Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Yesterday it snowed, not as much as we usually get, but more than a dusting. I am guessing about an inch or so. It was a beautiful sight altho we all know that it plays havoc with motorists. In the early evening, just as it was getting dusky, Eloise wanted to go out into her play yard. As I opened the door the beautiful white flakes were slowly wafting down. The white dog exploded into the flakes with the speed of Superman. The white dog in the white flakes, leaving a trail of vapor and a plume of snow behind. After the run, rolling in the snow, creating doggy snow angels. What a delight. Never a day goes by that Eloise does not bring joy into our home.
After a good romp, a girl has to rest.
I also attended the Blue and Gray hook-in in Gettysburg on Monday. If you have checked Pat's blog. you know that she also attended and has posted many pictures. The turnout was great. We had not seen each other for two months since the December meeting was postponed due to the weather. So much chatter and exchange of ideas. A wonderful group of women all sharing ideas, recipes, and laughs. Many rugs were shown on Monday, and like Pat, I took many pictures. I have gone thru mine and will try not to show to many duplicates altho I know there will be some.
Many of these rugs I do not know
either design name or who the
hooker is - but I do hope that you will
enjoy each and every one of them.

This is a rug being hooked by Joan S.
Lovely soft color plan.

This rug in process is also being hooked
by Joan S. She started this rug
at the Buckeystown Rug Workshop
last October or November

This is a original design with poppies in the
corners. Designed by Jeniece F. and being
hooked by her.

This rug is a beauty. It is being hooked
by Judith. Judith likes to hook seasonal
rugs in the season. This rug was started in
October - love the crow!

I'm not sure but I think the rest of these rugs
are Peg V's rugs. Some of these pictures
may be duplicates of Pat's posting.

I hope that you have enjoyed this bit of a rug show. If you ever have a chance to go to a Blue and Gray meeting I am sure you not only enjoy it but that you will be exposed to some outstanding rugs and rug hookers.
As for me, my Adam and Eve rug is progressing slowly. I did manage to get a bit of background done yesterday. I under estimated the amount of skin color needed to hook two angels and Adam and Eve. As a result, wool is soaking and this afternoon I will be in the dye pots. I feel as tho I have to "hurry" and finish because I have several other large rugs in process and Pat has finished the designing of my new rug. Oh, Oh, Oh, I have to live to be 103 and then I'm not sure I will get it all done. Probably get more finished if I would stop playing Bridge, but I love that too. How can people ever say they are bored and have nothing to do. I wish the days had 48 hours, or is it that I am just slow?
Enjoy the snow, drink hot tea, prop your feet up by the fire and enjoy this season of the year.
Doris and Eloise


weaverpat said...

Thank you Doris, for showing pictures of many more great rugs. It was nice to see you in person for once!
I can just imagine Eloise making a bee-line out into the snow! LOL!!! Just like a kid!
Hope your dying goes well.

Julia said...

Thanks for the show of gorgeous rugs Doris. It's so nice for Eloise to keep you entertained. She is doing a great job and deserves to be pampered in a nice bed. I admire how you keep yourself so busy.

Have a great day with Eloise and stay warm while we all wait for spring. JB

Orange Sink said...

Hi Doris,
What I really want to know is what a doggy snow angel looks like! LOL What a joyful post!

If our nation were all rug hooker's all the problems would be solved!

Hugs to you and Eloise!

Cathy G

Rugs and Pugs said...

Doris ~
Thank you so much for sharing! The rugs are all so wonderful.
Have fun "playing" in the dye pots!
I'd love to see Eloise romping in the snow, but I'm sure she is too fast too possibly get a picture.
Pug hugs :)

Kim said...

Gee Doris, I don't know if I will ever get to the skill level to hook some of those beautiful rugs. Such detail!!
Eloise is a hoot. Millie loves to get all cuddled under a blanket too but refused to play in the snow. I usually have to throw her out in it and then she is mad for awhile.