Tuesday, April 12, 2011


 A good time was had by all!!  At least, that's what they conveyed to me at the time! MJ, who just flew in from wintering in Florida,  is looking over Dawn's shoulder and Pam ~ my wonderful lunch helper ~ is looking on!  They all worked on my Lexington Proddy Sheep pattern that is at the top left of the sidebar.

Linda, MJ, Pam and Jackie show off their progress at the end of the day!  We really had a lots of laughs ~ Linda was especially glad to get here after being lost on these twisty, turning country roads with no markings!  We were sure glad she found her way here! 

Lauren and Dawn thought they were so cute hiding behind their work ~ Deb was very proud to show her face!!  Lauren really got a lot of her proddy done ~ she picked  beautiful background and border wools.

Here's Lauren's face ~ she's taking a picture of me
taking a picture of her.  Deb is very serious about her work ~ she was doing a great job on her sheep and flag background.  Linda is also doing a flag background on hers ~ love that!

I wanted you to see a close up of Deb and Jackie's
sheep faces ~ they're doing them in Leicester sheep fleece that I had in my stash!  So cute ~ they're going to be very fuzzy faces ~ one with hooked ears and one with proddy ears!  Jackie and MJ really stepped out of the color box and chose purples and teals for their sheep ~ I hope they like them as well when they're done as they did that day!  Of course, you know I was crazy about the vibrant colors!

Jackie is modeling her Funky Flower purse that she made in our fall class ~ I was so glad she brought it along to show everybody!  She and Deb came from Pittsburgh bright and early that day and Dawn from Indiana ~ bless their hearts for travelling so far ~ Linda and Lauren travelled a distance, too ~ they want to plan a class for summer ~ I have to get my thinking cap on!! 

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!


Kim said...

It looks like so much fun and the sheep pattern is darling. I'm so glad you snuck a picture of Lauren in there. Imagine.....trying to hide behind her rug! Lol

Linda said...

Hi Alice......I don't know when I have had such a great time! All of the girls that attended are so sweet and I can't wait till we all get together again. Your studio is fabulous as is your whole house and the lunch was so delicious. I will need that jello recipe some time!
My sheep is coming along.....I'll post pics when I get more done.
Oh, I got a little lost going back to my DD's house too! Next time I am dropping bread crumbs!

Rug Hooking Artist said...

Hey those girls did a great job on their proddy mats...their teacher taught them well.....

Rug Hooking Artist said...

Hey those girls did a great job on their proddy mats..their teacher taught them well!! Cilla who loves her proddy...

The Barn Door said...

Looks like a great time!!! Love the sheep pattern.

Jacque. said...

oh WOW...those sheepies all look lovely in all the different colors! Glad you had a great day! And, it certainly sounds like more fun is ahead for you.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh Alice ~
That rug makes my butt look fat!!!
I had a great time ~ just a fun bunch of hookers.
Hugs :)

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I love all of the proddy rugs. Looks like it was a super time!

Miccosukee said...

Gee, is it already time for barb's class? Where has time gone? I would love to take your class, maybe in Florida next year?

Thanks for the sheep class pix. Love the purple and teal sheep!


Lisa said...

Looks like fun. Hope you do another one soon. Maybe on a wed.or sun. hint hint. Lisa

Cathy G. said...

Creativity galore! Love the teal and purple sheep! Would love to see the background choices now!
Alice it sounds like you held a wonderful workshop and a good time was had by all!
Great pics!
Cathy G

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Girls ~ you are so kind!! We did have fun ~ and no, Lauren ~ that rug didn't make your butt look fat!!! Lisa ~ I'd love to have a class during the week ~ my weekends are pretty booked from now till fall! We can work on that!
Rug Artist Cilla ~ Thanks for the nice compliment!! I love proddy almost as much as you!!
Oh, Trish ~ fabulous idea for me to teach in Florida!! Woo hoo!!

The Eveningstitcher said...

How fun, Alice! Sure wished I lived closer. I have never done proddy, but I love how the flowers look with the technique..hope to see you Saturday!

Wendie Scott Davis said...

There is nothing more fun than everyone getting together to "play" with a new form of hookery. You sure made it a great time for your gals.

Anonymous said...

Aww..I missed it! Looks like a great time! Thanks for posting the pictures..I want to come for the next class! (:

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