I was also able to finish hooking the background of this piece I started at the hook in a few weeks ago. I'm glad it's done. Will whip these when nothing else is going on.
This is the next piece I have chosen to hook. it is 17" x 49". I saw this anitque rug in the American Sewn and Hooked Rugs book and have always wanted to do it. One of the girls Nancee that comes to the hook in did this rug a while back. I measured the area between my two windows in my front room, and chose this spot for it. The hook in was booming again with lots of people, but I did manage to get a few loops hooked.. The other horse will be red.
Nancy P. called Linda and said she was bringing some women with her. What a happy sight to see when I went down on the elevator to get them. There were 7 of them just waiting to climb on board :)!
Here is Linda working on a Bea Brock design. I just love the colors that she is working with.
Cil is working on this bird pattern.
Suzanne is doing a Needlepoint piece. I was telling her of a store that I used to go to when I lived in NJ. It was a large framing store that had cross stitch and Needlepoint patterns. I always admired them, but didn't know how they were done. Suzanne makes up her own patterns. So sweet!
Chris is working on a version of an antique rug. Love how it's coming along..
Monica was working on a cute house with a rabbit.
Nancy P had designed a pattern to use as a screen for her fireplace. A very simple design but lots of pop on that background. Very nice!
Erica was working on a punch needle piece. We were all in awe of how nice her punching is.
And here is another one that she had in her bag that she finished and shared with us. Isn't it beautiful?
Barb was being talked to in a few different directions when I took this picture. I couldn't get a straight shot lol. Love the rug she is working on too!
Ruth had stopped by to sit and hook with us. She also goes to the Chambersburg group. I'm glad I got a chance to sit and talk with her for a bit. She is working on this snowman pattern.
And she was sooo surprised to get this egg that Joanne had hooked and left for her the last time she was out. Genny won the egg for guessing what her footstool was. She couldn't wait to put it on her table for Easter!
Now here is an image that you may Never see again. Joan on a cell phone LOL, LOL. Ok, sorry. LOL, no I'm not!!! Joan always says that she will never own a cell phone. So it was a treat to catch her using Linda's. Kandace had called Linda asking her a question about the Bliss cutter. Linda handed Joan the phone and Joan was reading some instructions out of a book. I hope Kandace has it all figured out.
Jackie is deciding what to do with her border. I can't wait to see it!
And she is finished with the bottom half of her bunny rug. Her Grandson Jack I'm sure is thrilled. She chose some wools for the top half. I bet we see what it looks like next week :) !!!
Sherri is really working hard on her cat rug. I just love the red background. We were talking about her border and what she could do with it.
She will be reverse hooking the diamond and making it a solid color and then will try using her cat colors for the hit n miss border.
It was a great day spent with all these Gals. And I hope they come back real soon to hook! I'm thinking Linda is going to have to expand soon and get more seating :). We got out of the shop at a reasonable time last night, and that was a good thing. Because today I had Dye Group at Joan's. We are working on transitional swatch dyeing. I had some homework of getting an 8 value swatch done for todays class. We are all making a book for ourselves with the formula's and then we will be doing a pattern. That will be a much later post. We only meet once a month. I have 3 more swatches to get done before next month. I'd say we had a really productive day and just kept on plugging along. Each of us had our own little part to do. I did the glueing, Jewel and Joan did some cutting. And Nancy, Louise and myself also dyed some more swatches while we were there. Definitely a full days work!
Jewel brought along a piece that she had finished. Joan had gifted this pattern to her. The S is for her last name. She did a wonderful job with it. Love how she added a border to the piece!
Jewel also brought along this quilt that her Granddaughter Vicky made. There was so much to look at. So very sweetly done!
It was after 3:00 when I left Joan's house and I had to do the rest of my shopping for Easter dinner. I have already cooked the meatballs tonight, and will stick them in the crock pot on Sunday. Also boiled the eggs for deviled eggs that I will make tomorrow night, along with cooking the ham and macaroni salad. Then on Sunday, all I will have to cook is the chicken. Crazy menu, eh? Talk about picky eaters LOL.
I'm trying to get as much done as I can tonight, because tomorrow I am meeting up with my friend Beth out at Thymes Remembered. I have that gift card that is burning a whole in my pocket that I got from my Secret Pal for Easter :). From there, I'm sure we will hit the Black Rose to look around and then get some lunch. I also have directions for an Antique Mall that Nancee told me about. It's not far from where we will be. I still need to pack my car tonight with the boxes of stuffffff that I will transfer into Beth's car so she can take them to her Church for their annual yard sale. Busy, busy, busy.......
I am just hoping that come Sunday evening, I won't be too exhausted. I would really like to hook some more on my rug. Well, I'm off to get the laundry done, kitchen cleaned up and car packed.
Wishing each and every one of you a very Blessed Easter. Such a special day.... He has risen!