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PAINTING, PAINTING AND MORE PAINTING…

We finally decided to repaint our TV room – of course that involves moving furniture, cleaning, decluttering etc. But I love the process and the end result. Guess I am one of those weird people who actually like to paint and Gord and I have it down to a fine art. Of course, I am the queen of tape. Must run in the family. My dad had fibreglass tape which he used to stick everything together so that it was virtually impossible to open things – including the boxes of delicious Christmas cookies we would make each year; my sister Di would use duct tape to glue together socks, holes in the bottoms of her pj’s, pillow cases. Invariably when she was living with us I would find bits and pieces of various tapes in the dryer. And me – well I tape EVERYTHING when I paint so that when I rip off the tape it is perfect, clean with nice straight lines ๐Ÿ™‚ . So, at 5:30 this morning the painters tape came out and now there is green tape on the floor, on baseboards, around plugs etc. May take us a few weeks as we usually do one wall at a time and then put back furniture so that things are not quite so disorganized. Ahhhhhh, it will be clean once again. Some pieces of huge heavy furniture have not been moved in a few years – yikes. What might be living or growing back there?????

So in the meantime not much hooking or punching is going on. Although last week I took a box making class in Ottawa taught by Helen Gordon. Initially I think most of us found it a tad stressful – having to do all the math so that things fit together perfectly was not something any of us expected. But when ALL OF A SUDDEN THE LIGHT WENT ON we all got our pieces measured, cut and yikes, laced together. Now lacing sounds easy buttttttt when your lacing thread BREAKS on the 5th tightening – it is not a good thing! But by the end of the day all of us were having fun and excited to go home, do our homework and return next week to put it all together. I cannot wait to see the finished pieces – some were going to frame punch needle on the tops of their boxes, hooking, proddy, lacework, quilting – it will be such fun. I will try to take pictures of the various pieces for show and tell.

In the meantime, a few projects to share done by others who, hmmm, are not painting!…

Anne sent me pictures of her pieces…

Designer – Designs in Wool…
Designer – Warren Kimble… Designer – Red Barn Rugs…

 

and Jane sent me a picture of her completed punch needle …ย 

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A FEW PICTURES TO SHARE…

A quieter but fun day nonetheless at our RVBB Vendor Day this past Thursday. Thanks to everyone who came out to make the day a success.

A few of our visitors brought pieces to share…

Tiffany finished her first miniature punch needle piece – Neighbours (one of the Karla Gerard PN designs I sell)…ย and Sandy brought along her hooked version of Winter Fox – one of my Lisa Ferguson patterns – and is doing an amazing job…

Yesterday I took a day off working and spent the day watching Brit dramas and punching. I NEEDED to punch as I am taking a box making class on Wednesday and hmmmmm had not finished my piece for the top of the box!!! So yesterday I diligently punched all day and finished my piece for the workshop and also another piece, Crescent Moon. Yeahhhhhh…



My last selling event of the year will be International Rughooking Day – mark the date and the location on your calendars and join us for a fun day if you can.ย 

GOODBYE IAWAH…

Had a lovely weekend of creating and communing (and well a little eating as well ๐Ÿ™‚ )… What could be better!!!! Here are a few pictures to share…

My Porkalicious got her quills…


Our challenge this year was self portraits – somewhat more whimsical than realistic… Grace’s funky chicken rug… Sheila’s Wave… Wendy’s wool applique runner… Chris was working on some presents!!! one for me I hope ๐Ÿ™‚ … Andrea brought FishTych for show and tell – all hooked in sari silks… Sherri started and almost finished her hare (one of my Lisa Ferguson designs)…ย  Sheila’s ZEV rug (grandson)… Susan of the big rugs brought this one for show and tell…Andrea brought mini fish bones for show and tell…
Wendy and her wool punkin… Sherri was working on Christmas Stockings for her granddaughters (design by Shelly Atkinson)… Helen finished punching this amazing landscape… Chris was on a roll with Christmas trees… Donna finished her hand torn rug… Karen almost finished her beautiful rug by Old Tattered flag
Jill brought her Folk Art cat for show and tell… (one of the A piece of Work patterns I carry)… Diane got a LOT of scrappy squares finished… Wendy’s lovely prim rug… Helen totally punched this poppy piece on Saturday… Andrea’s paisley rug… Another punch needle piece by Helen… Betty’s OGI rug…Andrea’s sheep rug started…

 

REMINDER – RVBB VENDOR DAY…

Next Thursday, November 1, is annual vendor day hosted by our guild, Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets, at the community centre in Burritts Rapids. ย Bring your list of stash building needs and join us. We have a number of vendors of rughooking supplies and woollen items and even provide coffee, tea and snacks to keep you invigorated while you do your shopping ๐Ÿ™‚ .

This weekend I am off to our annual rughooking retreat at Camp Iawah where I plan to punch, hook and not cook or clean! Yeahhhhhh… Maybe some pictures?????…

 

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and A FEW MORE!!!!…







A FEW MORE FROM DIANE’S PHONE OF GREATER CAPACITY…

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