Thursday, July 31, 2014

Prairie Rose Rug School Here We Come!

All 5 of the members of Wild West Rug Hookers are going to be traveling to Assumption Abbey in Richardton, ND to attend the Prairie Rose Rug School. Barb and Craig Pearson have been attendees for many years, Patty and I were newbies last year, and Carol will be attending for the first time this year.

This is the beautiful Assumption Abbey where we will be hooking and eating. The monks take such great care of us while we are there serving the most amazing meals and snacks.

This is our view looking out of the wall of windows in the room where our classes are held. We see wildlife strolling the grounds as well as may visitors that walk by while touring this amazing facility.

The dorm rooms we sleep in are beautifully decorated and the beds are so comfy. I can't say enough about how wonderful Assumption Abbey is and how great we are treated by the monks while we are there. All five of us are so excited to spend the week with great friends, old acquaintances, and new faces.

Post by Sylvia Gauthier

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pleasant Surprise

Patty Tyrrell had a pleasant surprise at the Women's Tea in Shell Wyoming the other day when a former student of hers, Carol Miller, brought her finished footstool to show.
This is Carol's first piece of rug hooking which was started in a class taught by Patty. When I saw Carol at Patty's house one day she stated that her son was making her a footstool for her finished rug.

Well, Carol's son must be an outstanding woodworker because this footstool is beautiful. Carol's hooking and the footstool are a perfect match!
The pattern that Carol chose is from the website I Love Rug Hooking and it is called Cat and Ball by Fredericksburg Rugs. The kit is in the Beginners Section on the website. All of the kits used in Patty's class were purchased from I Love Rug Hooking and I was so impressed with the quality of the wool in each of the kits in the class.
Congratulation Carol on a job well done, and congratulations Patty on being such a great teacher.

Blog Post by Sylvia Gauthier