Anyway, today's post is a bunch of bits and bites from June.
First of all, the Dead Fish Hat window display is up at The Purple Sock. Lynn, the owner, was kind enough to send me the pictures, which look awesome. The hats are all so different!!
|What a great display. Even the little mannequin children are wearing the hats.|
|Love the net and the other props - great job Lynn!|
Here is her rug, which she designed a while ago for her daughter Erin who loves whales. You can definitely see the talent behind this rug. All I did was show her the mechanics of pulling loops. She did everything else herself. An amazing first rug if you ask me!!!
And to end the month on a high, I spent a few days in Peterborough this week. A visit and sleepover with the ma-in-law on Monday and then off to my friend Jane's for rug hooking fun and a Wing Night at a restaurant in Young's Point.
Jane lives in the Peterborough area and she and two friends have made the leap into becoming hooking suppliers, mostly because they couldn't easily find supplies in their "hood" and decided to "go for it" themselves. They are doing some incredible dyeing and have an interesting business model. They will bring their wares to hooking groups within a 100-km radius. I think of them as "Wool on Wheels" and envision little red wagons full of wonderful fiber arriving at hooking get-togethers all over their neck of the woods.
I got to catch up on their progress on Tuesday afternoon and then joined 19 friends for wings and beer that evening. Such fun!! Then Wednesday, the regular hooking group got together and we spent a delightful few hours hooking, laughing and enjoying each other's company.
Here are a few pictures from the get together. I love the candid shots at a hooking get together. There is a palpable energy level and everyone is having so much fun working on such diverse things.
|Other Jane is working on a mini mat based on a Japanese wood cut. Completely hooked with silk.|
|Hostess Jane has started a new Deanne Fitzpatrick pattern. Great red for that house.!|
|Helen, Wendy and Gwyn multitasking - having lunch, sharing design ideas, talking and laughing surrounded by wool and friends. It's the best!|
|Hostess Jane in front of an amazing piece of art by the group's friend Marilyn.|
|Helen showing off a little swatch dyeing - gorgeous colour!|
|A little fiber - this is actually yarn, not roving|
|Gwyn's amazing project -every colour in the rainbow. Can't wait to see this rug finished.|
I can't believe it is Canada Day long weekend tomorrow and then July! Wow.