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Friday, April 29, 2011
I've left that rooster's tail for last because the left tail is so beautiful and I don't want to do the very same thing on the right one ~ I keep thinking my wools will inspire me so that it holds it's own when finished!! Sometimes I think too much, me thinks!!
Yesterday, I spent another hour and a half at the dentist ~ getting this blessed tooth ready for it's permanent crown. In three weeks, it will be ready to be applied for good! In the meantime, I will be very cautious!!
Have a good weekend ~ hopefully, the weather has calmed down across the country and we can look forward to some beautiful Spring temperatures and flowers ~ but I think it is going to be more like Spring showers!! Oh, well ~ rejoice in what we have! Ta ta for now!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
On the sidebar, I still have the 10 MINUTES A DAY HOOKER logo up ~ I should take it down because that rarely happens but ~ the progress I'm making with this rug shows me, very clearly, that sitting down at the frame everyday really helps get a rug done so much quicker!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I took a little walk around outside between showers this morning! Flowers are really starting to pop up out of the ground and I can't wait to get out there and dig in the dirt! Okay ~ I'm off to do something ~ either office work and put the wool back where it belongs down in the hooking room. Last week, after the show on Saturday, everything got carried down there but nothing got put away because ~ I went to the Woolley Fox to hook! And it still awaits me ~
Last night we had our first batch of fried mushrooms. Sonny has actually found some nice ones this year ~ son, Teddy, also found some the other night ~ most years it's slim pickings here in our woods but he's been so happy with his 'catch' this week! Hope there are fresh morels in your life!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Hopefully, I can squeeze in some hooking time on this rainy drizzly day! For once, I have nothing looming large in my schedule ~ just day to day chores ~ it feels GREAT!!!!!
I've noticed that I have a couple of new followers ~ I appreciate each one of you that stop by to check in and love it when you take the time to comment ~ thank you and come back soon!!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I want you to take a close look at these eggs, done by friend, Sherry Davis. She dyes them with silk scarves and ties ~ absolutely beautiful!! I've known Sherry for years and she is one of most creative gals on the planet!! Don't they make a great centerpiece?
Yesterday, we made a trip to the lake and went to the Moose Club for lunch. They were having an Easter party for the kids and The Easter Bunny stopped by and had her picture taken with Tad! Such a cute and sweet bunny!
We haven't been to the lake since January and it was great just to be up by the water, if only until today. Went out with our friends in the evening for a little libation and then on to Mon Ami where we danced and danced!! It was fun ~ Darryl Gatlin playing all kinds of music that people our age just love!
I hooked on my Rooster rug ~ it's looking good! And this week, I get to start on a fun project at the dentist! I broke a tooth last week in Ligonier ~ now I have to have a root canal, a post and a crown!!!!! Do you hear cha-ching?! Yikes ~ I dread this but putting it all into perspective ~ I'm not ill ~ I'm not broken ~ it's just a tooth and FOUR visits in the dentist's chair to get everything done! That's the part that makes me crazier than the cost!! And I'm just guessing he's not looking forward to it either!! I'll keep you posted on the rug and my tooth!! Will the fun never end?!! Have a good day tomorrow!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Julie is hard at work and Heidi is explaining something very important!! We had a great time and got started on some really great rugs! We also got to meet Robin, Barb's daughter ~ what a ball of fire that girl is!! She can cook, draw patterns, organize, ride herd on her doggies ~ if you look up multi-task in the dictionary, I think her picture might be there!!!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The colors in these pieces spoke to me ~ Loudly!
Love them both!
Again, people's faces ~ and look at those nice cows!
I loved the moon quilt ~ and the others were beautiful, too!
This one was fun and I just liked it lot! Heidi and Donna and I just loved this show ~ it was inspiring ~ I call it a feast for the eyes! I think seeing all this art and all the beautiful booths helps to make us more creative. This morning, on a blog, I read this quote that she got from somewhere else ~ ART WASHES AWAY FROM THE SOUL, THE DUST OF EVERYDAY LIFE! Isn't that a wonderful and comforting thought?
This was taken at the show yesterday ~ this was before the show began ~ by the end of the day, after we loaded up in the rain ~ we didn't look quite so chipper!! It was a nice day ~ saw so many people we knew ~ and talked and laughed all day ~ even sold some wool!! Went to dinner afterwards with our friends, Vivian and Lou ~ came home and unloaded the truck and car ~ and crashed!!!
I've been up since 5:45 a.m. ~ doing laundry and blogging ~ and now I have to pack some clothes and most importantly, pack up my hooking tools and at 10 a.m. this morning, my friends and I are off to Ligonier, Pa. to hook and eat and laugh for three days!!!!!!!! It will be fun ~ it's just getting it together to get there that's the crazy part! So, I'm off ~ talk to you at the end of the week and I'll have pictures of our rugs for you! Ta ta for now!
Friday, April 15, 2011
But I have a few other things, too! Like these Funky Flower Pins ~ some of the things I saw at the Quilt Show that inspired me to put these together!
Two vintage hooked rugs in excellent condition and a really LONG hand woven runner!
There are two David T. Smith pottery luminaries and a
Thursday, April 14, 2011
This one had lots of embellishment and heavy wool applique ~ if you click on the pictures to enlarge them, you'll be able to see the scope of their work. There were several wool booths there ~ beautifully presented. I've done shows for years and these were the top of the top, in my opinion!
Loved this Andy Warhol style of quilting ~ it looks like a painting, doesn't it?
I loved this black and white cityscape-type of quilt ~ it had lots of sparkly on it ~ and you know how I love my sparkles!
We shopped all the vendors on Thursday night and Friday morning, we toured the quilt show. I had to be back home in the afternoon because I had my class the next morning! But, we found we were right on target in doing the Thursday night thing because the next morning, the show was crawling with thousands of people! I didn't buy a lot ~ some Pro-Chem dye, which I've been wanting to try ~ some sari ribbon like we used in blog challenge # 2 (which I'll package into smaller bits to sell) and just some odds and ends of things. I got some good ideas and saw some things that sparked some good ideas. I'm going to be making some funky flower pins ~ wish I could get some done for Saturday's show! Going to make a cute apron to wear for shows ~ it was such an inspiring place to be. If you are a quilter, it would be like going to fabric heaven!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be in Cinci again next year ~ I have it on the calendar already ~ April 12 - 15th! Friend Donna met us down there, too ~ and we just all had a spectacular time!!
There are more pix for another posting ~ I'm washing wool that came in this week ~ packing for the Gathered Treasures show Saturday, here at the fairgrounds ~ and I'm on my way out the door to breakfast with friends!! No wonder I don't get anything accomplished ~ but if you know me, you know I love my friends!! Have a great day ~ Spring has sprung!!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I do try to give the gals a great experience while they're here ~ they get a nice lunch ~ a house tour ~ great wool to work with ~ and I try to teach them something new so they leave here feeling their time was well spent! Thanks to each one of you for a day of fun and sharing!
My next post will be about the International Quilt Festival that Heidi and I went to ~ what a great time that was!! We're already planning on it for next year!!
I'm getting ready for a show this Saturday at the fairgrounds in Mansfield ~ Gathered Treasures ~ a great primitive show ~ come see us! The info and link to their website is on my sidebar! Then on Sunday, we leave for the Woolley Fox for three days of my favorite pastime ~ hooking!!! What a week I've got going! Ta ta for now!