Friday, September 21, 2012

This and That

 In March I started Project 365 and am currently at Day 192. Projects are coming along great... every day I manage to do 1, somedays up to 5. You can check it out on my Facebook page.

The Woody Island Hook-in is coming up the weekend of Sept. 28 - 30. So looking forward to it. With all the orders for hats, etc. knitted and crocheted, I rarely have time to hook anymore. I will be so nice to spend the weekend being catered too and relaxing.

Oct. 12th. and 13th. brings the Grand Bank Trade Show. I have a booth again this year at the show and am busily working on inventory for that. 

So, now you can see why I don't have time to blog, lol.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 77

Well 77 days ago I embarked on a Project 365, where I committed to finishing at least one project a day for a year.... so far this is day 77 and I have finished a project a day, sometimes more than one. If you would like to take a peek at what I have accomplished so far you can see the items in my Project 365 album here
Today I have a Lion hat on the hook. I just love doing all these custom orders, sometimes all I have is a picture that someone sends me and I have to make up the pattern as I go..... keeps the brain challenged. Hope everyone is having a nice day!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mother's Day Giveaway

First, I must apologize for neglecting my blog. I have been so busy with my knitting and my mom that I don't seem to have enough hours in the day to go around.
I embarked on Project 365 on Facebook where I have committed to finish at least one project each day for the year. This is Day 26. so far I have done one or two projects each day. If you would like to check out what I have done so far, click the Wooly Hooker link at the top of my page and look at the Project 365 album.
If I reach 500 fans on my page by May 6th. I will be giving away a Mini Ruffle Scarf in Blue. Check out my Facebook page and you could win, win, win. This is a great summer scarf.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Woody Island Rug Hooking Retreat

Sept 30 to Oct. 3, 16 hookers headed out to beautiful Woody Island. During the weekend we had to opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery with walks on the beach to collect beachglass for my jewelry(got a few great pieces), walk on some of the beautiful walking trails, and share rugs tips and stories with other rug hookers.
We stayed at the Oceanside lodge, which is to the right of the above picture. There was a great room with large windows along the wall overlooking the ocean where we set up our frames and projects. The large building to the left of Oceanside lodge was the main building where the dining room was housed, among other things.
There were all kinds a beautiful projects on the go. Diane was hooking this large rugs with only Harris Tweed jackets that she had recycled. Isn't it beautiful.

Here is Nicole's sketch of her rug and again hooking her rug 'Baba Yaga' I think the myth is that Baba Yaga was a very wise woman. You could ask her a question, but the question had to be a really good question and she could decide to answer it or not. Apparently if she answered your question, she would age a lot. That is why she only anwered really good questions. Nicole is an amazing artist in a variety of mediums and has a show scheduled at Devon House in St. John's, NL in June, 2012.

Margie is working on her Punch Needle project. This is part of a large panel that she is doing for a peaked ceiling.
Maureen is working on a mat for one of her children for a theatre style rec room.
Pat is working on her Holly mat

Sandra is doing a very bright fun rug, Love Grows. Don't you just love the bright happy colors.
                                        Patty is working on her ATC.
                                                               Here's Paula (Newfoundland Original Hooked Rugs) check out her blog link on my sidebar, Paula is working on a Mummer Tea Cosy. I love the bright colors that Paula always uses. Her work makes me smile.
                                                                 I was working on my seascape Needle Punch project, but forgot to get a picture.  Maybe Paula took one of me, lol.

So looking forward to the Rug Retreat next year. We shared more that rugs, we shared stories, laughter and tears. Hopefully next year, Anne will get to join us.  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thrift store snags

Went to the thrift store yesterday looking for some old candelabras to display my hats for a trade show in October. Didn't find any. But I did manage to snag 2 bags of wool. This bag cost me a $1.50. Three balls of white Boucle and a few odd bits.

And this bag cost me a $1.00.
 So the trip wasn't a total lost cause, but I still need some candelabras............argh!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Facebook Page

Hi all, if you click the link for my facebook page and then like my page you will be entered to win a Crocheted flower beanie at the end of September. Your choice of size and color.  See what I'm making on my page. Thanks.

We are having a gorgeous September day here. There is a little chill in the air, but it was a great morning for  a 5km walk.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I love harvest time.

Went berrypicking a few days ago and got these. (Didn't have much time, had to go to work.)
The next day they became this!!!!

If anyone would like the Blueberry crumble recipe, let me know.