Getting together with all who come to the hook-in and just having a day of fun is so good for the soul. And the hook-in's are getting fuller and fuller it seems. How awesome is that?? So I'll get right to it.
Marion is a fine hooker and this one she has been working on for 3 years now.
Marion and Linda looking at all the flowers and the detail!
Patty and Nancy getting right to work..
Mary Margaret preparing her piece to be whipped.
Group shots.. and it wasn't even full at this point.
Nancy's pumpkin. What a great job for a beginner!
Jackie's amazing color sense. She started on her background. It is a bunch of neutrals.
She has already chosen her next rug!
Pattty's dancing rabbits. Everyone admired it, and we were teasing her that it was being raffled off. She was sneaky though and took it home lol.
A bird done by a different Nancy. We are getting mulitples of names. It is going to start getting confusing lol.
Joan was working on a very large dog rug that she drew up for a gift. Here is the head.
Genny finished her last chair pad. This was #8!
She brought along a couple pieces to show Beth I believe of what she had done. But Beth couldn't make it, so I told her I'd put them up here for her to see.
Diane's piece coming along nicely.
Jill's stair riser almost completed.
Janice finished her turtle.
Nancee's cat rug. Isn't it wonderful? Nancee is another super woman when it comes to hooking. She starts and finishes them in record time! I'm sure by next Thursday the background will be all filled in lol.
And here is my rug and what I have been able to accomplish. It is all that I hoped it would be. At first I wasn't sure of my choices. I always have an idea I want, but then never seem to duplicate it on the foundation. But this one, I'm loving more and more.....
Yesterday I met up with my friend Beth. We went to the Folk Art Show in York. It's different than it was in the past. New owners took over. Only a handful of the previous years vendors were there. I'm hoping that more of them come back next year. I bought a couple things, but nothing really knocked my socks off. Joanne was supposed to meet up with us, but she had a very long trip home the night before and, well, lets just say she needed her rest :). After the show, Beth and I went to lunch and then I had done some googling to see where there were some Antique places to check out. We went to a few. Always a good time oohing and aahing and gasping at the prices of some of the pieces. Turned out to be a very long day, but a well enjoyed one.
Now another weekend has flown by. Today was a rainy day ALL day, yuck. But happy it wasn't snow! Went to church and then did some odds and ends around the house. Watched a movie with George and hooked for a little bit too. Of course when you go to a show, there is so much inspiration and ideas running through your head. I doubt I'll ever get to them all!!
Wishing you all a very creative and peaceful week ~~~