Friday, September 24, 2010

Name Tags

Saturday is our 5th Utah Hook-In and I offered to make name tags again. I'm not sure why I enjoy these projects so much, but I do - even though they the design changes several times from beginning to end! LOL This year I went with a fall theme and put wool pumpkins on each one. In the past I have used some vintage rubber stamps I have to do the names, but this year I just printed them out from my computer - if I had stylin' penmanship I'd hand write them! There are 33 gals signed up to attend - perhaps when we have 100 attendees (wishful thinking) it will be too much to tackle, but for now it's fun. So, without further ado, here they are.

We have some fun things planned for the hook-in and I think everyone will have a good time. One of my quilting friends will be doing a presentation about needle felting and show us some of the items she has made from thrift store wool sweaters - it's all fiber related and will perhaps increase the wooly love among our rug hooking members.

On a side note, I seem to have done some major damage to my arm from the three days I spent striping wallpaper in my kitchen. For two weeks I tried everything I could think of to get some relief from the pain, but nothing seemed to help. Finally yesterday I went to the doctor and got prescriptions for three different medications - today I am finally able to function and I almost feel like myself again. Whew! Nothing like that kind of experience to make me appreciate my normal good health!


Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
What sweet pins. If I were closer, I'd definitely attend the hook-in!
I hope the drugs have started working and you are feeling your old self (just a figure of!) again.
How's the new grandbaby?
Pug hugs :)

Lewaina@cliffsideranch said...

OUCH! for sure! What a beautiful baby boy! Life is good when we are so blessed huh!
Take care

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

Oh Gayle, I love, love, love your tags! I'm sooooooooo jealous about your hook in. Have a wonderful time! And be careful with that arm! After elbow and major shoulder surgery, I cringed when I read about your pain. You take it easy on that arm and ice, ice, ice it.


Karen said...

Cute name tags. You have done a lot of work making them but the results are worth it.

Doris said...

Great Name Tags! Hope you have a wonderful hook-in. It's such fun to hook with a group and exchange ideas.

Cathy G. said...

You are working over time Gayle on those pins and being in pain on top of it! The hook-in attendants are going to LOVE them! Take it easy now and enjoy the hook-in! Hope your arm heals quickly!
Cathy G

Raymond Homestead said...

Great job on your pins! Glad you are feeling better!

Lisa said...

Gayle - I loved the name tags. You are so creative. Each year they are so cute. I have mine hanging in my craft room. Thanks for taking the time to make such wonderful tags for us. I hope your arm starts to feel better. Lisa

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

The name tags are adorable! I enjoy doing those kinds of things too. It's like a stress reliever for me. Now if I had to do 100 of them... then that might be more of a stress than a reliever! Hehe!

Sorry to hear you were in pain. I just hate when that happens. But you are right... it makes us realize what we take for granted! Glad to hear you have some relief from the pain!