Rosa's World

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hooking News!!!

Hi There!

Gilbert and I went to Calais, Maine (USA), today
and as usual, we had an EXCELLENT time!

Here's a pic of Gilbert,
playing with his new iPhone,
while we're having coffee at
Duncan Donuts.

See the new, blue mug?
He bought a small giftee
for himself!

One of the places that I LOVE to go to, is Mardens! They have an INCREDIBLE amount of INCREDIBLE fabric... all at INCREDIBLE prices!!!

These wanna-be Moda Jelly Rolls were only $9.99 EACH!!!!

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Here's a picture of my 2nd and latest hooking project.
I'm calling them "Funky Chickens".

Remember "My Process Pledge"?

Well, I'm thinking of NOT doing the background.... sorta let it look like an actual barn "yard", right? I'll probably add a few cross stitched spots, here and there... or do them in French Knots... but these yellow or mustard spots here and there, would be the chickens' feed, okay?

Gilbert's already told me that he'd mount this on some kind of board and he'd make a minor or shallow shadow box, okay? (you still following me, here?)

And here's where the REAL weird part occurs. I thought I'd have some chicken coop wire cover the FRONT part of my hooked project.

Kinda make this a bit humourous....

We'll have to wait and see how it turns out. Besides, I'll need to buy some chicken coop wire, right? *s*

Okay... back to our trip.....

Coming back INTO Canada, we stopped at the "Wool Emporium", in St. Stephen. She had some lovely wool swatches, which I grabbed!!!

And the cutest "Tweezers", too!

I hope you don't mind, but I sorta copied your wooden box idea.

Actually, I was telling Gilbert that YOU had a lovely, hand painted box, to store all YOUR rug hooking equipment and he pipes up and says, "Oh, wait a sec! I have an empty wooden box that you can have!"

Well, was I going to refuse?!??!?


In my box, I'll be putting my new (bent) scissors, my rug hook and hmmmm... perhaps a new metal tool, to help tighten bolts??!?!?


Gilbert spotted the one and ONLY wool cutter, on their shelves, at a much reduced price!!!!

Okay, so it's not like Karen's - she owns a "Bliss", but it cuts just as good!

If you look in the previous picture, you'll see that I practiced a cut a few strips or "worms", as they're called!

Well, anyhow... I'm off to bed!

We're supposed to get "Earl", during the night and all day tomorrow.

Earl's either a Category 1 or 2, depending on which radio station you're listening to.... Either way, Earl's supposed to be quite nasty.

We'll be battening down the hatches and hunkerin' in, all day tomorrow... that's for sure!

And afterwards,
we'll be able to sing the Dixie Chick's song....

"Goodbye Earl"!!!

Have a great weekend!!!!



Cyn ;-) said...

OMGoodness, what a day you and Gilbert had. Sounds like a ton of fun. Some great buys, too. WOWZER, a JellyRoll for $9.98? Sign me up! You lucky duck. I'm thrilled for you that you finally found a wool cutter... that will certainly save your hands. Your Funky Chickens are wonderful and I LOVE the idea of covering the front of the shadow box with Coop Wire. That is just brilliant!

LuAnn said...

Looks like a fun trip. What a great price for the jelly rolls and to think they are all sliced and ready to sew. Love your Dear Jane blocks, too.

quiltmom said...
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quiltmom said...

Hi Rosa,
I love your fabrics from Marden's- jelly rolls for 9.98- what a fabulous price I am totally jealous- my friend Vicki comes from New Brunswick and she usually goes to Mardens when she visits her parents. She always brings back fabulous fabrics from there for unbelievable prices!
The wool cutter looks like an awesome tool- It looks like you are having lots of fun making your chickens!
Gilbert's coffee mug is one big drink - looks like he enjoys his coffee like my husband Bruce does.
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.

Susan In Texas said...

Terrific box, Rosa. Good luck with Earl. I hope he doesn't linger in your neck of the woods too long.

I've been following your process pledge idea. I'm making pictures to go with my works in progress list (nice since some things stay on that list for a REALLY long time! lol)

All the best,
Susan in Texas

dee's world said...

Rosa, what a wonderful trip and wonderful purchases. I would have loved to have been with you.