Thursday, June 2, 2011

Well I went to a garden party

Last night at Marcia's house! What a glorious garden! We ate, drank, even got in a little hooking! I almost didn't make it. I thought yesterday was Tuesday all day long~'cause of the holiday. Tammy called me at 5:00 and said, "what are you doing?" "I'm at K-Mart picking up some hairspray, then going to Barnes and Noble to look at magazines. I asked her what she was up
to and she said, going to Marcia's garden hooking party! I said no, that's tomorrow night!
I was an hour late, but I'm so glad I made it.

Marcia's garden was just beautiful. Meticulous. Nothing like mine! Since I was late I asked her to take me on my own personal tour. Rita was late too, so we got a private showing!
She lives in this beautiful saltbox in a grand old part of town. Her house is perfectly period decorated. Prims everywhere. Her rugs look so good on the floor. Of course I forgot to take pics inside the house. Maybe she'll share some with us!

Marcia said that at one point she had 36 clematis in her collection! WOW!!! I have three and think they're stubborn and difficult!

Some views of the back of the house. See by the hammock? That's where we were hooking.

Rita finished the binding on her rug! She said she'll "throw it on the floor in the fall!!!" It's a big rug in my book.

And Belva was working on the binding of her Three Bears rug. I forgot to ask her if this was for herself or a gift!?!

Just as we were leaving all the lights came on~but the mosquitoes were also coming out!

I am working on a portrait class from Wanda Kerr of The Welcome Mat. Some of you will recognize her from her dyeing lessons in the Rug Hooking Magazine. This is Much harder than it looks! It's all done with 8 values. I'll show a finished picture in a few days~hopefully. (We hook a bit, send her a photo, she critiques it, then we re-do it, and so on!!!

Thanks for dropping by!