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HIP WADERS ANYONE?…

or maybe an Ark!!!! Days and days of steady rain and wow things are a bit soggy around here! The pond has overflowed and the lake has risen. Thank goodness we are at the top of a hill with a steep slope so it is a longgggg way before the lake rises to our level! I must say I am getting a little mouldy and the anticipation of more days of rain and yikes FLURRIES on Tuesday is not doing much for my level of motivation! So it is nice to see rugs by others who are perhaps not as affected by grey dismal skies as I am… Elaine sent me this picture of her rug (design by Suzanne Hill). When she sent it she did mention perhaps she should have hooked hip waders! But what a fun rug this is and it would be fun too hooked in those funky wellies that are now all the rage!


and Donna’s Maud rug with bright skies!…

Tuesday I will be at Stitch by Stitch from 10 – 12. Hope to see some of you there…

 

INVITATION…

I have been asked by our guild if I could post about this wonderful opportunity to hear Meryl Cook from Dartmouth Nova Scotia speak about her healing mats.  Here are details – hope some of you can come and join us.

 

Meryl will be giving a half hour presentation on her “Healing Mats”.  She has also written a book called “One Loop at a Time” which she will also have with her on sale at $20 ($35 on Amazon). 
 
RVBB would like to extend the invitation to you and your rug hooking friends.  If you wish to attend here is the information you should know:
 
When:   Thursday, May 18th    Arrive anytime after 10:30 am. Presentation: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
 
Where:   Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall, 23 Grenville St., Burritt’s Rapids
 
Cost: $5.00/person. Pay upon arrival.
 
RSVP: cathy@baabaabundles.com   Space is limited.
 
Book signing/purchase available after the presentation.  
 
Those who wish to stay and hook with us (and Meryl) are invited to do so.  Coffee and tea provided.  BYOMug & lunch.
 
Please click on the link below and meet Meryl Cook.
 
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in contacting Cathy.
 
Cathy Ivory
613-795-4557
and now a few pix of Andrea’s Maud rugs…

MORE MAUD…

Firstly I do apologize for the pix on my post of the annual that were missing names or hmmmm somehow got messed up (Gord’s fault!! 🙂 ). Some have been corrected (many of the theme rugs including the winning piece by Debbie Harris) were missing names and slowly but surely we are getting those and I am making corrections so if you know of any of the missing names please get in touch with me and I will correct them.  Thank you to all who have emailed.

I should also mention that my miniature punch needle class is full (I have a waiting list) but a couple of spots in Wendo’s needle felted lamb chop still are available. Wendo is an amazing felter and teacher – you will love this class so please let either of us know if you want to join us…

 

and now for some Maud rugs! Thank you to those who sent these in…

Nancy sent her rug…

Ruby sent hers…

Wendy and her Maud and an original Maud painting that was purchased for 8.00 – add a few zeros to that nowadays…

Della Ann hooked these two pieces… 

and one I have never seen by Allanah…

and Elaine’s chair pad with braided edge…

I know there are more out there!!!!

MAUDIE…

Yesterday I went to see the movie, Maudie, which tells the poignant story of Maud Lewis, a folk artist from Nova Scotia. The movie was wonderful – it did not overly romanticize the lives of Maud and Everett – at times it was raw and gut wrenching. Maud fought a battle with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and later in her life was severely crippled – to the point where holding a paintbrush was painful, yet she managed to inject humour and joy into every one of her paintings which reflected the world around her – AS SHE SAW IT! If you have an opportunity to see this lovely movie do so – and take a lot of kleenex!

A number of years ago I took not one but TWO classes with Pam Langdon who taught about Maud and how to hook her paintings. Patterns are available from Highland Heart Hookery in Halifax. Here are a few of my hooked Maud’s.

Oh and if you see the movie – don’t leave (like everyone else) when the credits start – there is a lovely surprise injected in the credits that make it worth staying to the end!

If you have hooked a Maud send me a picture – I would love to post it.

