Thursday, July 24, 2008

HOORAY ~ ~ ~

Well, he's finally done ~ Mr. Catfish is now a rug!!
He's steamed and ready to be bound sometime this weekend ~ if there is time!!
This rug was definitely a labor of love ~ he's one of my favorite rugs, me thinks!! The paisley points worked out great ~ I cut the small piece that I had left from the first point, into 8 strips ~ and blended two other orangey-red paisleys in with it and voila! It turned out just swell!! There was some reverse-hooking that took place ~ as I tried to follow the exact drawing of the circles, some tended to look really loppy ~ so I fixed the worst ones and then left 'well enough' alone ~ Mr. Catfish is primitive folk art ~ and primitive, he is!! Now to find him a proper place to hang at the lake ~ a place where he can be enjoyed by all!!
Tomorrow, I'm meeting a rug hooking friend at Lakeside for a home tour! They have so many cute cottages and homes there ~ it should be a fun day!! I'm staying at the lake to prepare for a wine tasting party that we're hosting on Friday evening ~ cleaning and a little food preparation!
One of my nieces sells wine on the party plan ~ The Traveling Vineyard! Sounds like fun and as is typical for us ~ it's going to be a zoo up there this weekend!! Nieces and husbands staying, my son and his wife and some friends of theirs staying ~ it will be like a dormitory ~ we're just grateful they want to hang out with us!! It will make interesting blog material, I'm sure!!
Here's to a fun weekend wherever you are!


JoJo said...

Congratulations on finishing Mr. Catfish! What a great accomplishment!! Here's hoping you can find the time to get him bound.

Your wine tasting party sounds like fun.....traveling vineyard, huh? I also agree that it's nice that your kids and their spouses like to hang out with you. You've obviously done something right!

Kim said...

Alice he looks fabulous!!!! I just love it!!! Have fun on the lake this weekend! :o)

Unknown said...


Mr. Catfish turned out so well! Congrats on such a beautiful job. I just love the colors. Have fun this weekend:)

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

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Anonymous said...

Alice... I love Mr Catfish!!!! congratulations on finishing him ! He looks terrific!!! : )

And...What a nice award to have. Thank you!
Happy Hooking and Hugs to you!!!!
Sunnie : )

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Thanks gals! Now to find the right place for hanging!! He's been a joy!!