. . . and I was so lucky to have won!
On every table at the Western Reserve Rug Hooking Guild hook-in, there was at least one hooked mat that a guild member hooked and donated for a door prize. This was the mat everyone was talking about and hoping to win. My name was one of the first called and I was able to bring this treasure home with me. It was hooked by Lanna Omlor of Humble Rugs. Her patterns can be found here (though I don't believe this is one of her patterns). Lanna's hooking and color choices are perfection. Thank you, Lanna, for such a wonderful prize!
The mat is 10.5 inches in diameter and finished beautifully.
The backing was brought to the front and yarn was added.
When a person's name was drawn, they were given a slip of paper with their name on it that was to be pinned to the mat they chose. My mat was on Karin, Carole, and Mitsuko's table. Knowing them and trusting them (haha) I left the mat there. A while later when I went back, Karin's name was pinned to it :) What a fun bunch of hookers!
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I took only a few pictures. Here is a rug Melissa brought to bind, though she did not get to it.
She did, however, get this one bound. It is a pattern by The Red Saltbox.
The next two are Carole's rugs. She hooks mostly antique adaptations. This one was stunning. It is very vibrant in person. I think I would enjoy hooking this one.
I love how she hooked this one. She used striped wools and hooked it in the order it was cut so both the background and the chickens look like the uncut wool.
Karin's rugs are always wonderful. She sells many of them on eBay as seller PrimitiveSpirits.
Sweet Katie of Kid'l de Divey Woolens. She is speed hooker.
Stacey's long sheep nearing completion.
Dawn started this rug at the Woolley Fox rug camp. It is huge at 56" x 56".
A close up of one corner.
The Western Reserve Guild knows how to put on an excellent hook-in. Good food, good prizes and lots of camaraderie. Thank you, ladies.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. The winner of the Better Homes & Gardens subscription is Holly Hills Primitives. Thanks to all who entered.
Pug hugs :)