Friday, July 6, 2012

Rug Group

I hosted the 1st Tuesday Rug Group at my house earlier this week. We spent most of the time out on the patio in the shade of the trees, but some of the gals also wanted to see my studio, and some hadn't ever seen my kitchen cupboards since we redid them, so I actually had people all over the place at one time or another! LOL


There was some good show & tell that day - but I don't really think very much hooking took place because of all the visiting that we did - and that's okay!


Here are pictures of Sharon's two projects she brought - this cute bird mat has a fraktur feel to it - I love the whimsical flowers too.


She crocheted the edge with wool strips using Karen Kahle's tutorial and it was the perfect finish for this piece. We hope she'll give us a demonstration one day so we can try it too!


Here is a rug she hooked from one of her grandchildren's drawings - I think this makes such a special rug - I can't wait till my grandson is big enough so I can do this too!


Jeanette is nearly done with this rug - she just has the background on the border left to do - it's a lovely soft green color that isn't really showing up very good in this picture because of the light.


We haven't see Kaye for months and months - but she has finished the rug that we last saw her working on. Her rugs always have personal meaning and significance and this one is no exception. It represents her ancestors who were handcart pioneers and crossed the plains on foot as they came to Utah - carrying all their earthly possessions in small handcarts. It also lists the names of the pioneer's descendants. 


I don't think I got everyone in these next two pictures, but it gives you an idea of the set-up we had that day - there were probably twelve of us - which is a good turnout for the group.



And on another note, I received a package in the mail today from Whittle's Fabric - ordered two bundles of their sale Civil War FQ's for a good price - felt like Christmas!



7 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Thanks for the show! Sharon's bird with the fraktur feel is delightful! I want to try that crocheted edge ~ SOON! Kaye's rug is just breathtaking!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Janet O. said...

I love the rug made from a child's drawing. Very fun idea!
Great rug of the pioneer trek, too.
Looks like you have a nice shady spot in your yard for gatherings.
I got an email from Whittle's shortly before leaving for our family reunion camp. I thought it best that I not even look--so I am drooling over your fabrics. : )

Nedra said...

This must be your other group (or different than the one we used to be in together). How fun to be on your back porch and to share such wonderful rugs.

Orange Sink said...

Gayle,
What wonderful rugs! All the lettering on that Pioneer trek rug must have been challenging.... but I can see she is a very experienced hooker! Thank-you so much for getting all the great photos! You have a lovely place under the trees on the patio to hook! I'm going back to take another look at those gorgeous rugs!!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Mimi Sue said...

You guys always have so much fun. I think I need to learn how to hook. Mimi

jody said...

gayle, your get together looks like so much fun! its nice to have the gals over..i love all the rugs and fabric. kinda makes me want to get the hooking out! enjoy your evening!

Cristin said...

Wow. Beautiful rugs, and it looks like you have a very fun group! {The rug made from the child's drawing is adorable...I need to learn how to make a rug!}