Thursday, April 10, 2008

What a great night!

One of the best things about hooking with an ever-growing group is that almost every week someone in the group has finished a project....pretty amazing and soooo inspiring!

The rug that was finished this week was Rita DeWitt's "Uncle Sam" from Emma Lou's Primitives.
I love the background on this rug! Rita is a wizard with primitive rugs and their coloring! Whenever someone is unsure about what color to use in a primitive rug I always ask opinions from Rita and Kelly....the primitive gurus in our group.

She can also do wonders with the detail work as well. Look at this face!

....and I love the colors in the pedestal that he is standing on...even the border...look at all of the different shades of blues, blacks, ecrus and grays.Another rug that is close to completion is this "Flint Hills Sheep" rug from Rustic Rugs that Marsha Johnson hooked. This is really Marsha's first good size rug since she hooked a beginner mat a year or so ago....I think it's wonderful!!! She was able to use some of her left-over worms from her crow and pumpkin rug that she did as a beginner....there is a really dark purple in the sheeps face that was also in the crow from her first mat.

How to sew on the binding was a big topic of discussion last night and I think, as a group effort, Marsha is well on her way of trying something new that none of us have done before.

Marsha's colors were inspired by the rugs of Edyth O'Neill's Red Cape Rugs.

Of course, like most rug hookers Marsha has already started on her next rug, "French Urn"....a pattern from Need'l Love that she got from one of their books, "French Market Threads", and traced onto red dot and then onto the linen....another milestone for a beginning hooker.
Sandy has taken a break from her floral rug that she's been working on and jumped in on another large piece called "Rain, Rain Go Away" from Spruce Ridge Rug Hooking. She's using wools and yarns on this fun!!! There were other rugs being worked last night, but I didn't get a chance to get pictures of them worries....there will be MORE pictures after our group meets next week!!!
Go forth and be creative,


  1. Tammy - What YUMMY pictures you shared with us today! Sounds like you have a really fun group. We have about 6 gals who meet regularly - rather small compared to other parts of the country. I remember an in-progress picture you shared months ago, and I'm wondering if it was ever finished? It was of a shelf, and there was a coffee pot on it, and a penny rug draped over one edge. Would love to see it all done!

  2. Looks like I missed out on lots of fun and hooking last Wed. Oh I do so want to get back in the swing of hooking and finish my yearling-plus rug! Have a lovely weekend, I treasure visiting your blog! Blessings, Katie

  3. Thanks for sharing the great pics!

  4. I'm gonna have to give this a go again! You'll probably be seeing me in your ebay store again! LOL Thanks for sharing the pics! What a great group!!

  5. Gayle,
    Oh goodness....not ringing a bell with me at all, the coffee pot.
    I think 6 is a great number for a hooking group. When I started our group just had about 4 or 5 and it has grown over the years. If you hook, they will come :)