Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hooking On Tuesday

Our First Tuesday rug hooking group met this week and we had a great turnout of 10 people. This was in spite of the fact that it was the coldest day of the winter - by far! Brrrr...... We had a lovely time visiting and seeing what everyone was working on.

Cindy brought her second completed piece and we all just loved the sheep - the background - AND the foreground! So clever! She said she used a punch needle pattern for the sheep portion of the rug, and the rest of the design was her own idea.

Sandy brought her finished snowman pillow that she started at our meeting last month and he is adorable! The way she did the edges with whipped cording was meticulous workmanship!

Marilyn brought her snowflake pillow - I love how she gradually changed the color of the background with a couple different shades of blue. YUM!

Here are the two snow-themed pillows displayed next to each other - they make a great pair- but they'll be living in two different cities.

Marilyn was doing the handwork on some heart ornies that she had hooked - the plaid she used gives so much interest to the finished piece!

Tonia is working on the same design that Sharon did a few months ago - it was taken from a vintage embroidery book - I love how drab and faded the colors look on this rug.

Sandy & Tonia both brought some books that they had made. They're small photo albums that they carry in their purses so they can show people what hooked rugs look like when they ask. Tonia had decorated the cover of hers with a sheep - appropriately enough. Sandy went home and did something similar - I can't wait to see what hers looks like.

I think we all want to make one of these for ourselves now - a brag book of sorts - great idea!

We met at Marliss's house and she had done a little furniture rearranging since the last time we were there. In her living room - where she teaches piano lessons - she had moved the grand piano and hung one of her hooked rugs over it - it was mounted in a barn wood frame - and I love the way the floral arrangement reflects the colors in the rug.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
What a talented bunch of hookers. I especially love the floral over the piano!
What are you working on now that the footstool is done?
Hugs :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Great projects by all but did I miss what YOU were working on, Miss Gayle?

Yes, a brag book should be something you should do!

Lori said...

What a talented bunch! How fun that record cold temps didn't keep the group home.

lisawooly4ewe said...

I love the snow pillows. Sandy and Marilyn you did a fantastic job on your pillows! I love the brag book, I have started one but never finished it. I will have to do that now. All of the rugs look great!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

What great work. I love the wool journal! Perfect idea to chart our finished rugs. You could also sketch ideas in them, save swatches, oh, all sort of things. I love journals, can't you tell?

Mimi Sue said...

All you girls are so creative! Love the sheep on the quilt. Mimi

BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...

Love the idea of a wool journal. May have to get a bigger purse. :)