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So this weekend is our Mad for Maud (Lewis that is) retreat and I am soooo excited. I am so looking forward to a weekend away with friends, no cooking and lots of hooking! Pam Langdon is a great teacher and this will be a fun class. I laid my Maud pattern out and pulled all the wool I THINK I will use butttt just in case will take along a few more suitcases!!!! cause we DO change our minds as we go along.

Also today is part 2 of the first mitten class I taught so I am anxious to get the mittens all put together and pix posted of their creations. Of COURSE it snowed and is freezing rain in some areas so whether all my students will be able to make it today is questionable.

I mentioned while I was in the states last week that I had purchased a few primitive goodies – here they are:

I intend to hook a “WOOL” rug to hang on the bottom of this …

I have wonderful pieces of barnboard – would like to attach this to one of them and hook a chicken scene …

This is an antique berry basket from a berry farm in north western Vermont. It will look wonderful with a rug in the bottom …

So as you can see I have a lot of hooking ahead of me again!!!! But they will be fun winter projects. Better buy a whole stock of pork and beans (actually Heinz has a chipotle baked bean that is delicious!!!!) cause I won’t be cooking!

A couple of people were asking about the 3D tree in the pix from Shelburne.  That tree definitely was 3 dimensional.  I did a tree like that a few years ago and used a spindle as the stem (I have a WHOLLLLLE collection of old cruddy primitive spindles I have collected over the years – for what??? who knows but they look lovely!).  It almost looks like maybe she used some kind of heavy duty wire? since it was curved or maybe it was something she repurposed and covered with the wool.  But old chair spindles doweled into a base work beautifully. The one I made had a flat piece of dyed wool on the back but I believe this one was hooked back and front and joined together on the sides (fold under the edges – usually monks cloth – and hand stitch together or whip together – this one looks whipped together) and then stuff with fiber fill.  I think she also used a flat piece of oval shaped wool for the underside of the tree and whipped that on.  It was a really fun fun piece…


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  1. Welll……I didn’t see anything about a workshop :-)))


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