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GREEN MOUNTAIN RUG SHOW HERE WE COME…

Tomorrow we are off to the wonderful rug show in Vermont. So very excited to see all the wonderful rugs that will be on display and to visit the vendors. I hope Gord can take some pictures of the rugs to share.

In the meantime, Fleece Festival is behind us for another year. It was a wonderful show with tons of vendors and over 2500 visitors! Busy busy busy right up to the last minute! Here are a couple of pictures Gord managed to snap before things got crazy.  

I am listing a few new Karla Gerard patterns in my online store – wonderful patterns to work on for spring.

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OFF TO FLEECE FESTIVAL…

Well, the last few days have CERTAINLY not been fall-like – hot and humid! more like July than mid October. Thank goodness tomorrow things get a tad more normal because PACKING THE CAR IN THIS WEATHER is not going to happen. If the dock were still in the water I would be swimming! 🙂

So tomorrow we leave for Fleece Festival in Woodstock Ontario. This wonderful one day show takes place Saturday from 9 – 5. Yarns, needle felting supplies, spinning and weaving supplies, many rughooking vendors etc. It is a wonderful festival sure to delight all lovers of fibre!

Then, home for a day before we leave for the rug show in Burlington, Vermont where instead of vending I will be buying!

So, a few really exciting days to come. And hopefully I can put away my flip flops and wear my nice fur-lined shoes again.

 

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING…and Stitch by Stitch

Although I did not cook a bird (or much else for that matter) I do count my blessings and am thankful for family, friends, home and HOOKING! and YES I did actually hook something this week – I have a finishing class in 2 weeks and needed a few smaller projects that I could use to demonstrate different finishing techniques so once they are allllll finished I will post a few pictures.

In the meantime, Marjorie sent me a picture of her completed sunflowers from our Fibrefest workshop. I think people went crazy doing sunflowers – they are such fun and so simple and so pretty – each one different from the other.

Tomorrow I will be at Stitch by Stitch in Kingston from 10 – 12.  Hope to see some of you there…

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:

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: