Friday, August 24, 2018

Sauder ~ the End

I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I normally do.  The rug show is just overwhelming.  A few more rugs to share.

Tish Murphy was a vendor at the show.  She had done this take on Rosie the Riveter.

Tish then drew this pattern for a hooker in Wisconsin whose mom was a real Rosie during the war.  She drew her likeness and added the silhouette of a warplane since the lady had riveted on such a plane. 
I've seen this rug before, but this time I had an "aha" moment.

Don't the knees look like boobs?

Another Celebrations rug.
Not something I will ever hook, but I am in awe.

A couple punch needle pieces by the talented and so productive Jo.

A rug this size is incomprehensible to me.

There were many group exhibits displayed at the show.  Here is the challenge from the Crooked River guild that I belong to.
That's my rug, top middle.

The paisley challenge from another guild I belong to, the Western Reserve Rug Hookers.  I did not participate in this one.

The pinecone rugs were simply gorgeous.


The special exhibit was Maud Lewis.  You can read more about her here. 

These wooly pine trees were fun.  One of these days I will get around to making one.


The felted animals were just unreal.  What talent.


And the craziness continues.  Yesterday was spent at the county fair in the morning and then a trip to the Cleveland Zoo in the evening for the Asian Lantern Festival.  Very cool.  Tomorrow it's a Rebekah L. Smith wool applique class (like I need another project!) and then Sunday I head to Millersburg, Ohio, for a 3 day hooking retreat.  Just hooking, friends, lots of laughs I'm sure, a little wine, maybe some antiquing.  Life is good.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


acorn hollow said...

what wonderful rugs! Lucky lucky lucky you getting so much hooking in!

marly said...

Wow. Love that flag. There's so much to see and all so beautifully crafted. Sounds like you don't have much time to sit in solitude!!

WoolenSails said...

What an amazing show, caught up on the past posts. Love all the different styles and finishes and love the felted pieces.


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Prims By The Water said...

I could never hook like that. Like I said before, amazing folks out there! I have one of those wooly tree patterns, and still have not made one for myself yet. Some day. Have fun on your continued journey. Janice

Saundra said...

Wow, another great rug show. Your boating bear looked quite at home hanging there and bet you are happy with it now.

Farm Girl said...

Wow, I look at all of that and I wish I was closer to where you live. What a nice place to have all of that available to you. One of my sons will be in Cleveland at the end of the month. I tried to talk him into letting me go. :)
What talent and I am glad you took pictures. Just amazing.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for sharing all your pictures. I swear I missed seeing some of them and I was there. Have fun on your getaway.

Jennie in GA said...

Thanks for the rug show! So glad you are enjoying retirement.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
WOW, WOW, DOUBLE WOW!!!! So many amazing rugs and talented hookers out there!!! So happy you shared your trip with us who aren't lucky enough to go!!!
I saw your sweet rug in the grouping and it looks right at home!!
Hope you have fun on your next adventure!!!!
Take care and have a great holiday!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo

village folk art said...

Yes WOW, WOW, and more WOWS .... Way too mind boggling for my peas sized brain. I am simply not that ambitious. They are all beautiful. I am exhausted just thinking about touring that show!
Have a great week Lauren and I am sure you fully enjoyed SAUDER.
Peace and Blessings for all, Barb

woolwoman said...

the felted animals were breath taking - they looked so real even the eyes. Thanks for all the photos and posting - I really look forward to this every year. It means a lot to those of us who never get to go. Glad you are keeping busy !

vaiybora said...

very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!