Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Remember me?

I wouldn't blame if you did not as my last post was in August lol!  A lot has happened over the months and I just didn't feel like I had anything worthy to share. I lost one job which caused us to lose our home, then we moved into an apartment - which I absolutely love - and I got a new job, but then that company just closed their doors. Exciting, but not very, ya know? I haven't gotten to a rug hooking guild meeting since November and haven't really had the desire to create, but I know that for my mental well-being that I need to create. I have missed my blog friends and will be visiting your blogs soon....promise. I'm sure you have been up to all sorts of creative goodness. : )

~michelle

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thanksgiving 1621

This was in a Create and Decorate Magazine, designed by Terry Loewen, and has been in my to-do pile for a while. Tomorrow I'll give it a wash with some coffee or walnut stain, and some wool and button details to fill out the frame I picked out.
~michelle

Saturday, July 27, 2013

More punchin'

Finished another lil one Saturday evening. This is a pattern by Shirley Hudson .  I have no plans for him so maybe just a frame.
I haven't decided if I will coffee stain it or not. What do you think?
The weather got me in the mood for autumn. :-)
~michelle

Punchin'

I finished this little punched tulip tonight. I made it to fit on the top of a metal box. I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to finish the edges. Maybe some trim or rik-rak. I used three colors of floss for the background as I wanted a varigated look without the cost of hand-dyed floss, though I do love it so! I hope to get another punched piece started tomorrow....maybe some pumpkins. :-)  The cooler weather we've had the past few days is making me think autumn, my favorite time of the year.
Have a good weekend.
~michelle

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Stitching with a kitty.....

.....doesn't work so well! Good thing it has cooled off considerably and I can lock myself away in the craft room. It has been just too hot to go up there. We only have A/C in the living room right now. The little window fan was just blowing around steamy air. Some day, whole house A/C, some day.......

Off to punch! Enjoy your day. :-)

~michelle


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Asher the Cat

Remember the kitten I was bottle feeding? She is getting big! Her legs are so long, but she is on the thin side. She is starting to get so cuddly and sweet. For a while I didn't think she knew how to do anything but run around and bite, ha ha!

~michelle


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Kingwood Hook-In

Last Saturday was the annual North Central Ohio Rug Show and Hook-In at Kingwood Center put on by Katie Allman of Kidl'-de-Divey Woolens. The theme was retro 60s Christmas and Santa showed up, lol! Kimberlee put our names on the naughty list when we signed in so I got a candy lump of coal from Santa. Next year I'm signing us in at the door, ha ha!

I got a few pictures of the event, but check out Lauren from Rugs n Pugs , Alice from A Day in the Life, and Katie's blog for more great pictures of the event and the rugs on display.

Kingwood Center has a beautiful garden, so I'm told......for the second year in a row I never even wandered around! It was beautiful weather, but I wasn't feeling too great. I never even hooked a single loop while there!

I bought a few things....a lovely 'rug hooker' spoon necklace from Lauren, a pattern from Donna at Crows on the Ledge....but I am kicking myself for not buying wool from Heavens to Betsy! Seriously, I was obviously not feeling well to skip that! She has some of the most beautiful off the bolt wool for dyeing or using as-is, and her price can't be beat. My husband even told me to make sure I got something I wanted, but after the necklace and pattern I was feeling a little guilty and thought I should cut myself off. Boy is he a lucky guy or what! : ) 

Here are some of the photos I took of the event. I did not take pictures of the tags to go along with the rugs this time. Again, was just not feeling myself.

There were two hookers in the spotlight this time: Grace, whose last name escapes me, and Linda Cook. I see Linda at all of the local hook-ins, including the get-togethers at Pine Tree Gift Shoppe in Hartville, Ohio. She is an old neighbor of my bestie Kimberlee who is my hookin' sidekick.


 
This chicken (or is it a rooster?) had such character. The tail feathers were hooked a little higher.



 
And this rooster is just all kinds of fabulous with his long loops for tail feathers.



Here are the friendship rugs. Each person chose the theme for their rug. It was then passed on to different members of the group (the Wadsworth Library group) to hook a square based on the theme.

 
My absolute favorite belongs to Teri Hedrick...the quilt blocks!





 
More fun rugs on display. Love the different take on the chickens from four different hookers!

 
The photo does not do this rug justice. Beautiful variations in color for the sunflowers!

  This was in the vendor's room. We utilize two different rooms across a courtyard from each other. It's just a short walk and for the two years I've gone the weather has been wonderful. There were even a few ladies hooking in the courtyard as there are benches, tables, and small trees to provide shade.

Santa showed up!


Heavens to Besty!

Lauren's (Rugs n Pugs) beautiful spoon necklaces! I'm the proud owner of one. :)

Kris Miller from Spruce Ridge in the background.



What's the next local hook-in for us Ohio folks?

Fort Laurens Rug Crafters Hook In
September 21, 2013
10:00-4:00 
Otterbein United Methodist Church
6025 Shepler Church Road
Navarre, OH

I'm hoping there is still room as I keep forgetting to mail in my registration. Maybe I will see you there. : )

~michelle