And a few rugs by others…

Julie’s canola moose…

Tara’s rug for her doggies – Tara just started hooking a few months ago…  Nancy’s table runner of the birds who surround her…

PIX FROM THE ANNUAL…

Okay folks, so here are the pix. I do apologize to all those who displayed rugs that are not included in these pix – there were SOOOOO many amazing rugs but soooooo little time to take them all in and take pictures of each one plus the hooker/designer information. There are a few included that don’t have names – if anyone knows who the rughooker and designer are please let me know. I do hope that the pictures we WERE able to take give you an indication of how wonderful our annual event is and tempt those of you who are close by (or far away!!!) to come to next years annual rug show and conference in Ottawa. So, without further ado – enjoy!!!

 

HEATHER BUCHAN – POPPY ORIGINAL

TERRI OLIVO – LARGE MOUTH DESIGNED BY HOOKED ON THE LAKE

ALICE DE LA PLANTE – HOME IN THE WILDERNESS ADAPTED CURRIER AND IVES

SUE PERRY – SOLITUDE ORIGINAL

SUSAN JONES -UCLUELET ORIGINAL

ROS HANES – RAVEN DESIGNED BY HOOKED ON THE LAKE

ROS HANES – BATH ROAD SHEEP ORIGINAL
COW – DONNA VAN DUSEN ADAPTED FROM A PHOTO BY ANNE MARIE LITTENBERG

CAROL SWEETON – ANTICIPATION ORIGINAL
DONNA VAN DUSEN – ORIGINALJAYNE NEVINS – STEAMPUNKIN DESIGNED BY DONNA HRKMAN

MARIE MILLER – PRESQUILE LIGHTHOUSE DESIGNED BY ANDREW HAMILTON

LEN DE GRAAF – HISTORIC LUNENBERG DESIGNED BY SUSAN LESLIE

GRACE TANAFARA – MAPLE SUGARING DESIGNED BY JOAN MOSHIMER

HELEN NOBLE – KITWANGER POLE DESIGNED BY RHF – EMILY CARR

GRACE TANAFARA – A WHEATFIELD WITH CYPRESS ADAPTATION OF VAN GOGH

JAYNE  NEVINS – CHIPPY – MCGOWN

THEME 30

THEME 23

DIANE TORNEY – WILD ONES DESIGNED BY JOAN BOYLE

MAUREEN CULHANE – SELF PORTRAIT DESIGNED BY KAREN KAISER AND MAUREEN CULHANE

SUSAN KING – MEMORIES OF THE ROCK – ORIGINAL

DORINDA KEITH – HOCKEY NIGHT DESIGNED BY DEANNE FITZPATRICK

THEME 20 – SUZANNE CHADDOCK

KAREN KAISER – BLUEBERRY LEAF ORIGINAL

PRAIRIE ROOTS – BEVERLEY BERGER

 

LORNA VOGEL – MAPLE GLAMOUR ORIGINALIMAGES OF CANADA BY VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE LIMESTONE LOOPERS

THEME 09 – JANE BRIDGEMAN ORIGINAL

LORNA VOGEL – DANCE OF THE NORTHERN SKY ORIGINAL

 

DORINDA KEITH – STAN’S BARN ADAPTED

JAN HOOK – POINTING HOME ORIGINAL

THEME 13 – KATHRYN TAYLOR ORIGINAL

ANNMARIE WILSON – FOLKART FARM DESIGNED BY KARLA GERARDMICHELLE DAVIES – WINTER MORNING ADAPTATION OF CLARENCE GAGNON

JANE FOURNIE – JEUNE FILLE ADAPTATED JEAN-PAUL LEMIEUX

NORA LEE – SAVE MANITOULIN ORIGINAL 

CATHIE MARTIN – FOLKART DOG ADAPTATION FROM CHILDS BOOK

ELAINE ARMSTRONG – 3 OWLS DESIGNED BY KARLA GERARD

THEME 19 – DEBBIE HARRIS ORIGINAL
MARY KEEVIL – STAINED GLASS WITH FEATHER ORIGINAL

CATHY DUNLOP – TYLER’S GOAT DESIGNED BY HOLLY HILL DESIGN
KAREN JOLLIFFE – LOON DESIGNED BY RHF

LINDA BURNSIDE – MY WEST HIGHLAND WAY ORIGINAL

DEBRA SCOTT – HALIFAX HOUSES ADAPTED
LINDA THOMPSON – SAN ANTONIO SUNFLOWER DESIGNED BY GAIL DUFRESNE
MARY WILES – JAKE ORIGINAL
MARIE HINE – BRAEDEN ADAPTED FROM A PHOTOGRAPH
EUGENIA CULP – SPRING MISCHIEF DESIGNED BY FLUFF AND PEACHY BEAN

