Thursday, January 31, 2013

Salt Lake Rug Group

I just realized that I never shared pictures from my meeting with the Salt Lake rug group earlier this month. A few posts back I shared a picture of Nancy's rug that was just getting started. Well, she has it all finished and it is great! She started her next project while we were at her house and it is her own design based on a cross stitch that she did back in the 90's. It's going to be wonderful too!

Myra was working on a Santa rug - she designed it herself and has also made Christmas stockings using this same Santa - the beading around the edge makes you think of candy canes!

Michelle is hooking a floral designed by Sharon Smith - the brightly colored poppies are really going to pop against the black background that she is planning to use.

Yvonne came late and couldn't stay very long, so she didn't want to drag all her rug hooking supplies with her for such a short visit. Instead, she brought this beautiful quilt so she could work on hand quilting the cross hatching in the border - the rest of it she will quilt on her machine. 

Kathryn isn't able to come very often, but she did stop by this month and she brought lots of wonderful show & tell, including this great checkerboard rug that she made to cover her piano bench. The fleur-de-lis squares hang off the end of the bench.

She also showed us this cute tree ornament that she hooked for Christmas - - -

- - - and she's made some fun projects using felted wool sweaters. Two wreaths - - -

- - - and several flowers that can be worn as pins. I love the bright pastels that she used - I never find those colors when I look at wool sweaters - they're always drab winter colors - sigh!

It was wonderful to see all the gals & their projects since I missed our December meeting because of the trip hubby & I took to Las Vegas.


Me and My Stitches said...

I love it when you post show and tell! As always they are all really wonderful. Don't know how anyone could ever pick a favorite. I love the shading, it gives everything so much depth.

Kindred Quilts said...

Such talented ladies you hang out with... every project is wonderful! Love the Christmas tree in the assorted shades of green!

Trace4J said...

Truly beautiful.
Love all the colors.
Woolie HUGS

woolwoman said...

some lovely things Gayle - I had such a busy January - I missed your awesome prior posts with all the quilting going on. We recently had Pam Buda down here in our neck of the woods in NE FL for a huge quilt retreat put on by the Olde Green Cupboard - She also had the Kansas Troubles designer teaching for her. I was one of 7 hookers out of 180 participants - WHEW was there some lovely projects going on. I just kept my nose down and hook moving. LOL
Take care mel

Raymond Homestead said...

I always enjoy seeing all the different projects. I envy anybody that can hook!

Lori said...

What amazing talent!

Julia said...

Everyone is working so hard except me. I still haven't pulled a hoop. I get inspired when i see all the nice work your friends are doing. I can't believe that your friend didn't want to drag her hooking stuff there but that she dragged her big quilt there, lol It's a beauty'

thanks for sharing your photos.
Have a great weeknd

Sue SA said...

Thanks for the show and tell, I really want to do some rug hooking, but need a big kick in the behind as I keep getting distracted by quilts! We lack rugs, but I still keep making quilts - of which we have plenty. That churn dash is lovely. Equally so the poppies will be great, but love love love the first finished rug, sigh need a few more hours in my week!

Amy McPheeters said...

Oh thanks for the fun photos! I absolutely love to see what other hookers are creating. And that quilt... Wow.

Three Sheep Studio said...

These are lovely projects !
I adore the Poppy Rug Hooking...
such beautiful colors.
What a creative group of ladies.

Janet O. said...

Lots of lovely projects--I especially love Nancy's rug.
Once again, we see nothing of yours. Why is that, I wonder? : )

Mimi Sue said...

You girls are so talented. Love every one of them. Mimi

Mimi Sue said...

You girls are so talented. Love every one of them. Mimi

Yvonne said...

Beautiful hook work and I love the quilt Yvonne is making. About the sweater you wrote about. I bought it in the States in October. I love it too, for the colors and because it is a one of a kind here.

Kyle said...

Your group always completes so many projects. What wonderful inspiration.