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LAST SWIM AND COOLER DAYS…

Whew, these last few days have once again had me puddling on the floor. However, I am not going to complain toooooo much as we went for our last boat ride and swim last night before pulling out the boat for the upcoming winter – yes I know that is hard to imagine butttt cooler days are coming by mid week and soon I will probably be whining about the cold and ice and snow 🙂 . It has been an amazing summer for swimming and boating but hmmmmm not so much hooking! Soon though, I hope to be cozied up under a nice big rug watching my favourite PBS programmes. In the meantime, I HAVE received pix from some people who, despite the heat, actually worked on their pieces!…

Results from yesterday’s sunflower workshop – at the end of the day ideas were just whipping around the room and Sherryl actually went home and attached her sunflower to a wreath on her door…


Wendy sent me a picture of her Barn Quilt Winter (one of my Karla Gerard patterns)…

Holly sent me a picture of her Queen Bee finished punch needle (one of my Lisa Gerard patterns available as a punch needle OR rughooking pattern/kit)…

This coming Saturday don’t forget the Fibre Extravaganza in Kemptville. Brenda has organized what promises to be a wonderful show with lots of vendors of all things fibre!

 

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STITCH BY STITCH AND FIBREFEST…

Wellllll I am exhausted! It was a fabulous 3 days at Fibrefest – had such fun with my students on Friday. Everyone in my Sunflower class walked away with finished sunflowers and holy cow some went on to almost finish all 5 of them by the end of the weekend.  What fun that was. And the ladies in my punch needle workshop did amazing work – Louise had her piece half done by Saturday!

So I do have pictures to share (could not take alllll the booths – gosh not even my own got snapped Gord!!!) but this will give you a taste of what was there – everything from weaving, spinning, quilting, hooking, wool appliqué, thread work, dyed fabrics, vintage clothing, new funky clothing – an amazing variety to cater to everyones needs! So if you could not make it this year you NEEEEEEED to come next year.

Tomorrow I will be at Stitch by Stitch from 10 – 12. Hope some of you local ladies can make it… and now for some pix…

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OH GLORIOUS DAYS…

Two wonderfully cool, non-humid days! come and gone! and now we are back to hot and humid tropical days. And it is September 1!!! By now things should have cooled off and become more fall like! I should be hooking on the dock! Fall scenes! with a jacket and socks on! 🙂 . Instead I may be swimming for the next few days – well if it does not rain. Oh, whine whine whine. Fall will come soon enough but in the meantime I did manage to get out on the porch and hook for the last 2 days. Decided I needed a little project that incorporated something fall-like – so I started, and finished, this little sunflower piece which has now been added to my online store as a beginner kit. I hooked it in 2 half day sessions so you can tell it is not huge but it was fun and got my hooking juices flowing again. So company arriving tomorrow for 2 days and maybe Porkzilla who has been renamed Porkalicious because she has such a sweet face will get some more quills!

So, 2 new kits in my online store = 2 Sunflowers and a House (adaptation of a Karla Gerard) – colours are actually brighter and more fall like in the real version and in the kit:


 and one that I have revived from a few years ago:

 

I know others have been hooking a lot more than I have – must say it felt soooooo good to have my hook back in hand.

Linda sent me a picture of her most recent finished rug:

UPCOMING EVENTS…

First, a picture of a beautiful rug hooked by Liz. This is a biggg rug (I know because I drew it out) and Liz hooked it in hmmm less than 2 months! Am I shamed – you bet!!!…

And a quick reminder that Fibrefest, our local fabulous Fibre weekend, takes place in Almonte September 8 and 9 with workshops (some are not yet totally full so check them out) on Friday the 7th. Take advantage of a wonderful day at Fibrefest and then visit the beautiful town of Almonte (one of my favourite junkin’ destinations). You won’t be disappointed in either!!! I will be teaching Friday and vending Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see you there.

Also the Monday after Fibrefest there is a lovely hookin in Campbellford – Although I won’t be able to attend this is a great start to hooking season (hopefully we will be DONE with heat and humidity. Today feels like soup outside!)…

The Old Mill Park in Campellford on the west side of the town bridge.
Cost $5.oo, 
Bring a sandwich, 
Dessert , tea and coffee is provided.
Bring your hooking and enjoy the day.

PRODDED SUNFLOWERS WORKSHOP IS FULL…

At Fibrefest in Almonte however I will be holding a SMALL! workshop here in conjunction with Wendo who will be teaching a fun new needle felting project. Soooooo details are below – let me know if you are interested by emailing me. As I mentioned it is a small workshop and 2 spaces are already filled…

Jo-Anne emailed me pictures of some lovely rughooking frames she has for sale as she is downsizing on her hooking. Jo-Anne lives in Cobden Ontario. You can contact her directly at 613-633-9828 or joquilts6@icloud.com.

ANOTHER TWIST COME AND GONE…

Twist 2018 was fabulous!!!! Cool comfortable arena and massive numbers spread evenly over 3 days made it a marvellous weekend. There were even MORE amazing vendors than in the past years – the festival continues to grow each year with lots of wonderful workshops and demos taking place prior to and all weekend long.

So a few pix to share with you…

 

Heather sent me a picture of her most recent rug…

as did Barb…

TWO NEW LISA FERGUSON PATTERNS…

Leaving for TWIST in a few hours. Wow I just realized there are about 60 vendors in the arena PLUS more artists and vendors in the gym. That is an amazing number of fibre vendors/artists. Hope some of you can come – it promises to be a wonderful show.

I have a few new beautiful patterns from Lisa which are now listed on the online store:

Barn Owl

 

Cardinal

Elaine sent me a picture of Gertrude and Elizabeth – one of the Karla Gerard patterns I carry. I have loved this pattern from the moment I saw it but have actually never seen it hooked up and I love what Elaine did with it.

Hmmmmm never throw garbage on the porch while it is still dark out! I threw out an empty cat kibble bag and this little guy came for a visit discovered it (and the recycled cat food tins!). Not much to eat though!