Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hooking with Bobcats!

Look who showed up to our rug hooking class!
You just never know to what levels hooking in Tennessee can take you.
This young bobcat was really visiting the friends of TN state parks program that was taking place next door, but we all stopped hooking/talking and ran out for a visit.
So on to why I was even close to that bobcat.
 I participated in a 3 day rug hooking workshop called Three Bags Full
This fun filled workshop was put on by Lisanne Miller owner/teacher of P is For Primitive.
Betty from Sampling from Spring Creek and I thought this would be a good way to get some more projects underway, because you can never have to many.
We were to bring 3 bags of wool each bag containing one color but any and all shades of that color.
from that we were going to learn how to color plan a rug of our choosing.
So the desperate rush to pick a pattern started two week ago.
I had found this neat little foot stool at a hook in that I went to this summer.
It needs a new covering so it will be a rug!

 I love antiques and the look of all the old primitive rugs so the search on pinterest began.
I picked a handful, OK an armful of pictures and each night I would run them by Danny.
After about the third night of this he commented it was just a rug decide all ready,those are modified words.
So here is my choice!

Should be fairly easy right?
Well I learned lots of things, this is easy as I don't know much about rug hooking.  I have collected lots of the tools of the trade and don't really even know how to use them all, but I am getting there.
So here is where my rug is at after 2 days.
So what has been happening with the rest of my time.
I have finished a few cross stitch pieces
A nice one from Notforgotten Farm's new book.

Three of the four Santa's from Birds of a feather.

Have made good progress on Dear Hart from Kathy Barricks new design house!

Since my last post I have been forced to do some clearing out.  Our bathroom redo is now reaching into other rooms and catch all cupboard had to be emptied so... today I'm finally living up to my promise to have a give away.  Well lets make that 3
1st name will get 5 Primitive Quilts  Magazines
2nd name will get 2 Primitive Quilts Magazines
3rd name will get 1 Primitive Quilts Magazine
I would like to limit the draw to US shipping addresses only due to increased shipping costs.
If you would like a chance to win just post a comment below I will draw a name on 
 Nov 30,2013 small business Saturday.

Speaking about small business.  I will be closing the Cardan Antiques and Needlework website on December 31st.  Every thing is 10% off plus free shipping until that time.
I will just be selling from time to time off the blog as time permits.
I hope you all have a wonderful week with lots of stitching time thrown in!
See you on Nov 30th with 3 lucky winners!