Tuesday, February 24, 2015

3 Generations of Beginners

We taught a class on Saturday to a mother, daughter-in-law and granddaughter who is 6 soon to be 7 next month.
We had such a fun day and they all picked up on it very quickly. 
 It's very rewarding to teach someone the love of rug hooking.

I drew Ella a circle and showed her a couple of examples of what I thought she should do. At first she rejected my ideas and her mom's. 
 We started with writing her name and let her pick some worms from my worm basket and left her alone.  

Before we knew it Ella had covered her entire circle with motifs that she could relate to. 
 They were a tad small but we went with it anyway. ;)

 I smiled all day just thinking about what this rug will look like!

Dad is recovering from his shoulder replacement surgery.  
He is starting to feel better so it's getting harder to keep him down and resting.  
In fact, I believe he was in his shop sanding this morning when he couldn't sleep.
 Sanding was NOT on the PT list of exercises! 

Dave brought us treats from the local bakery TASTE.
They close their coffee lid openings with a mustache.  
We took a "selfie" for fun!

Happy Hooking today and take a silly picture!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Good Morning

I'm sitting in the lobby of the Methodist Hospital as I write this post. 
 Dad is having a shoulder replacement done this morning.  He has been in a lot of pain and Mayo's was able to get him in within a week.  It has taken us all a little by surprise.

 If you are stopping by the shop today we are closed as I am sitting with mom while dad is under the knife.

While Mom was with dad yesterday I got a few projects finished up so thought I would share those photos.

Above is our snowman mat. He needs a name. Any suggestions? 
 This is mom's version and she finished hooking it over the weekend.  
I personally think it's one of her best projects.  
I love how she added the trim on the scarf and flower on the hat.
He retails for $38.00

These 2 projects are kits in the shop that we have for purchase. See the website for further info.
 The top photo is a sampler by The Pinkeep, Linda Theran.
I made the above project into a pillow and twisted floss from the project for a small trim around the outside.

This is Stacy Nash's pattern. 
 The box is a little bit bigger as we increased the count (for our eyes). ;)

I was hoping to have 1 more to show you but unfortunately I sewed the velvet on wrong!
 I'm not sure if I am leaving it or if I can get it ripped out without destroying the needlework.
Don't you love it when you do dumb things?  I was so disgusted with myself.
Oh well, life goes on.

Happy Hooking on this very cold day!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Check Us Out

If you don't read The Wool Street Journal you should.......we are in it! We have the latest copy. Nice spread on our shop and Dad's garden. 

Happy Hooking!