Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Just a short post ~ wanted you rug hookers to see this background!  I'm loving it ~ learning to love it, actually.  One thing about this Karen Kahle-type striated background is that you can't hook in straight lines ~ and you get better variation if you use some different widths.  Most of this is an 8 or 8.5 cut but there are some 9's and a few narrower.  So on it goes ~ it takes me a while ~ I've put two hours in on this background since the last photo from the class.  But it will be a neat rug when it's done ~ a study in "The Shape of Things"!

I've been up to my ears in office work ~ preparing invoices and putting some order to my office.  I've had grandkids for several days now ~ Luke is staying while his parents are on vacation and then Jakob and Cam took turns staying the night Sunday and Monday.  Getting kids off to school in the morning takes some getting used to ~ fixing breakfast and shuttling them to the bus or school!!  Whew!!  I'm tired!!! 

So, I'm off to put dinner on the table ~ one of the grocery store clerks said "Boy, I've seen you a lot lately"!!  That's sad ~ they don't see much of me because we eat out a lot or do something simple ~ this cooking is getting to the old girl!!!! 

I'm hoping to hook tonite while Dancing with the Stars is on ~ that show is a little ho-hum this season but I do enjoy J. R. Martinez ~ he's doing a fabulous job!!  Have a nice evening ~ I'm going to!


jennifer768 said...

Love how the rug is coming along! Hugs,Jen

weaverpat said...

Give me eating out any time! LOL!!! I'd rather spend all that cooking time on hooking instead.
Love the way your rug is coming together. The background is really cool.

Kim said...

J.R. is amazing. He has such an inspiring attitude plus the man can shake it!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
I'm lovin' your rug. You'll be done before you know it. How big is it?
Pug hugs :)

annie said...

I really like your rug!

The Eveningstitcher said...

Love the rug, Alice! Sounds like you've got yourself a handful with the grandkids but what fun they are!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

I Love this . . . it has all my favorite colors!
Thanks for joining me for such an enjoyable lunch after Heritage Market! You'd think I hadn't talked with a human for years! ha ha!


Cathy G. said...

I LOVE that background on your rug! Wish I could take a Karen K class sometime....... love her style!
Hope you can keep up with the cookin' and the young ones! Something tells me you are having a little fun!!
Cathy G

Miccosukee said...

Great job on the rug. You have such a great eye for color!

Glad you are another DWTS fan. There are several of us hookers who never miss it. And I am with you about J.R. Martinez. Boy, did he show his Hispanic heritage on the dance Monday. I hope he goes all the way!


Julia said...

Your rug is progressing quickly and is looking good. How do you find the time to care for the grandkids and hook too? I've done the same with my youngest granddaughter when my daughter went to work but I really enjoyed every minute of it. They grow up so fast.

Put your feet up and enjoy Dancing with the Stars.

acorn hollow said...

Love the rug. lucky you eating out all the time. I cook most nights
have fun with the grand kids.