Tuesday, May 11, 2021

We're Back!

Things are starting to feel more like life before Covid for our Rug Hooking Group. The Wild West Rug Hookers were going to have Cynthia Norwood at a Camp last week but because of health reasons Cynthia couldn't make it. Several of the Rug Hookers that were coming to the Camp wanted to come to Cody anyway so we had a Hook-In instead. It was so wonderful being in a group again! 

I had all my soaps, candles, oils, and salves for sale while others brought frames to sell, hooks made by Craig Pearson, patterns we knew we would never get around to hooking, frame covers, and wool. For such short notice it turned out to be a very successful event. We are actually going to talk about having it once a year!

For the rug show we had a wonderful display of rugs! The pocket is from Jan Barnett and the stool and houses are from Barb Hagler.

Top left is Sylvia Gauthier, Hit and miss is Debra Inglis, Gnome Santa is Barb Hagler, Floral is Barb Pearson.
This rug by Peg Carpenter is even more stunning in real life.
Debra Inglis did the Hit and Miss, and the deer for a Challenge created by Catherine Butterick. The rugs everyone did for the Challenge will be in the next ATHA Magazine. Debra did the proddy edge Christmas pillow and Craig Pearson did the funky chickens.
The top floral was hooked by Barb Pearson and the bottom rug was hooked by Craig Pearson. They use fine cut and hook perfectly.
Santa Gnome is by Barb Hagler and the Sheep Patriotic Santa is by Jan Barnett. It was her second rug.
This lovely proddy pillow is by Barb Pearson. It has always been a favorite of mine.
Here again are the two from Debra Inglis. I may just have to hook the deer.
And this one is from Patty Tyrrell. 
Debra Inglis is far left from Clark Wyoming, front is Peg Carpenter, from Casper Wyoming, hooking behind her is Becky Newell, and standing is Jan Barnett.
From the left is the back of Patty Timm and the side of Catherine Butterick, Standing is Barb Pearson from Powell Wyoming, and Sylvia Gauthier is sitting from Cody Wyoming.
Left standing is Jan Barnett from Greybull WY, sitting is Becky Newell from North Dakota, with a corner of Barb Pearson's face, Barb Hagler from Billlings Montana, and Peg Carpenter from Casper Wyoming. 
Becky Newell is hooking away.
This is Patty Tyrrell. She took most of the pictures and she lives in Shell Wyoming.
Here we have Patty Timm from Idaho sitting with Buffalo Bill in front of the Historic Irma Hotel where she and Catherine were staying, as were several others.
This lovely lady is Catherine Butterick from Idaho. It was such a pleasure to meet her and Patty Timm from Idaho.
Barb Pearson was working on this handsome guy.
Patty Tyrrell was working on this handsome bunny.
Becky Newell was working on the Fruit of the Spirit. She changed up her pears later on.
This is what Sylvia Gauthier was working on using strictly worms.
Barb Hagler was working on this beautiful rug she got while spending the winter in Florida.
This stunning beauty is what Catherine Butterick was working on. 
Our beginner hooker Patty Timm was working on this adorable blue bird.
And Debra Inglis was working on this outstanding, HUGE runner from Sally Kallin, who will be teaching here in Cody next August! Email me at sylviaquilt@yahoo.com if you want more information for her class. 

We all had such a great time and we can't wait to see everyone next hook in and many will be at the Katie Hartner Camp August 25-28, 2021. We can fit in 3 more so email me if you want information.

I can't tell you how great it is to have something to post! I hope things are normalizing in other places as well. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Rug Hookers in Shell, WY

 We finally couldn't take the separation any longer and met in Shell, Wyoming for the first time in quite awhile. It was SO good seeing everyone who could make it and we truly had a wonderful day. 

Catherine Butterick, a Region 10 ATHA member, gave all of Region 10 a challenge to use our worms. Worms are the strips of wool already cut for a project and not completely used up. What we all found is the the worms actually seem to reproduce as you are using them. Our piles didn't dwindle much. I think I could use my worms for a very long time. 

This is Debra's second Challenge Rug using worms. I love the way this turned out!

This is the first rug Debra did for the Challenge. It is a Woolley Fox Pattern and certainly one of my favorites!

The project Debra worked on is this large Christmas bag that she drew the snowman on and hooked with a hoop. It is so darn cute!

