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.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Looks like a wonderful retreat class and a fun group of ladies.


  2. Your runner is looking great. The color contrasts are crisp and I really like it.

  3. Cathy's Red Barn Rug designs are many on my're rug is looking I have to go look up Cedar Lakes rug camp!!

  4. Beautiful !!
    What a great group of gals. Love the tied knots - always something new to learn.

  5. I think you got a lot done on your rug. Not everyone can hook as fast as Deanne Fitzpatrick. I'm a slow hooker... when I hook that is.

    What a nice bunch of rug and a great fun group...

    I'm glad you went and enjoyed yourself so much that you want to return next year.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. I also want to hook that Urn rug too, it has been a fav of mine forever. LOVE what Karen did to her rug using the black and white honeycomb wool to separate and define the colors in the leaf. Certainly makes a WOW statement. You accomplished quite a lot I'd say. Glad you had fun.

  7. Hi Lauren,
    So happy you had a fabulous time!!! So many wonderful rugs! Your runner is lovely and it seems like you did get quite a bit done!!
    Hope you enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~

  8. So many beautiful rugs!!! I have a couple on my list too :) Happy hooking!

  9. What wonderful rugs! I would have hard a hard time just choosing three. I love all of the pictures thank you Lauren. I am glad you had a great time.

  10. Thanks for sharing. Your runner is looking good!

  11. What great projects your class mates were all working on! I like your teacher's style - what a fun time you must have had!

  12. Beautiful rugs!! That sunflower rug just reached out and said...hey, you should start hooking! I laughed, as if I have time, but it is soooo pretty! And the tulips? Gorgeous. And the sheep? I LOVE sheep. I need to stay off your page. LOL

  13. Looks like a super fun filled event! So many gorgeous rugs!

  14. Hi Lauren - oh what fun you must have had. Cathy's rugs are just beautiful. I bought one of hers a few weeks back at our hook-in that she was at and I have several of hers from a shop that she sells at. Gorgeous designs.

  15. Your rug is going to be a beauty. I had never heard of your teacher, but she has some gorgeous would have been hard to choose. So glad you are having these opportunities.


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