Saturday, April 14, 2018

Catching Up!

I've been busy hooking & quilting my little heart out. Let's see if I can remember all the things I've made recently. This rug is my newest finish - I completed whipping the edge with yarn this week. It measures 36" square and is hooked with an 8.5 cut. Controlled scrappy makes me just as happy as scrappy with abandon! LOL

I finished this one a month ago or so. I saw a black & white photo of a rug similar to this in an old rug hooking book. It was interesting to hook because I wasn't influenced by the color choices in the original rug.

This was a Christmas gift for my daughter-in-law and was so fun to hook.

I love all the different black & white wools I used and the linear hooking.

There is a store in SLC that sells overstock and salvage items. A friend of mine goes every single week to see what treasures she can find.  She knew what this was as soon as she saw it, and since she knows I'm a rug hooker she bought it for me. There was a name on the back, so I got online and tracked down the gal who made it - asked her if she had any idea of how it ended up in Utah. She was totally shocked - said she made it for her sister's birthday and UPS claimed it was lost in shipping. I asked her if she wanted it back and she declined - saying she had already moved on and gotten over the loss. I didn't have the heart to tell her that it was sold for $1.00 - can you even imagine? It's a desert quail and she used a mixture of wool strips and wool yarn.

My friends have been busy too. It's been awesome to watch Nancy's rug progress over the last few months. She hooked the flower basket first and has been working on some really wide borders - at least 10"-12" I think.

Sharon has completed four chair pads - they're each unique and old looking. I love them!

She also hooked this rug that looks like a penny rug. Not sure if she drew the circles freehand or traced around a cup or bowl, but each one has it's own personality and they all play well together.

Sandy made these two cute little runners for holidays and she says they worked up quickly. The bunnies have the cutest little pom-poms for tails!

She also spent a day in her dye pots resulting in these beautiful wools. I can't even remember the last time I dyed - maybe I'll get to play a bit when warm weather arrives and I can work outside.

Kathy's son was married on March 17th and she made this doll to mark the occasion - it was displayed at the wedding reception. You probably can't tell from this photo, but her attention to detail is amazing! She uses sculpey clay for the head & hands, then makes the clothes without a pattern. She's made witches, fairies, and all kinds of other characters.

Several months ago Jeanette brought this old rug that someone had given to her. It's only partway done and was so interesting. I think it used yarn and was sculpted. Beautiful work!

Coralee has worked on some fun projects lately. (sorry about the wonky photos!)


Janet O. said...

Oh, Gayle, you have been on my mind so much lately. I have thought I needed to send an email and check in on you, but have failed to follow through.
You have made a couple of beautiful rugs! Your comment on the one about not being influenced by the original colors really made me think. If we could see quilts in grayscale before deciding what colors we want to use, I wonder how different our choices would be.
That is quite the story about the rug from the overstock place. Wow--$1! Good thing you didn't tell her. But I am kind of surprised she didn't want it back.
I really like the look of Sharon's chair pads.
And Kathy's doll is amazing!
Let me know if you are ever up this way and have time for lunch!

Yvonne said...

What an amazing story about the $ 1 rug! I am sure the maker is glad it is found and safe with you. It mus be terrible to send a rug that get's lost on the way.
You and your friends make such beautiful work. It amazes me every time. Love your latest work the beautiful star.

Prims By The Water said...

Gayle that star hooked rug is gorgeous! I so love playing with colors myself and you chose some awesome ones. I purchased an antique rug for $5.00 a long time ago. It is still one of my favorites. I was just so glad no one threw it away as it had some damage to it. Janice

Sylvia said...

You have been SO busy! I absolutely love the rugs you made. It makes me sad to see what happens to lost mail but isn't it funny how it ended up in the right hands.
I love your posts so much.

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Kyle said...

It was wonderful to get caught up with all that you've been working on. All of your finishes are awesome. You do such beautiful work. It's an interesting story about the rug find. I'm glad you have it and have given it an appropriate home.

moosecraft said...

Your hooking projects are gorgeous! Lucky you to be able to enjoy that little quail rug! Worth so much more than a dollar...makes me wonder about UPS though...

Karen said...

Nice seeing a post from you. You always have something interesting to share.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh my goodness, they are all beautiful! I love the star quilt rug. How inspiring! I cannot imagine how that poor person must have felt after UPS lost that rug. What a wonderful gesture on your part to find her. At least she knows it is in a good home now!

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That is a beautiful rug and for $1?! Wow!
I adore all your recent finishes, especially that star! I always love seeing your wonderful rug hooking posts.

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Anonymous said...

Hello Gayle-
I hope this isn’t a bother but I am trying to find out more information about rug hooking gatherings in SLC (esp the hook-in) for my mother when she visits. She has been rug hooking for 18 years and does the primitive style as well. I see that the fiber arts guild has a FB page, but how can I get the info about the hook-in ahead of time?
Thanks for your time! Kate

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Ann said...

Oh, my. There are so many beautiful rugs in this post. If I ever see something wonderful at a thrift store in future, I'll think it must have been lost in the mail.

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