Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday's hookin' ~ ~ ~

Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope everyone has had a great weekend.
Friday was hooking day at the library. The weather here on Ohio's north coast was absolutely gorgeous, so I think some of the hookers decided to take advantage of the weather and not spend the day in the basement of the library!
In a previous post, I showed you Sylvia's rug about 80% done. She just now is working on the binding even though the hooking was done ages ago. (I hope she's not taking lessons from me!) I could not capture the true colors in the first picture, but the two close-ups are a much better representation. Did I mention this rug is HUGE?

Deanna's cockscomb rug is nearing completion. It will definitely make a statement hanging on the wall!
Carol only had the upper left corner of the rug to finish when she ran out of wool. I'm sure the next time I see her it will be totally completed. She is one hooking machine! This is an adaptation of a 1940's rug.
Lisa just started on another antique adaption. Her colors are so old and worn looking. Lisa always picks the most perfect colors.
Mitsuko is hooking yet another antique adaptation. This is the same design Carol hooked recently. Carol came up with a very clever name for the rug, but it escapes me :( Kaye is just getting started on her rug.
Karin is hooking these love birds for a wedding gift. The colors are MUCH better in person.
Finally, my rug. I've started hooking Magdalena's horses. I swear, I don't think anyone could hook any slower than I do! In several hours, the only thing I hooked was part of the outline. I guess if it weren't for all the laughing and all the eating, I would have gotten more hooked. Mitsuko made the most wonderful Japanese rice dish ~ no Uncle Ben's here. Karin brought home made banana bread, Deanna a yummy spring mix salad with dried cherries and cashews and Andrea some cookies. If I've forgotten anyone, I apologize, but I just remember the things I!
Last, but certainly not least, here's Andrea knitting a pair of socks on what I thought were teeny tiny needles. You must check out her blog! She and her sister (aka Farmer Gal) are starting a new farm venture (That'll Do Farm) with alpaca, goats, sheep, chickens, etc and will offer knitting and hooking get togethers and who knows what else. (With Andrea's sense of adventure and humor, the sky's the limit!) For those of you wondering, I did get my dry sink and I LOVE it. I'll post pictures soon ~ I promise!
I hope your week starts off with a bang.
Pug hugs :)


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing!! I know someone who is hooking the same rug you are doing. I just love it and hope to do it in the future. don't sell yourself short on getting so little done. Take a look on my blog and see how much I got done at the hook in I was at on Saturday LOL. You beat me :) Can't wait to see the dry sink....

Mary said...

Loved seeing all of the rugs! Looks like you have a great group! And so happy for you that you were able to get your dry sink. Can't wait to see it!!!! :-)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Thanks for the photos! I love the color of Lisa's flowers ~

Andrea said...

Great pictures (except for that last one of the knitter!)I have to pick my next rug project and these rugs sure give me great ideas.

primitivebettys said...

Great rugs for sure! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Sure would be nice to have a group here at our library.



Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Such beautiful work...I just can imagine the hours spent between all of them! Wow.

weaverpat said...

Hi Lauren,
Great rug photos as usual! I really appreciate seeing the work of all you talented ladies. And hearing about the food is always a treat!!! LOL!!!
Glad you got the drysink. Can't wait to see it!

Joanne said...

Love seeing the rugs - I hooked (my version) of that rug a few years ago and funny thing is I had it for sale in that store and the other day I met the lady who bought it - she happened to be in at the same time - she just loves it! I was happy she liked it!

Oh boy - can't wait to see the dry sink!

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Kenneth Mader said...

You really have the talent in hooking rugs! And I'm also curious with rug hooking. Are they easy to make? I wanna learn doing one actually. Well anyways, for these wonderful rugs, they must be clean all the time. Carpet cleaning (Sugar Land, TX) is an essential task in making your rugs and carpets last a lifetime. In my hometown in Katy, carpet cleaning shops have great carpet cleaning services that's why we always brought our rugs there and have some great cleaning experience.