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 :) :) :) :)
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 ~~