Monday, March 15, 2010

Braids Aren't Just For Hair!

What a fun three days we had learning to braid and being our usual sassy Southern selves.   Kris McDermet was here from Vermont and taught us how to braid around a rug hooked piece.  Oh no ladies - it isn't like braiding hair - we had no idea what we were in for!  But Kris made it clear and easy and by the second day we were straight braiding like crazy.  But then.....and speaking of butts - yes, that was the next thing we learned.  How to identify our butt, trim our butt, and sew our butts together.  And here we thought it was only rug hooking that had terms that people would give a second glance to when they heard them!  Then there were picot and corners and that wonderful little circle with the star in the middle.

Kris brought some of her beautiful hooked and braided rugs to show us and in return we taught her Southern speak.  By the time she left, she could y'all with the best of them!  Kris - thanks so much for teaching us to braid and being patient with us.  And to my hooking buddies who took the class - thanks for being your usual fun selves - I so enjoyed the whole weekend.  Diane - remember, M&Ms and rum cake take braiding stress away and I can send you the leftovers any time.

Here are some pictures of the beautiful work done by Kris and her students.

Caroline                                      Diane                             Hollie

Jan                                             Kathie                                      Laura

Sara Mac                             Jill and Kris                             Kris - Heart Rug            

     Braidaids in the palm,                                Y'all give me an M&M!
                                   feet on the stand,
                                   relax those knees

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  1. Looks like you girls had a wonderful time. I so wish I was there with you. ♥

  2. Hey Y'all!

    Nice butt Jill! And your classmates too!

    I love learning new things! Thanks for sharing,,no ifs, ands or "butts" about it!

    Butt, seriously I digress..okay I'm done. Home sick and I think humor IS the best medicine!

    Thank's for sharing!

    Cyber hugs,and trust me that is a GOOD thing right now!

  3. It looks very good you ll working together, in Dutch we should say it was 'gezellig'.

  4. Hey Jill,

    Hop on over to my little blog and Enter in my easter giveaway if you'd like!

    Have a great weekend!


  5. Your blog ..... it's amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!

    A small footprint from Agneta & Sweden

    Ps. I have an ongoing jewelry contest on my blog. Welcome! Ds

  6. what fun... no matter what we are doing, it's always an afternoon well spent with girlfriends we cherish!


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