Sunday, August 28, 2011

So You Wanna Be A Hooker.....



In the short time I've been blogging, I've heard and read that quite a good number of you would like to learn to hook....
Rugs that is....
Well, I'm sure you probably have heard, but just in case you missed it, I'm telling you now.....Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives is doing a rug hooking tutorial....She's already posted the first lesson about the basics (what you'll need - and no, it doesn't involve black net stockings or anything...well, unless that's how you're comfortable!)
Margie is also combining her tutorial with a giveaway so you can "hook along!"
One lucky winner will receive a kit (pattern, foundation and cut wool) to hook this star rug in either Americana or fall colors:


A second winner will receive the pattern on foundation material, and yet a third winner will receive a paper copy of the pattern....
So, if you've ever wanted to be a hooker, now's your chance. I've checked out Margie's first lesson and she's "spot-on" - she's covered it all, and has also included a number of cost-saving tips so you can decide, on an economy-scale, whether this is the "craft" for you before making a huge investment in it.  (Those thigh-high boots don't come cheap these days!!)
As an added bonus, this Cranky Crow will NOT be entering Margie's giveaway!!! Woo Hoo!!! Just to give you all who truly want to learn this awesome art a better chance....
Good luck all - and hope to see some of your creations on your blogs in the weeks to come!!

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Now, this Crow can only be so charitable....and while I'm sitting out Margie's giveaway, I just can't sit out Tammy's newest giveaway from A Primitive Place ....
On September 19th, adorable little Rin will be on his way to a new home:


I am truly hoping it will be mine....  :o)
He is a lovingly made make-do bear with an old feedsack body - and a face that will just melt your heart....If you want to make me really cranky and try to win him yourself, you'll need to sign up by September 18th.....(And, remember, this crow has a long, long, memory....) ;o)

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And while I'm on the subject of giveaways (no....NOT the "hooking" kind!!) -
check out the newest and greatest giveaway extravaganza from the talented artisans at Primitive and Folk Artists.....
They just finished up with their wonderful "Christmas in July" celebration, and now they are doing a wonderful "Strolling Through the Pumpkin Patch" event.    The talented members of PAFA have listed wonderful fall items for this in their Etsy Shops....So stop by and visit by clicking


And, in true PAFA fashion, they are also having an awesome giveaway of 15 wonderful gifts to 7 lucky winners (ok, because dear Miss Brenda counts funny, 16 prizes to 8 lucky winners!!)  To enter, click  ***HERE***


Have a happy week ya'all!!

God willing and the creek don't rise, I'm working on a little giveaway myself.....(Just don't start holding your breath already....crafting comes slowly to us feathered sort....)  ;o)

24 comments:

~Madalynne~ said...

Such lovely giveaways from such talented ladies! The tutorial is a fun idea. Can't wait to see what you're working on for a giveaway.

Nancy said...

You put a big smile on my face this morning ;-)
I haven't done latch hook or punch hooking in a very long time. Thanks for such a newsy post and links to go to. I hope yer creek don't rise and you have ah great week!

laurie said...

thats so funny, you made me smile this morning.Wow thats a lot of give aways,,and what talented people, wow!i hope you have a wonderful day,

Ronda said...

Lots of great giveaways,,I always thought hooking was a giveaway of a different sort..lol!..great post!
~ronda

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Thanks for sharing ..I've always wanted to be a hooker ..lol
will re post on my blog .

Mandy

lilraggedyangie said...

Thanks for sharing your royal crankiness ...i have always wanted to become a hooker ...just like U !:0) Ok but I so just dont have time for that right now I have 10 days before my next show UGGGG busy busy ! Cranky or not Ive had my shots so I think Ill have to make time to sign up to win that bear! have a great Monday (yes thats just wrong) and Ill be in touch soon hugs lil raggedy angie

Christine said...

You're so funny - but I'd be more comfortable RUG hooking!!!lol!
You are indeed a charitable crow to share all the giveaways!
Best wishes
Christine

Raggedy Creations said...

Oh Robin you are so cute with your little quips.

Hugs
Felicia

primitivebettys said...

You are such a delight! :) Thanks for the news on the giveaways :)

frontporchprims said...

Thanks for all the fun give away links. -Steph-

Linda said...

Lots of fun giveaways for sure!Thanks for sharing the links!

Linda said...

Lots of fun giveaways for sure!Thanks for sharing the links!

deb said...

makes me wanna drag out all my wool and start hookin again!!!!!

renee said...

You're a hoot! LOL! You have those lucky crows feet! I hope that you have a great week!
Hugs,
Renee

Vicky said...

HAHAHAHA!! Well now, that's a new way to get people to stop by!! At least you get to see who the 'turtle neckers' are! Yep, I am!! LMBO!!!
VIcky

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I thought you had a racy post going there girl!
But lot's of fun give-aways to enter!
Thanks for the info!
Cindy

Vicki said...

Made me smile...I really do love Rin. I think I have to enter. Maybe we could share him? Six months at my place, six months at yours? Joint custody? lol

Leontien said...

haha i will pass on the hooker part! although it seems very interesting... hehe... i'm pretty content with my new found hobby "writing of some sorts"... haha

I am so sorry to hear about your shortage! I hope you can fix it somehow without the $.... but with those German beasts that is pretty impossible...

Thanks for the prayers!
Leontien

Tolentreasures said...

Hooking? Hmmm, sounds interesting, haven't considered that although seriously, a friend of mine and I at very frustrating times in our jobs did consider a certain phone employment of a similar manner thinking that we could "talk" to our "customers" while knitting. Guess I could rug HOOK while I "talked" to "customers" also. Multitasking at it's finest! Anyway, thanks for all the great giveaway info!

Cathy

Vicki said...

Hi,
I am a hooker and love it! Are you making the little spoons with "Happy Hooker" on them? If so please let me know ok? It would be such a cute necklace! Love your blog today but I always do. Isn't it strange that the porches looked
so much a like? Kindred spirits maybe....

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Such a delightfuly post!
I saw the great tutorial over at Hungry Hook Primitives...and you are right...it's so 'spot on' - even a beginner like me understood everything.

karen

A Primitive Homestead said...

The little bear is sweet. Good luck. I hope you win it & find your ring. Blessings!
Lara

Siobhan said...

What fun giveaways! I am almost thankful (almost) that my part of Ireland is devoid of hooking supplies--I don't need another hobby. I would love to learn to hook rugs, though, even if it's just so that I can say I'm a hooker. LOL

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Robin,

Hmmm, how is the pay nowadays ? LOL

thanks for sharing the info about the giveaways ~

I would love to hook, rugs that is !

Hugs,
Linda