Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Meeting of Wild West Rug Hookers

We have had such a great summer so far. Our May meeting was in a VERY small room at the Park County Library. They had double booked our room so we graciously gave the large room to another group.
There were 4 of us who barely fit in the small room. My daughter Shelly brought us a fan because that tiny enclosed space was stuffy and hot. We couldn't open the door much because the main part of the library was right outside the door and if there is one thing I'm not, it's quiet. Even though we were confined, we still had a great time. We are so lucky to have such a great group.
Barb Pearson was hooking this outstanding Jacobean rug at the May meeting. She is using a #3 cut and the rug is amazingly hooked. Barb has such a great way of keeping track of each flower and how it is hooked. She is amazingly organized.
Craig Pearson, Barb's husband, was working on this one. I wish I had taken a picture of it after he finished working on it at the June Meeting. He uses a #5 cut, I believe. Both he and Barb are such an inspiration to be around.

Patty Tyrrell was working on an Encompassing Designs pattern of crocks at both meetings. She had started a heart rug but has since decided it would make a great project for Prairie Rose Rug School in August.

I was still doing the border of my dog rug, and Carol Messerli was working on her elk. I am sad I didn't remember to get pictures of Carol's elk rug. She is really doing a great job. I promise I will have pictures of in in July.

Speaking of Prairie Rose Rug School, it is the first week in August at Assumption Abbey in Richardson, ND and all 5 of us are going this year! It will be Carol's first time, the second time for Patty and I, and Craig and Barb have been many times. It's hard to believe how far we have come since this time last year. Patty and I were nervous and could be since we had no idea what to expect. We hadn't met Craig and Barb yet and we certainly hadn't started our hooking group.

Barb had just been through so much with her breast cancer and they missed last years School. Barb is now a cancer survivor and I can't tell you what a blessing it has been to know such a wonderful woman.

Patty and I are now "experienced" at hooking school and we are even more excited than ever for school this year. What a blessing that Carol is going to join us. I can't wait to share that experience with everyone!

And for a little bit of eye candy, here is another antique rug of Sheering's grandfather's.
Don't you just love it! I know I do. Her grandfather didn't make the rug but he sure had great taste.