Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Last Saturday , Katie Allman and her little band of helpers, put on such a fun hook-in at Kingwood Center, right here at home in Mansfield, Ohio!  This is some of the wool that I dyed this past week to sell ~ it was a fun show ~ saw lots of friends and sold lots of wool!!  What could be better?!

Every year there is a challenge piece that we pick up for the following year.  This year's challenge was a paper pattern by Karla Girard and we could interpret it any way we chose!   I say we ~ but me ~ mine is still on the frame!!  This box was covered with a hooking by Deb ~ her dad made the box for her.  Her parents joined us that day and her dad is quite the character and her mom, a very sweet lady!

 The bottom framed piece was done by my friend, Jackie ~ needle felted onto black wool ~ it was very eye-catching!  The pillow pair were gorgeous as well as the enlarged design in the upper right!


This is a close-up of Jackie's entry ~ you can see all the great texture and little snowflake buttons to enhance the background! 
 These were the rest of the entries and the one with the scalloped edge won the People's Choice award!  Annette is a real creative gal and she won the wonderful gift of wool!!!  There was lots of sparkly yarns used along with all kinds of other materials.  If I ever get mine done, you'll get to see it right here!!!

 These four Henny Penny's were done in a class that Barb Carroll taught here in Ohio last year!  I love them all!  I have one of these that I started at the Woolley Fox last year ~ when I finish that one, you'll get to see it, as well!

 Another little gathering of rugs ~ love the sunflowers!  I don't know who the hookers are ~ I do mention their names, if I do!

These four were done by Fred Grey and I tell you, they are fabulous!!  He uses lots of wool, yarn, roving and it's very chunky and artistic!  His sweet wife Martha is a hooker, too ~ they make quite a talented pair!!

Love the sheep ~ I'm partial to sheep!  I wasn't at a very good angle so these rugs aren't showing as well as they should!  But each one is beautiful!

I do know that this gathering was hooked by Linda Cook ~ she was one of the featured artists that day!  Do you think I got photos of the others that were featured? No!  I know Grace Danals was one of them but her rugs were gone by the time I got in there to take pictures!  And I think Deb Tomchek was another one ~ she is a great gal ~ lots of fun!

Gloria and Desi were hooking away ~ look how happy Desi looks!!

 This is the last photo ~ there were lots of other rugs ~ I just couldn't get to them all! 
Linda Cook was the 'winner' of this original Deanne Fitzpatrick mat that were offered for auction at the end of the day!  There was a fun silent auction and also a live auction of some very special things!  Linda was pretty happy with her purchase!! 

And at the end of day, vendor Kris Miller and I and our Husbands and friend, Jackie, went out for supper at one of favorite local restaurants, Uncle Johns on the Square!! I think we don't look tired at all after our fun day at Kingwood!!  If you've never done a show, it's unbelievable how exhausting it can be ~ but we rallied for the cause!

Thanks, Katie, for hosting a great day ~ the ladies and men who attended had a fabulous time ~ and so did we!!!


Rugs and Pugs said...

Fun, fun day!!! So good to see you and Sonny. Katie is just the sweetest hooker ever.
Hugs :)

Saundra said...

OMG, what a fabulous event that must be to attend in person. The challenge pieces were very creative and the spin on Henny Penny was fun to see since I've finished hooking mine and saw it in a different version on your blog.

Kris Miller is a sweetie and great sense of humor.


Kim said...

It looks like so much fun. I love the annual challenge piece. Can't wait to see yours ;)
I bet there were lots of happy hookers after they bought your wool.

Julia said...

Thanks for letting us in on all the fun. That wool looks so delicious on the eyes and so are the rugs.

Everyone looks so energized. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

So glad you got pictures of the challenge pieces as I did not. I was just trying to get my vote cast as I couldn't find that darn ticket, lol. I'm still looking for that horse rug picture. I think I took them with my camera and not my phone so I have to go through and download, blah blah blah. :)

Lori Ann Corelis said...

How fun!!! Thanks for sharing the rugs!
Love the photo of you and Kris . . . you both look beautiful!!

Kris Miller said...

It was such a fun day! Thanks for posting the pictures. I never had time to take any. And so nice to have dinner with you all and watch the rain come down in buckets...great memories with great friends :)

My Colonial Home said...

Morning Alice,
I'm drooling over all that beautiful wool you dyed and sold - what a great show!!!
And to enjoy it with friends and all...too perfect.

Unknown said...

Yes it was a fun day indeed. I just stumbled upon your website and did not realize that you live so close to me. I want to come see your shop soon. I the one with the red wagon and I was sitting next to you hooking. How exciting! ! Happy hooking.

Unknown said...

Yes it was a fun day indeed. I just stumbled upon your website and did not realize that you live so close to me. I want to come see your shop soon. I the one with the red wagon and I was sitting next to you hooking. How exciting! ! Happy hooking.

Wendie Scott Davis said...

See, even though you can have friends all over the Internet, you still can't email yourself to these wonderful events. I wish you could! Beam me up, Alice!!!! Looks like auch an amazing day. And if you were a vendor, I am amazed you got any pictures. Thanks for sharing.