Thursday, October 30, 2008


Yes, I actually have done some hooking ~ I have a show Saturday in Columbus ~ the From Our Hands Show ~ you can look at the website and check it out! This is a pattern that I drew freehand on a piece of hand-dyed wool that has a more open weave ~ I call it hookable wool ~ the flower stems are needle-felted yarn ~ I used my Babylok embellisher that doesn't get as much use as it should! It's a great way to do something quick since you don't have to fill in the background ~ this is a pillow top and will be a pillow by Saturday's show! The show is at the Aladdin Temple across from Easton shopping complex and is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ~ great hours and some really great folk art, rug hooking and some antiques! We'll go down Friday and make a night of it ~ after all, it's Halloween ~ there should be something 'brewing'!!

This little star mat was made for the top of this little old milking stool ~ I left the rough finish alone ~ they make a nice combination. The tan wool really comes off looking whiter than it is due to the camera flash.

Last week, I spent more time on this than I should have and finally took it off the frame so I would leave it alone. It's for my great niece, Isabella, who recently celebrated her first birthday ~ I copied her picture onto fabric and am going to hand stitch it onto the foundation and hook right up to the edge of it ~ she'll look like one of the little flowers!! Margo White is the designer ~ I loved the simplicity of it for a baby's room ~ last year I did another of Margo's patterns for the big sister, Ariana, and I also stitched her picture into the rug ~ it's a nice touch and the parents loved it!

One of the blog readers, Diana, asked if I knew the designer of the chicken runner that is in my Sauder Rug Show post of August 21 ~ if anyone knows the answer, would you post here on the blog ~ we'll try to get an answer for Diana!

In the midst of everything else, I dyed about 9 yards of wool today ~ started at 4 p.m. ~ I swear I'm going to work on getting better organized!! We did have a funeral to attend today so that's why the late start ~ but if you've read much here at all, you know I just get into gear when faced with a deadline!! Tomorrow and Friday ~ I'll be like a white tornado!! I have the last dryer load to empty and then I'm calling it a night! Sleep tight!


JoJo said...

Always such a busy lady! I too work better with a deadline but thankfully, my life now rarely includes any kind of deadline.

I'm trying to get some fall cleaning done and also watching my neighbor's home while they're away on vacation. I'm even trying to get some hooking done....that is, if I can keep Joey away from the wool and my strips. She loves to sit on my footstool and critique my hooking, while trying to catch the wool strip hanging from underneath the frame. I have to watch her like a hawk or she'll end up in emergency surgery from eating wool.

Wishing you good luck on getting your dyeing done and meeting your deadlines.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Thanks JoJO ~ just returned from the grocery, etc. ~ now back to business!! My kitty just grabbed a little hooked pin of mine and off he went ~ hope he doesn't eat it! Have a good day, friend!

Wendie Scott Davis said...

Hi Alice,

Scooted over to your blog after I read your comment there. Must confess that with all my blogging, I am remiss in my visiting. But I love your blog - aren't we all just so deadline-oriented - and you and I will definitely love one another when our paths cross. So much in common. (Except that I have never dyed 4 yards of anything at a time....Wow!)

Good luck tomorrow at your show. I'm sure you'll be a smash.


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Wendie ~ thanks for visiting!! Yesterday I dyed probably 10 yards ~ now I'm packing ~ what a life!!
But I love doing shows ~ good shows!! Have a good weekend!

danasmith said...

I love your hooked pieces! I adore Margo White's mats...they are small and so sweet and not so overwhelming....instant gratification!!
Good luck with your dyeing!
Dana in VA

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Thanks, Dana ~ wool is dyed ~ wool is sold!!! Great show ~ I'm going to my bed now!!!!

Hooked on Primitives said...

WOW Alice, great blog! I love the rugs!! Fabulous! Love the photo of the cardinal too!!! I will stop back soon! Cathy

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