Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Hooker's are coming.....

I've been busy weaving, weaving, weaving.  For the last few days, I've even put my stitching aside and only worked on baskets.
This first group of baskets are special orders, 2 of them are going to be used in a wedding shower.  Hopefully I'll see photos of them being used.   

Next week, the living history museum where I work is hosting a gathering of rug hookers.  This is an annual event at Sauder Village (www.saudervillage.org) that brings hundreds of rug hookers in for the week to take classes, hook and shop.  Rug Hookers like their baskets and I'm happy to oblige....
I made 5 tote baskets with Shaker tape handles, a few large storage baskets and a few smaller baskets featuring prim wool labels.
With all this weaving, I have added only 1 new basket to my Etsy shop... 
Tonight I am going to sit and cross stitch until I go to bed - no more weaving today!
We are enjoying a wave of cooler weather - I hope you are too.  


  1. Always love your baskets, Ann!!
    So pretty.

  2. Ann, Your baskets are beautiful. Hope you get to spend several quiet, peaceful hours on your stitching tonight.

    I wish I could be at Sauder Village with all the other hookers...maybe next year. Have fun!

  3. I am absolutely drooling over those wool tote baskets!!! And how neat to work at a living history museum, my youngest daughter and I have always wanted to do that.
    Have for at your hook in!

  4. They are all wonderful - I want one of each!

  5. HI ANN,
    Your baskets are beautiful (I know I have a little one!).

    You live in a great area to do all these wonderful things...wish there was something like that close to me - enjoy your hooking!


  6. so wish I could go to Sauder - love your baskets - and your title "The hookers are coming" just cracked me up!

  7. Beautiful baskets! The old labels look so good on them too.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Hi Ann Sweetie...
    Beautiful baskets. I was really intrigued when the title said the hookers are coming. I am so laughing out loud. You drew me right in.

    I can't imagine weaving, I only wish I lived close enough to someone who could teach me this art. How wonderful and definitely an art that you don't see alot of anymore. Your work is breathtaking. I thank you for sharing with me this evening.

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    Thank you sweetie for a wonderful post. I love it. Have a glorious weekend. Country hugs from Phoenix, Sherry


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