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DESIGNER…

Trish would like to know who the designer of this beautiful floral rug is…

if anyone can help please email me…. thanks…

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ALMONTE FIBREFEST WORKSHOPS

I am so excited to announce that this year, for the first time, Fibrefest in Almonte is introducing workshops.  If you go to the website (just google Fibrefest in Almonte Ontario) you will see under workshops the list of teachers for 2017 and YES I am one of them!  I will be teaching two small workshops – Quillie Trees and Miniature Punch needle.  If you click on the workshops you can see details and cost. Unfortunately, pix have not yet been posted – these should be on the website shortly for all the workshops. In the meantime, I thought I would announce the workshops – my own and all the others, and post a few examples of my own workshops. So here they are – should you be interested in taking any of the many interesting workshops, please go to the website and register as soon as possible:

Miniature Punch Needle…

 


Quillie Trees…

And now for a few more pictures of work by others…

Tara completed my Midnight Beaver kit – he turned out so well…

and Meryl’s first (and bigggg) punch needle piece (one of my bigger Karla Gerard patterns)…

and my most recent tiny punch needle piece finished and attached to another vintage nail box (this pattern is by Primitive Spirit – Karen Kahle – and is available on her etsy site as a pdf paper pattern for both punch needle and rughooking!)…

 

MOTHER NATURE COOPERATED…

Yesterday for a wonderful day at Karen Kaiser’s waterside hookin.  Despite the deluge this past Monday which had some of us thinking about building an Ark!!! and threats of more rain yesterday, it turned out to be a beautiful day – warm and sunny with lovely breezes off the water. We, vendors, were all located in Karen’s amazing studio (cannot even imagine how lovely it must be to have an entire building devoted just to a studio) and guests were seated outside on the grass, patio over looking the water and in the house. So a few pictures to share of a lovely day!…

SOME NEW PIX TO SHARE…

Keeping my fingers crossed that this coming Thursday it does NOT RAIN as this will be Karen Kaiser’s hookin in Belleville. It is a wonderful location on the water with lots of lovely spots to sit and hook and share inspiration. If it rains Karen has a big house and studio so lots of room for all the vendors and attendees!  Hope to see some of you there…

Carolyn spotted this rug on my blog and we are wondering if anyone can help with the name of the designer and who carries this fun pattern:

I have a few pictures of rugs and punch needle pieces to share:

This wonderful vintage rug that I own is now a rughooking pattern or kit…


Elizabeth sent me a picture of her completed (first!) miniature  punch needle piece started in our recent workshop.  It turned out beautifully.  This is one of the Karla Gerard punch needle patterns(kits) I carry…

and Wash Day (adaptation) one of the Shelly Atkinson patterns I carry hooked by Ann… Ann put quillie apples in the tree and fun wooden clothes pins on the line…

Catherine (one of the organizers of Fleece Festival) sent me this fun picture she made of one of my hooked pieces…

and Danyelle’s amazing fox is coming to life quickly…

Next Thursday – August 3, I will once again be vending at the Art and Craft Sale in Picton.  Over 200 Artisans will be in attendance at the fairgrounds from 9 to 7.  Should be a fun and busy day! Look for me in my usual spot in the Curling Arena.

FUN STUFF…

Susan hooks BIGGGGG rugs and is prolific!!! A month ago she sent me this picture of a wonderful antique rug and asked if I could draw it out – 55 x 60 something inches.  This one was not beyond me as it is so wonderfully primitive that it could be hand drawn easily. So the antique rug…
and Susan’s start (in real life it is actually very toned down).  Today we pulled the colours for the background…
The previous antique rug. This one was a bit more difficult to draw out as I had to figure out all the geometrics and proportions as Susan’s is just a tad smaller (not much though)…
and Susan’s version which I think looks just as old and wonderful as the original and used up a lotttttt of leftover worms…
My latest punch needle piece mounted to an old nail box which I dry brushed red, antiqued and waxed and buffed – his eyes are tiny delica beads which in real life glitter and look great…and another mounted to a long nail box…(adaptation of one of the Teresa Kogut patterns I carry – I needed mine narrower and longer to fit the box)… 

WORKSHOP DAY…

Was such fun! 25 ladies (and Ted!) joined Wendo and me (and of course GORD – chief cook, bottle washer, server and car caddy) for a day of punching upstairs and needlefelting Lamb Chop downstairs. The weather turned out to be perfect for sitting on the porch or inside. Thank you ladies for joining us and making the day such fun… A few pix of the days events…

Punching on the porch…


and in the living room…

Supplies got rather depleted…
Felting in the basement…and finally finished lambchops…

If anyone is looking for a cutter, Karen has the following Fraser 500 for sale with a number 4 blade – all in working condition – for 250.00.  If you are interested email me and I can put you in touch with Karen…

Just a quick note that I will not be back to Stitch by Stitch until September 12.

WESTPORT HOOKIN…

WAS FABULOUS!  Mother Nature cooperated by giving us a wonderful warm (but not toooooo warm), breezy, sunny day – one of the few so far this summer.  We had a fun day with almost 70 attendees hooking, punching and appliquéing. Well and chatting, visiting, eating! However!!!!! one shocking moment in the day was when we were visited by the police! WERE WE BEING TOO NOISY OR DID WORD GET OUT THAT THERE WERE A BUNCH OF HOOKERS IN TOWN AND WE WERE BEING RAIDED! Nope, just our local friendly police force (husband of one of our crazy hookers) and his partner checking in (or was that on). The looks on the faces of those who did not know our friendly officer(s) of the law was to die for!!!! 

I want to take this opportunity to thank ALLLLLL our wonderful door prize donors, our friends who helped in the kitchen and with setup and cleanup and all our attendees for making this such a fabulous fun day. We raised a good chunk of money for our local charitable organizations through door tickets, silent auction and the 50/50 draw.  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE…

One of our attendees left behind a lovely black chair outside on the patio – please give me a shout if it is yours!

Although we were so busy we did not get a chance to take pictures, I do have a couple of pix that were sent to me recently to share…

Jane hooked this wonderful replica of a Canadian Maple syrup can…
The ladies in Martintown did this lovely tribute to Canada’s 150th…

Dayna brought her Under the Sea rug which is going to be lovely – she is planning on embellishing with shells and beads…

Donna’s version of my Fish Tych pattern – that water is almost electric!…

Trish’s lovely version of Sharon Smith’s Poppies…

Have I mentioned my favourite colour is green – good thing because this lovely fellow has been eating allllllll the buds off my flowers so I have greenery greenery greenery… Now if I could just train him to eat weeds only we would be alllll set…