This is the time of year that I begin to "store my nuts" - just like the squirrel's so that on Thanksgiving and Christmas I don't have to spend all of my time in the kitchen. I can really enjoy my family and still put good "eat's" on the table. Soooo, last Tuesday I baked 5 pumpkin pies and 4 of them are in the freezer. I had to taste, of course, so one is about gone. They turned out very creamy and oh! so yummy! On Wednesday I went to my Pearl McGown hooking group. We met at Vi's house this time and it was so good to see our friend Barbara. Barbara lost her husband a few weeks ago and this is the first time she has joined us in some months. She is a most beautiful person and we are all praying for her and her new life without her best friend.
On Thursday I went to the Grant Street Woolworks hook-in. Seems to me that there was a full house. Several new guests as well as some of the regulars.
Bo is a regular. He loves hook-in days. So many people to love him and so many for him to mooch from. He thinks that he is a hooker - thus he has taken his table space!
This is part of a piece of paisley that I was able to purchase from Linda. I am color planning a new rug (geeze you'd think I don't have any in progress!) and I loved this paisley. I am planning to use several paisley's in this new rug because it is an Amish design and just calls for this type of material.
This is a picture of the rug that Joanne brought with her. She has finished the hooking and was planning to start the binding. With all of the talking going on I wonder how much she got done.
This was Joan's first visit to the Grant Street Wool Works. She was also putting the binding on a finished rug. So sorry I didn't get a picture of the rug but I was so facinated with the way she was doing the binding I forgot to take the picture.
Kathy and Joanne. Kathy is starting to set up to work. Please notice the paisley piece on the table. It is truly lovely.
A friend of Linda's (sorry I didn't get the name) on left is knitting, Linda and Pat laughting about something. Pat is a spinner and weaver in addition to being a rug hooker. I took her some of my daughter's basket making materials since I know that she will use them. I want someone to put these things to good use.
Traci is here with me today (Friday). She went to the Brandywine hook-in on Saturday. I was unable to go because I was concerned about Eloise (who is much better). Traci reports that there were so many people that she felt like a sardine in a can and did not even get her hooking out. She has some great pictures of the rug show and also bought some wools. I think in spite of the crowding she had a good time.
Tomorrow the Boonsboro ATHA group is going to visit Barb Carroll at her shop. Wish I could go but to long a day for me. I do think that this is a great group project and I hope everyone has fun and comes home with lots of wool and lots of new ideas.
Thought of the day -
An idle mind is the devil's workshop.