Sunday, October 29, 2017

It's Already Been Two Weeks ~

~ since the ATHA Biennial and Hooked in the Valley, and I am just now finding the time to show what came home with me.  I was disgustingly good at the biennial (but I could have been VERY bad).  This is all that came home with me.  Two pieces of wool from Heavens to Betsy. 

Hooked in the Valley was another story.  I more than made up for being good at the biennial.  I fell in love with this pattern by The Wool 'n Gardener.  So did many others.  I know several people who also bought the pattern.  The original rug is owned by the Jan and Fred Cole who own the business and are two of the nicest people you could ever meet.  The pattern comes in three sizes.  I would have bought the smaller pattern, but they only had the medium and large by the time I went to purchase.  It is the largest pattern I've ever bought at 45" x 36".  The price is excellent for a pattern that size!
They had two hooked versions of the pattern in their booth.  Here it is with a dark background which I normally prefer . . .
. . . but I fell in love with the lighter version, this one hooked by Jan.

The above picture is showing too light.  This picture is a more accurate.

I am so not a pink person, but I loved the faded red/pink horse.

Cammie Bruce, Baskets of Wool was also one of the vendors.  She had many wonderful patterns and yummy wool.  This sweet little pattern came home with me.

Surprisingly I have very few brown wools, so bought the stack on the left from the Wool 'n Gardener.  Three of the four wools on the right are from Cammie.

Bolt wool from Rebecca Erb, The Wool Studio .

Melissa, with whom I share booth space, makes the most amazing jewelry from vintage buttons.  I just love the necklace.  The bracelet is made from old trouser buttons.  Fun stuff :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


Saundra said...

Great purchases. I have that pattern and purchased it from Hook Nook when Margaret Lutz had the company. It was a design by Lib Callaway and Jeanne Benjamin now sells those patterns. I plan to hook mine at camp in a week. So glad you gave me different versions to look at but have my wool already packed. Will save the photos for inspiration anyway.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
Love your purchases and know you will so enjoy hooking those new patterns!! Your new wool is just beautiful, too!!!
Hope you have a great week!
Heart Hugs~~

Prims By The Water said...

Great purchases. I actually like the lighter version of the rug, but I am sure which ever you decide, it will be great! Janice

Penny said...

Seeing your patterns and wool makes me wish I was a hooker! Enjoy, and I look forward to seeing the finishes sometime down the road!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful finds and buys, I do love browns in different shades and textures.


Julia said...

I like the darker version of the pattern. Maybe it's because of the time of year. I don't know... Such yummy brown wool. You did spent a few$ and the venders must love you...
Happy hooking. Hugs, Julia

kelley said...

green with envy at your showed much more restraint than I ever could...oh that rug is amazing both ways!

Margaret said...

Love seeing your new stash! It's so much fun to see what you came home with. :D

acorn hollow said...

great buys! love the pattern I like the light also. Looks like you have had so much fun in the past few weeks.

Farm Girl said...

Lovely wools and I love those rugs. I have a list of Cammie Bruce rugs I am dying to hook. Did you know, I have not bought wool nor backing nor even a rug pattern this whole year? I have been trying to use up what I had. I feel like I have been on a diet almost a whole year. I still haven't reached bottom. :) I love that bracelet and necklace. I always love when you share.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi there! I loved that pattern, too, with the horse on it but I resisted ~ so many patterns and not enough time!! Hope you and Melissa had a good show!! It really was a nice one!

roth phallyka said...

Looks like you have had so much fun in the past few weeks.