Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween ~ ~ ~


Some of my longtime readers may remember seeing my Halloween decorations (but if you have CRS like I do, you may not . . . lol!), but I thought I would share some of them for all my newer followers.
I have a very eclectic collection ~ some new, some vintage, some hand made and some imported.
Witchy was a gift a friend.

Vintage paper mache pumpkins and witch.  I thought they were pretty pricey when I bought them (except the pumpkin on the right was bought at a tag sale years ago in a bag with plastic pumpkins for only $4 ~ woo hoo!), but now prices are sky high!

These are also vintage.

Vintage tambourine and noise makers.

Cats ~ mostly imported.

Another gift from a friend.


Gourds I painted a few years ago.

My mom did beautiful ceramic work.  This is my favorite Halloween piece she made for me.

She also painted the spider, cat and pumpkin.  They all have music boxes that play the "Death March", though ironically all the batteries are dead . . . lol.

Another piece from mom.  I will treasure these always!

A paper towel ghost I made 20+ years ago.  The pumpkin picture behind the ghost was a gift from Karen at My Colonial Home.

Black feather tree.

My favorite trick-or-treater.

Isn't Loocie just too cute?  She was so good while candy was being passed out and received many compliments on her costume.  Annie, on the other hand, barked the entire time.

I hope you got more tricks than treats this Halloween.
Pug hugs :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

And Yet More from the ATHA Biennial ~

There was so much talent at the rug show.  So many magnificent rugs.  It makes a person want to do nothing but hook, but we all know that is not possible :)

Here are some of my favorite rugs. 
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As you will see in some of the detail pictures, many parts of the rug had dimension.  I cut off just a bit of the top, but down the side it says "memory time can't erase.

I absolutely LOVE this rug.  It is something that would be so much fun to hook, but it was HUGE.  It would take me years to do :)  Very Magdalena Briner-ish.

Isn't this too cute?

I did not take a picture of the entire rug, but WOW!


So soft and old looking.  I wish I could choose colors like this.

This looked like a tapestry.

This rug spoke to me.  It was one of my favorites.  It was probably 4' x 4'.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!  (Sorry about the shadows.  The lighting in the room was not the best.)


I hope I haven't bored you with too many rugs.  I have even more to share in another post.
Pug hugs :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Seeing Red at the ATHA Biennial ~

Another challenge at the biennial, was "Seeing Red".  Each person had to interpret what Seeing Red meant to them in a 9" x 12" hooked mat. 

This was my favorite rug.  {God Bless America!}

This sunbonnet girl was very sweet.

Many thanks to Kathy and Brenda for identifying the "mystery" rugs in the previous post as patterns by Susan Quicksall of Holly Hill Designs.
Thanks for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)

More from the ATHA Biennial ~

I have so much yet to share from the ATHA Biennial, but getting pictures loaded is a real challenge!
Here are a few shots from the vendors that were set up.  Unfortunately I do not remember (oh how I miss my mind!) whose rug this is.  It was magnificent.

These rugs were all from Heavens to Betsy.  I know the pumpkin and I think the two dogs were hooked with all hand torn strips.  I love that look!

Here are some rugs from Kris Miller's booth.  Love them all!

My favorite :)

I am almost certain this was Lucille Festa's booth.  She had the most wonderful patterns!

This was another wonderful rug in one of the vendor booths.  Does anyone remember whose booth it was in?

The following is self explanatory and so much fun!

I hope to share more soon!
Pug hugs :)