Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Last Monday I attended the meeting of the Blue and Gray hookers in Gettysburg, Pa. What a wonderful turnout they had. As I have told you before, each month we have a rug show. Everyone is welcome to bring a rug they have just finished or are still working on to show, however, one member is designated each month to give us a rug show. We are seeing some wonderful works of art.
This month the rug show was put on by Lina W. Lina has been hooking for many years. In addition to the Blue and Gray hookers, she is a member of the Mason/Dixon Chapter of ATHA and the Pearl McGown Cattail Creek Chapter of the National Guild. She also hooks with a group every week in Cockeysville, Md. I have not attempted to get the names of all of these rugs, nor did I ask her the particulars of each rug. Sit back and enjoy this lovely rug show.
No picture will ever do this rug justice. The
colors just glow as tho a light is shining
thru a window!

A wonderful rendition of iris using the
stained glass method of hooking."Reddy Fox" on the prowl

Another piece that just glows. Look at the
shading in the leaves. They curl and bend as
tho they were in the garden.
A sampler of fruits.

A lovely footstool to prop tired feet.

Wish I had gotten a better picture of this rug.
It is one of my favorites that Lina has hooked.
The wool was dip dyed so that all of the colors
automatically blend into one another.
Simply lovely.
Last but not least by any means. A beautiful
rendition of a crewel design
As I have stated before this computer has a mind of its own. Since it usually will not double space between paragraphs I thought I would try the star method and see what happens.
Yesterday I attended the Mason/Dixon chapter of ATHA. I will post some pictures from there in my next blog. They had a very poor turnout. I can't understand what is happening there. A great chapter with wonderful contacts and interesting projects and it seems to be having growning pains, or is it shrinking pains?
We have had two days of beautiful weather. Such a relief. I had been down in the dumps for so long that I had begun to wonder about myself. Sunshine sure does help. This is a time when I am very busy. I have 4 new students all at different levels of skill. It is a real challenge to get materials ready for all students and keep everyone interested. I do find that once my students get "hooked" on hooking they don't quit but keep getting in deeper and deeper and trying new things. In addition to new students, I am preparing for a workshop that I am giving late in March. It is sold out so I have to really get everything ready.
My next real chore in the hooking world is to get in the dye pots. I am taking a 4 day workshop in the middle of March with Pam Bartlett. I am really looking forward to that since it is a subject that I really am interested in and am going to challenge myself with the dyeing. I should mention that the hooking on "Adam and Eve in Paradise Dwelt" is finished and I have begun to add the kick strip. Pictures in a later blog.
Get out and enjoy this beautiful weather. Eloise is out on the deck taking a sun bath as I am writing this. She has really enjoyed these last two days. She is a little girl that hates rain and cold weather. If she could dance, it would be on sunny days. Take care everyone and have a wonderful week.


Joanne said...

Always great when you can have an impromptu rug show! Inspiring for sure! Love the sunshine myself - sortof puts a spring in the step (but not dancing!)

moosecraft said...

Love all these rugs! The one witht he dip dyes for blending is very impressive and really love the first one. I can almost imagine how beautiful it looks in person! Going to be sunny and 60 by Friday!!!! Smiles!

Kim said...

Beautiful rug show. The shading in some of them is inspiring.
I'm glad your weather is improving. Send it my way, if you can. :)

Orange Sink said...

Those rugs are truly works of art! We fellow rug hookers stand in awe of the talent and many hours into hooking each one!
Doris, how do you physically hold up to all you do with preparing for your students and now a workshop?!
I'm about ready to drop over preparing for one little class! I have dyed more wool recently though and that tires me out but I love it!
Have Eloise do the sun dance I thinks it's helping!
Cathy G

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Great rug show, thanks for sharing. Between you and Pat's blog, it's like we were there!
Glad the sunshine is making you feel better.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Beautiful rugs, such inspiration but, my favorite has to be the rug with the rooster! Thanks for sharing.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Doris ~
Thanks for the rug show! You are so lucky to have so many hookers that get together so often! What talent you show us. I am in awe.
I hope the sunshine lifts your spirits. It sounds like it is working for Eloise.
Pug hugs :)

weaverpat said...

Hi Doris,
Glad you posted the pictures of Lina's rugs. You have some that are different from mine and between us we covered it pretty well!
The spring-like weather certainly helps elevate the mood. Hope you and Eloise take advantage of the sunshine. It will soon be enjoying the deck weather!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Oh, thanks for sharing the beautiful rugs. I love the first one--AMJAZING!!!

This warm weather has me itching to get into the gardens!!

Julia said...

Doris, I don't know how I've missed this beautiful post. I'm blown away by the Flight to Egypt rug. It's absolutely beautiful. I just wish that I could see it in person... JB