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Whew this week has been busy but fun fun fun.  Between the Moira Matters hookin on Saturday and a few classes during the week and another tomorrow and guild on Thursday I have kept out of trouble – well somewhat anyway! At guild this week we had our auction of rughooking items that members donated – these would be the items we have spent $$ on in the past only to find that hmmm we no longer want to hook that pattern or use those wools. So lets make our stash a bit smaller SO THAT WE CAN TURN AROUND AND BUY MORE STUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUFF (hmmm that was my computer keyboard that just did that i.e. allll those UUUU’s – is it trying to tell me something??? – not terribly discretely!). Anyway I divested myself of a lot of recycled overdyed wool but turned around and bought a wonderful tiny mat made out of stockings. There were 3 available and I had to fight Wendy and Shelley for mine! Probably the fact that mine is very dirty, faded and old looking – I did not have to fight tooo hard! This piece really is tiny – a bit bigger than a postcard – and very fine so I think I may have Gord make me a primitive frame and display it that way so that it has a bit more impact. I just love it!

After guild Wendy took France and I to a wonderful little shop full of primitives, antiques and funky country stuff. I bought an old primitive (I think antique) candle box and old tin cake pan for $ (not $$$). What will I do with these? Well probably for the candle box I will hook a long narrow piece to hang on the inside and then pop it onto an old nail in the wall – have to go hunting for the old nail now!! (oh yes just another excuse to go junking). And the cake pan will make a wonderful base for a wool feather or hooked tree. A really BIG one (Liz check it out – would be perfect for your feather tree!!!)

Finally finished off (or rather friends finished off for me) the punch needle piece that I started ohhhhh perhaps 3 years ago. I loved the punching but in the end realised that a piece post card sized would take me a week to punch in which time I could HOOK a much bigger piece! Plus the punching started to hurt my wrist so this piece gathered dust for a long time before it finally was finished by Karen and Diane! Thank you both so much! Many years ago Laura had given me a primitive breadboard which I painted red, rubbed with clear shoepolish and then overpainted with black, distressed and finally rubbed with burnt sienna oil paint. I then attached the punch needle piece and love the look. This is a design by Brenda Gervais of Country Stitches (have done a few of her patterns and love them!). So all in all a wonderful week spent with friends and hooking and junking…

3 responses »

  1. I am always in awe of your amazing creativity. Loved this blog installment. I am insanely jealous that I don’t live nearer so that I could be part of your guild. You are an inspiration is all I can say.. Be well.

  2. I just noted the time in the above comment I just wrote. It isn’t 4:17 p.m. at all. I is 1218 just past the noon hour. hmmmmm technology. Can’t understand it myself!

  3. ohhhhh i have a creative brain Trish but is sure seems to be taking a long time to translate into something real!!!!! rather than imaginary…. :-)…


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