Monday, June 25, 2012

Busy ~ Busy


Whew!  What a busy weekend.  I thought I’d have time to finish Henny Penny, but I didn’t even have time to pick up the hook.  I did get the lawn mowed and the few annuals I bought planted.  I still need a few more for my urns, etc.  I’d love to find the time to work in the yard this week, but I doubt  that will happen.  No time and even though I prefer summer over any other season, it is going to be stifling hot.  
I spent a couple hours boxing items from the estate sale.  Hopefully I will be done with that soon and can get the items donated.  Then it will be on to getting the house ready to list.  A few things need to be done first.  My mom passed away when she was 90 and was feisty almost until the end.  A year or two before she died, she fell in the living room and broke a hole in the drywall.  The little stinker put a chair in front of it so I would not see it!  It wasn’t until MUCH later I discovered it and she was not shy in telling my why she moved the chair.  What a gal!
Katie’s hook-in was wonderful ~ as always.  It was a picture perfect day and the Kingwood Center is a beautiful venue.  Unfortunately I did not have time to walk the gardens.  Sheila, a friend I met a couple of years ago through blogging, had just finished a very large rug (of which I failed to get a picture!), so she kept me company most of the day.  Thanks, Sheila!  
I shared a table with Larry Ault, Alice was across the room and Heidi was in the opposite corner.  She made me laugh when she pulled out a piece of chartreuse wool and said she considers that a neutral.  No "dirty hooking" for Heidi!

Alice's luscious wools

Heidi's wools


This is the first time I have sold my spoon jewelry at a hook in or show and I am pleased with the amount of sales I had.  I received many compliments on my items.  Anything to help support my habit!  

I didn't have much time to look at the rugs since they were in a different building, but I did manage to take some pictures.  Here are a few of them.













Blogger is giving me fits tonight!!!  I am beginning to understand why some of you are switching!
I hope your week is off to a good start!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

24 comments:

acorn hollow said...

So glad you did well with your spoons. the rugs are wonderful.
Cathy

The Evening Stitcher said...

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES, LAUREN! i'LL BET YOU HAD A GREAT TIME..JUST BEING ABLE TO SHARE THE DAY WITH OTHER HOOKERS IS A BLAST! STILL WANTING YOU AND MELISSA TO COME UP AND SPEND A COUPLE OF DAYS HERE..LOTS OF GOOD ANTIQUE SHOPS TO JAUNT AROUND..MAYBE BEFORE THE SUMMER ENDS...WOULD BE SO MUCH FUN!

The Evening Stitcher said...

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES, LAUREN! i'LL BET YOU HAD A GREAT TIME..JUST BEING ABLE TO SHARE THE DAY WITH OTHER HOOKERS IS A BLAST! STILL WANTING YOU AND MELISSA TO COME UP AND SPEND A COUPLE OF DAYS HERE..LOTS OF GOOD ANTIQUE SHOPS TO JAUNT AROUND..MAYBE BEFORE THE SUMMER ENDS...WOULD BE SO MUCH FUN!

Pendleton Primitives said...

I'm glad you had a fair amount of sales and just look at those rugs! Amazing work there.
~Christina

The Wool Cupboard said...

Congratulations on good sales, Lauren! Great rug pictures as usual.

Hugs,
Linda

WoolenSails said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and got to hook with some wonderful friends. So happy your sales went well.

Debbie

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

What amazing eye candy! I would have been on cloud nine around all that gorgeous wool!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Lauren great pictures of all the wools and the rugs are so well done.I am glad your able to feed your hooking habit by earning some extra money.I just got the heavens to betsy wool samples they're gorgeous!

Cindi said...

Oh those rugs are beautiful! Congrats on selling your wares.
Have a great week.
Be blessed,
Cindi

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I knew those necklaces would be popular! They are so wonderful and such fun to wear!
Great rug show! Looks like some mighty fine wool there...tempting!
Hugs,
Courtney

Mugwump Woolies said...

So happy your spoons were a hit! Always like seeing lots of rugs and wool1 Have a great week,
Robyn

Anonymous said...

So glad you did well with your jewelry Lauren! Wonderful pictures. So happy you had a little time to take them to share!

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

It is always a pleasure seeing you Lauren. Love my necklace and keychain! It was a busy day!

Carrie P. said...

love those pile of wools.
fabulous rugs too.
glad you did well.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Glad it went well Lauren.Prett rugs.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Andrea@That'll Do Farm said...

Nice rugs. Sorry I had to miss the show. Glad you did well with your spoons.

Lynn said...

Just found your lovely blog and joined, Time, there is never enough! I find myself meaning to get to my projects and somehow its the end of the day and there they sit! I have started a hook rug, it is very new to me, but I have really enjoy it. I will be back to visit. Hugs, Lynn

woolwoman said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and what a boon to sell some of your jewelry too. Loved seeing photos of the rugs. You are so lucky to have so much going on in your area - what little we do have down here completely shuts down in the summer and we are lucky to have 10 people at our monthly guild hook ins. Hope you have good luck with getting your mom's house on the market - Mel

Deb said...

All those wools - definite eye candy.

And those rugs are fantastic. I don't know which one I like the most - maybe the rabbit and rooster? They're all great.

Julia said...

Congratulations on selling so many spoon necklaces.

Oh my, you have been busy. It will feel good to get the estate sale done with. Those rugs are looking great and all that colorful wool is so easy on the eyes. Have a great week. Hugs, JB

Kim said...

So much pretty wool. I would have spent all my spoon money at the wool tables! Lol Glad you had lots of sales. I love mine.

marly said...

Wow that's a fantastic assortment of rugs. Luscious wool colors for sale too.

leLoops said...

Good morning Lauren! I wear my necklace everywhere so thank you...am glad they sold well! Wish I could have attended this year...thank you for the photos! Happy Summer...Lee

TheCrankyCrow said...

Somehow I had no doubt your spoonwork would be a hit. Gorgeous wool and rugs - the detail on those sheep faces, Halloween rugs - and that last one - oh my!! Keep posting this stuff, my friend, and I might have to dust off my hook. ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin