Friday, October 22, 2010
Lately We've Been....
Yesterday I attended the hook-in at Grant Street Woolworks. There wasn't a big crowd there during the day, just enough people to have a good conversation. Joanne and Nettie came from way out in eastern PA.
As usual Joanne was 'finishing'. She always seems to save her whipping for these occasions!
Aren't her little chairpads cute?
Kathy is working on her bird rug that she designed herself.
Nettie's rug looks like an antique. She's planning to do the border in a lovely dark red.
I haven't had a chance to talk to her for a long time. It was so nice that she could come and join the group.
Jill is working on a rug for her son. It's a cute rug with little sailboats on it.
Linda is showing off her new earrings and eating crackers. She had been working on her rug, but stopped for a much needed snack. Rug hooking is hard work! It makes you hungry! That's why there is always food at hook-ins.
The shop is looking good! :Linda and Kathy have made up lots of nice seasonal kits.
A nice gift to encourage a new hooker or a small easy project for a more experienced one. We all need 'easy' once in a while!
I've finished the hooking on my little logo rug. It's going to need some major blocking! Somehow when I was doing all that 'hit or miss' on the corners I didn't realize that doing it on the bias might be cause for concern. Plus all around the edges of the heart my background is hooked on the bias. The whole thing has become slightly distorted from the stretching of the burlap.
I sure hope steaming will do the trick. I may have to pin it to a board until it's thoroughly dry.
This time of year with the cool breezy days and the chilly nights makes me want to cook comfort food. Must be my PA German ancestry, that farmer influence!
It's time to fire up the woodstove and cook one-pot meals. I dig in the fridge and bring out things that need to be used.
I had two smoked turkey sausages
Some turkey bacon
1/2 head of cabbage
A large onion
and lots of little red potatoes from the garden that were too small to peel.
Season with salt, pepper and paprika.