Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bluegrass Weekends...

The last two weekends we have been at bluegrass shows.Not that Adam watches the show, but I do. I find a place with good light and I sit up my chair and hook.Ryan,our grandson has went with us so I don't get as much hooking done.

Here you see Adam jamming.That what they do ,everyone stands in a circle and picks.
This is Ryan picking and singing for some ladies that came by.One sweet lady gave him $3.00 all in dimes and from that time on he wanted to stop everyone and sing to them.This was last weekend.

This weekend at the Eureka Springs Bluegrass Show Ryan was ready to pick some more.Here he is walking into the place everyone was to be jamming.

Here Ryan is getting a few pointers from Papaw.

Now they are really jamming.
Live Deeply and go jamming.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Celebration" is Finial Here!!!

I finial got my copy of the "Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs"XIX. I have have been getting calls,e-mails and cards congratulating me on getting in this years book.And this years book is a beauty.I am going page to page reading each bio and critique and looking at each rug over and over.

This is the 19 year for this book.

I am pages 24 and 25.I feel so honored to be in this group of ladies and men that make up this year's book.

I do have to say that I was disappointed by one thing.In the bio part,where they tell about me they put so wrong info.I had a very good teacher as a baby hooker and her name was Diane Gay.She is the one that got me hooked on rug hooking and I am not sure she knew what kind of wool monster she was creating.In the book they printed that "Cindi Gay" was my first teacher.I don't know how they got that so wrong,Cindi Gay's name was not listed on any of my info.
Then in the list of teachers that have be at the Eureka Springs Rug Camp they listed Cindi Gay again.It should have said Charles Gay.Charles is Diane's hubby and a great rug hooker in his own right and he was the first teacher at the Eureka Springs Rug Camp.I am very sorry that Diane and Charles Gay did not get the credit they deserved because if it had not been for them I may never have found rug hooking.
And to Cindi Gay, I hope that someday I do get to take a class from you and maybe we can get you to come to Arkansas to the Eureka Springs Rug Camp.I did call Cindi and talk to her so she would not think some crazy lady out there was just using her name.Thank you Cindi.

Now it is up to you out there, pick up the new Celebrations and then send in your ballot.Yes, you get to vote for the rugs you love the most.
Live deeply and go vote for my rug.......hehe

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Susan Quicksall Hard at Work....

Here are a few picture of Susan Quicksall at the Eureka Springs Rug Hooking Camp.The first to are students as Susan was talking about parts of her rug.

Here she is telling us how she color plans her rugs.

Susan and Mindy picking wool.

Susan keeps very good info on all the rugs she hooks.

I will be back with more camp pictures on the morrow.
Live Deeply,

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Eureka Springs Rug Hooking Camp First Day Summer 2009

Can you see what time it is? Rows and rows of wool waited for the 12 members of the Summer 2009 Eureka Springs Rug Hooking Camp as they started class today.I am just stopping in real fast to give you a taste of what the day was like.

I will try to get Susan to slow down tomorrow so I can get a better picture of her.Here she is working with one of Mimi to color play her rug.

Hookers hard at work.....

This two got married today just outside the room we are hooking and we all watched and they did not even know we were there till we invited them the come in with us and then we told then they had just entered and hooker convention.It was so funny,I thought his eyes were going to pop out of his head.I can't remember their names now but we all wished them good luck and sent them off to a happy life.

Live Deeply,