Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Stitching in Millersburg ~

Miller(sburg) time is always a good time, and my weekend retreat did not disappoint.  So much talent gathered in one room.  There were hookers, cross stitchers, needle punchers and one friend working on redwork . . . but in blue.  Sorry I did not get a picture of that.  Here is just a sampling of what was being worked in.

Jo punches so close together you would never know this is the back side!

This was being hooked with hand dyed chenille.  Oh, what a mess that makes, but such a soft look.

I worked on The Poser for the first time since my class in June.  I got just a bit done on the left wing, hooked the leaves and stems and worked some on the flowers.

Vending went well.  I just never know what to expect.  Five of my six applique pumpkins on antique coverlets sold, but not even one hooked piece 😟.  Oh well, oh hell!

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Sunday, August 29, 2021



This evening, my DSO and I attended a prayer vigil for Maxton "Max" Soviak, a Navy Corpsman from Berlin Heights, Ohio, about 30 minutes west of me.  He was a 2017 graduate of Edison High School.  Twenty two years old.  Killed last week at the Kabul Airport along with twelve other service members. 

My heart breaks for his family and for all the families who lost a loved one in the bombing.  Please keep them in your prayers.


Thursday, August 26, 2021

Professional Procrastinator ~

That be me!  I am leaving for the weekend tomorrow at 7 am for "Stitching in Millersburg".  A first time gathering with about twenty or so cross stitchers, applique-ers (is that a word?), hookers, etc.  Saturday there is vending at the Millersburg Hotel.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute.  I am still trying to finish things I hope to sell.

Hooked mats are all bound and labeled.


A few pincushions from antique coverlet pieces.  I had hoped to make a few more . . . but I am running out of time.

Fun little applique pumpkins on antique coverlets.  

I still need to finish a couple more.

As to what I will be "stitching"???  I haven't had time to gather up any stitching projects, so I will be working on The Poser, the hooked rug I started in a Cathy Stephan class back in June that I haven't worked on since.  I sure do need a class in time management.  AND . . . I need to think about packing!!!

No time to post any more Sauder rugs, so that will have to wait until my return.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Women's Vote Centennial ~

Another Sauder Feature Exhibit was devoted to the Women's Vote Centennial.  What a variety of rugs!

A few examples of rugs with braiding.

Punch needle was also an exhibit this year.  I believe it was the first time.

I think this about sums up 2020 . . . though 2021 may not end up much better 😖

By the time I finish sharing Sauder rugs, you will be sick of seeing them!

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Feature Exhibits at Sauder ~

One of the Feature Exhibits was hooked artwork inspired by the illustrations and painting of David Galchutt.  I am always in awe of these rugs.  Not something I would ever attempt to hook, but admired nonetheless.

Another Feature Exhibit was rugs that were punched and rugs done with yarn.  Amy Oxford, the inventor of the Oxford Punch Needle, was a vendor.

A special tribute to Judy Carter who recently passed away.  

So much more to share.

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