Monday, February 28, 2011

Winter Woolen Weekend, Feb 25-27, 2011

I attended this affair last year with this great group of ladies in Kokomo, IN.  When invited back again, I didn't hesitate to say yes.

Beth Notaro and her Granny-Bee's do a great job of organizing, cooking, and seeing that everyone has a good time.

There are a variety of vendors with inticing products to sell, both finished and supplies. 

Demos are on-going by the various needleart guilds in the area, lots of show and tell, and just a generous sharing of ideas.

If you want a little more in depth instruction a variety of classes are also offered.  This year I did a needle felted bag.  All the ladies did a great job and had good results.  I have a feeling they will be doing more.

Just a little side note, the Granny Bee's lost one of their dear members, Helen Kelly on Friday.  Although in her 80's, she was young at heart and an amazing woman.  This little owl is a piece that I got from her last year.  My sympathies to her family and friends, she will be missed.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rescheduled Valentine Party

Weather and illness canceled our party the first of the month, but no worries, we're always up for a party even if it's past the holiday.

These ladies decided they didn't want to wait until Christmas to exchange gifts.  So I gave them a few items to use in a challenge of creating a Valentine to exchange.  We started the evening just working on our projects, then exchanged Valentines.

Once again they out did themselves, pillows, pincushions, boxes, ornaments and mixed media.  It was great!

Monday, February 21, 2011

First Timers

Tonight was a lesson in wool applique and some simple stitches.  These young gals (my daughters included) have been learning some new techniques each month.

I think they did great first time out with their applique.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blog Creative Challenge

This was a tough one for me.  With that stick, it was either hanging something from it, or attach something too it.  I chose the latter, and then there's that ball of roving.  Since the other materials were green, I decided to do leaves and wire them to the stick.

I started by hooking 5 leaves using what I was sent, and adding green wool and sari ribbon.  Once hooked I cut them out and glued green wool to the back, then proceeded to wire them to the stick.  I felted the cream roving into a base and stuck the stick into it.

Admittedly, this is not my favorite, but it's different, and I like different.

Check out the other blogs to see their finished projects: Maria's, Alice's & Kris's

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Our hooking group gathered again to share, laugh and of course solve the world's problems.

Gail joined us for the first time, she's not hooked in a long time so hopefully she was encouraged to keep at it again.  Ginny was binding her leaves from the fall workshop and finishing off her prodded heart.  She used up wool she wouldn't use in her hooking.

Jane has gone back to work on a rug of her house that was started a couple of years ago, love the flowers.

Bev finished binding this beautiful saltbox, (sorry about the blurry photo).

Marlene said she's had enough of tiny leaves.  She continues to work on her Ohio star geometric that she started at Christmas, at this rate she'll be done before spring.

Barb's binding this chair pad.  I love the simplicity of the design, and the colors she chose.

Evelyn is binding her beautiful butterflies.

Annie was back and is working on her block of the month rug.  The colors and motif reminded me, that spring is coming!