Sunday, October 20, 2013

Winterport Rug Hookers

Saturday was a beautiful, sunny autumn day. It made the drive all the more enjoyable as I headed to Winterport for the Saturday session. I get so excited about spending time with this group. I find such inspiration from these very talented ladies. I was especially excited to bring my first show and tell; I brought my snowman and my very first piece, the blue berries. They are very encouraging as I continue to hone my skills.

Here are some show-n-tell pieces from the very talented Deb. I just admire how neat, NEAT her loops are. Practice, practice, practice I know. I love her bold color choices in her whimsical pieces. She is currently working on a fabulous, far out cat for her great-niece; from Whimsy Rugs. It is fun and funky!

Speaking of cats she finished this piece. Isn't it adorable.

Along with Santa and a sheep. Just zoom in to see those neat loops.
Deb, I have to tell you when I showed my husband this piece he really like it. That really surprised me; as I was not sure if he would dig the bold colors. I showed him some of her other designs and he likes this one because of the lake. I may be picking up this design in the near future.  This pattern is a recreation of the art work of Karla Gerard who is a local artist in the Waterville, ME area. She has got  some really cool, bold pieces.  Deb did an amazing job on this; I love the swirls in the trees and circles around the moon. And especially the dingy. ;)

The ladies present yesterday were all busy little hookers. And some of them get some serious hooking done. I hope I get to share some of their show-n-tell on my blog, when they are done. Just amazing.

I was pretty productive yesterday with my own hooking. I am working on a simple piece for more practice before I start The Moose project. I do need to finish up my color planning on him. This is Whale by Cherylyn Brubaker of Hooked Treasures in Brunswick, ME. I picked this up at the Ellsworth Hook-In in January.

I may work a little bit on it this morning, then it is off to clean house and get some stitching in while the crockpot simmers with our Sunday super.

Hope everyone is having a delightful weekend.

Keep on stitching and hooking.



Margaret said...

Oooohh, I love your new piece! So pretty! Your loops look pretty good to me! Love seeing those beautiful pieces from Deb. Wow! Love that cat!

Jackie said...

Pj, your project looks wonderful! I think your loops look great and I love the colors. If I took up another interest, it would be rug hooking. Unfortunately, no time right now. I'm going to enjoy seeing your hooking!

Chris said...

What gorgeous work! I love your whale piece.

Gayle said...

Looks like you've got a great start on your whale rug - the water looks good and I love the colors too!

Catherine said...

Loved seeing all of these!!!