Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday's Hook In and sweet package ~~

I had a wonderful time on Monday visiting the Blue and Grey Hookers in Gettysburg, Pa.  It's been quite a while since I have been able to attend the monthly hook in.  So nice to see  everyone again! I didn't stay too long, but was able to get some shots of the day to share with you.

I'll do my best with the names.  This is Joan's piece which happens to be the pattern that we picked for the dye group.  She's such a show off with how fast she gets hers done :). And in all fairness, we were told last month that we would START hooking our project this month!  Ahem.... Someone didn't listen, but I guess I can't complain since it is her dye group and her house LOL.  Joan, you are doing a beautiful job! I keep telling her she got the best colors! I can't even imagine what mine will look like... 

What a nice turn out it was..

Louise, Ellie and Becky

Marion was doing a nice job with her squirrel.

Ruth working on some flowers

Jan and her large Bunny

Another Marion's fine cut

Peggy determined to finish this piece THIS Christmas ...

And here is Peggy. She is turning 90 this week!  What an inspiration... Lovely woman, and  so happy to see her again.

This is Peggy's piece. A fine hooker who does amazing work.

Nancy and I playing around with our camer's lol

Violet's fine cut.


Phyllis's I believe..


This is Joanne Henderson's.

and here are some chair pads that Joan has completed for her Church bazaar this year.

I'm hoping to get back there again soon.  And next time, I'll actually be able to stay a little longer and work.  I did take some punch needle with me, and did just a tiny bit. I just wanted to mingle and get some pictures.

Hard to believe it's Wednesday already.  I came home this evening to a package at my front door.  I had mentioned in a previous post about an Anniversary swap that we were doing on AAPG.  I had to go through a  lot of things wrapped in tissue before I found a card to find out who had my name. The return address didn't ring a bell.  Mimi had my name :) ! We were to make 3 bowl fillers or ornies and one of them had to be  a sunflower. Mimi spoiled me with all her hand work! The sunflower lays in the bowl so cute. the bowl has a real nice grain on it. She also made the other two pieces. The mat and the cat face. AND she made the sheep pictures.!  I just kept unwrapping and unwrapping! A cute little tin house to hang on the wall with candles, a winter time pattern to applique, notepad, some gorgeous wools, and a little painted box with a thimble in it.   Thank you so very much Mimi for such a Loaded box of goodies! You are too sweet :)  Love this group ~~~

Now I need to get my behind in motion and gather things up to take with me tomorrow to the hook in at Grant Street. I get my hair done in the morning. Can't wait!! It's been 9 weeks. Having long hair, I'm able to go a bit longer since there really isn't any style. But this has been the longest I've gone in a while. (wish I could take the plunge and get something different, but I would need a valium to do that lol)  I admire people who change up their hair all the time and say "it's just hair"....  Guess mine is my security blanket.....  Might get brave and get a few more layers put in  at the bottom lol.  I have to say that I have had every style imaginable and it took me forever to grow out each one. Don't know if I could do it again..

Today the weather was great and tomorrow it's supposed to be even nicer.  Hoping it's the same where you are!  Enjoy the rest of your week. Do something for yourself !


Courtney said...

Have fun at the salon! I'm one of those people who always change it up...but wish I could pull off long hair! Thanks for the rug show. Enjoy Grant Street. It is such a wonderful place.

Doris said...

Love all the goodies Mimi sent, the cat is my very favorite, I am going to try to make some, too cute.

Rebecca said...

Wow, these ladies' rugs are so beautiful and inspiring! Some really talented rug artists! Makes me wish I had more time to get some hooking done. Thanks,

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
Thanks for the rug show!!!
Happy, happy birthday to Peggy. I wonder how many 90 year old hookers there are :)
Pug hugs :)

Orange Sink said...

Really enjoy seeing all the rugs and their hooker's! Beautiful!
Kathy, I am with you on the hair! Why is it so hard to change? Mine is starting to bug me something awful but know once it's cut it's to the beauty shop more often to keep it trimmed!
Hope you show us your new do!
Cathy G

Joanne said...

Well you know what they say about woman your age and long hair! LOL Have fun getting beautified! Loved seeing all the rugs from your group - and you are so right - that Joan is a show-off! Have fun at the hookin tomorrow - really don't miss me at all!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wonderful rugs and boy what a nice box of goodies from Mimi! I'm the same way with hair...every great once in awhile I get brave then usually regret it :)

moosecraft said...

Always feels great right after a fresh cut! Enjoy! Thanks for sharing pic of the hook-in! I think it's actually cool enough I might pick up my hook this weekend! yippee! Mimi was a busy bee stitching all that up for you! Beautiful pieces!

weaverpat said...

Thanks for the pictures from the B and G. Lots of wonderful rugs! Sorry I missed the fun.

primitivebettys said...

You girls always seem to have so much fun!

What cheery treasures from Mimi too! The petals on that sunflower are aweseme!

acorn hollow said...

what beautiful rugs and 90 and still hooking fine shading. Oh I hope that is me and I have the eyes for it.