Thursday, August 28, 2014

STITCHING AWAY ~ ~ ~








On Tuesday, four of us from the Sauder class got together here and worked on our Maggie Bonanomi bed covers. This is Pam's piece ~ she had a lot finished and pinned, ready to stitch! She changed her words to Faith Family and Friends ~ things that exemplify her life.





Pam, Laura, moi and Princess Jackie (from Pittsburgh!) spent the day stitching, eating and chatting ~ a lot of chatting!! Sonny dropped by and we had him take the photo ~ we thought it would show off Pam's work but it was too dark, so I cropped it out! The girls all brought something for lunch so we ate really well!! It was a productive day and we're going to do it again next week!





This is mine to date ~ since the project was a kit, they will all be similar unless, like Pam, she made a change. Jackie and Laura did as well, using some other wools and embellishments. I'll get a picture of hers and Laura's next time! So far! I'm doing the pattern as is ~ actually, I think I'm too lazy to change it!

It was great to get together and share ideas and help each other keep this project moving!! I don't often get to do that ~ it was fun!!



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

WRRH CHALLENGE ~ ~ ~















Many members of Ohio's Western Reserve Rug Hooking Guild, participated in this challenge rug and they were all displayed at the Sauder Rug Show!















Member Rebekah Smith designed the fractur style pattern.














Kim Miles hooked this beauty ~














This photo doesn't do justice to Linda Gustafson's entry. They were all so different and so many participated ~ I'm a member but didn't get in on that one!









These two rugs are antique rugs that were on display.







Both were in great shape ~ I hope the rugs we're hooking today survive the years as well as these two!!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

PROGRESS ~ ~ ~




Yesterday's progress and a little early morning stitching! Today is our last day of class so I'll have to go fast today!!


A few rugs from the show ~


Love this!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

SAUDER CLASS PROJECT ~ ~ ~









This is Maggie's finished bedcover! Even more beautiful in person!










Maggie signing her books ~ a new one is in the works! I have all of them but have never done a project ~ now maybe I will!!







Yesterday's progress ~ wool appliqué is a lot of work for this rug hooker!! But I'm going to love the finished product!





One of Maggie's rugs in the rug show!!

We're having a great time ~ lots of fun, food, and inspiring art in the form of rugs and coverlets!!



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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SAUDER RUG WEEK!!!




One of the special exhibits by the Coverlet Museum from Bedford, Pennsylvania and Barb Carroll's coverlet patterns.







Beautiful display!

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Monday, August 4, 2014

MIDDLE BASS HOOK-IN ~ ~ ~










Hookers on the porch of the Yacht Club!








Hookers on the deck!








A 95 year old hooker being celebrated by her friends!








A fun bus that transported the gals from the ferry to the yacht club!








The view from the ferry ride! Kim Miles and her band of helpers put together an island hook-in last Friday! There were a large group of island girls and a group of us from the mainland that joined in. They did a great job! How many times do you get to take a ferry to an island getaway day?







A parting view of the old Lonz Winery, closed for the last 13 years. The State of Ohio recently announced a multimillion dollar refurbishing program! That's a good thing!

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RUG FINISH ~ ~ ~




Finally! I've worked on this weekends only while at the lake ~ it's taken a while! I love it!!


My beach finds this morning ~ a large faceted chunk of glass and a big lucky stone along with a few small pieces.




These are the weekend bounty ~ mostly collected by Sonny!

We had a quiet weekend ~ out for some nice dinners with friends ~ sitting on the rocks ~ and just resting!!!


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