I haven't done much hooking lately, as my hooking space is in my basement at home, which currently looks like this:
One of the best things about my job as Marketing Specialist for the Bee Line-Townsend cutters is my chance to travel to hook-ins and shows. Two weeks ago I was supposed to go to the Autumn Valley Hook-In in Stillwater, Minnesota, but my lovely teen was asked to Homecoming for the first time, so I had to fulfill my role as Annoying Picture Mom. I certainly did miss seeing everyone in Stillwater, though!
Last weekend I drove to Valley, Nebraska to attend Janice Lee's Eastern Nebraska Hook-In. It was fun and really informative, as there were terrific presentations throughout the day. Great talks by Janice about sheared mats, Kathleen Salak's hooked dolls, and Carol Oslage's baskets, all great, but I was really taken by Jan Goos' Halloween pattern:
Here is a nifty idea for carrying cassettes without damage - this is an old Crystal Light container:
It's even better on the inside...
And here is the lovely Janice Lee herself, in the middle of her Queendom:
What oh what should I purchase from Janice's candy shop? When I was at Sauder, I saw all of the amazing Magdelena Briner Eby rugs and Evelyn Lawrence's interpretations of them. I also bought the book on Magdelena's rugs by Evelyn and Kathy Wright. So it only made sense that this was the pattern that was to come home with me: