Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Better late than never

I can't believe that I have not posted for about 6 weeks---I have some excuses but I will try to play catch up tonite.

So here goes...

I ran with the cows---

A 5K race in the country---I placed first in my age group---yeah!

I had a wonderful Mother's day and got to be with my youngest daughter Sarah to try on her wedding dress which arrived earlier in the week.

The wedding is now only 4 weeks away which accounts for a lot of my lack of postings---still many details to take care of but getting things done every day.  Last night I was polishing silverplated flatware---more to do!  I purchased a lot of fine china with silver bands and blue, yellow, grey  and white flowers on them at thrift stores and craigslist for very little money---just lots of time and effort but can't wait to see the tables come together.

I drove to Odenville Alabama to teach a workshop for the Wool Sisters---another fun workshop with a great group of women.

 Whatnots, a Woolley Fox pattern hooked by Elaine---love that paisley!

Paisley Primitive a new pattern I designed for Faye---I think it is going to be a great pattern and four of the girls from the workshop ordered the pattern.

This is a redesigned Susan Quicksall  tote pattern turned into a rug hooked by Ruth---she turned the motifs into all cats and one dog and the rug is going into a silent auction for a no kill cat shelter---Ruth loves bright colors and this was fun to work on.

Libby was hooking this mermaid for her granddaughter---what fun we had turning  this mermaid into a fun rug using some interesting spots plaids and stripes.  The background of the flag is The wool studios blue plaid with sparkles---great job on the little stars.

Becki's goal with this pattern was to do a primitive pattern and hook the motif to look old and wonky---which was not her normal style---I think she achieved it.

Another mermaid was a Nola Heidbreder pattern---Dana used a mix of materials including sari silks, yarns and a wool challis scarf---it is going to have a proddy edge.  A mermaid in the deep blue sea!

Gail was hooking Alice in Wonderland for her granddaughter---sadly she only got to stay one day so she had to work hard but she got a good start and we color planned a lot of the rest of the patter

Mary was hooking this family rug---not much more to go!  Is it finished Mary?

Dawn was working on some pieces that were already in progress from previous workshops---she finished one and almost finished another one.

Sharon started this Michelle Micarrelli  pattern---what a fun squirrel!  She is off to a great start.

Bobbie started this Early Farm scene---she had a picture of an early rug that she was working this i-one in the style with the back outlining---she also  worked on another piece for awhile but went to this one.  A great old looking primitive.

Linda was working on this large version of Paisley Hex that she started with me a couple of years ago---it was adapted by me with permission from House of Price by Charlotte when she had the business.

this is one of Wendy's pattern---if you haven't gotten her new book about wide cut hooking be sure to order it---mine came from Rug Hooking magazine when I got home from the workshop---it is a great book that you will want to have!!!

Gail was hooking Alice in Wonderland for her granddaughter---sadly she only got to stay one day so she had to work hard but she got a good start and we color planned a lot of the rest of the pattern.

This is pizza smoking and cooking on our Traeger grill---it is great!!!

We have had some awesome meats.

Training for a 10K race on June 7th---hoping it is not real hot that morning---my body does not like the heat!  It is called Hospital Hill and yes it is hilly!

Ok---that is it for now---I'll try to be better about posting.