Thursday, March 29, 2018

Crooked River ~

Life has been pretty dull lately with not a lot going on ~ creatively or otherwise :(  I finished hooking my arrow and will share once the backing is on. 
Next up on the frame is a challenge rug for our guild, Crooked River Rug Hookers (CRRH).  We are a new ATHA guild, having just formed last summer and we already have 49 members.  Northern Ohio is a mecca for hookers.  We are a west Cleveland guild but have members from a large area.  The Cuyahoga River runs through Cleveland and in to Lake Erie and is known as the crooked river. 

For our challenge, we were given the theme "crooked river" and we could draw up any pattern we wanted.  Not having that creative mind, I was totally stumped so guild president Heidi (Wool Nuts) drew a pattern for me.  She knew it could not be modern or abstract or detailed and needed to be hooked with mostly an 8 1/2 cut or larger.  This is what she came up with.  Should be fun to hook.

Yesterday was guild, and here are a few rugs that were shared.  So much talent!
Connie (Wool Yankers) is such a talented (and FAST) hooker.  This is a rug designed from a friend's business card (top right of the picture) that is to be his wedding present.

Another of Connie's rugs.  This one is HUGE and the way it was sitting on the table, I only got part of the rug.  It is hooked in a 3  to an 8 cut.

The next two rugs are Donna's.  In person, they are much more muted.  She is one of the "dirtiest" hookers I know :)

This reminds me of the picture I posted on my last post :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


Jacqueline said...

The rugs are amazing. Especially the business card one. WOW

Julia said...

The rugs are amazing. I know that you'll do very well with your rowing bear. It's so nice to have a creative friend like that.
Happy Easter
Hugs, Julia

NMK said...

Amazing rugs ! The old car is really cool .... Your bear in the canoe will be really cute !

Prims By The Water said...

THere is a freighter in our river called the Cuyahoga, so I knew your river, but did not know it was called the crooked river. Love the rugs...especially the winter scene one. Janice

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful rugs and your president did you right with her drawing! Wish we had a group of active hookers in my area

acorn hollow said...

wonderful rugs and yours looks sweet

WoolenSails said...

I love your challenge rug, that is going to be so fun to hook.


Saundra said...

What a cool rug Steadfast is. Each time I see Lori's Lancaster Barnyard design it nudges me to put to linen the pattern I purchased from her. Love everyone's rendition of it that I've seen.

Oh lucky you to have a creative friend; looks like it will be a fun challenge to hook.

Farm Girl said...

What a fun and cute pattern. I love that. What a fun challenge. Great rugs! 49 members already? That's great.Have a wonderful weekend.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Looks like your new group has lots of talent !
Your crooked river challenge sounds like fun.

Jennie in GA said...

Thanks for sharing your friends’ incredible rugs. Can’t wait to see what you do with your challenge Rug.

Margaret said...

Lovely to see all the rugs from your guild. How nice that your area is such a mecca for rug hookers!

Sweet Sue said...

happy easter lauren, wishing you a bountiful spring 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