Monday, September 28, 2009

Quick Hello...then back to work!

Happy Autumn Everyone!
I just had to take a few moments to greet you all!
It's a bright and blustery day today and it feels good after an unusually hot September! Saturday is our annual Fall Hook-In in Stillwater...much to get ready!
Fall classes are in full swing at the studio...busy times at my Son's school,'s time for me to get the kits cut and mailed out for the final part of this year's rug project...and the deadline for my article in RHM is the 9th...Whew...I sure could use a few more hours this week!

This little beauty is on it's way to Massachusetts...I'm pleased with the way it turned out and hope the sweet woman who ordered it is too! I'm hoping to have patterns of this new design drawn up in time for Saturday!

Wishing you all a Happy week! ~L

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ribbon Winners...

Well it's been too long since I've had a chance to spend time here! School started yesterday...yippee...all you Mom's know what I mean! And now I'm trying to get back to a regular routine...classes start in the studio next week...the Autumn Hook-in is the First Saturday in October...and a few other things to finalize before the middle of October! Busy...but Good!

The Holiday issue of Early American Life arrived today at the studio! Look for my Christmas Goose mat on page 59. I'm really pleased with it...just wish I could have been a mouse in the corner during the photo shoot!

It's FAIR time here in Minnesota. Several friends have entered their rugs and I'm happy to share some of the excitement here!

Rose Mae won a Blue Ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair for her Square Dance rug! The pattern is a Going Gray design...and it's the second piece Rose Mae has hooked. Her first was a small chair pad. She joined our Saturday group last January on a very cold day. This picture was taken at our June meeting and she's finishing the binding! I'm so very proud of you Rose Mae...and can't wait to see the butterfly rug we've been working on the design for!

Joyce entered several rugs in the Steele County Fair and won several ribbons...I hope she'll send me photos so I can update it here...but here is her version of Edyth O'Neill's Ohio Coverlet in progress earlier this year...

She won Champion and 1st Place! Her Bev Conway rug won Grand Champion and Iggy, designed by Maria Barton took 2nd place...send me some pics Joyce!
Here's an update...

To ALL the ribbon winners out there...Congrats...and keep on hooking! ~L