And here it is just about finished! I went to the store today to pick up some new hardware, and of course whenever this was made, it wasn't standard. The drawer pulls are 2.5" center to center, and the stores here carry 3". I have looked on line for some and found a few styles. But then I remembered a hardware store in town. They have loads of stuffffff that you can't find anywhere else. I'll be checking into it tomorrow. Sooo, it will be delayed for a bit, but the refinishing is now done. I am quite pleased with it. Chose the red color and then antiqued it a bit with some brown shoe polish. The painting was done with more of a dry brush affect. I tried rolling it on, but didn't like it. So I brushed the entire piece. I didn't want a solid paint look. (click on the picture and you might get a better look at the painting) Looking forward to getting the doors put on, along with the new hardware, and then taken upstairs to the wool room. I'm just hoping it makes it up there. I'm afraid it might stay down here.
Last Thursday, my friend Beth came out to join us at the hook-in. She is over an hour away in York. With George being gone for the weekend, Hotel Harris was open for company lol. So Beth stayed the night, since the hook in is always a late night. When she arrived, she brought me this old tool chest. Isn't it great? I have since put my Primitive Place magazines in it. Thank you so much Beth!! It has a square that came with it, and when you close the lid, there is a slit for the top of the square to fit in. Soo cool :)
Before I forget, on Friday we went to a bunch of Antique shops and I came home with this little bench. The stuff on top will change, but I just wanted to get a shot of it. We had a great day going from shop to shop and stopping for some pizza for lunch. We got home around dinner time!
So back to the hook in. Here is Beth making some of her yo-yo mats.
And I even got her to hook some of my rug lol. Beth hooked a long time ago. Still trying my darndest to get her back into it!!!! Was hoping the feel of the hook would reel her back in :) (i'm thinking she'll be back)
Joan brought a carpet bag she was working on and showed us the gold leather she will be using as a base. They were discussing how to do the handles as well.
Nancee took the dye class a few weeks back and brought a piece to show us that she did . She was trying to match a piece from that day, but there was an oops. Isn't it a BEAUTIFUL OOPS???
Linda was working on a mat, and also showing Angie how to hook. She wants to learn.
Jackie finished her Grandson's rug. Love the spin she put on this pattern. Jack had a big hand in designing it.
And here is her lastest rug.
We had a full house again. Debbie is here working on a pattern that her and Kathy next to her drew out.
Amazing with all the people that come, that we actually get work done.
Genny's punch needle project.
And even "I" got to hooking. I hadn't picked up a hook since the last hook in, and the week before, I barely did anything.
I was able to accomplish a lot that day. Then with this weekend being so quiet around here, I was able to hook even more. I have since then completed the two sections above each horse. Hope to get a picture this week to share. I had lots of hooking time, while the paint was drying.
What a wonderful weekend it was. Productive, and just beautiful weather. I had a great little mini vacation. I'm hoping my husband had a good time out in Ohio. He went to a Hamfest Convention (Amateur radio). I'm expecting him home late tonight.
Well, I think that's about it on catching up. As soon as I finish this rug I'm working on, I need to get started on pieces for Colonial Day. Hoping to really get motivated and do a lot! I need a cheerleader to motivate me. Any volunteers? lol I'll even provide the pom-pom's :)
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. Looks like rain again in the forecast. I'm going to ignore it and just remember this weekend. Maybe then I'll keep on moving!
Till next time ~~~~