So here goes!
Going back to March 8th and the Rock Creek Hook-in----what a fun crazy day---it was good to see so many rug hookers at the event---I think it was the biggest one ever!
Here is the link to some pictures from the event.
I was not a good picture taker that day and these were taken by Andrea Allen. Great job!
Here are some pictures of my booth:
Thanks to my helpers Jody, Marlene and Mary Ann for their hard work!
I left the hook-in at 2 o'clock to start my drive to Texas for the Yellow Rose Workshop. I spent the night in Ardmore OK and got on the road early Sunday morning to head to Texas. I got there and unloaded my car, set up my space and started in getting students started as they filtered in. After a wonderful dinner and meet and greet I came back and worked some more until I hit the wall around 9:00 and went to bed. Up early Monday and back to a wonderful group of students who worked really hard---lots of progress. Monday afternoon there was a boutique sale where the students could sell things.
Tuesday morning I managed to get in a 30 minutes run around the conference grounds. More class time followed up by a fun evening on a trolley ride down to the campfire. Here are some sights from the ride.
Had a wonderful rug show---here are a couple of the rugs from the show.
This was the raffle rug---I didn't win it.
Here is the class picture and some of their projects taken during the Wednesday throw down.
Hooked by Melody---a Karen Kahle pattern called apothecary rose----looking really good!
This floral was hooked by Melody---an Adrienne Dykes pattern. Melody got a lot more of the border hooked---can't wait to see how this all comes together.
This was hooked and designed by Kathy Clark of Briarwood Folk Art---Kathy will be teaching at Yellow Rose next year---she does a great job with old looking primitive rugs.
This chicken was hooked by Marilyn---we discussed many ideas about how to change the pattern---we finally decided to add the chicken wire in front of the chicken and although it gets a little lost in the business of the black and white chicken I like the subtleness of it---the background is going to be a dark green and the border is changing to a red and black checkerboard---at least that is the plan right now.
I designed this William Morris adaptation of Little Flowers and Small Barr for Georgeanne---I really like the pattern and I like what she is doing with it.
Carol was working on this M Shaw design---notice the quillies in the chicken. Although she bought this as a kit we made several changes which turned out well.
This is the large Paisley Hex pattern designed by Jane Flynn---I have hooked the small piece and Carol is the first student I have had tackle the large version---this is going to be a phenomenal rug---she used lots of paisley in the rug---the background is going to be a dark tea mix. Love it!
Vickie, a new hooker was hooking my Pumpkin Cupboard design and was doing a great job! She was so much fun and her enthusiasm was infectious!
While I would love to post more my time is gone.
My NCAA brackets are busted---no billion dollars for me! One guy is still perfect---go Brad whoever you are!
Yesterday I ran my long training run for my Rock the Parkway half marathon on April 12th---ran 10 miles...hard! At the end of my run I was walking and trying to tell my husband where I was so he could pick me up and was not watching where I was walking and fell forward where there was an uneven sidewalk---catching myself with my hands---right hand fingers were hurt and the left hand holding my cell phone---well lets say the glass was shattered! Fortunately I was wearing long pants so my knee fared okay. When I woke up this morning my neck and shoulders are sore---kinda like whiplash! Gotta be more careful!!!
One more week until I leave for Annapolis to teach for the Podickery Guild---boxes have been shipped!
Sadly today I am going to a Celebration of Life for the husband of a good friend from high school and college and was in my wedding. Rest in Peace!
Best wishes to Kate who is having knee replacement surgery on Monday--know that you will do great!!!