Jan, who is a new rug hooker, is working on her second rug. I believe she will be done for Christmas. She added a border to her pattern.

Patty was working on a Woolley Fox pattern. She used a plaid that magically made the design in the vase! She has a real knack for using plaids.

I started the top for a wooden box I bought for the ATHA 2022 Biennial fund raiser. I'm using all leftover worms for this.

This is my first rug for the Worm Challenge. It is a pattern by Susan Quicksall. I'm beyond happy with how it turned out!

This is a Janice Johnson pattern called My World. I had a wonderful time learning what works and what didn't in the background.

Seeing everyone was so much fun and we are getting together again very soon. TAKE THAT VIRUS!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Rug Hookers in Shell WY

The weather was great for our trek to Shell, WY Saturday. It turned out to be a social event for a couple of cross stitchers. We had a record number of rug hookers too, 7 of us!
 Debra has been busy with other tasks and hadn't hooked since our last meeting but she got more hooking done Saturday.
 Patty started this floral Baa Ram Ewe design. It's a nice spring design to be working on.
 Patty used a wide cut on her adorable antique chicken. I love her colors!

I finished my Ipswich by Woolly Fox. It is one of my favorite rugs. I hand dyed a lot of the wool for this one.
Faye wasn't at the meeting since she is snow birding in Arizona, but I have to show her Fall Guy by Woolley Fox. She did an outstanding job!
All in all it was a beautiful ride to Shell and a truly fun filled day.

Monday, January 13, 2020

First meeting of 2020

We met in Cody at the Park Co Library on Saturday and we had three women who have never hooked with us come. I can't tell you what a blessing it was to have them.
Emily Keith hooked the pillow and wall hanging. She lives in Ten Sleep on the Big Horn Mountains and she hooks her view. We met her when we were demonstrating in Thermopolis WY and she later bought one of my Cheticamp frames. Getting to know her has been so much fun.

 Here is Liz, who is hooking for the first time, Emily, the above artist and Scotta. Liz and Scotta came all the way from Billings MT to hook with us and it was SUCH a pleasure to meet them.
 Patty is hooking her rooster in a wide cut. It is turning out so cute!
 Patty finished the rug she started at Prairie Rose Rug School. It is absolutely stunning!
 Since Patty was taking pictures of everyone else I found another picture of her to post. We can't leave out the photographer!
 I dyed both fabrics for my Coverlet from Old Tattered Flag. I copied the idea from Barb. I know which granddaughter will probably get this but I have to make some other grandkids rugs first. She got the Eiffel Tower I did awhile back.
 Here are me and Debra, busy hooking away. Everything I did on my rug I took out Saturday night and started again Sunday morning. I tend to do that a lot but I am always happier with the results.
 I have had this Kim Nixon footstool pattern for awhile now and decided to get it finished. I dyed all the fabric except for the background and had a blast hooking it. I need to make the stool,
 Debra is working on this adorable snowman from Spruce Ridge Studios. She even has a little paisley pocket that a felted snowman fits into. I believe the tree is going to be dimensional too.
Laura came too and as usual, we didn't get her photo but it was such a pleasure to have her there. The three new ladies hooking with the rest of us made it one of our most inspiring days!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

December Rug Hooking in Shell, WY

The Wild West Rug Hookers met in Shell, WY for December. Patty, Jan, and I were the only ones but we sure had a great time! Jan finished the first rug she started 7 years ago and started another one. She has such a busy life that I'm not at all surprised it took her that long to finish. I hope we get to see more of her!

 Barb couldn't make it but she sent a picture of the rug she is working on. I just adore her colors!

 This is Jan's 7 year rug. It may have taken awhile but it turned out wonderful!

 I (Sylvia) hooked Kris Kringle from Woolley Fox. I hooked his coat in paisley shawl. This went so fast!

 Then I started Keith Kemmers Merry Christmas Time. I chose the large one. Again, I used a paisley shawl for the coat. It is a different one but they sure look similar.

 Patty is almost done with her large rug she started at Prairie Rose Rug School in August. It is even more stunning in person. Such a beautiful job!

I hooked a snowman from Barb Carroll's book to stuff. I'll hang a bell from his hat and add twigs for arms.

We always have such a wonderful time. I can't get over how blessed we are to have such a positive and uplifting group.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!