Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hooking night at Simply Fibers

We have changed to only meeting once a month for the summer months and we changed to Tuesday nights! I was pleasantly surprised at how many girls showed up last night.

Rita, Renee’ and Dulcy. From left to right.


Here is a close up of the rug Rita was binding! I was absolutely drooling over it and I’m not even really a “cat person”. Isn’t it incredible? Her work always amazes me.


This is Sandy…Still working on her “rain, rain go away” rug. I give her a hard time about not hooking enough. She has a very busy and interesting life though!!!


Hhmmmm….. I hook quite fast. Does that mean I Don’t have a busy and interesting life? I’ll have to think about that one!

Janette is just starting this darling pattern. I’m kind of scared of bees, but I love this pattern. She found it in an old issue of The Wool Street Journal.


Vicki is hard at work and I believe Marsha has been shopping at Tammy’s big 25% off sale.


This is a little birdie mat that Vicki just finished. Darling, right?


This is my friend Anne. She is telling stories of her fabulous trip to Greece. WOW! She told me they were visiting a grotto and she instantly thought of my Mary rug! In Greece, and she thinks of me!?!?! Now that’s a compliment!


I finally got the binding finished on my chicken rug.

chicken rug finished 6-23-09

Now I can start my Shabby Sheep rug. I’ve already got the wool dyed for it. I just wouldn’t let myself start it until the chicken was completely finished.

And as promised I’m sharing the recipe for the delicious rhubarb cake! It really is good. Time consuming to put together, but worth every minute!

I got the recipe from The Today Show one morning.

Rhubarb Cake

1 1/2 C. brown sugar

1/2 C. soft butter

1 egg

1 t. vanilla

1 C. buttermilk (you can add 2 t. of vinegar to regular milk and let

it set for 3 minutes. This is what I did.)

2 C. flour

1 t. salt

1 t. baking soda

1 1/2 C. chopped rhubarb. (About one stalk was plenty)

Sift dry ingredients and set aside.

Mix brown sugar with butter until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla. Alternately add buttermilk and flour until thoroughly mixed then fold in rhubarb.

Mix together 1/4 C. sugar with 1 t. cinnamon. (Of course I used about 1/3 C. sugar) Spread batter into 9” by 13” pan and sprinkle with the cinn./sugar mix. (The batter will be Very thick)

Bake 350 degrees 45-50 minutes.

Mmmmm Mmmmm Good!

Today Tammy and I went junkin’. First we headed out to Mt. Vernon which is about 40 miles or so from home. We went to the flea markets there and decided the day was young so we headed on to Joplin, MO. another 40 or so miles to the west. Oh My Gosh. We had soooo much fun! Bought some junk, had lunch, bought some more junk and then back home.

She took some hilarious video of the two of us. Be sure and check out her blog tomorrow!

And check back in with me tomorrow and I’ll post the still shots. I even talked her into telling me how to drive to the “crazy junk man’s” place. You’ve NEVER seen anything like this!!! She didn’t want to go because it was Hot outside. His stuff is mostly outside and it’s a Dirty-Dig for It kind of place. Of course I was in absolute heaven! I love to dig! I think she had just as much fun watching me dig and look as she did shopping for herself. I’d say, “I’m going in!” and start climbing over stuff! Too bad I wore white pants today. Oh well, they’ll wash and it was totally worth it.

Gotta go list some more woolens on my Etsy shop. Click here to go there! I’m still having the FREE SHIPPING special. Be sure to check it out!




Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

How fun your hooking nights look. Such great rugs and you have some great self control getting the chicken done before starting another.
Your junkin' day sounds like a fun day even if it is hot.

Gayle said...

In the picture of the beehive sampler rug, I can see part of a star rug (I think). Would love to see more of that one some time!

Jeanne Langston said...

Thanks, Sheri, for posting pics from Simply Fibers--at least I can see what I'm missing! I bet you and Tammy had fun junkin'--I must go to Tammy's Blog and see the video! Keep on truckin'!! Oh, and your Chicken rug is so cute-you do hook fast! Love ya, Jeanne (RED)

summersundays-jw said...

Isn't that just the best cake!!! I also posted it on my blog. It was my aunt's recipe & has always b een one of our favorites.