MELODY GRAYER – PUMPKINS DESIGNED BY MARY ANN GOETZ

JILL PANGBORNE – CROWS ORIGINAL


CHERI HEMPSEED – MOONSHINE WITH A FEW TWISTS ORIGINAL
MARY LOU JUSTASON – FLYING GEESE DESIGNED BY THOR HANSEN
AUDREY SHEWAN – RUTHIE DESIGNED BY JANE MCGOWN FLYNN
UNKNOWN 

SUE BARKER – CHAIRPADS DESIGNED BY HEART TO HAND

LINDA WILSON – BOUNCY BUNNY DESIGNED BY LINDA WILSON

MICHELLE BARKER – BOUNCY BUNNY DESIGNED BY LINDA WILSON


RACHEL HAMILTON – KING ISTVAN AND QUEEN RACHEL ORIGINAL
SANDRA THORNTON – SWIRL TREE IN BLOOM DESIGNED BY KARLA GERARD 
MARIE HINE – MADELINE ADAPTED FROM A PHOTO
MARG ARLAND – POPPIES DESIGNED BY RUTH EMERSON
LOIS SMITH – DAWN WATCHER ARTIST UNKNOWN
SHEILA BROKLOFF – MORTY THE MOOSE DESIGNED BY RHF
TAMARA RIACH – WATER GODDESS ORIGINAL
WANDA WALLACE – IRISES ORIGINAL

 

SUE WADDINGTON – HAPPY ISLES ADAPTED ARTHUR LISMER
IRIS VERMEULEN – PALM FRONDS ORIGINAL
MARJORIE HOGAN – POPPIES BLOWING ADAPTATION OF SHARON SMITH
BEV WORTHINGTON – CHIPMUNK ORIGINAL
TI SEYMOUR – BIG MOMMA DESIGNED BY GENE SHEPHERD
LINDA CURWOOD – WHEATFIELD WITH CYPRESS VAN GOGH ADAPTATION
MAUREEN MCILLWAIN – ANGELINA ALPACA ORIGINAL
BONNIE WATERFIELD – OAKLEAVES DESIGNED BY INGRID HIERONIMUS
ROSEMARY DAVIS – GOOD MORNING ORIGINAL
LINDA CURWOOD – TWO SWANS ADAPTED
BARBARA SILVER – SUMMER STORM ORIGINAL
ANDREE LAPOINTE – ORIGINAL
FRIEND SHIP RUG
DORIS SANDERSON – MISTY MORNING ORIGINAL


PAM WARZECHA – SPRING SAPLINGS AND DEER ADAPTED A J VAN DRIE
JANE BRIDGEMAN-BRENKeN – LE TOUR DE LA GASPESIE ORIGINAL
FRIENDSHIP RUG
DEBBIE HARRIS – THE HUNTER AND BEAR MAT ADAPTED
JANE BRIDGEMAN BRENKAN – PURPLE HILLS ORIGINAL
BEA GRANT – HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM DESIGNED BY SPARHARK RUTH HALL
LOIS RESSOR – MOTHER AND FATHER DESIGNED BY DEANNE FITZPATRICK
THERESA ENGLISH – ODD MAN OUT REPRODUCTION OF ANTIQUE RUG
BEA GRANT – PRIMITIVE FRUIT DESIGNED BY BEA GRANT
LINDA YHOMPSON – DESIGNED BY MARGARET SHAW
NANCY MCFARLANE – SMELL THE FLOWERS DESIGNED BY ALANA KAPELLBARB D’ARCY AND KATHRYN TAYLOR – BARBIE AND BILLIE ADAPTED

