Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hooking at Porter Library

We all got together at the Library last night to hook.  We have the BEST group of girls, period!  We had hot Minestrone soup and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert, yum!
Here are a few rugs to show you.....enjoy!

This is Carol's rug, always exciting to see what she's working on.  This is an antique rug design.  Look at the cool technique she used on the bird to add lots of demension.  LOVE IT!!

Karin just finished this rug, OH my, the colors are scrumptious as usual.  Great job Karin!

Holy Guacamole!  This is my Mom's rug, I think it speaks for itself.  Will keep you all posted on this baby!

This is Lauren's rug she's been working on.   I am so sorry that the blue floor takes away the true colors of this fantastic rug.  Lauren is hooking this lovely in a 9.5 cut.  I keep hinting around to her how I would really love to have a blade for my Townsend in this size,  lol.

From left to right, Arlene, Lauren, Deanna and Polly.....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

'Hidden Den' Christmas Open House

Oh what a wonderful day we had at the Hidden Den Open House today.  I almost didn't go due to waking up with a migrane, (weather change) but that's what drugs are for.  Anyhoooo, Mom and I went and met Kaye and her friends Elaine and Tina.  This shop moved from it's original place???? to this wonderful barn in Salem, Ohio.  OMG, as soon as I opened the door I knew it would be great.  The pictures are a bit out of focus because I was trying to hurry and not let the shop owner see me.  I found a great old noodle board for my stove and we all bought this cute little pine topiary trees that I will point out later. 


Kaye, trying to find that perfect primitive.....

Tina, Mom, Elaine and Kaye plugging in little grungy lights to see if they work.... they're always thinkin!
Oh, see the little pine topiary in the foreground, these are the ones we all bought.

My son's new bed if he comes back home to live, just kiddin.......

I tried to tell Kaye to bring her laundry in before it rained, did she listen........

Tammy (shop owner) on the left and Debbie..........

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Reindeer Reproduction Hooked Rug

Hello and happpy Sunday, gosh where did the week go?  Yesterday my Mom and I went to the Simple Goods show and it was fantastic.  I think it has been the best one yet.  Even though it is so crowded, it is so inspirational.  Lots of really cool primitive vendors.  I bought just a few items, nothing to write home about but will make great little gifts for Christmas.  Then we headed on up to Walnut Creek in Amish and had a wonderful lunch at Rebecca's.  We had an amazing pumpkin and apple soup, OMG!!!  If anyone has a recipe for this, PLEASE, let me know ASAP.  Then we ended the day with a stop in Berlin to a few of our favorite shops.  I finally picked up Maggie Bonanomi's new book, she is amazing!!!

I wanted to show everyone the rug I just finished and will be putting on Ebay this evening.  It is a reproduction of an antique rug, what else.  I really love this rug and the' cush'  it offers when stood on, oh my!