Blue skies.

I think it’s been raining every day but one for the past three weeks in this part of Pennsylvania and maybe where you are, too.  I like rain, I really do, but I also like seeing a clear sky once in a while.  So, with that in mind, I got out my Wooly Mason Jars and dyed some wool a nice perky blue and began to hook the sky over Ikey’s head. 

My It’s All Black and White rug, which is hooked mainly in a wide 8.5 cut, should be progressing along faster than it is, but I had to set it aside so I could finish up yet another “super secret” rug this week.  I started this one at Susan Feller’s Retreat Into the Mountains last month.  It’s a fun one and I look forward to the time when I can share it with you.

I also spent Friday at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in Pennsburg, PA.  I attended a talk by Susan Feller titled, The History of Rughooking From an Artist’s Frame.  The room was packed with current rug hookers, those who do other fiber work, and those who have never picked up a hook, but are interested in learning.  Wonderful!

The museum was also holding the Penn Dry Goods Market with a fantastic array of antiques and antique textiles.  What a feast for the eyes!  This was a fun (rainy) day spent with like-minded friends. 

I hope you will come back here next week when I will be doing a book review and a BOOK GIVEAWAY!  I love doing these and this is a book you will definitely want to add to your bookshelf.

There’s a lot of beauty out there – in the rain- with friends sharing the love of fiber arts.

A break in the rain.

A break in the rain.

This antique market is geared to vintage textiles and related items.

This antique market is geared to vintage textiles and related items.