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Had a small hookin yesterday.  So nice seeing old friends and meeting new! And as usual the rugs and other work were amazing!  Here are some pix of show and tell (could not post all of the pix – some were a tad incriminating!!!!)…

These are pix of Susan with the rugs she has hooked in the last few months!  Susan has only been hooking for a little over a year but holy cow – I don’t think she has done ANYTHING SMALL!  I love her version of the Notforgotten Farm Santa (from Spruce Ridge Studios).  Hmmmm might have to order that pattern again as I think there were a few covetous hookers checking out that one!  Susan – did you check your bag of rugs when you left???

This rug was hooked by Elizabeth who is making rugs for each of her grandchildren for this Christmas. Amazing how many people all of a sudden offered themselves up for adoption and started calling her Nana!!!

Lydia with her “quick rug” started hmmmm a few months ago to use up scraps.  I think this is a wonderful scrappy rug.

Andrea’s new Maud – it has a lot of yarns in it and is beautiful.  This time Andrea decided to use her own colours and hook non linearly and I think it works wonderfully.

Wendy with her wedding rug (wedding is in OCTOBER!) started in the Jule Marie class in May (but… a few other rugs were hooked in the meantime – now the push is on!)

Cathy with her beautiful pomegranate runner.  Cathy is starting up a small group in Ottawa to get together on a regular basis to hook – south Ottawa I think.

Cathy’s own design using up some scraps – I think this was her first design of her own and I think it is lovely.

Laura’s primitive lion started in the Jule Marie class – Laura is also an amazing felter and has been working on purses, scarves, shrugs, jewellery – all felted!!!  So Mr. Lion has taken a spot on the back burner however we were assured he would be done for 2012 or was that 2013?

Laura and felted shrug.

Di of course wanted to hook with the girls!!!

Suzanne was hooking a small Edyth O’Neill piece but these were her crocheted pieces that she brought along to show and tell.

Jean was working on putting a show binding on her first hooked piece.

So did I say I would not post the incriminating pix – oh what the heck – here’s Wendy with a Karla piece she is making into a purse and started hooking while guarding prisoners (seriously!!!!):

Can you tell that guarding prisoners is not exactly a joyous event!

and Linda with her new hat – somewhat non weather tolerant!!!!

Linda actually took apart an old lampshade, covered it with chicken wire and then distressed the wire to make this funky basket.

I also want to congratulate Tony Latham – my first rughooking teacher, who is featured in an article in this month’s rughooking magazine.  Tony was a great teacher – very understanding of my feelings of inadequacy and my subsequent obsession.  I remember fondly the hookins on Sunday afternoons; the trips together to Dick and George’s Do Dye Inn and the rug shows in Vermont and New York state and the patience with my dyeing fiasco in his kitchen.  Tony was teaching me to dye and we had an entire rug to dye for.  One of the techniques was spot dye – done with a veterinary syringe!  Welllllll, those syringes are hard to work with!  I proceeded to suck up dye into the tube and lift it out of the dye cup only to spray dye allllll over the kitchen!!!!!   all over his white cabinets, natural wood table, floor!!!!  Well ever since that date I do my spot dying by POURING THE DYE – no more of those wild spray dye sessions.

Next Saturday I will be in Kingston as a vendor at the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts. There will be a number of vendors – among them Rosehaven Farm.  Show runs from 10 – 3 at Crossroads United Church 690 Sir John A Macdonald Blvd. Kingston – Saturday only.  Should be a fun little show.

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  1. Loved all your directions through pictures. Di-You are the best! Let us see your progress as you steam along with beautifully chosen colours. Thanks for the sunny Sunday inspiration.

    I’ve been making SSSSSHEEP PINS and think I have enough now to make a healthy flock with maybe a few for the wolves! On to mighty freestanding SUNFLOWERS for autumn decor. Pat-RVBB


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