Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rug Show ~

SO MUCH talent at the rug show at Cedar Lakes rug retreat.  I managed to take pictures of most of the rugs but may have missed a few. 

The background on the above rug was so interesting.

 One of my favorite rugs.

Have you heard of the Orphan Train?  I had not.  From Wikipedia ~ "The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1854 and 1929, relocating about 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children."  You can read more about it here.

The Gleaner.  Hooked by my teacher, Cathy Stephan.  Hard to get a good picture since it was flat on a table.

I wish the color had come out better in this picture.  I am considering it for a class next year.  Pattern by Maggie Bonanomi.

This was a really cool idea for a worm separator.  If you're as old as I am, you will remember that coffee was purchased in tins and the lids had to be removed with keys.  Six old coffee tins were screwed together and a handle added.  I may be on the lookout for some :)

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fun ~ Fun ~ Fun

Cedar Lakes Rug Camp has been around for many years, but this year was the first time I got to experience it ~ and I had such a good time I've already signed up for next year.
Cathy Stephan of Red Barn Rugs was my teacher of choice and a GREAT choice it was.  I highly recommend her if you ever get the opportunity to be in a class with her.  She has so many wonderful patterns to choose from.  I had narrowed it down to three patterns before camp and she brought them all with her, along with her completed rugs.  Local hooker Val and I both decided to hook her Floral Scroll Runner (16" x 50").  It is the long, narrow one on the left.

More of Cathy's rugs.  The lighting in the room wasn't the greatest - for hooking or for pictures.

A hooked "braided" edge.  I need to try this some day.

On my hooking bucket list.  The original was hooked by John Filker, a man from my hometown of Amherst, OH.

Rather than try to hook the dots representing stars, Cathy ties a knot.

Class projects.




Kathi's rug - started by her late mother

Mary Ann

The other Valerie


Carol ~
I love how she hooked her last name initial in to the rug


Melissa got her rug done :)

Val's Floral Scroll Runner.  She got so much more done than I did!!!

My runner.  I normally don't do much reverse hooking, but that darn star flower on the right was tweaked three times.

Our class.  That is Cathy seated on the left.

More to come.
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