Monday, November 30, 2009

MY 15 MINUTES ~ ~ ~

This is Jane Halliwell Green's new book on pictorial rugs and it is really a beautiful book! There is a lot of information on the details of hooking a pictorial rug ~ and lots of dye recipes as well. Jane is a watercolor artist who has used all that expertise to create beautiful hooked rugs ~ and she is a teacher of both of these arts! Actually, Jane will be teaching at Sauder Village next August!

I am thrilled ~ to say the least ~ to have my England Memory Rug included in her book ~ it's there on page 6!!! I am a regular reader of Jane's blog and last year, she asked for pictures of pictorial rugs to be sent to her for possible inclusion in her upcoming book ~ and I happily did just that! I didn't know if it would qualify but Jane said yes! When I look at all the beautiful rugs in this book, I am quite honored to have my rug in such good company! Most all pictorials are hooked in a finer cut that I use ~ this rug was hooked mainly in 8, 8.5 and 9 cuts ~ really large compared to most! Actually, looking at these rugs makes me think more about hooking a pictorial with more detail ~ if I do, you'll be the first to know! Thanks to Jane for the inspiration and for my 15 minutes of fame! I've actually received emails from gals who saw the book before mine arrived and it's fun to be recognized for my work!! I have two books to sell ~ if interested, email me or comment here!!

This weekend, son Ted and family came to the lake for Thanksgiving. When they left on Friday, Tad went home with them and grandson, Luke, stayed with us (our car is small and we couldn't get Tad, Luke and the cat all in the backseat)! And one of the things we did was go to Pemberville, about 20 miles west of us, to their annual Christmas festivities! We took a carriage ride with this nice horse, Eli ~ while Sonny was taking this picture, Eli kept head-butting Luke!! We went to the local Historical Society house and watched a lady make socks on an antique sock knitting machine and yes, I bought a pair! I have a rug hooking friend in Montana that has made a couple of pairs for me ~ I love them! It was really interesting to watch and Luke thought so, too. In the back yard was a smoke house where they were smoking sausages that they sold on a stick ~ yummy! And an old one room school house kept toasty warm with a an old potbelly stove! On Friday night, we went to Sandusky's tree lighting ceremony ~ had free hot chocolate and cookies ~ and went on a tour of the Follet House Museum. It was in a huge old Sandusky home complete with a fourth floor widow's walk ~ we went up this skinny little stairway to look out over the city at night ~ we didn't stay long ~ it was cold and windy up there! So Luke had his fill of history and free cookies and punch (they were serving everywhere we went this weekend) and he was a great weekend guest! We also played a card game called Nertz ~ google it for instructions! We used to play it years ago and it's a fun thing to pass some time! We even played before breakfast yesterday!!

I hope you all had a good holiday weekend, too ~ and now it's time to get ready for Christmas! On our drive home last night, there were lots of houses already lit for the season ~ I love Christmas lights!! Have a good week ~


Kim said...

Congratulations! That is quite an honor, and your rug is very deserving.

Kim said...

Congrats Alice! That's so awesome to have your rug published in the book!! Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

Sweet William Primitives said...

Congratulations Alice! A well deserved honor indeed! What a fun weekend you had with your family! I love Christmas lights too!

ShabbySheep said...

Alice, Congrats!!! I guess we're FAMOUS now!?!?! I still haven't got my copy of the book, although I have "autographed" a few for friends!

Jacque. said...'re famous!!! Congratulations to you, Alice...that is an honor! And, you deserve it!

Annie said...

You're so awesome, Alice! Congrats!

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