Sunday, October 14, 2018


Well....our two days at Sauder came and went too fast!!  After weeks of anticiption and looking forward to a little came and went like a flash!  But we had such a great time!  My pals, Melissa, Sue, and Pat all met up on Thursday afternoon.  Lauren came on Friday morning.   Between eating, yacking, shopping, and hooking...we had a wonderful time.  The October hook-in at Sauder is a fairly new event, but it is gaining in popularity.  Last year, there were only 30 registered, this year there were 48.   I believe the capacity is 60.  Some of my friends from my guild were there as well.  It's just a nice and relaxing couple of days to hook and catch up with good friends!

This is Sue's rug...she designed it herself...similar to a Rufus Porter painting (Sue was a folk art painter years ago).  I love it!  Makes me rethink some of my old painting and perhaps put them to linen and wool....

Then next, is my buddy Pat.   She enjoys the Oxford punch rather than the hook.  For her, it is faster & she does a wonderful job.  She uses wool yarn and wool strips.  I'm not sure who's design this is...but it will be beautiful when done!

This is Lauren's rug.  I believe this is a guild project, but I'm not sure.  I love her colors.  Lauren does a lot of dyeing and these colors are beautiful!

And last, is my hooking.  It is a design from Karen Kahle.  I'm going to try and get it done before December.  I have a long way to go!  In between all of my other projects...just not enough time in the day!  I was hooking the beard in off white, when one of my friends gave me "Homespun yarn" a brand from Lion Brand yarn, purchased at Joann's.  I think it is perfect for his beard and cuff!!

These two little guys, found their way to a new home.  I ventured out of my comfot zone and made these two little teddies from a Druann Jeffries pattern, that she now offers on her Etsy.  They were fun to make!!

And last....these are the types of texts I get from my son....not, how are you...or what's up...oh second oldest has to send me a scene out of the scariest movie (made for TV movie) that has terrified me for years...UGH!!  Salem's Lot...written by Stephen King...I still have a hard time looking out of a window at night....thanks you too...:-0

Have a wonderful Sunday....and again, thank you for all of your comments and for reading my blog


  1. I hate scary movies. UGH I watched Hocus POcus fav Halloween movie. All of the ladies rugs look amazing! Cannot wait to see your sants finished. Janice

  2. Wonderful rugs and love Sue's design. I do like punching and the idea of yarn, would be easier and no cutting, but yarn is so expensive, I have tons of wool still. That movie was scary, but I think the book was better. I don't watch them much anymore, too gory and dark for me.


  3. So much fun at Sauder that passed much too quickly.
    I absolutely adore my bear. Thank you so much!
    My rug is not a guild project. Just a rug I wanted to hook and Caroline is amazing with color planning.

  4. That does resemble Rufus style. All are wonderful and yes, time is flying! It seems good times go quicker which is why I prefer boring.

  5. OMG! I'd forgotten all about Salem's Lot! I always enjoy watching scary movies this time of year! :-)
    Love Sue's rug! The design is great and her hooking is fabulous! Mixing yarn, strips and widths of strips adds nice texture to the piece. Santa's beard is perfect! Adorable teddies too! You've been super busy with your creativity!

  6. Hi Bobbie,
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time at Sauder and the rugs are just amazing!!! Sure do wish I didn't live so far away!!! *sigh*
    Your sweet bears are darling, too!!! You sure have been busy and happy you got some mojo back!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!!
    Heart Hugs~

  7. Oh my, these rugs are all gorgeous ! Sue's rug has my heart ! Wow, what talent.
    Glad you had a great time at Sauder village.