Really fun to make those big stitches using a ball of crochet cotton that I found at the thrift store years ago.
I just use a whip stitch to attach my wool applique pieces after learning from Maggie Banonomi that that's what she does.
And I'm making good progress on hooked rug that I began in a class years ago - why on earth did it take me so long to get back to it?
I forgot to share this delightful little wool woman that I received as a gift last month. It was made from a kit by ArtGirlz and I just love the metal face & crown & hands that embellish this gal.
I have some show & tell to share from a couple of meetings I attended earlier this month. First up is the Polly Minick fish rug that Jeanette is working on - this is the third version I've seen hooked and each one has be just delightful!
She showed us this beautiful penny rug that she had finished.
Her stitches are perfection!
Sharon has a tradition of making very small gift items to send to her grandchildren on their birthdays each year. This is the year of the owl for her and a gift of cash will be included with these cute little guys!
I can't remember who hooked this little Americana piece - was it Sandy? Someone help me out here and I'll post better information. The stars have nice sharp points, which is something I always struggle with!
Angela brought two of her rugs that are in-progress - each one is just beautiful! Her loops are perfectly even and I doubt she ever has to steam a rug when she's done hooking it!
Marliss has made a lot of progress on her Sharon Smith rug since our last meeting. See what happens when you set yourself a goal? I need to take a lesson from her!
At my quilt group, Janet shared a tumbler quilt that she had just completed. She and her sister shared 30's reproduction fabrics to make the exact same pattern and it was cute! I forgot to take a picture of a small quilt and dress that she had made for her grand daughter's American Girl doll. Maybe I'll get to sew fun stuff like that when my little gal gets a bit older and shows interest in that.
Please go over to Tonia's blog and see her beautiful finished rug - she is SUCH a creative person!
HandiQuilter is headquartered here in Utah and this morning I took a little drive to their warehouse to have a look around because I had heard they have lots of quilts on display. A lot of them were art quilts and modern quilts, but I did find a few that appealed to me. Fun to see them hanging in the halls of their office!