Tuesday, October 29, 2013

For the birds

I enjoyed hooking theTitmouse so much I decided to try another bird.

This time I went with a chickadee.  It has been so cold here the last week I decided to put him on a snow covered branch.

I fussed and fussed with the eye.  It is so small I was hooking in threads of wool so as not to make it too big. 

I like doing the backgrounds in spot dyes, hooking them in order as they come through the cutter.  It is more tedious but I like the blurred watercolor wash effect it gives.

Enjoy the day.  Thanks for reading.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sanford Quilt Show Report

Last weekend I was a vendor at the Hearts and hands quilt guild in Sanford, NC.  There were beautiful quilts to see as well as a good group of vendors.  I met a lot of new folks and caught up with some old friends.  I did a good amount of wool and kit sales and got a rather lengthy list of people interested in rug hooking lessons.  It was exciting, fun, exhausting and fabulous.  It took me several days to pack and several days to unpack.

my booth at the Sanford quilt show

Friday, October 11, 2013


I finally finished up my Beltie piece, with the exception of some minor tweaks and framing.  I haven't had a lot of time for hooking as I have been dyeing wool like a mad woman.  I will be a vendor at the Hearts and Hands Quilt Show this next week.  Stop on by if you're in the area.  I'm sure there will be a lot of really great quilts and great vendors.

For now, here's the Beltie.