Thursday, February 10, 2011


A little early, I know ~ but I won't be here on Valentines Day!!  I wanted to wish you guys all a very happy day and hope you have a nice sweetheart to spend it with!  I hooked this heart last week since I had all my reds laying out from the last blog challenge.  It really turned out nice ~ it's 12 x 11 and I will happily offer it for sale ~ $90 including shipping!  The background is a mixture of an overdyed plaid and some dyed solids to fill in because I ran short!!  I, actually, like when that happens because it challenges me to find something that fits in ~ just like the old time hookers made do with what they had on hand!  The heart is hooked in a 9 cut and the background in a ten!  I cut up half the piece before I realized I had the wrong blade in ~ it worked out swell!  And goes very fast!

The 1668 GEOMETRIC is almost done ~ only the orange paisleys left to hook in the Dresden Plate design.  It looks all whopperjawed (is that a word?) because I laid it on top of three different wools that I'm anticipating using in the border ~ so it made a big hump at the bottom of the rug.  My thought is to do a triple-corded binding ~ you lay cotton cording inside the wool strip and machine stitch ~ then I would add another row and do the same three times.  I'm not sure how it will go but I'm going to give it a go!!

Well, the GOOD NEWS is that my third Creative Blog Challenge piece is done!!!!!!!  Yay!!!!!  I'm beyond excited!!!! I started it Sunday afternoon and worked on it in the evenings.  In my last post, I indicated that I wasn't thrilled with the results ~ but I'm thrilled now!  It turned out pretty good ~ can't wait to show it to you.  When I'm done with this post, I will do a post about that piece and put it into a 'draft' ready to be published on the 20th ~ so stayed tuned!!

I have clothes and suitcases all over the bedroom ~ trying to figure out the best things to take on our trip!  We leave tomorrow night for Columbus to stay at the airport ~ we have a 6 a.m. flight ~ Sonny says he stands a better chance of getting on the plane on time, if he has me at the airport the night before!!!  Fooey ~ that's not true at all ~ but who want to leave home at 3:30 a.m. ~  not me!!  Tad will be here with his sitter ~ bless her heart for taking good care of things here at home so mama can have a little respite from responsibility! That way there's someone here to answer the phones, feed Mr. Kitty, and generally keep our home fires burning!!

Another thing I have to do is get  a hooking project ready to take to the Searsport hook-in in Sarasota next week!  I've already arranged to meet Polly Minich, TereCatBird (that's her WoolSnippets name) and Tammy from Skip to My Ewe!  I wonder what other blog friends will be there! 

So,  that's it for now ~ I'll post again on February 20 ~ have a happy Valentines day with someone you love ~ until we meet again ~


Linda said...

Safe travels Alice and have a great time. I know it will be hard to leave all of this cold weather and snow behind but you'll just have to deal with it!

The Barn Door said...

Have a wonderful trip!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Have a wonderful trip! I love the paisleys in the plates!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
You are on a roll. You've been SO productive and now you will be starting something new in Florida.
Have fun and think of us suffering in Ohio!
Hugs :)

Cathy G. said...

You have a wonderful time and think of us in WI and some of the other winter hinterlands!
Love your wide strip heart rug......yummy reds and nice antique black background. I love the other one too! Travel safely and have fun!!!!!
Cathy G
oops almost forgot Happy Valentines to you Alice!

ShabbySheep said...

Alice, LOVE LOVE the Valentine's day rug. I'm hooking some red hearts too. I am going to put them on the top of paper mache' boxes. On the inside I found the cutest "vintage" Vday card scrapbook paper. I laugh at vintage 'cause they look just like the ones we traded when I was in grade school in the 60's.
Stay safe,

Miccosukee said...

Although I won't get a chance to see you here in Florida, hope you enjoy the trip and maybe next time we can all meet. I would love to actually meet Ter'e and Tammy as we have all been internet friends for awhile.

Take care,

Anonymous said...

Have fun Alice!

ShabbySheep said...

Hi Alice, Tammy told me she got to meet you at the hook in. I am so jealous I couldn't go. I hope you took some pics of the hook in. She said she didn't take any! I kept telling her....take lots of pictures for us......take lots of pictures....
Hope you had fun!
xo, Sheri

Ter'e said...

What fun we had at the hook-in. Met Alice and it was love at first sight. For you gals who have not met her ---- extend yourselves a bit and try to get together.

Ah Alice - you are a sweetheart! What a crackup. As I have said - it's a good thing we do not live close to one another. We'd be in deep doo-doo!!!!!

Still thinking of your little zippered bag. If that wasn't the cutest thing! Your talent just ooozes!!!!!!!!!