Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Tuesday Group

Yesterday we held our monthly meeting at Tonia's house. She showed us one of her newly finished rug projects that was hanging on one of the bedroom walls. This patriotic fish is a pattern in one of Polly Minick's books.


And this will be a three dimensional sheep when she finishes the hooking and sews the two parts together.


Appropriately enough there were two pumpkin rugs being worked on. Marliss is doing this one...


.....and this is Sharon's. Both are very cute, and even though they both have crows and pumpkins, they have a very different feel to them.


Michelle is making some big loopy flowers that she will eventually attach to sticks from her yard so she can arrange a bouquet of them in a vase.


A couple months ago I received an email from a gal who knew she would be visiting Utah in October, and she asked if there were any rug hooking meetings she could attend. Turns out her timing was perfect, so this is a picture of our special visitor Jane from Michigan who was able to spend the day with us.


She brought a very small  project to work on and had a collapsible frame to make it easier to fit in her suitcase - such cute sheep!


And everyone LOVED the purse she was carrying that was made with a geometric design and fun bright colors. She bought the pattern from Perennial Blessings, and it's called Flapjacks - because of the round shapes used in it.


She crocheted the seams together with some green yarn she dyed to match - so I  got a close-up picture of that, but I forgot to show the fun lining fabric that she used.


We had a delicious homemade minestrone soup for lunch and I think everyone really enjoyed the day!



12 comments:

Janet O. said...

I know nothing about hooking rugs, but they sure look fun! What I want is the recipe for the minestone soup!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Gorgeous rugs!! But what's not to love about sheep, crows, and pumpkins??? Some of my favoritest things in the world. But I gotta say - I'm quite smitten with that fish. Too cute - and what an amazing job of hooking....wow!!! Thanks for sharing! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Thanks for the rug show! What are you working on?
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Courtney said...

Wonderful sharing. I love the pumpkins and that awesome purse!

Amy McPheeters said...

Such fun! I feel like I was there with you all!

Sue said...

What a terrific show of artwork! Looks like you all had a wonderful time!! Beautiful!

jennifer768 said...

Looks like fun! Loved seeing all the beautiful rugs in progress.Hugs,Jen

Carol Miller said...

Loved the fish and have often wanted to hook that pattern. Your visitor was also a very talented hooker...I loved her projects ! Carol in Az

Lori said...

It looks like a great day with such talented women!!

Raymond Homestead said...

Love those big loopy flowers!

Ullan tilkut said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! I love your works! They are fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters from other countries! :)

Minick and Simpson said...

Thanks for the heads up! Love your fish. It was fun and quick, don't you think?
I think you will love the next book - American Summer, full of patterns and inspiration - out in January 2012
Polly Minick