Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hooking at the Farm ~

Last evening I headed a bit south to spend a couple hours hooking at the farm ~ That'll Do Farm.  There were just a few of us but many laughs were shared.
Melissa has been a hooking fool!  Love these two Betsy cats she made in to pillows!  (Of course the colors are much more muted in person.)

She is currently working on Anne Nichols' turkey as a gift for her parents.  She will change the date to the year they married.  She also has hooked rugs for her three sisters for Christmas and on each one put the year of her birth.  What a great sister!

Andi is making great progress on her Deanne Fitzpatrick rug started in a Katie Allman class at the Farm a few weeks ago.

Of course I've waited until the last minute to hook a couple small mats needed as gifts next week.  When will I ever learn?  {Probably never!}  The pumpkin is hooked in an 8.5 cut and after hooking so many pumpkins with hand-torn strips, I felt like I was hooking with spaghetti.  I did go to a 9 cut for the background.

A few pics from around the farm.


I'll leave you with this picture of Annie taken earlier this evening.  It just cracks me up when she sits this way!

Thanks for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Annie is just adorable!! Love all the rugs and the farm pictures! Have a great weekend!

  2. Beautiful hooked rugs!
    Cracks me up to see her sit too...silly pug!


  3. Love the prim kitty pillows!! But you, dear ET, hook with amazing precision....I am always amazed to see your perfectly placed loops....and even with such a wide cut. Ahhh...perhaps I should just hang up the ol' hook... And dear, sweet, Annie....what a cover girl she would make! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. Annie is just a little person disguised as a dog, that's why she sits like that..... Really, she cracks me up too.

    Love all your pictures and that chicken is beautiful with her nice feathers.
    You are getting good at hooking pumpkins. I hook with narrow cuts but it's real slow.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, JB

  5. Lauren,
    Enjoyed all the pictures. Annie is too cute! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Lori

  6. Oh Annie, what a cute dog and I just love that picture. The rugs looks great and so does your pumpkin.
    I haven't picked up my hook all week. I did dye and cut wool today but that was it. I am ready to go but no motivation. Aw well, I hope seeing yours makes me want to work again. :)

  7. It looks like everyone is making wonderful rugs and I like the cat pillows.
    Annie is so funny, what a face.


  8. *****your pumpkin is beautiful...and technique
    is perfection! good for others to see how it is supposed to look! keep up the great work!

  9. Loved visiting the farm with you and seeing all the rugs in progress! That Annie cracks me up!


  10. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
    Annie made me laugh!

  11. Love the photos of the rugs and farm! Oh but Annie, she is adorable and love the pose!!

  12. If I didn't know better Annie looks like she's ready to turn on the TV and grab a beer! Cute picture!! And love all the rug pictures!

  13. Oh you have so much fun at these hooking gatherings...I'm so happy for you - and you get to see so many wonderful pieces of art made by hand. How awesome.
    Goodness Annie is just too

  14. Cute cat pillows!!!!! And the other pictures were a joy to see too; never can get too much eye candy!


  15. Looks like a great place to hook! I haven't hooked in soooo long, but am getting together tomorrow with my friend Kimberlee for some hooking/punch needle. Tomorrow. Yay! Maybe some day I can make the trip out to the farm. :-)

  16. By the way, I ove your little pumpkin. I'm a procrastinator too! :-)

  17. Hi Lauren....sweet rugs...the turkey is really cute.....I also love your pumpkin and that gal Annie....oh she is so darling....Annie hugs.....Francine.

  18. annie is quite the character - she looks a little unlady like but oh so cute ! love the photos from the farm - nice rugs being worked on. Can't wait to see your new hooking studio. Hope you have a good week and no effects from the storm that far inland. take care Mel


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