Monday, September 23, 2013

Needles, hooks and apples oh my..

So much to catch up on; but first thank you to all who continue to follow me along and for leaving your comments.

Hello Autumn! Hubby had a sweet surprise waiting for me when I got back from hooking on Saturday. Reminds me of the Golden Rod and Purple Loosestrife in the marshes.

I finished block three...woo hoo!

I've been working on block six; little bit done so far.

As I was focused on my rug last weekend at Karri's Harvest Moon Hook-In. Kathleen and Mary joined us for a nice Saturday of hooking. Kathleen was binding that wonderful chicken rug she is working as a commissioned piece. (Don't hate me...I did not take any pictures AGAIN) We were serious about our hooking. Mary was working on another gorgeous landscape she designed herself of a local vista. I will try, try, try to get pictures the next time we get together. But believe me when I say she is an artist with her wool. I know that is such a tease.

When I met Karri on Friday we stopped in to Wool-n-Ewe and picked up some wool for the Moose. It is always fun visiting with Al; he is a character but always helpful. I had brought a piece of wool to get a cutting demo from Al to make sure I was going about it correctly. We got a few good pointers that were helpful in our technique. Nothin' fancy...which is a relief to me.

This Saturday was the first Winterport Rug Hookers gathering for the season. It was so nice to catch up with the ladies and see what they've been working on or hear about their summers. It felt so nice that these seasoned hookers were excited about me getting close to finishing my first serious rug. It is nice to be among such nice and creative ladies. I met a few new ladies this meeting; one of the ladies works with Al at Wool-n-Ewe. I had a good time visiting with her and even talking wool. :)

So anxious to get Jack done I wanted to get the wool for the binding. Hubby and I had a Sunday drive down to Bath to visit Halcyon Yarns to pick up a Navy yarn to finish Jack. We stopped at Fat Boy Drive-In for their famous Canadian bacon BLTs and a side of green bean fries. YUM!

I also picked up a few skeins of hooking wool for another project. I found a rug pattern in the church thrift store; and old design that called for Aunt Lydia's yarn. The pattern is Stag and I found a few pictures online, but I am making a few changes to make this a Christmas themed rug. Will share more on that down the road. What a fun project to dabble in yarn hooking.

The apples in the orchard out back are ready for the picking.

Have a splendid week.


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your snowman is so fun! The apple picking ladder looks scary--and the apples look delicious

Chris said...

Jack is wonderful. It is always so nice to catch up with friends and see what they have been working on. Have a great week!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Gorgeous stitching and elaborate beautiful hooking!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful stitching and congrats on finishing another block. SO PRETTY!
Love hearing about your Hooking get togethers:))) Always helpful to pick up new tips too. Your wool snowman looks BEAUTIFUL. WOW Great blending of the colors. Lovely flowers from your husband.
love Annette

Margaret said...

Ah, Bath. Been to Halcyon Yarns. :D Have you been to that BBQ place in Bath? It's awfully good! I assume it's still there.

Love your HRH! Love your rug too! Glad the hooking and shopping was fun!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love your snowman. I had to giggle about your "hooking" - hee hee. The flowers are lovely!!

Catherine said...

Love it all! The flowers, the stitches and those apples look yummy!!

Penny said...

Beautiful flowers! Congratulations on your block three finish, and I'm in love with Jack! :) Glad you had a great time at your get-together!

Brigitte said...

Jack is a sweet guy, he looks gorgeous. And great progress on the HRH piece. You may have said that in an older post, you are stitching this over one, aren't you?
Great get-together with the ladies.