Sunday, February 12, 2012

Home from Baton Rouge

I got home from Baton Rouge on Friday night after a long drive home.  I left Baton Rouge and spent Thursday night in Vicksburg Mississippi.  I stayed at the Diamond Jack casino hotel---after checking in I made a short visit to the casino---way too smoky for my liking---so I lost my $15 and bought a muffeletta and went back to my room and watched some TV before crashing.  I got on the road by 6:45 AM and started home.  I killed a couple of hours having lunch with my nephew in Little rock and hit an antique mall where I bought an old rug hook for 50 cents on a half price rack---good find!  I was pooped when I got home about 8:30 PM.  I didn't unpack until Saturday and it is still not put away.

What a great workshop!  Here is a picture taken at the end of camp---a few students had already left.

Here are a few pictures from the workshop.

Sorry this rug is sideways---Gail hooked this rug when she was in my class several years ago---so nice to see it finished,  It is Lib Callaway's "Comstock".  Note the braided edge.  Great job!

I had three people in my class hooking Paisley Hex, A house of Price pattern designed by jane Flynn---they all wanted to hook it similar to mine---they all did a great job!  Suzy's is upper right and she is going to add more borders to hers, an Karen is top left---she was fast, and Barbara's loops were perfect!

Here  is the finished version of mine.

On Tuesday night I did a lecture about paisleys---here is Capri modeling one of my shawls.

I am watching the grammy's tonight---so I'd better sign off and pay attention---as well as clean up the dinner dishes!


  1. Looks like a wonderful group and amazing rugs. I did not know you could still smoke inside a casino eck

  2. Anita - The sweater you're wearing in the group photo is adorable! Any way you can show us another picture of it so we can see it better? The flowers make it so fun! Did you do that yourself?

    I love those paisley rugs!

  3. If you click on the picture you will get a better picture---I bought it in Iowa at an outlet mall. The little flowers are made with three circles in graduated sizes and stitched together in the middle and sewn on.