Sunday, August 28, 2011

Black Sheep Rug Hookers at Landis Valley

I was thinking this morning when planning my update how I've been talking about the show that I was going to be doing this weekend. Too many "I's".  Never enough mentions of "we" as a group.  Looking back at my recent  posts, I never mentioned anything about the other girls in our group "The Black Sheep Rug Hookers". We have been together as a group for a number of years. I will make it a point of getting a group shot at Colonial Days this year of all of us!!  Be ready to put on your smiles girls :). 

I also have been talking about getting this done and that done and never showed any updates. Haven't been good with the camera being handy lately.  So I took a group shot of the items I took to the show. Even tossed in some of my recent pieces. Never know, if the price is right to someone, they will buy it. So I took them. I can always hook more!

Worried about the weather of Hurricane Irene, we managed to get there and start setting up with no rain to bother us in the morning.  Linda picked me up before 5:30 a.m.  We all gathered and pictched in and got the booths up rather quickly. Everyone just worked together. 

Beth, playing with my camera ~   stinker....

Louise and Willa were the only two that dressed up for the day. It sure was humid at different times of the day. You could tell it was going to do something...

Louise working on a stocking she is making.

There was a vendor across from us who was making baskets. I was drawn to one of them, and thought throughout the day that I might be taking it home. All the other girls kept telling me to buy it.  I felt so pressured..... Yeah right LOL.  By the end of the day, it was still there and it came home with me :)

It was our first time at this show, and with the expected weather, it wasn't too bad.  This is only the second year for  Landis Valley to do this show and I think they all had a good turn out. We each sold something, so that was nice. I thought it went smoothly.  I believe it was after 2:00 that the skies opened up, down came the heavy rains.  We all moved quickly to get our things in our tubs and boxes.  I felt like I was in a game of twister. I was bending, someone was on top. At one point I said left hand green, right foot yellow, but I don't think anyone heard me LOL.  How quickly we got it all put away. And Grace was given when it was time to take it all to our cars. The downpour stopped and was just a very light drizzle.

Louise suggested we all go get a sundae at the nearby McDonalds, so we did that. All muddy and soaked, we walked in  lol.  It was nice to just sit and talk about the day and how things went.  A great day spent with Great friends.  I'm looking forward to "our" show in just a couple short weeks at Colonial Day.  I have time to make some more items between now and then.  Praying for a dry day at that show! 

On the way home yesterday, Linda and I stopped at the Black Rose (antique store) and looked around.  Even stopped at the Pizza Hut near my house for some boneless chicken wings to end the day.  Needless to say, I was out like a light by 9:00 last night.  Don't even remember closing my eyes lol. 

Today is a day of cleaning for me. Everything has been so neglected, I'm trying to figure out where I will start. I think I'll have one more cup of coffee and then plan it out. If not, I will take the mess from one room, enter another and start cleaning that one, and then will be back and forth. Must stay focused lol!

Prayers are lifted for all who are getting the brunt of this storm. Hope you are all safe and doing well. 


TeresaM said...

Your things look so nice Kathy!!! I would have loved to be at your show! I didn't realize you were doing this one because I've been so wrapped up in getting ready for mine! I need to find out about the Colonial Days you are talking about..........sounds like something I would love to attend! Please let me know!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
You have been busy! I love all your little mats and rugs. There were some wonderful items in the booths!
Hope your day is going well. I should be cleaning, too, but I'm not :)
Pug hugs :)

Julia said...

Kathy, you need a day of rest after working so hard getting ready for the show and being at the show and then lugging back stuff home. REST so cleaning will be easier.

I must say that you had some nice merchandise and I'm glad that everyone are satisfied on how well the show went despite threat of mean Irene raining on your show.

I hope that the weather will cooperate for the next show. Take care and stay safe and dry. Here it's raining cats and dogs in New Brunswick. JB

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Everything looks so beautiful!!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Kathy,
So glad your show went well and that you didn't get totally rained out!!
Your rugs and mats are just wonderful and I am so happy you sold something...that makes it so much more fun and worthwhile!!
This is such a busy time for all of us who create and I must confess my house needs a good cleaning too.....but it will just have to wait!!!
Blessings to you~~


Joanne said...

Looks like a booth I would love to shop at - I was going to mention that it didn't look like you were wearing a skirt! LOL! Glad you sold stuff!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Oh you gals had such a tempting booth. It was nice to see all your goodies. It would have been fun to been there to do some shopping. Love the basket you brought home!

Doris said...

Cathy, your booth looks really nice. So glad you had a good day. Shows are so "iffy" these days that it is good to hear that people are coming out again.

Hope Colonial Days is a sell out!

Courtney said...

Wonderful mats you've made for this show. I'm glad it was successful. I'm also glad you grabbed up that's great!

wooleyrugger said...

Kathy: I loved meeting all of you at Landis Valley and hopefully I can make it to Grant Street soon.

kelley said...

Kathy your little mats and rugs are wonderful...oooh the Harvest one is especially sweet...looks like a fun and talented group...

Glad you treated yourself to thay nice basket...