at that :) )

It really was a fun day. I didn't get as many pictures this time. I was actually sitting and hooking!  The next morning I picked up Linda and we went to a few places just to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.  She had some gifts to buy and  then we ended up going to the Antique mall in Fayetteville and walked around.  It really was a lovely day. Thanks for the fun Linda! 

I had to be home by a certain time and waited for George to call me. He was meeting me at the car dealer. I received a notice in the mail about a recall, and needed to be fixed.  Picked that up around lunch time today and now I'm getting ready to head over to my son's for a cookout.  It's a bit cooler than yesterday, but still wonderful to be out in.  The sun is shining and I am thankful..... I keep thinking of the people in Japan and how long their days may seem right now.  It just breaks my heart. How very fortunate we are ~

I also want to share an RAK (random act of kindness) from Sharon in our group.  I am going to start using some of the linen this coming week.  I want to do a freebie pattern from Betty.  Thank you Sharon for such sweet gifts... linen, calendar book, patterns and a sweet pad. I'm still smiling :).

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. I started my Spring/Easter decorating and it's getting there. I don't have as much as I thought. But that's ok. Less to put away!


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love your new rug!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
I LOVE your rug. I want to hook that one, too.
What a wonderful person Jill is to foster children and that Faith sure is a cutie. I find it hard to give up a foster dog ~ I can't imagine letting a child go.
Thanks for sharing Grant Street with us.
Hugs :)

Nettie said...

Hi Kathy~
love your rug, it came out really nice.... Faith is adorable, I bet she made that day special.... Jill is such a special person. She makes the best mom, she has so much love to give.... Looks like you had a great time on Thursday. Thanks for sharing and miss you all.
Love Nettie

Woolly Lott Rugs said...

Love your rug...that is one of my favorite rugs, in my pile but still not hooked! I love the colors you used. I see this rug everywhere and it's fun to see all the different options. Yours is really beautiful!

Happy spring

primitivebettys said...

Beautiful rug!! Looks like you had another great time with the hooking. It would be fun if I could come sometime! Why do y'all have to be so far away?

Love the RAK from Sharon! I'll be watching for your freebie finish too! :)

Joanne said...

I have the perfect wall to hang your rug on. I'll even give you one in it's placed! Thanks for sharing the pics of the hookin - its almost like being there (NOT! booooo!)

Lisa said...

Sounds like another wonderful time. I love the new rug. You will have to take a picture of where you hang it up. Have a good weekend. Happy decorating. Lisa

moosecraft said...

Your rug is gorgeous, Kathy! The red really pops against the darker background! YUM! That little Faith is a sweetie pie! What a blessing for Jill and her hubby to have shared some of their lives with her! :-) Nancy pumpkin is coming along fantastically!!! I always giggled about monkey butt... but I never seen it for ladies until today! What a hoot!

Orange Sink said...

Kathy! That rug is gorgeous! I have always loved that pattern...... someday I Have to hook it! Hope you show us where you decide to display it!
What a cutie that Faith is! Jill is a saint and I couldn't imagine giving a child up!
Keep having fun and if you should like to share what Monkey Butt is I'm all ears!! LOL!!
Cathy G

Maria said...

Great Rug! Mariaou

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy ~ Love your color choices. This is a pattern I have wanted to hook for years and still don't have. I need to get busy.
Love all the pics, you have a great group of girls there.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

You did a fantastic job on your rug and I'm sure you will enjoy it wherever you choose to hang it up.

Always enjoy seeing pics of your hooking days spent with friends.