Sunday, March 29, 2009

What have I been doing....

I have been putting the finishing touches on a few rugs I had started and I will try to post pictures tomorrow.I also got me spinning wheel out and put in a little time with it.Dana, you will be so proud. This is three bobbins of yarn I spun.
This is my Ashford wheel.

Don't you just love the look of hand spun wool.Don't look to close or you will see my mistakes.Now you may ask why a rug hooker is learning to spin yarn?Well, it is because I want to hook with it.I have my next two rugs planned out and all I will tell you right now is that I am jumping OUT of my box.
Live Deeply and go spin some wool.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Night at Knit Wicks.....

Dana from "Cat in My Lap"and I had a big night on the town Thursday.As you can see from this pics we are real party girls.Our first stop and our last stop for the night was Knit Wicks the cute little year shop down town Rogers, Ar. Dana is looking to buy a spinning wheel and I have one that I don't know how to use so we got some instructions and then tried our hands at spinning. I want to learn to spin so I can make some yern to hook with.

Now, this lady here is why our last stop was back at Knit Wicks.Dianna has been spinning for over 20 years and is very good at it.It was nice to see a pro at work.Dana and I had a great time and I think we both learned something.
All the spinning wheels shown are Ashford's and that is the kind I own.I just had to have a Ashford because that is my maiden name.
Live Deeply and go spin some wool.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

More work done...

I thought I would show you what I have got done on the rug I started with Victoria Hart Ingalls.As you can see I just had to make my angel a red head and I put a few freckles on her too.
I am using a beautiful soft green for the wings and her dress will be blue.I think I need to work some on her chest now that I have looked a this picture.A 3 cut is not as bad as I thought it would be, so I may try it more.
Live Deeply and sing out loud today.

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Night Out....

Last night Adam and I went to Rogers for a pipe club meeting he wanted to go to. The old downtown part of Rogers has made a great comeback.I have not been to all the shops yet but I spent last night in a very sweet little shop."Knit Wicks"is a great yarn shop and they stay open late on Thursday nights,till 10:00.Now I do not knit,but I love yarn and roving and Elizabeth Hamrin owner (seen below) had made a homey atmosphere to come and sit for a bit and knit,crochet or in my case hook.
Tuesday,March 17 from 10-10 KnitWick's is having a St.Patty's day sale..EVEYTHING is on SALE!!!! I am going and if you are close you should stop by.I am starting a new rug soon and I need yarn for it.

I forgot to ask the name of this lady. She is working on a Ashford spinning wheel.One of these days I am going to learn to spin.

These are the hands of David that looked right at home in the middle of all the yarn.
Cindy was crocheting a baby blanket.

Clarissa was kniting but I never asked her what see was working on.I sat on a big comfy couch and talked to her and Cindy.Very nice ladies.
Live Deeply and go buy some yarn.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Last Day of Camp Two! I Just Want to Cry....

Everyone has gone home and all that left of the Eureka Springs Rug Hooking Camp is the pictures and I hope some great memories for Victoria and Tom and all the ladies that attend.I want to show you rugs worked on in this class and then the ladies and Victoria.Now remember that most of this ladies have never Fine hooked before.

Dianne did a 8 cut.

Minnie,Dianne's mom worked in a 3 cut.

Belva was working with 3 and 4 cuts I think.

Jo was a 3 cut.

3 cut for Kathy.

I think Vicki Jo was using a 3 or 4 cut.

Nelda used a 3 cut and finished the very first rug she every started.

3 cut for Lyn too.

I think Paula got more done then anyone.She used a 3 cut and is it not beautiful?

Laura was using a 3 cut and I can't wait to see this rug done.

3 cut for Sue too.

If I ever take a good picture I would just die

Dianne and Victoria.

Minnie and Victoria.

Laura and Victoria.

Jo and Victoria.

Kathy and Victoria.

Vicki Jo and Victoria.

Nelda and Victoria. Lyn and Victoria.

Paula and Victoria.

Sue and Victoria.

Here you see the whole gang.If you ever have a chance to take a class with Victoria, DO! she is great.We will be asking her back to Eureka.

Live Deeply and call and freind today.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What a Day of Hooking......

Progress was made on all the rugs today.That is till Carol Brown showed up.Carol is a Licensed Master Massage Therapist/Instructor.We love it when she arrives with her chair and works on us.
Carol working on Dianne's hands.If you have ever hooked a rug you know that it can get to you hands after a long day of hooking.

Carol has Nelda right where she wants her for a good massage.If you are ever in Eureka Springs and would like a massage look Carol up, you will love her.

Victoria helped Kathy with the faces and arms on the rug.
Closeup of Kathy's rug.
I just love this picture of Sue's wool cut and waiting to be used.

I wish you could see the detail in Laura's rug.It is going to be beautiful.
Dianne is working with a wide cut on her cute snowman.
Here you see Minnie's rose.Can't you just smell it?
Jo Ann's little sheep is looking so good.
Nelda's leaves are almost done.YAH!!! Nelda....
Here Belva is putting in some of the red that will be her background.
Paula's flowers look like you could reach out and pick them.
Live Deeply and go get a massage.

Monday, March 9, 2009

First Day Class Two with Victoria....

Day one of the 2nd class with Victoria Hart Ingalls was a beautiful day.We had a great day and boy did we laugh.Victoria can be so funny and today her and I managed to drop lemon cake all over the shoes on the other Vicki in class Here Victoria is helping Nelda with a rug that she started in 2000( her very first rug).

Laura (in pink) is one of my favorite hookers.Here she is looking at Minnie's rose that she is working on.
Vicki Jo is a very new hooker and it is great to see her enthusiasm.See is the one Victoria and I dropped cake on. Dianne's snowman is so cute. This is one of Victoria's new patterns.
Jo Ann came a long way on her sheep today.She is a new hooker too.

This crazy lady is a hoot to have in class and she is doing great on her rug.
Sue has started the biggest rug of the group.It will be beautiful when done.

Ryan and Papaw entertain the ladies tonight.

Here is Ryan and me. Good thing he is so cute because I look BAD!!!!
Live Deeply and smile.