Celeste finished her wool applique by Wooden Spool Designs
Well the weather outside was frightful!
But inside Red House Wool Studio today was delightful!
Our usual band of a dozen or so stitchers and hookers was down to six.
We shared our finishes, helped plan new ones and there was even a sneak lesson in counted cross stitch!
The chicken dumpling soup that Lisa made really hit the spot today and hubby Dave ( who sneaks home on his lunch break to partake of the lunch) called it DREAM!
Lisa is working on this antique inspired hit and miss heart! Oh I really want to hook one like this too! In time for Valentines Day! She also has her next rug ready to go! I believe Saundra Porter has drawn this antique adaptation for her. Correct me if I'm wrong girls! Saundra does an excellent job drawing up the old antique designs on linen! If you are new to our blogs Saundra's blog is called Woodland Junction! And is a must to follow if you're new to rug hooking or have been hooking a long time! Learn from the best!
Had to snap this photo of Debbie as she came through the door with snow on her goodies and all bundled up! It was snowing and blowing but that doesn't stop a Wisconsin rug hooker from showing up to her favorite event of the month at Red House Wool Studio!
Lisa is showing Roxy how to do counted cross stitch! Notice the glasses and how they are are trying to see those little itsy bitsy stitches! A quick lesson and they packed the cross stitch away in favor of trying a little wool appliqué! Both new to wool applique but I can tell you they totally fell in love with it! Can't wait to show you what they are working on for next month!
Pat who hasn't been able to join us for awhile was here today and is working on her rug that is adapted from PJ Rankin-Hults and drawn by Kris Miller at Spruce Ridge Studio! We are blessed to have ladies like Kris and Saundra who are good at drawing the patterns and are so meticulous!
You always want to start with a good well drawn pattern and your rug will have a good base! Don't settle for less when you are purchasing a pattern!
Pat is so pleased to show you her lovely finished wool applique mat! The poinsettia design by The Cottage at Cardiff Farms! On my to do list too! Pat's turned out so great don't you think!
So many wonderful projects being worked on and planned for in our group of talented ladies!
All of these gals are such great stitchers and rug hookers! All so willing to share and help one another. We appreciate each other and it shows and is felt so warmly on a cold and blustery winters day here in the studio. We are blessed beyond measure.
To those who couldn't join us ( and had the good sense to stay off the roads today!) we missed you terribly! We look so forward to seeing you all next month when hopefully the weather will be a little less temperamental!