ROSEMARY MALONE – SWEATER SHEEP ADAPTED

ROSEMARY MALONE – DREAMSCAPE ADAPTED

JESSICA CHARNOCK – AUTUMN DAY ORIGINALJANE BRIDGEMAN-BRENKEN – KALE IN TANTRAMAR MARSH ADAPTED FROM DEANNE FITZPATRICKBEA GRANT – CORNUCOPIA DESIGNED BY BEA GRANT
DORIS SANDERSON – SAN ANTONIO SUNFLOWER DESIGNED BY GAIL DUFRESNE

OHCG ANNUAL IN COBOURG…

was absolutely wonderful! The venue for the rugs and vendors was big, bright and spacious – and beautifully set up. Our dinner/theatre evening Saturday was such fun – delicious food (always very important) and the performance (Forever Plaid) was hilarious and spoke especially to those of us of a certain age! The ladies in Cobourg did an amazing job organizing this annual – everything went smoothly all weekend long. Thank you and congratulations on a job well done! In between selling and schmoozing I (well actually Gord!) did manage to get pix of some of the rugs – I wish we could have taken a picture of every rug that was on display but that was just not going to happen. So what we did try to do was take pix of rugs that would give you an idea of the variety of styles, colours, cuts and techniques and alternative fibres to inspire and excite you. So over the next few days, as I get time to clean up and figure out names of rugs, hookers and designers I will post the pix we did take…

If you have never been to one of the OHCG annuals you are missing a fabulous weekend. Next year the Ottawa guild will be hosting the annual the weekend of May 5 – 6. It promises to be another outstanding event!

At the same time as the annual conference another display was being held at the Art Gallery Northumberland in Cobourg. This gallery is housed in the beautiful Victoria Hall building on the main street. Sadly both displays ended yesterday but I did get a few pictures at this one as well which I will post today. We tried to get the tag with the name of the rughooker and designer – I hope you can zoom in on these 🙂 .

 

 

 

PIX FROM CAMP…

Another wonderful weekend at Camp Iawah where we hooked, punched, communed and slept hmmm – NOT MUCH.  It was creative and inspiring and we are already looking forward to the next retreat weekend. So a few pictures to share with you of things that were finished or started at camp…

Betty was working on her horse rug…

Punch needle pieces by Andrea… YES WE DO NEED TO GET RID OF THE UNDERLYING CARPET :-)…

Helen working on a punch needle street scene to be attached to an antique box…

Liz working on her beaver rug…

Sheila’s finished landscape…

Sandi’s Canadian moose heading for the annual this coming weekend…

Sheila’s current landscape rug with all the luscious yarns being used…

Chris finished this Karla Gerard pattern…

and Vince framed her 3 Blooms Karla Gerard rug beautifully in barnwood…

Jill finished Secluded – another Karla Gerard pattern…

Chris’ completed Noel rug…

and her street scene from Montreal…

Jill was starting a new sheep pattern by Karla Gerard…

Laura was working on a wool appliqué from the Olde Tattered Flag…

Betty was working on her Joanne Gerwig sheep pattern with proddy, sculpting, beading appliqué and curly locks in the sheep…

Diane punched this little piece which she then attached to an antique iron…

and finished off her punch needle piece attached to a primitive sled…

Susan brought her Hen House (one of the Briarwood Folkart patterns I carry)…

Wendy was working on her lovely pattern from American Country Rugs…

Jill was finishing her wedding rug for her son and his fiancée…

Susan brought another biggggg rug – so big I could not get it all in one shot…

Karen finished her Karen Kahle Vermont rug…

Laura made a pair of felted slippers…

Karen was working on her rabbit…

Susan was working on a huge antique reproduction…

Louise finished her beautiful houses rug…

and a bunch of us made quillie trees!

This coming weekend I will be vending at the OHCG annual in Cobourg.  If you are not registered for the full weekend remember, Sunday is open to the public.  There will be hundreds of beautiful rugs on display and a ton of exciting vendors. Hope many of you can come and enjoy the show.

My next date at Stitch by Stitch will be May 9 – in error I told a lot of people it was next week – where is my head!!!! (well where is my computer calendar – cannot get through a day anymore without it!)