Saturday, February 19, 2011

Last week was a busy week for rug hooking. On Monday I attended the Blue and Gray hooking group in Gettysburg, Pa. I posted pictures of their rug show on my last blog. On Tuesday I attended the ATHA Mason/Dixon Chapter. For this meeting the group chose to have a "show and tell" program instead of a speaker. This "show and tell" program was an outcome of the Buckeystown three day workshop held last fall. Many rugs were started at the workshop and we were all anxious to see the results of three days work. As it turned out many that attended the workshop were not at the Tuesday meeting. However, many attendees did bring samples of their work and I hope you will agree with me that the workmanship is excellent and the variety wide.
This rug was hooked by Ginny and is in
wonderful shades of pink, blue and purple
closeup of one of the Iris'

This Oriental was also hooked by
Ginney and is a very long runner.

A close up of the center of the rug. The color
scheme for this rug is red, blue and green with
a neutral
This is Elinor's rug started at the
Buckeystown workshop. It is being hooked
with a number 3 cut and is her first
truly shaded rug with flowers. A great job.

This is a "protest" rug done by one of the
Mason/Dixon members in protest to the
continued killing of the whales

This is the corner of an exceptional oriental
rug hooked by the late Ruth Dietzel. Mrs.
Dietzel past away about 6 weeks ago. She was a long
time hooker of exceptional talent and a
wonderful person. We will all miss her.

The center motif of Mrs. Dietzel's rug.
Absolutely beautiful!

This is a very interesting small piece.
It was hooked by Sally A. I'm not sure if it was
started at the workshop. Here is what makes
it so interesting . . . . . . .
A close up of one of the roses. Sorry the picture
looks a little blury. All of the roses are
hooked with satin ribbon!!!!

Two color satin ribbon was used throughout -
a truly impressive use of alternative
This is just a partial photographic showing of the rugs presented at the meeting. I guess that I start talking to people and forget to take the pictures! It sure was interesting to see what other members are doing.
In addition to the above, I did show my Adam and Eve. The hooking of the rug is finished and I am adding the kick strip. I will show some pictures of this rug on my next posting.
In the meantime the wind is blowing like fury this Saturday. I hope where you are it is a bit calmer. I attended an Oyster roast this afternoon. I must say that it was yummy. In addition to the Oyster's there was Ham, Roast Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Saurkraut. String Beans, Dessert and coffee. A fair feast all for very little money and for the benefit of the local Ruitan club that does so much for the small town in which I live.
Hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend - hold on to your hats if you go out!



weaverpat said...

The rugs are lovely, Doris! I especially like the vibrant colors in the small rose piece. Satin ribbon! That is something I would never have thought of, but it certainly looks great.
Glad you are able to get out and enjoy the hooking groups again after all the dreadful weather.
An oyster roast! Zip and I are envious! Sounds sooo good!!!

Kim said...

The rugs are gorgeous. Such fine detail in them.
An oyster roast?? I have never heard of that but WOW that sounds good.

moosecraft said...

Great rugs! I do like the idea of hooking roses in the satin ribbon! Very nice! That wind was brutal yesterday... here's to a much more calm day today!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Doris ~
I hope your weather has settled down. The weather in Ohio reared its ugly head a few hours ago. Cold, wind, snow, sleet. Welcome to Ohio! Mother Nature was taunting us the other day with a snippet of spring.
Thanks for the rug show.
Pug hugs :)

Kim said...

Doris, your comment tonight touched me. You are a lovely person. I would have emailed you back but your posts are set to no-reply.

Julia said...

Doris, I found another post that I missed and I feel bad. I was in Ottawa then and not much time to check everyone's blog and I got behind. I was reading from the top of the list and it's usually the latest blogs that appears.

Your rug show is beautiful as usual and that feast of roasted oysters is new to me but I'm sure that I would have loved it as I love any sea food.

Hopefully now that the spring weather has arrived it will be easier to get around with your hooking friends and students. JB