CABIN FEVER WAS A BLAST…

and not a blast of rain and ice and thunder like today!  It is so bad out there that I could not get down the steps to feed the deer – just flung the grain at them! and then Gord flung seeds at the turkeys! and carrots for the deer as the bucket was empty! Hmmmm, they must all have cleats on their feet – but I DON’T so I am not venturing out…

I am soooooooo thankful that the weather yesterday was BEAUTIFUL – warm, sunny, melty. As a result, we had a fabulous turnout for our first (but definitely not last) Cabin Fever Hookin. I don’t think anyone even got lost getting there! Of course, we did put up a sign with balloons on the highway – I am sure the local traffic was scratching their heads wondering what a HOOKIN was. Probably not as much as the time I put up a sign for my first hookin at the house – HOOKERS – THIS WAY! THAT one generated a lot of comments from our neighbours who had NO idea what a hooker was (well our kind of hooker at least!).

Thank you to all the ladies who joined us yesterday and a special thank you to those who brought door prizes!!! and goodies! (oh, by the way Gord will be eating all the left overs, not me! haha). We had some fun demos during the day – Carol demonstrated her woollen feather trees (for which she had kits!), I demonstrated wool appliqué and Wendo demonstrated her needle felted Tulips. We will all be teaching these workshops at Almonte Fibrefest in September.  In the afternoon we had a great show and tell so here are some pix of what people were working on (Unfortunately, photographer Gord forgot to take pictures until we were about half way through but some is better than none at all!)…

Ingrid was punching a Teresa Kogut pattern. hmmmm, cannot see who is hiding behind these lovely leaves!… Brand new hooker, Sylvie, with her first piece finished (pattern from Carol Shewan)… Nancy was finishing this sweet rug for a friend… Another Teresa Kogut punch needle design… Kelly was punching my River Otters pattern… Marjorie’s memories of down east (her own design)… Darn, who is hiding behind this rug – it is stunning…Barb’s finished rug – the picture does NOT do it justice…
May was working on her first rug a Candlemat pattern from Baa Baa Bundles… A lovely Maud Lewis by hmmmmm cannot see!… Lynne’s amazing fish which she is going to cut out and hang … Joni Black Spring pattern – who is the hooker hiding behind the rug ? haha…  Sherri’s 3 Blooms – almost finished …Jocelyn with her Idiom rug for the Olde Forge challenge…
Deb’s Prayer rug… Carol was doing some more work on her Downton Abbey challenge rug… Janice’s beautiful Canada Goose rug… Lovely piece being hooked by Jennifer… Sandy finished her Lisa Ferguson fox – it is soooo lovely (and yes I do have more patterns in stock 🙂 )… Lesley was working on her beautiful Rosemaling done in a class with Jane Cuthbert… Sandy was also working on a Deanne Fitzpatrick fish… Ohhh hmmm I think Cindy is hiding behind the Laurel Burch cats (pattern from Carol Shewan)… And another Carol Shewan pattern being hooked by Peri… Linda’s amazing Viking oriental – it is I believe 13 feet long! and more beautiful in real life!… Another Maud -was it Nancy working on this?… a few vendors… another Nancy’s tesselation sheep rug… Wendo enjoying a bit of down time… Carol consulting in her booth…

CABIN FEVER WAS A BLAST…