Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Great Meeting!

Yesterday at our monthly rug hooking meeting we had a great turn out with 10 people attending. Spirits were high with anticipation for a retreat we'll be attending next weekend. And there were so many great projects being worked on - there's a lot of talent in this group of ladies!

Sandy finished this flag rug and brought it to share with us. I love the color of the inner border with the vine in it - such a lovely warm golden color! And you can't tell from the picture, but the outer border was done with a big plaid that worked perfectly.

And then she finished this sweet little bunny rug while we were there - she's making a lot of progress! I wonder what she'll be working on next!

Sharon is doing a rooster rug that she plans on turning in to a pillow. I love the way the tail feathers extend out into the border.

Tonia is making fast progress on this great design that was taken from a vintage crewel piece. We're starting to call her the 'overachiever' because she works so quickly.

Kay came for the first time in several months and was working on this design that her husband drew for her. She has an old spinning wheel in her living room and this will be so fun to display by it.

Marilyn showed a darling little sheep with a punch needle blanket that her daughter made her for Christmas. It was her daughter's first attempt at anything like this and she did a great job. I just love it and she's said that I can borrow the pattern and make one for myself.

Jeanette is working on a flag for her very first project and doing a great job on it.

We will be attending an overnight retreat at a beautiful cabin at Bear Lake and I'll be sure to snap lots of pictures of the rug show and the projects that are being worked on!

I love rug hooking!


Kim said...

Ohhh, a Cabin at a Lake sounds perfect. Peaceful and inspiring is a great combo for rug hookers.

A Primitive Homestead said...

They are great! I would like to try rug hooking too. I got a free needle punch with a magazine sub. I need to try it out. Are there any how to - web sites?

Cathy G. said...

Can't wait to see the pics from your retreat! Sounds like a perfect setting for this time of year! Cathy G

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Thanks for sharing all the wonderful rugs.
Have a great time at your retreat and please take lots of pix to share.
Pug hugs :)

The Wool Cupboard said...

Gayle ~ You are certainly right about there being lots of talent in your group! Great rug pictures!

Enjoy the retreat - I'm seriously jealous! :0)