Wednesday, June 29, 2011

American Coverlet Museum ~

The National Museum of the American Coverlet is located in the quaint town of Bedford, PA.

BFF Wink ~ aka Mary

It is housed in a "Common School" built in 1859.

This is the curator/founder Laszlo with his wife Melinda.  The museum is a labor of love.                        

We were given a personal tour by Laszlo.  His knowledge of coverlets is astounding!
Here's an early loom used to weave overshot coverlets.

A few of the coverlets in the museum.

Coverlet corner blocks.

Eagle detail.

If you are ever in the Bedford area, I suggest you make it a point to visit the museum.  I found it fascinating and if you are a textile lover, I think you will, too.
Tomorrow I am off to Grant Street Woolworks!  Woo hoo!!!  That should be fun meeting some fellow hookers :)
Pug hugs :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

More Rugs and More Thank You's ~

Through the generosity of my blog readers, Eema and Cher are currently in second place in the calendar voting, but with a few yet untallied votes, may actually be in first place.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!  Voting continues through July 1.
I visited with Eema and Cher yesterday.  Though the tumor has grown a bit, Eema is still her same sweet self (unless you invade too much of her space and then she gets a little grumpy) and is showing no signs of distress.
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Here are more rugs from Saturday's rug show.

Isn't this a fun rug?

I LOVE this rug!

The same pattern but two totally different rugs.

I hope I've got the story correct.  The Dunham Tavern Museum has this antique rug that is showing its age.  Here is the original rug.


The Western Reserve Rug Hooking Guild was asked to reproduce the rug.  It was a group effort by many hookers and here is the result.  They did an excellent job!  Well done, hookers :)


I'm off on a short get-away with dear friend Wink (aka Mary).  We plan to antique and visit the Coverlet Museum in Bedford, PA.  From there we head to Chambersburg to visit Grant Street Woolworks.  I am so excited.  I hope to meet Kathy, Joanne, Pat and Doris.  I feel like I know these dear ladies though we have never actually met.
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Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please come again soon!
Pug hugs :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Western Reserve Rug Show ~ ~ ~

The fiber arts show is this wekend
at the Lake Farmpark Metropark
in Kirtland, Ohio.
In conjunction, the Western Reserve Rug Hookers
had their annual rug show.
There were so many wonderful rugs ~
both primitive and fine cut.
Please sit back
and enjoy the show!

This rug was surprisingly small ~ maybe 12" x 15".

I will have more rugs to share
in a subsequent post.
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Pug hugs :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Big THANK YOU and more Rugs from the Kingwood Hook-in ~

First of all, a HUGE THANK YOU for all the votes that have been cast for Eema and Cher.  They have moved up to third place in the overall voting.  Please be sure to email me if you've cast 5 or more votes.  I will be having two drawings because of your generosity.
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In addition to the first rugs at the Kingwood hook-in, there were additional rugs and hooked items displayed.  Oh, so much talent!!!
Please enjoy the show.

Waldoboro style of hooking.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I can't believe another week is almost over.  Where, oh where, does the time go?
Pug hugs :)