Monday, September 14, 2009


When I got up Sunday all I could smell was the wonderful odor of yeast. I had started a new batch of sourdough starter one day last week and it had sat on the counter in the sun for a few days. The whole kitchen had the aroma of that wonderful wild yeast. The picture of the starter doesn't do it justice. It really is full of bubbles and is just working away!
I knew that I had to do something. The something was to make sourdough corn bread. Oh, Boy! is it good. Moist and sweet and a delight to eat. What goes with corn bread? Why Chili of course.
Richard had harvested our garden on Saturday and I had about 15 beautiful tomatoes. Just what I needed. The picture just shows the left overs and some of the other "fruits of the garden."

Soooooo, having so many wonderful tomatoes and the other ingredients in the house, a crock pot of chili was in the offing. By mid afternoon on Sunday the house smelled not only of wild yeast but wonderful warm chili.

A crock pot full! That together with the sour dough cornbread and a side of cole slaw made a meal fit for a king or in this case a queen!
On Monday I went to Gettyburg to a meeting of the Blue and Gray Hookers. I couldn't believe the turnout. I guess all of the kids are back in school and vacations are mostly over. The room was full of hookers, all of us talking at once and exchanging ideas and catching up after the summer hiatius. There were so many beautiful rugs shared with all of us that it truly was a treat. I didn't get everything but I got pictures of most. I hope that you will enjoy.

This beautiful pillow was hooked by Peggy Beauford. It is a gift for her brother. A truly beautiful gift.

I'm sorry that I don't know whose piece this is. It is charming and was very well done.

This Santa was hooked by Naomi. Naomi at 86 can out hook all of us. She turns out piece after piece. Most of them are given to relatives as gifts. She is a dear lady that we all enjoy.
This beautiful rug is very large and I could not get one picture of it in its entirity. Sooooo, three pictures showing both ends and the middle. It was hooked by Marian Sachs. Marian is an exceptional hooker. All of her rugs are prize winners. We should all take note of her rugs and learn from them. We are so lucky to have her in our midst.

The center portion of this lovely rug. Please note the beautiful roses and the lovely white flowers.

The opposite end of the rug. The most beautiful scroll work!

And last, but not least, a piece shown by Ivi Collier. This piece is a picture of the bull dog owned by a friend of Ivi's. She sent a picture of her dog to Elizabeth Black who put it on the backing. Ivi's friend hooked the dog and Ivi did the background and finished the rug. We all loved the rug and were so pleased she shared it with us.
All of the ladies that attend the Blue and Gray group are so gracious in sharing their rugs. It is a joy to attend and see all the wonderful hooking that is accomplished by this group.
So, after two full days, I must admit that I am tired and my leg is hurting a bit, but I can't give up. Tomorrow I am going to the Mason/Dixon Chapter of ATHA in Ellicot City. I understand that the speaker will be discussing Grenfeld rugs. Should be an interesting meeting. As it is getting late I shall quit for this posting.
Please keep in mind that time goes faster than we all think, sooo, be sure to tell your family that you love them and know that we are all in this together.


Joanne said...

Wow Doris - you've been busy - harvesting and cooking up good food! Thanks for the rug show!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Thanks for sharing the rugs Doris! So glad to hear it was a full house yesterday!!

weaverpat said...

Oh Doris, that chili and corn bread looks sooo good! If we had known, Zip and I would have invited ourselves for dinner! LOL!!!
After seeing the pics of the rugs at Blue and Gray i wish I had gone. Brad and Kami were having electrical problems so stayed home in case they needed us to help.
Hope you leg gets to feeling better so you can come Thurs.

TamboinMO said...

Yummy food and rugs....what more could a girl ask for!!