Sunday, March 6, 2011

Get togethers ~~

Hey there everyone!  I was hoping to do this on Friday, but for some reason I was really tired.  Hmm, I wonder if it's all the fun that was had from the night before at the hook-in??  Plus I spent some time hooking on my rug that day too.
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.
Marion showed her and Patty how to do the Herringbone whipping stitch. It's a wonderful technique.

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 ~~~


Julia said...

Kathy, I'm always impressed by the beautiful rugs that you show on your blog but Marion's flowral rug takes my breath away. Awesome is all I can say. What a talented hooker. Have a great week and happy hooking. JB

Julia said...

Oops, I meant floral. JB

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
Marion's rug is BEAUTIFUL!!! I admire fine hooking ~ and know that I will never do it!
Your rug is lookin' good too. Wonderful color choices. That pattern is on my wish list of rugs to hook.
Pug hugs :)

Joanne said...

Oh my goodness - what a rug show and I missed it this week - DARN IT! And thank you for being nice for saying i needed my rest (makes me feel ancient) and not telling I was a complete bonehead and accidently turned off my alarm and overslept!

Beth said...

wow...everyone is doing such incredible work... and yes Kathy i really like the rug your doing.. the colors are awesome!!!! Genny I loved your snowman pieces.. .maybe I will get my snowman done by next christmas LOL!!!

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

I don't even know what to say, Marions rug took my breath away.. That is absolutely beautiful. It looks like alot of fun.
thanks for sharing

Nettie said...

Kathy, all the rugs were absolutely beautiful, especially the one with the florals. I wish I could have been there to see it... I did not get around to taking a picture of the wool I need for the blue Star, I will try to do that this week... Was hoping to make it to Grant Street this week, but Joanne and Linda want to go to bingo so she will be coming up on Wednesday and staying overnight... Joanne asked me to go with Wednesday but I can't make it, its Ash Wednesday, we will have church services to attend.... I know I should drive up myself on Thursday but I really do not like to drive so far myself... I miss you all and hope to see you real soon....

moosecraft said...

Such beautiful rugs!!! Love the color plan you have for your lolipop rug!

primitivebettys said...

You all make some big, beautiful rugs & it looks like you all have a wonderful time at each get together.

What is "Herringbone whipping stitch"? I'm curious. :)

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Betty, it's looks like a herringbone stitch when finished whipping. Not an easy one for me. I was shown it a few years back and I had a hard time with it. I remember there was some counting for the stitches, and you would go backwards at some point. see how much I listened?? lol. I'm not sure if I have the directions still, but will look for them and send them to you if I do. sorry I couldn't be more help. I tried to do a search on it through google and came up with nothing.