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Monthly Archives: September 2018

A SALE…

Long-time, well-known rug hooker and one of the first vendors in Eastern Ontario – Elaine Tigges – is retiring.  We are sorry to lose Elaine as a vendor of rughooking supplies, but we wish her well in her new home. There is a sale being organized as follows – great items that I know a lot of people will be interested in:

 

 

Fibre Extravaganza in Kemptville yesterday was WONDERFUL! This was the first year for this event organized by Brenda Ward and despite horrific weather in the Ottawa/Gatineau area with tornados and power outages a great number of people came. Thank you to Brenda and all her helpers for all your work and thank you to all who came and made the day such fun.  Here are a few pix taken by Gord:

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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!

 

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: