Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
It was special because Brian was presented with a wonderful gift...a freeform vest made by a total of 31 fiber artists from all over the globe.
The International FreeForm Guild always has lots of proects going on. Brian presented to Mel, for the group, the below hook as one donation for a future auction the group will be having; all proceeds will go to Women for Women International The auction date will be announced.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
I also had four classes: Crochet Illlusions with Darla Fanton; Eclectic Bead Necklace with Jenny King; Paisleys that Pop with Joan Davis; and Crochet Intermeshing with Margaret Hubert.
That's me in between Saundra and Pam in Margaret's class. If not for Pam I may never have gotten through the class...it was confusing for left-handed me! And I met up with fellow New Jerseyan, Shari White, a fiber artist, freeformer and designer! She had designs in the contest and the fashion show and was one of 31 contributors of scrumbles for Brian's freeform vest. Shari graciously signed my newly acquired book, Afghans for All Reasons & All Seasons (by Jean and Rita, of course!) I was a real groupie with that book and hunted down many more autographs...Am I late on these CGOA posts or what??...........
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Bobbie from the CGOA Crochet Texas! group in Dallas and Saundra and Carole from the CGOA Houston Crochet group at the Fashion Show and dinner.
Sharon and Bobbie from the Crochet Texas! group with items I am glad I brought along to pass out to all...gift bags, lip balm in crocheted holders...
Sunday, September 07, 2008
She's in to learn the lathe and to ride up with us to the Crochet Conference in Manchester, NH.
Christy- all cleaned up and relaxing with the Princess Layla after a day in "the barn". :)
Earlier in the day and during all the days spent in the barn...learning, turning, sanding, sanding, sanding...
Christy did very well in being the first "student" at BrainsBarn. She just HAD TO KNOW how those hooks are created. After finding out...she decided to leave the decorated hooks up to Brian...but she gained much knowledge on the lathe and will surely have her own turning style in the near future. Right now, Christy makes handcarved hooks and is the creator of the "Hookzilla". See this link for her hooks for sale: http://hooksbybumbles.tripod.com/id1.html
The above is the only know photo of Christy in the barn and creating on the lathe. LOLOL...cameras were checked at the door and a confidentiality statement was signed as to "what happens in the barn, stays in the barn". (LOL...only kidding! but we all really had lots of fun and laughs!)
Christy's crochet designs can be seen in various publications this year and she is one of the SFTD- "Straight From Today's Designers" with items in their first 2 publications that can be bought and downloaded directly from the site.
Christy's website with patterns is here: http://bumbles102774.tripod.com/index.html
Be sure to check out this up and coming designer!
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
The CGOA hooks were sent out in mid-June and have safely arrived for the conference. Brian considers it quite an honor that he was chosen as this year's hookmaker but is he glad that it's over. He's never made so many of one hook ever! So it's back to his OOAK creations...
Monday, March 24, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
We had a sellout on the website...but there is more on the way...
Sunday, February 17, 2008
For more about what is expected for the Master in Basic Stitches and for more correspondence courses offered to CGOA members, go here: http://www.crochet.org/
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
A beautiful heart box of red suede with swirled ribbon flowers- filled with Godiva chocolates...well, there's still SOME of it in there. Don't you think chocolate should be a food group?? I do!...and I treat it as such.
Then there is a fish head coffee cup with chocolates for Brian. Why? when he doesn't even have time to fish?? Because it says on the side "I'm Hooked on You". I had to laugh when I saw that because it doesn't mean fishing to me. No...hooked on you means crochet hooks of course. So there's a new display item for some BB crochet hooks!
And last is the real surprise. I had "ordered" a thread holder/display stand (for my hats) from BB and received more than I thought...engraved from him and our grandaughter. Yes, she helped in making this (she loves to work with him out in the barn).