Monday, August 24, 2015

August Meeting

We have a new hooker in our group! Debra Inglis and her husband are moving to Clark, Wyoming from Texas. She was such a delight to meet. Debra had contacted me a while back through a shop Patty and I buy from called I Love Rug Hooking. Debra had run into the owner, Shelley, at a Camp and through the conversation Shelley mentioned she had a couple of customers from Wyoming and contacted me to see if it was okay if she gave Debra my information. I was so excited! We are all looking forward to more meetings with Debra.
 Debra brought two of her finished rugs to show. I adore these two rugs so much. The first one is called Two Old Deer by Sally Kallin at Pine Island Primitives. 
 Debra also hooked this adorable floral designed by Maggie Bonanomi. I just love the colors! She had an adorable sheep pillow too but I guess we didn't get a picture of it.
 I (Sylvia Gauthier) was finishing the edge on my Game Board Rug designed by Polly Minick. It is in the book Everyday Folk Art by Minick and Simpson. I had so much fun making it that I'm doing the Irish Chain from the same book in the same wools.
 As in an earlier post, I had ordered this kit from Molly Colegrove. I must say that I learned so much by hooking this little rug. I framed the mat on a frame my gracious daughter Shelly made for me.
 Patty Tyrrell and I both hooked Crocks from Encompassing Designs.  I really enjoy seeing the same pattern hooked two different ways. Both are very similar and yet very different. The top one is mine.

 This Crock rug is Patty's.

 Carol Messerli was working on Hearts Abound by Designs in Wool. She is making it for her son and daughter-in-law as a commemorative rug for their wedding.
Patty Tyrrell was working on her Lincoln Bag. This one is going to take a while. She is using a lot smaller cuts than usual, but it will be worth it! I love how it's turning out!

Barb and Craig Pearson were working on their same rugs. They have had super busy lives and it doesn't seem to be slowing down for them. We are just happy when they are able to come.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Prairie Rose Rug School 2015

Two of our group, Patty and Carol, were lucky enough to go to Prairie Rose Rug School this year in Richardton North Dakota at Assumption Abbey. It is always such a pleasure to see old friends, make new ones, and learn from such wonderful teachers. The Monks cook amazing meals and the atmosphere is amazing.

Patty took a few pictures from the rug show for us all to see. She said it was really hard because most of them were on chairs and not flat like usual.

These are the grandchildren of Betty Dahlins. I saw her hooking this last year and couldn't believe how beautiful it was. It's nice to see it finished. 

This floral is also by Betty Dahlin. Beautiful job of color planning and hooking.

Carolyn Godfreed is one of the most amazing rug hookers I have ever seen. She does original work and it is always shades perfectly.

Darlene Buckner punched this rug of her favorite spot on their property. She says it is so comforting and she can see Canada from here.

 Darlene also punched this adorable floral. She certainly does beautiful work.

This is a gorgeous floral hooked by Joan England. I wish I knew if it was an original or not.

Mary Ellen Weyerman started this pillow in a class by Sharon Saknit. It turned out beautiful. The design uses a piece of wool paisley and is hooked in matching colors around it.

Pat Horn is the most amazing woman. She hooks beautifully and even with back problems, still attends the school with her amazing daughter Suzy Jones, the Director of the school.

 This cutie was punched by Sara Judith, one of the teacher this year at Prairie Rose. Don't you just love the moose's rubber boots!
 Sue Cunningham, another rug hooker from Wyoming, hooked this amazing geometric. She does such perfect work.
This is also an original work by Sue Cunningham. I just love everything about this rug!!

Patty and Carol both had the best time at Prairie Rose. Sara Judith and Brigitta Phy were wonderful teachers and after our meeting on the 22nd I will have pictures of the rugs they both worked on. Next years teachers are going to be Ingrid Hieronimus, Hethie Boll and Pris Butler. I just can't wait until next year!