Thursday, May 2, 2013

The End ~ At Last

Here are the last of the rugs from the Ann Arbor hook-in.  These three were "painted" with wool.

This rug was very interesting.  Some of it was sculpted (Waldoboro?).

The background appeared to be somehow woven rather than hooked.  It looked like a basket weave. 

I adore these geranium pots.

Just for fun.

Another version of Jonah and the Whale.  I believe it's a Woolley Fox pattern.  This was my favorite rug of the show.  SO MUCH BETTER in person.

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Between my day job and yard work at two houses (after 6 months, having lowered the asking price 4 times, I think, I still can't even get a nibble on my mom's house I've been trying to sell.  It's now listed at about 60% of what she paid for it 11 years ago.  You can't convince me the housing market it improving!), I have been a hookin' fool.  I want to finish my Magdalena runner before class next Tuesday.  It will be close but I'm not sure if I will make it.  I'm also getting anxious to start a new project though I haven't yet decided what it will be.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Thank you for sharing your photos, I do enjoy seeing rugs from the shows and I do love the whaling rug, nice design.


  2. love the halloween sticks! denise

  3. lovely rugs as always that basket weave one I would love to know how to do that it must be a wide cut. I think the houseing market is better in pockets I think.

  4. Hi Lauren, beautiful rugs once again.......Love the basket weave, so neat......Happy Weekend, Francine.

  5. Loved seeing the rugs, thanks for sharing. Good luck with the sale of your Mom's house. I am in the Akron area and the housing market is definitely a buyers market.
    Have a nice weekend and happy hooking.

  6. I like that Jonah and the whale rug too. WOW, you have been a hooking fool if you are close to being done with the Magdalena. Can't wait to see the update.


  7. Wow! That's a whole lotta talent! Love the first one with the mill and geese... and those geranium pots are the best! I wish I could help sell your Mom's house... I've been through a similar situation and it really drains all energy and enthusiasm from you at times... hugs!

  8. Thanks again for the lovely rug show. So many beautiful rugs and that weaving is rather interesting. I wonder what kind of tool the hooker used to do the weaving.

    I would have hope that the house would have sold by now. How depressing..... so much for burring a statue upside down in the yard.
    60% less than what she has paid for? I will pray that it sells quickly. Not much else I can do...

  9. I like that woven looking background. Very different. WOW on the geraniums! I guess St. Joseph's statue isn't a good real estate agent!

  10. Those are wonderful. So inspiring. I'm wondering if you came home with anything in your wallet after being at the hook-in?

  11. That basket weave technique looks amazing. I've never seen that done before. And the geraniums were gorgeous too.

  12. You are so busy. The rugs are great. That rug with the basket weave is so interesting.
    Well good luck on lots of hooking. I hope it stays warm.

  13. Thanks so much for the rug show!The basket weave technique is so cool,would love to know how it was done.Have a wonderful weekend!Hugs,Jen

  14. Unusual and fascinating, Lauren. The basket weave would be fun to try! Thanks for sharing all these great rugs.

    Hugs, Linda

  15. Amazing . I still can't get over all the lovely detail involved.

  16. Wow...what amazing talent! Love the geraniums and the woven background! Wish you could push that house down here to Florida. My neighbor listed his house on Friday and had two contracts by Sunday! Have you tried burying a statue os St. Joseph in the yard? I know some people swear by it.


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