Friday, November 20, 2015

Nov. 20 Miami Valley Rug Hooking Guild

Finally able to get to a meeting last night, love to see what all these ladies are up to. Just a taste of projects in the works or finished and brought to share. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Creative Spirits Workshops 2016

                                                      Something New for 2016


3 different dates, 3 different teachers, for 3 days

These creative teacher/ designers will share a unique project for 2 days. The third day is an open hook/ stitching day.  Join us in Tipp City, Oh.  for all 3 days, or just for the final day of fun.

February 25-27 2016  is Maria Barton - Star Rug Co.

June 23-25 2016 is Maggie Bonanomi

November 2016 (dates to be determined) is Katie Allman

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Christmas JOY

I like to come up with an idea that can be personalized to suit the person making it. Although the directions for this project are given to do a "JOY" ornament, changing it up can be easily done. Instead of "JOY" add a name or date, or another word that has meaning to you. The trick is to hook the same number of rows of color forming the pattern, then it can be made as long as you need it to be.Needle felting the word on top of the hooking is quickly and simply done. Finish the ornament with a little holiday sparkle using glitter glue.

Wishing you and yours "JOY" for the holidays!

JOY for the Holidays

* Draw a 3.5" x 5.5" rectangle on rug hooking backing
* Hook 4 rows of red in a #8 cut, one row of green in a #8.5 cut, repeat 2 more times, finishing with 4 rows of red.
*Using natural roving, needle felt the word JOY on top of and into the rug hooking
* To finish, apply white glue at the edge of the rug hooking front and back, once it is dry, cut away the excess backing.
*Using white glue,cover the back of the hooked ornament and place it on top of a 4.5"x6.5" piece of black wool. Once it is dry, cut a zig- zag edge.
* Needle felt 2 green holly leaves, with a few red berries.
*Add the wire hanger, lacing it into the ornament on one side, thur the holly leaves, and out the other side of the ornament.
*For the finishing touch apply a little glitter glue on top of the lettering and the holly leaves and berries.

My idea of good entertaining is to keep things simple. Buying good things to share or making something with a few ingredients to keep make it easy. These little sausage balls are something my mom used to make and couldn't be easier with only 3 Ingredients. You can change it up by simply using different flavors of sausage or cheese. Enjoy!


Friday, November 6, 2015

Christmas JOY Blog Hop

Today is the start of the Christmas JOY Blog Hop that Stacy from Buttermilk Basin has put together.  Each day for the next 13 days , different designers will be sharing an appetizer recipes, tidbits about the holidays and a free pattern for you all to print off to make for the holidays for yourself or as a gift.

You can click on the 'Blog Hop' button on the side of my blog each day to follow along.  Here is a list of the days/designers!

Nov. 6 - Plum Cute Designs
Nov 7 - Gail Pan Designs
Nov 8 - Wooden Spool Designs
Nov 9 -Sheri Glasscock
Nov 10 - Ali Strebel Designs
Nov 11 - Notforgotten Farm
Nov 12 - Woolen Willow Designs
Nov 13 - Cottage at Cardiff Farms
Nov 14 - Heartspun Quilts
Nov 15 - Crabapple Hill
Nov 16 - Bits n Pieces by Joan
Nov 17 - Primitive Gatherings
Nov 18 - Buttermilk Basin

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Nov. 3. 2 in 1 Creative Workshop

Cannot believe another workshop has come and gone, and it will be another year before I see my good friend Karen! Again, it was a great success and  everyone seemed to have a great time. Good food(thanks Melissa) and lots of laughs. Needless to say, these ladies all turned out some amazing work. Ladies came from all over, Canada, WI, MO, TN, VA, IN, KY, TX, and of course OH.This year's theme was Techniques and Textures, with 4 different design choices, and lots of different fibers and wools to choose from. As you can see from the following photos lots of creative choices were made. Date has not been set yet, but we plan to do it again next October, join us!

 Show and tell, always one of my favorite parts of the weekend. LOTS of talent out there!

By the end we had lost our felted balls!