The first, the Freebie BOW from Primitive Gatherings, is now caught up. All seven blocks thus far are completed. They offered up a finishing kit this week, and I went ahead and ordered it. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with the remaining blocks and end up with a cute little wallhanging.
Hen and House is also complete and ready to go on the wall in the mudroom. I really like the way the braid turned out. And that crazy chicken just makes me smile.
My hooking goal for this week is to get the Paisley Runner Rug ready to whip. That will include trimming and finishing the edges of the linen and whipping the cording in.
On the quilting front, I want to prep all of the blocks received thus far in the Cockscombs and Pomegranates BOM from Jan Patek. I don't know quite how far I will get with this. Block #4 never arrived and I have notified them. They said that they were shipping another on Thursday, but it hasn't showed up yet. And Block #5 has background fabric that is too small for the block, so I emailed them last night about that. I haven't heard from them, but that isn't unusual.....unfortunately. Love their product, but hate their service.
Before it is time to take it down, I wanted to post a photo of the Cupboard Series Blooming Flag (Anita White) that was finished in time to be hung for the month of July.
I have many collections, and thought I'd share this one. I have been collecting wallpockets for several years now. Most are old, but some are modern. They are hung on two adjacent walls in our basement dining area.
On our way home from Caraway last month I found this one at an antique mall. It is unmarked, but looks like Nippon china.
My son in law, Matt, shared this one with me. His grandmother recently passed away, and it is from her estate. I thought it was really sweet of him to think of me.
This last one, I found at a yard sale for $1. It is old, and one of my favorite shapes.
We have Market Day on the Square in downtown Newnan around the historic Court House once a month. Vendors bring their wares, mostly handmade items. It is a great place to shop and I never fail to find something that has to come home with me. Last month I found this great little house that now sits at our back entry. Can you see the little handle and hinges on the door ?......too sweet.
Yesterday Kathie, Laura, Diane and I gathered at Diane's for "Eric Day". This has been our habit ever since our hooking teacher, Eric Sandberg, moved to Virginia. We figure that even if we don't have a teacher, we can get together monthly and encourage each other, hammer out our hooking questions and other dilemnas, eat good food (thanks, Diane, it was really delicious!!!), and just generally enjoy each other. As always, it was wonderful. I am so blessed to have these friendships.
It has taken two days to get this post done. First it was Blogger, and then my computer wasn't recognizing my camera. A day late and a dollar short, but here you go.
A new hairdresser who listened when I said "not too short".
And a husband who indulges my love of Mexican food.
Sharing funny memories of childhood.