How can it be another month already?!! I was so happy today was our second Tuesday hook-in here at the Studio... I needed to see all my friends and feast my eyes on all the beautiful projects!
Remember Tammi who has just started hooking a few months ago! Well I was pleased to see she finished her projects since we last met! Today she learned how to bind the Feather Tree rug.... can you see how beautiful her hooking is already? She pays attention to detail and it shows in her work! The wheels were turning today as now she wants to use up those left over wooly worms from these projects.... can't wait to see what she comes up with!
Shirley is another meticulous hooker! Just look at these adorable mats she hooked for Sherry ( that cute red head on the left ;) who is the owner of the Bernese Mountain Dogs in the photo. Sadly these adorable doggies have gone over the rainbow bridge but Shirley has brought them to life with her wool and hook! Rose and Hobo are memorialized perfectly in these sweet mats! Beautiful!
Sherry has just started hooking also! And look at the progress she is making on her rug.... you'll have to stay tuned as she works more gorgeous colors of wool into this one!
Shirley is almost done with her rug she drew and designed based on an old family photo. Sweet donkeys and a log cabin are hooked to perfection in this wonderful mat! More photos to come as she finishes this one!
Lisa needed a little guidance on how to hook the bird in her Maggie B cornucopia rug! Isn't it wonderful! You know I'm a big fan of Maggie Bonanomi designs and have hooked a few myself! Wish you could see this rug in real life.... oh the wools are to dye for!!
How did I get so lucky to be surrounded by the most talented rug hookers in the country? I swear... they are all here in Wisconsin and make their way to my little studio! To hook with these ladies is pure delight! Pat is working on this rug with sheep.... Sheep!!! I want to hook a sheep rug so bad.... and Lisa does too! What an inspiration for us today!
Another beauty hooked by Pat! She drew this based on an antique rug and used wools to make it look old old old!!! Didn't she nail it!? I Love LOve love this rug!!
So we hooked, stitched, chowed, shopped and shared!
So good for the soul and heart!
We are looking forward to a few "snowbird hookers" returning from Florida next month
to join us.... a word of warning.....
Don't put away your winter clothes just yet.... it's snowing as I write... really... April 12!!
Still good hooking weather here and a new shipment of wool arrives in a couple of days!
So lots of work and fun ahead!