Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Arkansas Rug Hooking Tradition and Innovation" rug show..

Sept 25 was the Reception to meet the artists at the "Arkansas Rug Hooking Tradition and Innovation" rug show at the University of the Ozarks.Adam and I took off work to make the drive down to Clarksville where the show was being held.

We made a stop at one of my favorite places,the Historic Boxley Valley.Here Adam stands at a crossing of the Buffalo National River.He took the time to smoke his pipe.

Laura Thompson stands with some of her rugs.Laura is the one that got this wonderful show all put together.She is a McGown certified teacher and has been hooking and teaching more than 15 years.Thank you Laura for all you do for the rug hooking world.

More of Laura's rugs.

Karen Williams is from Wisconsin, but now makes her home in Arkansas.She is a McGown certified teacher with more than 15 years of experience in the field.She has won many awards for her work at the Arkansas State Fair.

Aileen Anderson of Hot Springs Village is a McGown certified hooking teacher with 12 years experience.She has been teaching at the "Ozark Mountain Folk Center" for the past few years.

More of Aileen's rugs.

Here is Aileen and me in front of my rugs.

Wilma Hill lived many years in Baton Rouge,but now makes her home in Fort Smith,Ar.

Wilma is a McGown certified teacher with nearly 40 years of experience.In the fall of 2008 her rug of the "Great Seal of Louisiana"was displayed in the Old Governor's Mansion Museum in Baton Rouge.

Wilma could not be there that night I am sad to say.

More of Wilma's rugs.

Then there is little old me and my rugs.This was such a honor to be in the same show with these ladies.Someday I hope to take classes from each one of the great talented ladies.

More of my rugs.And may I say that when you walked into this room it looked like an Art Show, a real Art Show!!!Thank you again Laura.

Many of the students of the University came the the show and got to talk to them.It was so much fun.

More students.

That is me in the floor showing the rug I am working on now.One poor student did not know what she was starting when she asked what I was working now.hehe

This is what the hubbies do at a rug show.Adam talks to Aileen's hubby Berry.

Thank you for letting me show-off a bit.

Live Deeply and hook more...


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ozark Folkways Fiber Show ...

Late Saturday way the Fiber Show at Ozark Folkways.I had a great time talking to the other fiber artist and the visitors.This is the 2nd year for the show and I know it will grow into a great show.This is Connie and she has been running the shop for may years now.She is a hooker like me.

This is one of the things in the show.There is $1500.00 in prize money for this show.You can go to and read more about the show.
Here you can see a few more things in the show.

The back room was full of spinners and I spent a lot of time back there just watching.

Live Deeply and go play with some fiber.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Northwest Arkansas Heirloom Doll Club..

Saturday I went to the Northwest Arkansas Heirloom Doll Club's 8th Annual Fall Luncheon .This years theme was Raggedy Ann and Friends.It was a lot of fun to see all the dolls and some of the ladies dressed like Raggedy Ann and Andy.

Here is a few of the dolls that where in the show.

One of the highlights of the Luncheon the dolls from the Hoffman Challenge, a traveling show of dolls made using the same fabric.

This was my favorite doll in that show.I forgot to right down the name of the maker,but it was great.

This is some of my table mates.I loved having the little girl at our table just to see her face when the souvenir dolls were handed out.
Live Deeply and go play with a doll.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Great Give-a-way!!!

Lee Hill Primitives is having a great give-a-way. You must go see it if you love primitive things.

I think I am going to have a give-a way.Let me see what kind of goodies I have and I will post it very soon.

Live Deeply

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Art Show at "University of the Ozarks"

First I want to say I am sorry that I have not posted much in the last month.This last fall I took has me where I can't sit at the PC for very long at a time.I wish I had a laptop so I could work someplace better on my back.I am going to try to do better.
Now for my news....I have 7 rugs in a month long art show that is at the "University of the Ozarks" in Clarksville Arkansas Sept. 1-25,2009. The shows name is "Arkansas Rug Hooking Tradition and Innovation" They are having a reception to meet the artists Wed. Sept.23 7:00-8:00 at the Stephens Gallery in the Walton Fine Art Center.
There are 5 rug artist in this show and I feel so honored to be part of it.Laura Thompson did all the work getting this show put together and I can't wait to see it.

Today I started working on some things for War Eagle Craft Show that will be the 3rd weekend in Oct.This is a pile of beaver wood and drift wood that I get from the lake.

Here you can see (not to good,sorry) a bit of what I am making with the wood.I turn it into santas and witches.
I am also getting very close to having the rug I am working on done so I will have pictures soon.
Live Deeply,