Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Southampton Historical Museum Rug Show

You can see my bass rug and many others at the Southampton Historical Museum during the next month.

Here are the details:

Long Island's East End: What I Like About You
August 27 - September 19, 2009

Master Rug Hooker Gail Horton selects some of her favorite rugs made by her students and friends. Rugs will be available fr purchase.

Opening reception; Thursday, August 27, 4 to 6 pm

Southampton Historical Museum
17 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 4 pm
$4 adults, free for members and children

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Barb's Getting Ready for Halloween!

The Primitive Gathering updated today, and my sister Barb (aka thimblefolk) has some wonderful whimsical Halloween creatures on offer this month. You won't want to miss them!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

American Folk Art: Dog Days of Summer

American Folk Art just updated. The theme this time: Dog Days of Summer. I hooked this little mat called Fleur the Fox Terrier just for AFA. Go check out everyone's offerings!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bass Progress

I've been hooking my fish . . . . Discovered that I had the wrong measurements and had to expand the mat lengthwise. I thought the required measurements were 18 inches by 26 inches, and in fact it should have been 28 inches. So I added an inch to each side of the center and moved the squiggly fishing line. I also decided not to put "Greenport 2009" on it and changed the wording to "Striped Bass." I plan to sell the mat and since the show is in Southampton, I decided it needed something less site specific on it. I had to rip out the word "striped" and am not pleased with the rehooking, so I may redo it yet again. I ran out of the light grey-green background and had to fudge with some similar looking stuff. (I would have been okay had the measurements been what I originally thought.) All in all, though, the mat has been moving right along.

I actually stopped hooking the fish on Wednesday to take time to make a new mat for the American Folk Art 'Dog Days of Summer" theme update on August 11. I hooked a little fox terrier and am pleased with the results. I've had a lot of hooking time because I'm home alone. Pete went out to Wisconsin to visit his parents and Clara is still at summer school. She returns tomorrow and then she, too, well head out to Wisconsin. I'm staying home with Cairo and working my fingers to the bone. It is actually quite nice to be able to focus on my stuff and not have to deal with distractions. My productivity has increased ten fold.