Oh my hooked rug!! Where does the time go?!! This past Tuesday was our monthly hook-in here at the studio again! The day we all look forward to with eager anticipation! I can tell the moment everyone arrives they start pulling out rugs, applique pieces, things they've started and are working on for show and tell! I have to grab my iphone quick and start snapping pics before they pack them all up and start working on their projects for the day!
Remember Mya, one of our newest rug hookers... well here is the Home Sweet Home rug she finished hooking using my design ( available HERE ) Look at her hooking... oh my gosh.... such sweet loops! Now here is a gal to look out for! This is her third rug and with hooking so wonderful... I can't wait to see her next rug! We did find a pattern in a past issue of Rug Hooking magazine that she liked and she will be starting on that! So stay tuned!!
Celeste is in a snowman state of mind! She finished these two mats since our last meeting and aren't they wonderful! She's adapted them from appliqué patterns I believe from Primitive Gathering.
She will be framing the smaller piece with a barn board frame!
Of course she's started on her next rug already! So more to come!
Sharon finished the hooking on her Pine Island Primitives design! I can't get enough of this rug and the colors! Gather round young ladies and feast your eyes on this one!
Yummy wools and
Sharon has such an expert eye for color! I want this rug and I have the perfect spot for it! LOL!! I think Sharon has the perfect spot for it also. So I guess I'll have to hook my own!
Now Sharon! What have you there?! Oh goodness! A wool appliqué piece she has started and has the pieces all cut out and ironed onto the fabric, ready for the stitching to begin!
Each piece more wonderful then the next and all together....
.... they will become this awesome wall quilt by The Cottage at Cardiff Farms! This one is on my long list of wool appliqué I'd love to do someday!
So... we have much more to look forward to in this new year!
How is your new year starting off?
Each day brings it's challenges, duties, and pains ( like the taxes..yuk) to contend with.
But on a cold cold winter day, when rug hookers decide to don boots, parkas and wool scarves...
and hit the road to Red House Wool Studio,
the below zero temps are just a minor thing.
We hook, chat, slurp hot coconut lentil soup and pull big piles of wool for our projects!
Encouraged by one another, our spirits are lifted..
We go home warm and refreshed.
Our minds and hearts fortified to carry on ... now where did I lay my hook.....