Saturday, March 14, 2009

I've got alot of pictures to share with you!

I have been so bad about blogging that I still need to show you our hooking group from Wednesday the fourth of March!!! I'm bad.

This is Betty, our Little Miss Over-achiever!!! She does the most beautiful handwork you've ever seen. What a busy lady.

She's going to HAND QUILT this one!!! I told you she was an over achiever. LOL.

And this is Sandy's interpretation of Rain, Rain Go away. LOVE how she appliqued the dresses and the HAIR!!! She even did embroidery stitches on the dresses before she appliqued them. Didn't I tell you we had a talented bunch of girls in our group? Jealous??? Na-Na...

And Dulcy with her "Looking out the bedroom window" mat. She didn't want me to take her picture that night, but I think she looks adorable.
Dulcy again, with what I call her "wild woman" rug. I do think she has named it, but I can't remember the name.
This is Ann's first rug. I'm so sorry I don't have a picture of her. I met her at Dulcy's at yoga class. She's an art teacher and this is her first rug!!! It is going to be beautiful. I think I heard her say she has salt water fish at home. I'll be sure to take her picture next time.

And Renee's rendition of "flower girl". Love her colors. She's one busy lady too. She showed us two or three rugs she had finished since we last saw her and she was binding a large rug for a commission from a lady who has trouble with her hands and can hook, but can't do the fine stitching of the finishing. Renee' does a beautiful job finishing, so she couldn't have picked anyone better for the job. (The flag in the background is the one she's finishing)
I'm Soooo close to finishing my Mary rug. It's so close now, I won't show any pictures until it's all the way finished. Hopefully by the end of the weekend.

I will give you a sneak peek at one of the exercises in Wanda Kerr's Creativity Class on The Welcome Mat. Our exercise was to tear images/colors from magazines and turn them into a picture. I really felt like I was six years old again. But, like I told Mickey we didn't have glue sticks then. Only the kind in the jar with the plastic paddle thingy. Do you remember tasting it? You're lying if you say you didn't. Just kidding. I'm feeling bratty tonight.

I wrote on my picture that the President called and wanted to borrow my Dodge Durango and that they had gotten their dog. Also, he put $19.97 on my gas card...didn't even ask me if it was OK!?!?!
Tammy is in Florida visiting Patti. I talked to both of them yesterday afternoon. They were at the dog park, and heading for another beach to go "shelling". Wish I could've gone with her. Maybe next year. Patti has now pushed her coming home date to the end of May. I asked her if she was really coming home and she said yes. Tammy said she had sunburned the tops of her feet. She is diligent about using sunscreen, but didn't realize the water and sand was washing it off. Bummer....
I also talked to Dulcy today and told her I got her, Tammy and me some old wallpaper books for our journaling. We might even use them AS the journal. Wouldn't that be different? We're having lots of fun with that too. It's such a different mind frame from hooking. A much needed break sometimes. Switching gears does me good.
Mary is calling me!! Maybe I'll finish her tonight.


katie said...

great post Sheri, I love seeing what is going on in springfield. You are right that Betty is amazing, love everything you have shown today.
I love journaling and altered art, that is what I did before I found rug hooking.
One of the girls who comments on my blog Roc is so talented at it. Whats up roc is her blog, I'll send you the complete address, I think you will like her.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Sheri ~ great pix and I'm anxious to see your 'Mary' rug! This was a great post ~ love your collage!
Wish I could come to your group ~ they look like a very inspiring group of girls!!

coinguyslady said...

One of these days I am going to hook with you all on a Wed.Looks like so much fun.

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

What wonderful creations! all of the pieces...wish I was closer so I could hook with you all. :(