Friday, October 2, 2009


On Wednesday, I Hooked with the Cattail Rug Chapter of the Pearl McGown Guild. This is the first group of rug makers that I hooked with starting a long time ago. The members come from a wide range of Maryland and have been together for many years. While we meet twice a month, this is the first time I have been able to hook with them since June. I really have missed all of my old friends and was so glad to see them. Naturally, I had to take pictures of the rugs finished and in progress.

The first rug is Carol's. It is a very long table runner that she is making for her daughter-in-law. I show only half of it here. The other side is the same but it is to long to get in one picture. The color plan is lovely. She is planning to put fringe on each end. This next picture is Jean's rug. She has rejoined us after a 2 year absence. We have all missed her and are so glad to have her back with us. The hooking on this rug is finished and she was putting the edge on.
The shading in her pears is lovely.
This next rug is Lina's. I wish the background had shown up better in the pic. It is several shades of soft tan and is just beautiful.

The little Scottie is really perky and makes me smile.
Here is Meg looking intently at a rug that was being displayed on the floor. We always have a "show and tell" time which is great fun.

This is the oriental that Meg is working on. Oriental's are her specialty and all of the floors in her home are covered in them. Needless to say, a beautiful home. The color plan of this oriental is so vibrant and lovely - I know it will be really beautiful when finished.

This next rug is Margaret's. She did this at a camp she attended this spring. It is one of the rugs that is embellished with all sort of materials. All of the flowers are prodded and the grass is a number of different types of wool - yarn, wool strips, etc. Certainly not a rug to walk on but to be hung on the wall. Margaret says it was fun to do but doesn't think she will do this type of hooking again.

And last but not least, our Ginny's rug. This had us all laughing. What a wonderful job she did on this. The ruffles on the panties are done with a white yarn called lace yarn. The ring on her finger is a large facetted piece of glass and her necklace is blue glass. You really have to see this rug close up and personal to get the full impact of if. In case you can't read the whole saying it is " Put on your big girl panties and deal with it." Ginny is most generous with her rugs and gives many of them as presents but this one she says is for herself!

All in all, a good time was had by all. Of course, as with all hookers, this group has its share of great cooks and the food was scrumptious!
And now back to the home front. My mission in life this week is to kill as many stink bugs as I can. I have never seen them as bad as this year. They are everywhere I look, however I don't think I'm alone. I think we will get one more picking of tomatoes from the garden this weekend and also some more butternut squash and that's about it for fresh vegs. Time to put the garden to sleep for the winter. It makes me sad to see winter come but this fall weather is grand and I hope all of you are enjoying it. This is a great time to out doors. After all, the best hooking time is January, February, and March so enjoy the outdoors while you can. Have a great week all.


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Great rugs to show us Doris. Thanks! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
We must be lucky at our home. I think I've killed less than 5. By the way you talked about it, you must be swamped with them. I'm not complaining!

Beth said...

Doris.. I love the rug with the stonewall and window and colorful flowers.. so pretty!! Hope to see you sometime soon!

Anonymous said...

Doris, this looks like a really neat rug hooking group. They are all nice rugs but I especially like the "big girl panties" one. I think every hooker should make at least one whimsical rug. Hope to see you Thursday.