Monday, July 25, 2011

Road trip.....

Yes a road trip. But it wasn't mine, not this time.  Some of the girls from the Brandywine Guild decided to take a road trip to Grant Street Woolworks on Thursday!  When I pulled up to the shop, they had just gotten there.  I didn't have my camera then, but did get one when they were leaving.  This is what they came in... A 15 passenger van!  Linda and I were cracking up. They were in there like sardines. Tracy is in the front seat. Her husband volunteered to drive.

Look how happy they are after visiting and shopping :).

And just LOOK how far back the seating went LOL. 

I have a feeling these rug hookers new what they were looking for. They went right to the wool. Imagine that?

How fun to watch people look for the right color and fondle the wool. Wool always feels so nice :)

You'll have to forgive me for not remembering and pointing everyone out by name. I did take their names down while checking them out with their purchases, but impossible for me to remember each of them. Tracy is on the left here.

Joanne was happy to see someone she knew. Louise came on the trip too.

We sooo enjoyed having all the women from Brandywine.  Loved meeting each and everyone of you. I'm hoping we all run into each other again at the Biennial in October.  And we certainly hope you come back to visit again!  Remember the all day hook in on each Thursday :). Would be wonderful to have you come hook with us.  I hope you enjoyed the rest of your road trip after you left, and that you had a safe trip back.  A big thank you to Tracy's husband for being the driver :).

During the day, we had our regulars come and do some hooking.  Diane is busy on her rug. She is planning her checkerboard colors now. 

Sherri and Caroline came to hook during the day.  Sherri usually comes in the evening.  Caroline does some beautiful rugs.  She is working in a #9 cut.

A close up of the rug she designed. It was a rabbit, but she changed it. Love her color choices!  So good to see you Caroline, and I hope you come to hook with us again :).

Linda had us cracking up over her commercial.  She was giving us the low down on her "slim-slow" that she likes to drink.

Everyone listening to her lol.

Nancee chose her wools for the birds in her rug. I think Joanne has a shot of the bird done. Such a great choice!

Jackie and Bonnie came later on.  Here is Jackies rug. Mm, mm, mm....... Love her colors! Her and Linda were discussing what else she was going to use.

And Bonnie is working on her leaves.  Moving along nicely Bonnie!!

A long day for sure, and by this shot when we were packing up to go home, I would say I looked a tad tired.....

The next morning I had dye group at Joan's.  We worked our buns off that day finishing up gluing on our swatches to our cards. As a group, we did a lot of dying within the last several months. We will be using these swatches in our next project. I haven't gotten a picture yet of the pattern, but will share it when I get to starting it. 

Louise and Jewel working.  Nancy was at the table working, and didn't get a shot of her :(.

I didn't get my camera out fast enough to take a picture of all the wool. But here is what was left.  We were taking turns picking out which colors we wanted in our piece.  How awesome to dye all this and then share it with each other. Love this group :) !

Along with these busy few days, I was busy hooking on Saturday.  I am determined to get as many pieces hooked while I'm on vacation this week.  Haven't taken any pictures of that yet. It's still on the frame.  Sunday I went to church and then took my daughter out for lunch for passing her Crew Chief test with the EMT.  I promised her it last week, but our schedules never worked out.  We did a little running around. She needed to find something nice to wear to her interview this morning for the Fair Queen.  And also a shirt for the dance all the girls do in the beginning.  It's going to be a fun night. I just hope it cools off a bit! 
My son also came last night for me to hem a couple pair of pants for him.  Never realized how short his legs are! I will be  doing a lot of hemming for him lol.  Nice to spend some time chatting while I was working on them.

This morning I am taking over my pieces to enter them in the Fair.  Then I will come home and clean up around here. Oh, if you could see my hooking mess!  Pieces here, pieces there.  I'm sure all you hookers go through the same thing. Please tell me you do lol.....   I might even be able to get in some hooking this afternoon. And then off to see Nicole in the Fair Queen Pageant :).  I'm hoping each of the 19.. yes 19 girls have a wonderful time. What an experience.  I know I would never be able to do something like that.  I can't wait to see who wins!!!  Nicole and I were talking about it, and it's going to be a tough one. They are ALL great girls...   I'm sure I'll have pictures to share soon.

Enjoy your week everyone, and I hope you can find that bit of shade, or air conditioning to keep you cool.


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

What a fun road trip that would be! Looks like they all enjoyed looking through all the goodies.
Such wonderful rugs everone is working on.
Good luck to Nicole at the fair:)

Joanne said...

Okay let's try this comment thing again! I tried something - let's see if it works! Wow that's a lot of dye swatches - they all look so nice! Good Luck to Nicole tonite! Had to laugh at the "commerical" Slim-Slow - made me giggle again! Always a fun day at GS!

moosecraft said...

That was a neat idea for Brandywine to load up a van for a visit! Great looking rugs in progress! Sounds like Nicole and you are going to have some fun in the days ahead! Congrats to her EMT success! Get some hooking in soon!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
What fun as always and such gorgeous rugs! How I wish I had a dye class to attend. I just haven't made the time to try it.
Good luck to Nicole and good luck with your rugs at the Fair.
Hugs :)

weaverpat said...

Thanks for the great pictures of the hook-in!
Best of luck to Nicole tonight in the Fair Queen contest. I'll be checking the paper to see the writeup.

The Cinnamon Stick said...

Love reading your blog as I always feel that I am part of "the group" - !!
Nice to know MOM is still needed!!
The dyed wool is fantastic...what a great idea to share like that! Kindred spirits are the best of friends. XO