Saturday, May 14, 2011

A finished piece and finishing up ~~

What a great time we had this past Thursday at Grantstreet Woolworks.  Joanne came out yet again! Got to love her for driving this far to join us.  She came to my house first with 2 cups of frozen coffee in hand. Mmmm, how I look forward to my Thursday coffee :).  We sat and chatted for a bit.  She brought some home made brownies for my Daughter Nicole who says she hates Joanne lol.  Nicole asks me "why does Joanne have to bake so good"?  And she will be asking this as she is leaning over the counter eating what she has brought. Last week it was a coffee cake...  Nicole walked away from the brownie that morning, but by the evening she had eaten one lol.  Lets just say there aren't many left. I've had my share, and now I'm trying to get my husband to eat some, so we don't eat the rest ourselves. 

We decided before heading to the hook in to stop at some Antique stores out in the Fayetteville area.  There are a few buildings to go through. It was fun.  I did end up getting a couple small oil cans with longer tips on them. Too cute.  Forgot to take a picture of them.  Joanne had her eye on a red blanket chest. It was sweet.  But it didn't go home with her. Lots of things didn't go home with us that day.    I'm still thinking about the old box I saw that had the pears painted on it. It was done so nicely and so muted looking.  Hey if it's meant to be the next time I go, I just may get it.  I'll look around here first to see where I could put it.

I got to the hook in before Joanne because she stopped for a salad to bring for lunch.  It was just Linda and Jill, and Barb was just pulling in.  We all thought because of the nice weather that people would not come today.  Jill stayed till about 4:00. Her son had a t-ball game that night.  But right after that, the place was filling up.  I guess everyone got what they needed to get done during the day. It was wonderful. Lots of laughing and carrying on.  Have I said before how much I love this group?   The friendships that are building among the girls that come is just wonderful to watch. 

Jackie finished her piece by Wendy Miller.  It turned out awesome.  Linda will be hanging it in the shop for a while.

Joanne was working on finishing up some of her pieces.  She was whipping this piece. Not only is she a fast hooker, but she is a fast whipper!

AND, she was even sewing labels on them :) :) :) :)

I just love watching people share their weekly stories of what has been happening while they are hooking.

And the sharing of tips as well.  Joanne was telling Bonnie about the wool she was choosing and how great it was for over dyeing.  Bonnie took the dye class last week. Awesome to see that it will be put to use! Can't wait to see the colors she comes up with.

AND to singing to someone on the phone that you don't even know who it is....   Oh how funny it was. Joanne was sparked by a conversation to sing a little ditty, and Linda called her son so she could sing it to him.  Joanne sang it, and then walked away and said "who was  that on the phone"? 

We even had 2 girls from Lincoln Nebraska stop by.  Pam was there for family business, and brought her sister along.  It was so nice to see her again. I'm sorry I didn't get a shot of them.  They did some shopping while they were there.   And then Willa and Tanya below showed up in the evening.  What a wonderful surprise.  It's been a while since I have seen them. Tanya was hooking, and Willa was stitching pennies that she will be putting together.  Nice small portable project to bring along.

I did manage to pull some loops. Did not get a picture yet of my rug. I am so busy making sure I take other pictures, and really didn't take that many that day.  I was still struggling with the color placement, but think I figured it out that night. I just kept throwing different colors on the pattern until it caught my eye.  I'm hoping to make time this weekend since it's so dreary out to get some more loops pulled so I can share it with you. 

Yesterday I had a doctors appointment.  Just a yearly mammogram.  Wouldn't normally post it, but if it reminds one other person to get theirs done, then it was written for a reason.   I also went to Lowe's and got some stripper to finish the back wall and top of the little hutch.  My scraper just wasn't cutting it.  It worked this time. I got something different.  Also picked up some paint chips. Ooh, some really nice colors to choose from. I'm already starting to lean towards one color.  Can't wait to make that decision and get started on it. I need to get it upstairs, although I'm thinking it would look cute somewhere down here too. Oh boy, another decision lol. 

Hope everyone who is staying in this weekend because of dreary weather uses their hands to create something for themselves, or for a friend, or..............  Have fun ~~


Nettie said...

Hi Kathy .....missed coming to Grant Street to see you all....looks like everyone had a great time.....that Jackie is amazing ,I just love her rug....maybe next time Joanne comes out ,I hope I will be able to come too...

moosecraft said...

Jackie's floral rug is beautiful! I bet she is glad she finished that one! Joanne's geometric is wonderful too! Looking forward to seeing that hutch!

Courtney said...

I can't wait to see your rug. The floral rug is great...I love the color choices. Grant Street looks like such fun.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
You hookers always have such fun at Grant Street. I sure wish I lived closer! Jackie's rug is beautiful.
Yes, ladies. Go get that mammogram. It's so important!!! {I had my 6 month follow-up last week!}
Hugs :)

Orange Sink said...

Wow! Love those rugs! Joanne is really on a roll! I am wondering what her labels look like and where she gets them? Joanne..... if you are reading this....
Kathy you are so energetic with all your projects etc. Please send some of that out here please!
Will look forward to the pics of your rug and painting!
Cathy G

Anonymous said...

So sad i had to leave! Boo hoo!
I looooove jackies rug!

primitivebettys said...

Ok Kathy, I already envy you & your group... getting together so often. But now, I envy you more... homemade brownies & coffee cake!! Jeesh!! We may just have to move so I'm closer!! :) Beautiful rugs as always. Thank you for sharing.

Mandy said...

Those rugs are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, I enjoyed the visit. :)