Thursday, March 5, 2009

Primitive rug hooking is one of the crafts that I enjoy. This is one of my winter projects I have finally completed. This is a Sharon Perry Design that I won on e-bay. It hooked up quite nicely, love the colors, but the binding, oh the binding, it's tedious and time consuming to hem on. Definitely not my favorite part of hooking, but tonight it is completed. Hemmed, pressed and placed on my kitchen floor. Later in the day Winslow and I headed out to one of my favorite garden nurseries "O'Donals." There I purchased tickets for the Portland Flower Show held at the Portland Company Complex off Commercial Street in Portland. The exhibition will feature 14 landscapes interpreting the theme "From Mountains To Sea". There will be displays of trees, shrubs, flowers, " forced" into early bloom as well as stone displayed in walkways and walls. Also of interest, vendors, food court, gardening seminars, educational presentations and on the last day a plant auction. The show begins opening night March 11th and runs through Sunday the 14th. My mom and I are looking forward to spending the day together enjoying the sights, sounds, and fragrance that only spring can offer "forced" or not.



8 comments:

Cedar ... said...

Nice rug. I haven't hooked in several years. I'll have to watch for something that appeals to me for next winter. I like those colors.

dog trot farm said...

Thankyou, it hooked up pretty quickly.

missthesea said...

Oooh Auntie I love that! The star is my favorite shape!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, great job. Enjoy your blog. :) dc

Eve said...

Great work as usual Julie! I wonder how people in Alabama would like your beautiful hooked rugs....hint hint!!!!
I hope you find some beautiful new ideas for your amazing gardens this year!!!

Jenny said...

Enjoy the flower show Julie and Mom. Love the rug too, very bright and cheerful! (-:

DayPhoto said...

Beautiful! My mother hooked rugs and they were always just great. This one, that you have done, it BEAUTIFUL!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

dog trot farm said...

Thank you for the lovely comments on my rug. Hooking is lots of fun(rug hooking, ha ha)