Monday, August 22, 2016

Primitive Rughooking special exhibit at the San Diego Quilt Show

Today I am watching as a backhoe is getting ready to widen our driveway for our new travel trailer.I can anxiously hear as a chain saw is getting started up for a dead eucalyptus stump removal.It's a big stump I sure hope they can do it.

Some of my plants can't be saved as Mark rips up the dirt and makes it all one level.So I am resigned to their fate.  I sit here blogging away glancing out my window with Maulie at my side napping away.Hubby is at work and I am waiting for the loud chaos to really begin.
Morris took off and is probably hiding out all day from the noise.I kept the chickens in their coop so they would feel safe.

                                                         







Last week was our rug hooking get together at Rosies. The ladies brought in the rugs that were going to be in the San Diego quilt show.
Here are some pictures of the rugs that were dropped off. There are some larger ones that were dropped off at another location but unfortunately I didn't get pictures of those yet.
I think this was a great idea to have this special exhibit of rug hooking at the San Diego quilt show. I wouldn't be surprised if we get new interest in rug hooking.










Here is the San Diego convention center













This is a wall quilt I am working on



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Belated 4th of July pictures of the Crest Parade!

  Well here I am again! Hi gals I was so busy with cataract surgery two weeks apart in July between doctor visits for follow up, my eyes wonky I just had nothing to blog about.I couldn't resize my pictures since my eyes were messed up for close up computer work.










 So here are some belated 4th of July pictures of our Crest parade. It is a parade where anybody and nobody can participate. I also will be updating my blogger friends what I have been doing. Here goes..




  Now remember when I was talking about wanting a travel trailer about

six months ago. Hubby and I went back and forth about getting one. More and more I thought Jack and I needed a place to go where you do nothing and just smell the roses in our case smell the lake. There I was last month one eye 20 20 the other eye still wonky trying to look up information on trailers.I felt like a one eye cat. The research on what we needed how big a travel trailer we wanted and where we wanted to go camping was one thing on line. Not until you get in a travel trailer do you decide what you like and what you don't like.It is going to be local for awhile til we get more comfortable with pulling a trailer. Santee lakes is officially going to be our first trip!





So you guessed it we bought a travel trailer last Sunday! We did it ! It was a little nerve racking but I have no buyers remorse. We spent the last three weekends  of our life going to different travel trailer dealers. I am so glad that's over.Right now it's at the dealer getting prepped for us.
 I know Maulie is going to love going on trips. The chickens and Morris will be fine since our friend house sits at our home when were on vacation. I have wonderful images of bringing my quilting and my rug hooking along with me. This is so exciting a new chapter in our lives. Little jack is so excited every time he gets on the phone he wants to see it but we don't have it yet I keep telling him.




Now that was exciting enough but as some as you know from Facebook I have been asked along with five other rug hookers to have our rugs displayed at the San Diego Quilt Show!

It will be a special exhibit of hooked rugs for the very first time in San Diego. Quilters and hookers together at a show sounds good to me! The ladies that are having their rugs displayed are very talented.I am just amazed and happy I was asked.Wow!
This is where the quilt show will be held in San Diego at the Convention center













I also am working on a Cheri Payne quilt that I have added this and that to it's so darling. I want to get it done soon.  I will catch up blogger friends this week I promise! hugs cheri
I hope you enjoyed my July in August


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Merging two Primitive rug hooking groups for double the fun

Well it's a new beginning for my rug hooking groups! One thing even in the middle of a hot summer I want to hook. It has ignited my love of rug hooking. I ordered some really pretty blue wool's online today.Now that I can't just buy wool, linen and rug binding at the Country Loft like I use to it's disappointing.  I am hoping Rosie's will soon start to supply rug hooking supplies at her shop.
 

 I think it's funny I had a pattern I wanted to do a couple years ago and thought it was too huge. I looked at it again today and thought it's not that big. I really have to laugh at myself sometimes.

First Country Loft my favorite home away from home has retired. It was the most creative interesting shop I have ever known I will truly miss all the ladies all the classes and just everything about it.
It was so much fun over the many years. In life things are constantly changing so new adventures await me.
 We merged the two rug hooking groups that were at Country Loft and made them one happy family.  The plan is meeting at Rosie's a quilt shop in La Mesa on different Tuesdays. The first get together went great!!

Here are some pictures of what the ladies have been doing!! Enjoy



Susan has been busy I love her quilt a Cheri Payne pattern!!!!




Like our other groups some ladies are quilting and some hooking ,knitting and cross stitch.

                                                             Two of my girls no eggs yet





                                                   
                                            I guess bigger chickens lay later then small chickens


                                                         

                                              Pam finished a Cheri Payne freebie pattern


I love the quilting that Pam did on Susan's quilt



Susan is hooking away





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