Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Some Nice Rugs To Share

I drove to SLC for a rug hooking meeting today - I missed it last month because of our trip to Santa Fe, so it was nice to visit with the ladies and catch up on all their news.

Yvonne has finished hooking her Halloween rug and she was busy stitching the binding down. It's pretty big - about 36" x 40" or so - and she says she won't ever make one this big for a holiday that will only have it displayed for a few weeks of the year - way too much work for that! There's so many fun details in this rug - the spider web - the checkerboard - the bright red fingernails - and all those fun pumpkin faces!


Myra is working on a long runner - I think it'll be about 48" when it's done. She's planned the colors to go in her front living room - very pretty! I love that there a little squiggles of color in each diamond that are slightly different to make it more interesting to look at.


Nancy is working on a geometric that I really like.


This is the last rug Nancy made after taking her inspiration from a woven Indian tapestry.


And here it is displayed in front of the couch in her sitting room - the colors are so perfect
together!


I'm headed to CA for a few days of visiting family. I plan on hosting a giveaway here on my blog when I get back so you rug hookers will have that to look forward to. (There will be  WOOL involved!)

16 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Fun rugs!! Love the Halloween witch...and all those sweet little jack-o-lanterns!! I'd love to just hook the little jack on the far left - the shading and wools are wonderful!! Have fun with the family - safe travels! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Janet O. said...

What a fun Halloween rug! So much detail.
I think Nancy's rug is my favorite--probably her colors. They speak to me.
Enjoy your trip!

Judith said...

Its a long time since I did any hooking. Maybe this winter. All the rugs are great I like the wavy geometric one the most.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Great rugs. That Halloween rug is fun!
Have a safe trip and take lots of pics to share with us.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Ann said...

Hi Gayle, Thanks for sharing the rugs - the only problem with me reading your post is I have found ANOTHER rug I want to hook! I love the blue & tan diamond rug, the simplicity of it really draws me in. If only I had more time.....

Have a fun and safe trip. ~Ann

Courtney said...

What great rugs and great inspiration. I would like to tackle a geometric someday. Those pumpkins are great...all so unique. Have a wonderful trip!

Linda said...

Love the Halloween rug. Many hours put into this rug. I need to pick up my hooking this winter, it's been awhile. Thanks for the pics.

Lori said...

Oh Gayle, the rugs are all gorgeous!!
How inspiring it must be to see so many and such a variety!

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow - the rugs are all wonderful - I can't believe the detail in the Halloween rug. Amazing. I WILL learn to hook some day!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Great rugs, thanks for sharing. I'm really drawn to Nancy's geometric!

The Wool Cupboard said...

Gayle ~ You always have such great rug pictures to share. There are, obviously, a lot of talented rug hookers out in your neck of the woods!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Gayle, Thanks for sharing the great looking rugs. Love Nancy's rug it goes perfectly with your couch. Great colors. I hope you had a great time visiting family. Guess what you won my give away. Please email me. Thanks Hugs Judy

Rugs Area Cleaner said...

Really nice blog to share this Halloween. Nice rugs you have here. Keep it up!

Primitive/Colonial Passion said...

Your rugs are beautiful. I have a kit sitting in my sewing room closet. I'm a little nervous about starting it looks a little challenging. But sounds like a great project to work on during the winter months.

Blessings, Debbie

MORE PETALS AND WOOL said...

Hi Gayle, thanks for popping over to my blog and cheering me on. I much appreciate it. I'm still hoping to retrieve my old blog if possible.

Thanks for sharing those fun rugs with us. Take care. JB

Stephanie V said...

Just stopping by to offer congratulations on your win at Courtney's blog.

Love the rugs and quilts - I'll be back. I need the inspiration.