Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New things

 Here are some things that I have finished up recently.  "The Prairie Fox" is found in 'The Rug Hook Book" by Thom Boswell.  It was designed by Kathy Morton and her hooked original is 27" by 54".  I hooked a miniature version of her rug (12½" by 24") and it is one of my favorite rugs now.  I have it on a small table by my chair.

 The Shepherd and Sheep were designed by Nancy Thompson.  Again, hers were much larger (see other pictures) and attached to wooden boards, whereas my Shepherd is 14½ inches tall and the sheep are 4½ inches tall.  All are stuffed with poly fill and finished at the bottom.

The above is a pillow that I made for my rocker/glider chair I recovered last year.  It is a chair that my husband gave me when my first child was born back in the late 70's.  It sure doesn't glide as smoothly as the new gliders that are out now, but I still love it.  It needed a little something so I hooked the pillow for it.  I rock my grand children in it now.

Happy Hooking.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Auction Day

 The covered dish dinner and auction was fabulous.  Here are some pictures.
The sign in table for name tags, auction paddle numbers, and door prize jar.
Everyone went home with a door prize.  We had some GREAT things in them.

This is the table to buy raffle tickets for our wonderful raffle rug.
Some Autumn decorations to put everyone in a good buying mood.

Pretty pumpkins made from wool.  Some of these were in the door prize bags.
The Kitty would howl and hiss for about 30 seconds when you squeeze him.  Kathy could not resist.
The little acorns are felted wool in acorn shells.

These are items for the big auction.

This is the silent auction table.
Of course we ate first.  We know how to do a covered dish around here!

Let's eat!
Auction rules to follow.
Bidding frenzy at the Silent Auction Table.
Last minute sign up for the door prizes.
The Auctioneer and our own Vanna White modeling.

A happy bidder
This is most of our hooking group.  What a great day!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Auction and Raffle

This Saturday will be the Crescent Lane Rug Hooking Guild's Covered dish dinner and Auction.
Here is a picture of the rug that we made to raffle off that day. Everyone who wanted to hook a square got one free raffle ticket. Everyone could hook anything they wanted, and just look how cute it turned out. It was agreed that we would keep a rug going all the time and when someone wants or needs something to hook, it will be available to them at our hook nook.

During our lunch, we will have a Silent auction of several items to bid on. The auction will follow immediately after lunch. Each item was handmade by someone or a bought handmade item. We will also have enough door prizes for everyone. It will be so much fun.

We have so very many wonderful items for our auction. I hope to get some good pictures to post. Happy Hooking!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Make a cute magnet for your scissors and hook . . .

You can make a cute magnet to hold your favorite hook and scissors for yourself or for a hooking friend. It is not difficult, and the magnets keep your hook and scissors handy. One magnet is placed on top and the other magnet is placed underneath your linen to hold the top magnet in place.

NOTE: I found the directions for making the sweet little snippet bag on Linda's blog at http://thewoolcupboard.blogspot.com/  in the October 9, 2011 post.

You will need the following: wool fabric, fabric for lining, two strong magnets, pins, a needle, scissors, embroidery floss, buttons and scrap wool (optional).
I bought my magnets from Home Depot. They are a 3/8 inch x 7/8 inch by 7 7/8 inch block, two per package for about $2.50.

Cut 4 pieces of wool and 4 pieces of lining 3 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches.

Sandwich your magnet in between 2 lining pieces and then two wool pieces. Pin, centering the magnet.

With your needle and embroidery floss (all 6 strands), use a running stitch to secure the magnet in all the layers. Hide your beginning and ending knots in between the layers. The lining pieces will help to protect the wool from the sharp edges of the magnet. NOTE: Check the polarity of the magnets before you sew the second one if you are mixing your wool around like I did on the example. I can change my magnets around to show a different side.

Trim your lining pieces shorter than your wool pieces.

Embellish your magnets with scraps of wool and buttons if desired. Treat yourself . . . or make one for a friend. Happy Hooking!