Yesterday at our monthly rug hooking meeting we had a really nice turnout. We met in the backyard of Kay's beautiful historic home and enjoyed hooking and visiting for several hours. There were some great rugs that I'd like to share with you.
This first one was designed and hooked by Jennifer - such a fun little Halloween ghost rug, and the braided border is the perfect finishing touch.
Jennifer also designed this Halloween witch rug - I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but the rug is irregularly shaped and that adds quite a bit of whimsy to it.
This is Marilyn's version of Jennifer's design - every bit as cute as the original. I wonder if she'll be adding the same braided border treatment? Marilyn is a professional organizer who is an inspiration to all of us - you can read her blog here.
Marilyn's daughter Cindy has caught the rug hooking bug and this is her first project. She loves Deanne Fitzpatrick's work and her influence can be seen here with all the different fibers that she included in the rug.
Here's a bit of a close up shot showing some of the colors and fibers in the border.
Marilyn brought her quilting buddy, Julie, to see the rugs and I found out she also blogs, so it was fun to meet her. You can see her blog here. I see that she has already blogged about her visit yesterday, so if you hop on over there you can see pictures of the inside of Kay's wonderful home.
Sharon's newest project is totally awesome - she got the inspiration from this in a book of old embroideries she found at the library - the original sampler was stitched by a 15 year old girl. Sharon's colors are so beautiful and drab - I love it!
Don't know why I didn't think to get a picture of the whole group - guess I got too caught up in my project. I was busy whipping the edges of my latest rug - I've always wanted to try using wool strips instead of yarn on the edges, and since I had lots of 8.5 background strips leftover from the project I thought I'd give it a try. I love how fast it goes and how it looks, so I'm sure I'll be using this technique more often. It was a great day visiting with friends. Next month we'll be back to meeting inside again since the cooler temperatures will will be here - summer hooking outside sure was fun while it lasted!