Thursday, November 12, 2009


My Veterans Day Giveaway winner was chosen yesterday - it was Terri Boog - Terri had requested the BBD Tis Halloween book if she were to be chosen.

Yeah Terri - I'm happy to be mailing this book to you. I know you will enjoy it very much.

I don't have much progress to show this week although I have been stitching and knitting and not hooking this month - yet. That is about to change - our Fall hooking retreat is coming up next weekend at the Olde Green Cupboard. WHEEEEEE - that is time to sit and hook, hook oh and eat and hook and laugh with friends, oh and did I say HOOK. We did this in July and I got a ton of hooking done on Merrie Halloween. Not sure what my focus piece will be this time but I do want to spend some time on my pomegranate runner. If I don't get busy with something - I won't have a rug finish to display at the annual Ocean rug hooking workshop in January. I am so pleased that so many of you commented on the recent Halloween rug hooking retreat and seem to be interested in learning to hook - rug hooking is very big right now and I bet there is a teacher or class in your area. Please let me know if you need any help or guidance in locating a rug hooking source. I'm always happy to get you "hooked up".

Deb can be contributed for starting the frog craze to display your scissor collection. She has so many wonderful ones. She had several I was really coveting so I put my mom on the search for frogs. She was in the mountains last month and found this one in an antique shop.

It is really clear glass but apparently picked up the colors of the fabric in this photo. I have tons more scissors but this is a smallish frog so I'm not sure how many will fit and look nice and not over crowded in this small frog. the darling M scissor fob attached to my favorite pewter Dovo scissors was given to me by DF Henri - I think she stitched this on 40ct over 1 - so darling and such a treasure - just as she is such a treasure to me.

Here is a photo of a beautiful WIP I have in Blue Sky Alpaca hand dyed worsted in the exact color they used in the magazine. This from Knit Scene Fall 09 and is just the perfect garment for Florida and in a spectacular yarn. I was attracted to it immediately because they pictured it on a mature woman and not a size 2 6ft model that was 15 years old. LOL - not to mention I knew I had the yarn stashed.

I got this yarn several years ago at one of my fave yarn shops in Savannah - Wild Fibre - I had started another garment but just didn't gel with it - so my new favorite thing is to "repurpose" the yarn into something I want to do now. So instead of languishing in the UFO yarn wasteland - it is now looking so happy by my chair and getting worked on regularly in my vast knitting rotation. The back is just plain stockinette but I love and need some mindless knitting projects in my life. The front has pretty open cablework which is not too visible from the photo.

Jody's birthday is Saturday - we are going to dinner tonight with my folks - they are off on another trip tomorrow and will not be in town for his birthday on Saturday. I keep pushing a day trip to Gainesville for a b-day activity. There is an awesome bread and cheese shop there we used to love to visit when Jody was in g-ville for work all the time. However he has already realized that my main motive is not to feed him bread and cheese for his birthday but to visit Hanks which is just across the street from the Upper Crust. I guess after almost 30 years - this guy does know my every trick! So you'll soon find out if we take that day trip to Gainesville on Saturday. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of fall festivals, football, all the needlework you love and some delicious soups and stews to warm the bones. Wish me luck with the bread and cheese!


Margaret said...

Congrats to Terri! Love your orange sweater WIP -- so pretty. And what a good idea to repurpose yarn into new items that you're excited about! So great that you're going to another hooking event. Have fun! And have fun celebrating Jody's b'day this weekend. Happy birthday, Jody!

Deb said...

Well, congrats to Terri! Just love your sweater and I hear you on the comment about being modeled on someone with a real figure instead of the Twiggy imitations! It's nice to see a picture with a fuller figured woman.

I'm so glad that you were able to find a flower frog! Don't you just love it! I haven't found one for a couple months and I think that I need my fix! LOL Although my DH asked what the heck I was going to do with all of these.

I hope that you enjoy your weekend hooking. It sounds like so much fun. I know the hooking bug is really biting me and I'm just going to blame it all on you!

Jackie said...

I love the scissor display! A cute way to showcase your beautiful scissors!

The sweater is looking wonderful. We all need some stockinette in our lives, don't we?

Good luck on the "bread and cheese" visit! :)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh, Mel! I am so excited! I won! Thank you! I can't wait to get the book.

I love your sweater - I love orange - don't know what it is about the color but I love it! Your sweater will be fabulous.

Love your flower frog - I have a few of them - not the collection Deb has managed to amass but they're very fun.

The rug hooking weekend sounds like great fun. There was a shop here that just closed recently that gave rug hooking classes and I thought - no - I don't need another craft but I really wish now I had taken a class or two or three. Bummer. I don't know of anyone else within an easy drive that sells the products or teaches classes. You are inspiring me though!

Happy birthday to Jody! I hope you two have a wonderful weekend.

And, thanks again, Mel!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations to Terri on the win!!

I love the sweater WIP--it's beautiful. Gorgeous color! Neat scissor frog, too.

I hope you get a trip to Gainesville. ;) Happy birthday to Jody!

Lisa said...

My daughter is attending college at Hiram. Do you have any contact info for Dianne Kelly of the Woolen Cottage in Hiram OH. I'd love to take a class from her. Thanks so much