Monday, November 7, 2011

Finally, the hook-in

I got up that Saturday morning and jogged across the Boonslick Bridge which

crosses the Missouri River….

I think it was 32 degrees and the bridge is 1/2 mile….I jogged

the 1/2 mile over and then on down to a building, so probably just 3/4 of

a mile…..oh, my hands were SO COLD! I walked the rest of the way back.

I run at the gym, but I forgot that my asthma kind of kicks in when I run in

cold weather.  Regardless, it was a beautiful start to my morning, watching

the sun come up over the Missouri River.

I considered this my penance for all of the drinking I did the night before.

I’m not saying that I consider exercise to be punishment, but rather a reminder of

how much better I feel when I live a little cleaner Smile

Plus, there is nothing like getting your day started on a good note.

I came back, got ready to go to the hook-in, scarfed down a pretty big breakfast…

yogurt, banana, milk, coffee, hard-boiled egg, more coffee and headed to the hook-in.

OMG! There were SO MANY people there! It’s what my grandpa would have called

“elbow to a**hole” Smile

I mean, if you look at the pictures, there is not much

room to walk between tables, there are soooo many hookers…..

wishing I could have body surfed above the crowd!

And then I saw it……

Hand-spun yarns and dyed fleeces…..OH MY!


Now, I must say, I haven’t spent hardly any money on

anything rug hooking related since last spring when I went to the hook-in

while I was in Florida…..well, I needed to make up for lost time!

I bought some fleece and some hand-spun yarns….what am I going to do with

them? Not sure, but they will certainly inspire me for future projects.

I also saw this adorable turkey…..

Well, I had to have the pattern for THAT! I love, Love, LOVE


And look at all these other 3-D patterns….

These 3-D patterns are from Prairie Road Designs.

Now, I must admit, that I don’t have tons of pics from the hook-in,

but I was able to get pictures of the rugs that were being worked on around me.

Finally, here are a few pictures of finished rugs that I was

able to get pics of… beautiful!

Thanks for hanging in there with me and waiting for the hooking pictures!

This was truly one of the most fun hook-ins I’ve ever attended!

Also, just an update…..Sunshine has been adopted!


  1. Love the owl rug! Were those stones along the border? Were they glued down?

  2. Great pictures, I too love that owl rug with the rocks around the boarder, so different. The pictures were worth waiting for. I'm glad that you had a great time at the hook in. JB

  3. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  4. Tammy,
    What great photos of the hook-in and rugs! That owl rug is a stunner and that geometric....... may have to hook that one for me!!
    Your description and story telling made me feel like I was right there with you! Right down to the good sex! OMG!
    BTW your Grandpa and my Dad sound like they were two of a kind...... that was my Dad's word of choice for some reason! LOL!
    Excellent journalism! Thanks so much for a great post!
    Cathy G

  5. What rugs!! I also love the owl with the stones. Very unique. The antique looking cat was great too. I should use some of my homespun in my hooking soon! That fiber was way cool as well!

  6. I was browsing away, looked at that dirty cat rug (which I loved).....all that muted wool.......woweeeeee. Then I kept browsing and I, too, fell in love with that spectacular OWL rug! I had to take a second and third look. How cool is that. Really hooked beautifully.
    In 1964, my foster mom painted a huge picture for our dining room. Part of the painting was incorporated into a clock. She glued little glass stones onto the clock, marking the hours. I always loved that big ole piece. It died in the Cedar Fire, when my mom lost her home. I was just asking her about that piece a couple of days ago.......and then I see the owl rug. Nice memories were brought back to me. I love talented women!!!!!! I don't care what the medium is. (uh oh.....bad grammar).

  7. Thanks for the rug show!!!
    Hugs :)

  8. I love the 3d dog. I'd really like to try that sometime. the hook in looked like lots of fun. and the wool oh my i wish i had my hands on that. thanks for the pictures...hagd

  9. It's all too wonderful!! I would have loved to have been there and grab up some of that spun fleece. We a have a new little family member. Check out my blog and meet Violet!