Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Red Barn Rug Run

I needed some wool for finishing up a little punch needle keep I did, so this morning I ran down the lane for a quick visit with my good friend, Cathy, from Red Barn Rugs (sorry - no blog, no website....Shame on you Cathy!)

I had every intention of finishing up the keep to show you and to post a photo of the progress (read, lack thereof) on my Welcome Cats rug (yes, Lauren and Kimberly, it IS on the frame and a few worms have been pulled), but the finish didn't happen, and the battery camera batteries died (aw shucks) - so that will need to wait for another day.  But thought I'd share some of what Cathy's been working on these days (and trust me - it's a lot better than what I have to show you anyway):
  (Love the little rolled curls of wool for her fleece!)

Cathy taught a "master's class" this past week.  (No I did not go....are you KIDDING me??!!!)  This is Cathy's progress on "The Gleaners":

Based on this original:
Wow.  Just wow I say.....


So much talent...and none of it mine. Sigh.

Some of you have inquired about Little Crow and I thank you so much for your concern.  The (second) surgery, which was two weeks ago tomorrow, went smoothly - it was less invasive than the first, and this time the nerve block worked. Yea! Unfortunately, it was not successful either.  We were left with a follow-up appointment in two weeks and a "I'll-consult-with-my-colleagues-but-really-don't know-what-to-tell-you" prognosis. After the second surgery, the surgeon had said that if this didn't work, the only option left would be removing the knee cap, and he wouldn't recommend that. Uh, duh.

Well, gotta scoot.  I have tests to grade, papers to read, and a final exam to tweak.  (Yeah, you all get to tweak your decor, and I'm tweaking business law exams.  Daddy always said "life isn't fair...")

The snow has begun in earnest here now.  They are saying we're in for 8-12".  The only good thing is that that is less than the 9-15" they were predicting yesterday.  Shirlee - is your Kentucky homestead still up for swap?


acorn hollow said...

beautiful work but the girl with the great name.
Snow coming in later tomorrow into the whole day on Thur.

bettyj said...

what beautiful pieces. Sorry about the surgeries not being successful. It was 70 here in E. Tn today.

The Barn Hollow said...

Sorry your surgery was not a complete success. I have worked in orthopaedics for 15 years, never heard of removing a knee cap, unless he is talking about a partial knee replacement, just always get a second opinion, but I am sure you already know that . . .
Rug hooking is on my list to learn how to do, I just love the look of it.
Good luck with the snow, I HATE snow, can't wait to move back to Chattanooga!! suppose to be 65 and rain here tomorrow.
Warm Wishes, Kim

outjunking said...

WOW. Your right WOW !
Work in the yard all day mid 70's middle Tn.
Tell the little crow we old bloggers are wishing him well.

lilraggedyangie said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! Cathy sure is as talented as you said ! If Shirlees homestead isnt available ...I know where theres room for a crow in OHIO :0) and its gonna be 66 here tomorrow :0) If it makes you feel better Im not tweaking a thing here ! Your poor kiddo I cant imagine hugs and prayers for y'all ! lil raggedy angie

BumbleBeeLane said...

Girl I'll swap you..smile..I'd love to be snowed in super mild winter here in PA! A few flurries and a coating but no real snow since october.Your GF rugs are gorgeous! Sorry the second surgery didn't work out.Big hugs!~Amy

oldgreymare said...

Those rugs of Cathy's are incredible...but poor little crow. This just doesn't sound right, the way they are handling this? I will reiterate what the other comment said. Second and third opinions? My Mom was very ill for over 40 years and the mistakes we caught in her care are probably half of those committed...
i am wishing him a quick solution and a speedy recovery.

Shirlee said...

I'll swap! I'll swap! Lol! I wish I could come shovel for ya : )

laurie said...

Cathy's work is amazing, I have a few pieces that were mad by my great grandmother and hers lookso authentic to my great grammas time, I love that.
So sorry to hear of your sons knee not have success with the surgery.That certainly has been a worry hasn't it.
Take care and best wishes on speedy healing and less snow than predicted.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

The more I see of this wool the more I like it - amazing! Sorry about your little crow's surgery...is there a different surgeon who could give an opinion? There has to be an answer out there! Too young for this! ~*~Lisa

Penny said...

