Sunday, March 20, 2016

HAPPY SPRING !

Welcome spring - it's already been HOT here in the deep south.  We are expecting one last blast of cool air starting tonight and lasting thru tomorrow night.  I'll take it for as long as it will stay around.
We had some record highs already this month. 

I've also had some fun this month with a great hook in last weekend down in Wildwood put on by Karen Duncklee of Shady Hill Rug Hooking.  Karen and her co-chair Mona put on a super event.  She has a good blog post on her blog so click the link above and go and see her photos from this event.  I have a few photos too.  I don't know why I didn't have a single photo of my or my mom's bunny rugs.  SHOOT!  I'll have to show one later on as we are making progress.

I got a few shots of rugs being worked around us by friends and a few from the rug exhibit but you can see all the rugs from the exhibit on Karen's blog.
Here is Barbara's beautiful hen.  Love that green and the straw effect in the nest is so cool.

This is a pattern of Polly Minick I believe because I have this same canvas.  I plan to hook mine in a similar manner but I am using antique black for the stars and outlines and I'll use my prim colored scraps for the background.  I started mine in a workshop with Polly several years ago but have never gotten back to it.  This one looked like it was almost finished.

I loved this bee purse.  So cute !  Perfect handles too !  and my dear mom's hand LOL!

I thought this was a really neat pillow.  bright fun colors and I liked how they hooked the water.

This was a rug designer I was not familiar with.  She came all the way from Missouri to vend at this event.  She had some great patterns and NO - I didn't buy a big one - just a little one.

She had these great 3D animals and the most awesome nativity set which I would have loved to have. Maybe I'll order it.  No I'm not saying what my 3D animal is right now.

Some more bunny love around my house.  That hand made nest is a treasured gift from an old friend who passed last year.  Gwen was so special to me and I think of her so often.  She and I both had April birthdays and she loved tea and scones.  The little prim bunny was a recent purchase.  I got it off Early Work Mercantile and it is by the prim artist Green Creek Primitives.  Got one of these cuties for my mom too.

I couldn't resist this guy,  I thought he really wanted to come and live at my house.  He packed his lunch for the trip.  He is cleverly situated on an old spool base.

One last thing for today, the is Sail Away by Shepherds Bush.  I started it years ago in a SAL with some now good friends Terri and Loraine and I know there was others.  Well - typical of me - I never finished it so my dear dad was needing something to stitch and he finished it in about 2 mos.  I got it framed recently and it is hanging in a perfect spot that divides my sun room and my living room.

Here is a close up of the frame.  It's just perfect for the piece.  It was hard to find a frame molding which didn't over power the subtleness of this piece.  I love how it came out.  My dad is a rock star stitcher, he does more than both my mom and I put together.
 
Here's to hoping everyone who celebrates Easter has a blessed Holy Week.
 
Also wishing everyone a long lovely Spring season with many happy stitches on the horizon.

11 comments:

Brigitte said...

Wonderful rug hook projects. And Sail Away looks gorgeous in this lovely frame.

Henrietta Allegrante said...

Enjoyed this post and great photos too!!!

Ellen said...

I always enjoy seeing what's new with you...as usual wonderful photos.

How sweet of your dad to finish the sampler for you.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Those rugs...stunning...the show stopper is that hen on her nest!
THAT FRAME for your Daddy's finish :) beautiful!

Jackie said...

I love your SB piece! So many loving hands involved makes it all the more special. You did a great job with the frame selection!

Love seeing everyone's projects from rug camp! Like you, I love the water - it seems to have movement the way it was hooked. The bunny in the vendor stall caught my eye too!

Margaret said...

Love seeing all the rugs! Beautiful! And the SB piece. Lucky you to have your father to finish it for you. Mine is still languishing unfinished. Sigh. Love how it's framed! Hope it doesn't get hot too quickly. Ick.

KDono62139 said...

What fun pieces and so glad you got away with your mom the vendors sound terrific as well as the hooking event!! Love the finished sail away perfect frane snd great team work :)

geeky Heather said...

Hooray for rug camp! I always love to see these pictures. You are such a tease...I can't wait to see which 3D animal you chose...could it be a bunny??? Sail Away is beautiful...you're so lucky...I can't even imagine what my dad's reaction would be if I suggested he stitch something!!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What a great post, Mel! I love the rugs and am really going to have to learn this art. That hen'a nest is amazing and the water in the fish rug is really pretty. Love the bees, too! How awesome that your Dad finished your Sail Away piece. Maybe I'll have to teach my dad to stitch! The frame is perfect! Absolutely perfect! Happy Easter, sweet friend!

Rugs and Pugs said...

That looked like a fun time! So happy you and mom could attend.
Your dad is an amazing stitcher.
Happy Easter :)
Lauren

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