Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gathered Treasures

Gathered Treasures

Join me at this fantastic show full of amazing vendors!

I am thinking about trying to do a little more blogging instead of strickly facebook. Let's see where this goes!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Kirkland wool gathering trip.

Friday I convinced my son to travel to Kirkland, OH with me to go on a wool buying adventure. It was a two hour drive and the local friends I tried to take along with me weren't available. My friend Kaye had told me about Cynthia Norwood's wool sale when I saw her at the Kingwood Hook-in, and boy am I glad she did! I have been a fan of Cynthia's book and was hoping to get it signed. She is planning a move back to Texas, and I doubt I'll be getting there anytime soon. Even though I already work for wool at Ault's Rug Hooking store, I do occasionally like to look around for something different.
I bought three books and some wonderful wool and a great price. I love nubby wools. So I got quite a nice selection of those. I also picked up a few sparkle wool for my gal pal Alice ( if your interested Alice, if not I'll use them.) And a few other must have textures to add to my collections. Connor was a very good sport through it all and we made a couple more fun stops on the way home, but I'll save that for my next post.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

My day at Kingwood 2011

The weather was perfect on Saturday for the hook-in at Kingwood Center. I saw so many wonderful friends and make a couple of new ones too. I also missed a few that I was hoping to see, but that happens. I did manage to hook a little bit, but not too much because of all the visiting, shopping, and eating. I has to leave early to attend a couple of graduation parties, which I hated to do. Once I saw how much the grads were glad my husband and I came it was all worth it though. This year for the rug show, they wanted to see entries of first rugs. I took mine which was American Floral by Need'l Love. I really like their patterns and I have done a lot of their wool applique in the past. I haven't taken an update picture of the big rug since I really only added a little more background to it. I did pick up some beautiful yarn for whipping the edges of my rugs. That's right folks...I am going to get my binding caught up this year if it kills me. I have resolved to not start another rug in 2011 until I have my binding under control. I haven't counted how many rugs that means yet, but I will let you know. The rug pictured here is actually done, but I was not happy with the way the binding turned out, so I have never done it again. That means I have about nine years of catching up to do ( shutter).
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