Monday, April 22, 2013

Amish Country Hook-In 2013

One of my favorite times of the year.....the Amish Country Hook-In!!! This is my second year going and I hope to never miss another one. I think there are 125 ladies who attend this one (and a few hubbies who help load the car and attend with their wives who are vending!).

We had a new location this year that was brigher and bigger than last year. And the food was great! Cheesecake for dessert! Oh my!

It was great to see my blogging friends. I feel so lucky to be near so many great hookers. Rhonda from My Glory Stars, Katie from Kidl' de Divey Woolens, Lauren from Rugs and Pugs, Julie from Plumrun Creek, Deb of Fly N Needle, Alice from A Day in the Life....I know I'm forgetting someone's all of the ladies that I see at local hook-ins and the Western Reserve Rug Hookers Guild. So much fun!

Here we go......

The following pictures are from the gallery of rugs. I took a picture of the tag showing who designed and who hooked, so that picture is below each rug picture.







And last but not least.....Kimberlee, my hooking bestie, and me!

Next time I will share with you the pictures I took of Betsy from Heavens to Betsy while she was demonstrating some great tips for adding fun edges to your rugs. See ya!



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Peg Loom Weaving

Long time my friends! Bronchitis knocked me down for about 3 weeks, I'm still not 100%, and now I'm blessed with a head cold. Yay! Lol, I always say I can't complain because it could be worse.

I saw an amazing weaving project on someone's Facebook page and was told it was done using a peg loom. I had never heard of such a thing, just the beautiful but expensive looms that take up a whole room. I would love to learn to weave "for real" but that will never happen I'm afraid. I love rug hooking and my other fiber crafts though.

So back to the peg loom.... Saturday evening I called my dad and told him about the peg loom and Sunday afternoon after church we were in his garage making one. Dad loves my projects. :-) I'm always asing him to do something for me. I like to keep him busy in his retirement. :)

Don't laugh, but the picture is of my first attempt. Ignore the fuzzy wool yarn ends. Next time I will be using t-shirt for the warp....or is it the weft?!? Oh, I didn't tell you...I used t-shirt yarn to weave. So neat to cut up an old t-shirt to use for a craft project! Making the "yarn" was fun!

I have some ideas what to do next and how to fix the looseness of the blue bit, and I hope to make a throw rug or two. This little thing is about the size of a mug rug, but it wove up quickly.