Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ali Strebel Class

We had the opportunity to take a class from Ali Strebel prior to our hook in. Ali likes to add interest to her rugs with different techniques and fibers. I will admit that I really didn’t think I would be particularly interested in doing that....but I had a pattern of Ali’s bought many years ago when I first started hooking. Wanting to support the guild by taking the class, I signed on. Within thirty minutes of starting this class I was totally on board with what Ali was doing...LOL.

Here are a few of Ali!s rugs...

This pattern and some cool neutral fiber came home with me.

This was a free Karen Kahlee pattern that Ali used her techniques upon in a guild challenge.

I love that Ali was able to add these techniques and still end up with a prim rug.

This is my rug....

The handle is made of roving dreads that are couched and needlefelted. The bunny’s eye is a quillie with a needlefelted center. The strawberries are needlefelted onto the hooking.  The pink flower was needlefelted and then added to the rug.  
Lesson learned...never say never.

Jackson (4th from left) got several awards today at his Honors Day.

So proud of him.

Take Care,

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Hook In Rugs Part 2

Yesterday I showed part of the Rug Show rugs from our recent Hook In. Today will be the remainder.

This one was the top of a footstool and I have to say that I am in love with it.

There were many beautiful rugs by the talented ladies in our guild. So many different styles. But the art of pulling loops draws us all together.

Today is RSC day and I never posted my yellow and gold 9 patches from April. Here they are, all 22 of them, trimmed and added to my ever growing stack.

Now on to rose and faves, along with red. Just might be difficult not to overdo it this month. Hooking up at 
So Scrappy.  Go take a look at everyone’s progress.

Ashley gifted me with this beautiful double purple fuchsia basket at Easter. The color and form of these blossoms always take my breath away.

Take Care, 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Dogwood ATHA Hook In

On Saturday we joined together for one of our three yearly ATHA Dogwood Meetings and Hook Ins. Because our members are spread out all over the Atlanta area out into TN and AL, we don’t meet as  guild but four times a year. However, we have multiple small groups who hook together informally in individual locales. It is always fun on Hook In days to meet with distant friends....and, of course, shop!!

Following are some of the rugs from our rug show.

Aren’t these great? More tomorrow.

Rob has been gone from us five months seems just yesterday and yet forever ago. I miss you, my sweet boy. Grey Matters.

Take Care,

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Little Late

Seems to be the story of my life lately.

A few weeks ago Jill hosted a really great workshop with Alice Berg. Alice is all about having fun and freeing yourself in her workshops. Here she is with a big bowl of hooking worms that she works from.

And a few of her fun pieces...

And all of us having fun!!

Many thanks, Jill, for a great day and delicious lunch.

This boy turned nineteen...hard to believe.

My beautiful arbor...

And an addition to the light fixture.

Don’t have the heart to tear it down, but what a mess.

Take Care,

Thursday, May 3, 2018

OMG and Flowers

My April Flowers Block is finally done. 

Now I need to work on setting these together, as we already have those instructions.

My One Monthly Goal for this month is a UFO from 2016....Scrappy Postage Stamp Stars, made during the Random Scrap Challenge that year.

I love these blocks. Don’t know why I have waited so long to set them together. Maybe because I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the setting. But I am on my way with it now and plan to have it finished soon. Linking up with OMG over at Elm Street Quilts.

All of my girls.

I just want to stitch, hook and garden.

Take Care,