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!



katie said...

What an awesome house and garden your friend has. Happy you made it.
The rugs you showed are great, but I am really interested in seeing how your comes along. Those eyes are wonderful.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

There you are!! It's hard to keep up with posting, isn't it? That house is fabulous ~ good thing your girlfriend called you! Your eyes look great ~ it does sound hard but you know you'll do a great job!! If you can sneak in that house and take pictures, we'd love to see them!! Happy hooking!

Julia said...

What an inviting place. I would love to see the inside as you describe it. It sounds really nice. Would love some pictures.

I love the eyes you are hooking. Can't wait to see it all hooked up. Have a great weekend. JB

Kim @ Millies Mats said...

Oh, that place looks lovely. Glad you didn't miss it. I was mixed up in the days all week too, but didn't have a holiday to blame it on! :)

Courtney said...

What a beautiful place. And all the rugs were such fun to see. Thanks for including us on the garden tour. I love gardens in the Spring!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sherry ~
What a gorgeous house and gardens! I hope you can get some pics of the inside to share with us!
A garden party sound like great fun ~ especially when there's hooking involved.
Pug hugs :)

Taos Sunflower said...

Sheri: How much fun to have friends to hang out and hook with! I love the rugs you photographed...more inspiration. Your project is really interesting, and I'm looking forward to seeing where it takes you. Oh...and I never realized until he was gone how much I love Ricky Nelson's music! PS I MISS your hand dyed wools terribly. I missed a lot of postings last year...have you stopped selling forever? (Don't blame you if you have, just wondering.)

dulcy said...

Sorry I missed that! Her house is one I've always admired. All the rugs are fabulous! Yes, we really do need to get together soon!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

The garden, the house, the rugs, everything looks so wonderful! I am glad you were able to make it ~ Holidays throw me off too, then throw in being out of town and it's a disaster for me. Blessings dear!

Ter'e said...

I sure do miss your HAPPY PRETTY FACE BLOG entries!!!!


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Good luck at the hook-in ~ hope you sell lots!!!!