BEAUTIFUL rugs!! What talented ladies you know!!
Sorry Little Crow's surgery was not successful.... how disappointing for you all... Hope someone can come up with a good solution for him.
Nasty weather coming into the northeast tomorrow. They don't know if it will be snow, sleet, ice or rain for us.... You'd think with all the high-tech equipment they could better predict..... We'll just have to wait and see!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
Cathy has amazing talent, but so do you GF!!! That Gleaner rug is going to be amazing. I hope you can show us more in the future! And the cats are on the frame. Okay, we believe you. Uh huh. Yeah. Right :-P
Sorry about your son. That sucks!!! Just remember that the person who graduated last in med school is still called doctor.
Sorry about your snow prediction, but I will most graciously let you keep it!!!
Pug hugs :)

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Robin,
Cathy's rugs are amazing.
Just thinking about you and your son today and wondering how things were going. Sorry to hear this surgery didn't work!!! Someone out there knows the answer!! It's just finding it that's frustrating.
Yeah, you can keep the snow. We're spoiled here in PA, hardly any snow this year.

Take care,


Mugwump Woolies said...

Those are some seriously gorgeous rugs!
So sorry about your young fellow's surgery:(...hope there is a solution in the near future.
Please...send some of that snow this way!!!

Prims By The Water said...

I give a double WOW on that Gleaners...what talent. She is awesome. Thanks for sharing Robin. Take care, Janice

Me and My Stitches said...

WOW is right! Amazing. I so wish I owned a hooked rug! Sure wish you would have had better news after the surgery - will be interesting to see what they suggest to do next.

Ronda said...

Hi Robin...

Wonderful!....sounds like all is well...gotta start me some hookin soon,,,~~

Tolentreasures said...

Wow, those are wonderful! What a talent and lucky you to have her close enough to drool over! Sorry to hear about the surgeries not going so well. Hope things look up soon, and the snow, keep it! We have not had that much and I am lovin' it!


Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

HOLY ! That is the best rug hooking I have ever seen!!!!! O My Gosh!

TheRustyThimble said...

Oh My goodness how does she get those details so perfect? I would love to learn to hook but something tells me my sewing would take a back seat LOL
Can't wait to see yours Robin

Kim said...

Well, isn't it funny that the camera batteries died just before showing us "Welcome Cats" rug......Hmmm, very interesting.....
The other rugs are beautiful (as I'm sure Welcome Cats is - if we EVER get to see it)
Sorry about little crow. I hope better news is on the horizon. Maybe mention to the Doc that Mama Crow is a lawyer.....just sayin

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Wow is she talented, I love those rugs.

I am sorry that the surgery didn't work, all the effort and pain, and then it's for nothing.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

frontporchprims said...

Robin, I am glad the nerve block worked!!! Hopefully the rest will work out well too. Don't you just love Dr's?
Cathy is the best hooker I have seen. Glad she has you to promote her. The sheep curls are to die for. You have a great teacher in your friend. Good luck with school. -Steph-

Raggedy Creations said...

Wow Cathy does wonderful rugs. They are beautiful. You could do it too Robin. Sorry Little crow is not doing better, I can hear the frustration on your post. Keep encouraged though.


deb said...

I dont even have any words for how awesome those works of art are...especially the Gleaners, wowowowo....just plain wow!!!!! how fun to live down the lane from such a talent!!!!!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Wow~ I'd say Gorgeous~
Prayers for little Crow~

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

So Beautiful!!!
Prayers and thoughts going out to the Little Crow!!!
Prim Blessings

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!
Each and every one.
I hope you will share "The Gleaners" with us when it is finished.
Oh, how I wish I was this talented.
Your friend is an amazing artist.

Rhissanna said...

The rugs are great. (the sheep is a scream! Those curls!)

Concerned to hear about Little Crow, though. I hope something is resolved. Surgery with no result must be a really crushing experience.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Such amazing work! Love all of the details!!!