Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Few More Rugs And Hookers from the Retreat..

The Eureka Springs Rug hooking Retreat is now over and everyone has gone home.It is always so sad it see a big empty room with just little snippets all over the floor.We had a great time and lots of hooking we done.I wanted to show you a few more of the rugs and the ladies from the retreat. Hooked by Anita Langhover
Kathy Wadlington was working on this very big rug.

This beauty is being hooked by Laura Moore.

Renee Rethman finished one rug and then started this one,she is one fast hooker.

Here is Georgia Adams taking a break from hooking.

This was the first year Dorothy Borre was at the retreat.
I think Marsha Howland is the quietest hooker I have ever seen.
Nelda Johnson is one of my favorite hookers.
Laura Thompson was hooking this rug in very bright colors and .......
Pam Skinner was hooking it in browns.It was fun to see the same patterns being in two such different ways.
Live Deeply and keeping hooking,

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Few Rugs Being Worked on Late into the night on day 4...

This first three pictures are of some of the rugs being worked on at the retreat this year.I am very tired tonight so this will be a short post.

Renee Rethman's rug

Ginnie Beaman's rug

Jan Adams"s rug

Here we have Beverly Gilson working hard.

I think Maryan Bagg is asleep here and just forgot to tell her eyes.

Even Karen Durbin is starting to slow down some tonight.
Sue Romines is not looking her best here....hehe ...maybe a little sleep tonight will help. I think we are getting so tired we are getting silly.Here is Paula Cole having fun.
Live Deeply and sleep good,

Monday, January 19, 2009

Day Three is Over...

I thought I would show you some of the hookers here this week and some of the rugs being worked on.We are having a great tine. I am not sure I laugh this much all year.Tuesday is our open for the public day so if you are close, come is us.Tell Vicki sent you... I think Minnie Vaughn is the oldest hooker we have here this weekend.

Lyn Comstock is on this nice round rug.

Here you have Janet Tidwell.

This is Jan Adams and her rug and in the back you can see Dianne Sharp.

Pam Skinner is working on a reindeer rug.

Here you see Linda Dillow and her lion and lamb rug .

This is Judith Groff and the chair sit she is working on.

This is the rug I have been working on and today was the big day,I finished it !!!!! This rug is for my grandson Ryan.
Live Deeply, and go pet a sheep.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Day two of Retreat...

I want to show you some the rugs that were brought for the rug show.At this time I do not know who hooked each rug but I hope to get that info for you later.Right now just set back and enjoy the rugs.
Live Deeply and go hook a rug!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Rug hooking Retreat!!!!

Today was the first day of the 6th Eureka Springs Rug Hooking Retreat.We have 41 hooker and all their wool in place for 5 days and nights of hooking,eating,laughing and talking.I hope to bring you pictures every night so you can see all the rugs being worked on.
Tuesday is the "open to the public day"so if you are close stop by and see us and the rugs.

This is Vicki from Omaha.I could not resist posting both pictures here.She is so cute.

Here we have Charleen all dressed up for a day of hooking.

This is the bug rug I am working on.It is a Bev Conway pattern.I am hooking this rug for my grandson Ryan.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Page 56, Sentence 5 & 6

Dana over on A Cat in my Lap is playing tag so I thought I might join her.Here are her rules:
1.Find the NEAREST book at your fingertips.
2.Turn to page 56.
3.Start with the fifth sentence on the page.
4.Copy no more than 4 sentences, at least two.
5.Give your bibliography ( I added this rule)
6.Pass along to others.

Page 56, Sentence 5,6,7 & 8
1733 May 17 Molasses Act passed,which placed high duties on rum and molasses imported from French and Spanish West Indies.Admission of American merchants into the rum trade of French West Indies (1713)caused a boom in sugar on those islands.Planters on the English islands lost out as New England ships put into French and Dutch ports to load up with cheap sugar. They petitioned Parliament and forced passage of the Molasses Act, which levied prohibitive duties on sugar and molasses brought to the colonies from other than British possessions.
The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates.....

I know..I know this is bad..

Now this is not a book I am reading but Adam had it right by the computer and it was the only book within reach, other than the dictionary I keep close for my bad spelling.I love to read but I keep all my books in my bedroom.

By-the-way, the dictionary's page 56,sentence 5 is...aurevoir ( Farewell)

Live Deeply,

Monday, January 5, 2009

Beautiful Day Looking at the Past...

Friday Adam spent a beautiful day around Boxley Arkansas looking for my past.It was a warm day for January, so we went for a drive back into the past.I knew "Whiteley" was a name from my family and I knew some of them were from Boxley,but I did not know how big a influence they had on the Boxley Valley on the Buffalo River. For more then 30 years the town of Boxley was known as Whiteley Mills.
I love to look at old cemeteries.Next trip down I am going to take paper and do some rubbing of the headstones.

This is the old Boxley Church that my family started.Cool...

This beautiful swan was on the old Whiteley Mill Pond.There was three of them and they all green collars on.

Elk have been brought back into the Boxley valley and it is a site to see.
If you ever get time to take a drive,go through Boxley Valley, you will love it.
Live Deeper,

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things in 2008

2008 was year that started out with beauty and disruption.With spring, came rain,rain and more rain.Views like this were beautiful to see,but a few hours later it turned into the disruption of many lives.When the flood gates if beaver dam had to be open 9 feet and flooded everything down river.

We had waterfalls everywhere.Here you see Adam setting by one the just showed up over night.
The lake filled to the highest it had ever been.Picture here is Adam and a needle felted doll I started in a round robin.I have now worked on 3 of the dolls and have 4 more to go this next year.

I love this pic of Frank and his bagpipe.Frank is the hubby of one of the ladies I have meet through rug hooking.I now host two rug hooking camps a year and this is from the spring camp.

The light of my life is my grandson Ryan. Here him and Nana are playing at the park.Happy day!

Living on a like,you would think we would on a boat.But no,so a outing on a friends boat at sunset was beautiful.

A beading class through ESSA with Elanor Lux was a highlight in this year.

I spent alot of time in the great outdoors this year taking pictures.If you look very close you can see many things God put on the earth.
Adam and Ryan doing Papaw's favorite thing.

This is the summer rug hooking camp with Nola Heidbreder.

I hope 2009 will be a blessing to everyone.
Live Deeper,Vicki