Sunday, April 10, 2011

More from Ohio Rug Camp

Well here it is Sunday morning and I will be heading to my next workshop today.  After a couple of days of R & R,  I will hit the road later this morning.

Before I post some things from Ohio I'll share a few pictures of our Saturday antiquing adventure.  I didn;t buy much but I enjoyed the day.  At a shop in Coal Valley, Il I found a few small oil cans which I hope to make into pin cushions...I'll post a picture when I do.  At the next shop there I took some pictures of some wonderful vintage kitchen displays...check this out.

and here are a few close-up shots...

At another shop in Geneseo we found 4 old antique is a picture...they are still there if anyone is interested in them...priced around $50 each.  Not in the best of condition but still interesting.

I rearranged the rugs for this photo...and left them nicely displayed for the next person.  They were just kinda wadded up and not being treated with the respect they were due.

So now back to Ohio...

This is Cindy's flower basket---she redrew a few of the flowers.  This is going to be a great little rug.  Click on the rug to see the directional hooking which really helps the basket and the wonderful paisleys used in the rug.

I am working my way around the room and this next one is Sandy's Button Basket, a Holly Hill design.

Sandy was working her color inspiration around a crewel rug she had seen and loved the colors ---I think she is well on her way to a great rug.

Weathervane horse was hooked by Kathy for her granddaughter...we played around with different border ideas and this is the one Kathy decided on.  She has a grey horse and purple is one of her favorite colors.  Jensen is a lucky little girl.

Gail was working on a PJ Rankin pattern called Majestic...and certainly this is going to be a proud bird done if soft teals.  Check out the paisley in his tail.  If you look closely you will see the color plan for the tongues on the right.

Kathy chose a floral runner from Black Sheep Wool...the soft muted floral is going to be beautiful...while still a work in progress and Kathy is working out the flowers...the bottom right flower got too large so she changed the shape to get it smaller...the flower above she kept the shape but was making it smaller---I think that is going to win.

Well that's it for this morning...more pictures to come so stay tuned.

The sun is shining and it is a great day!!!


  1. Wow! I am totally loving that kitchen display! All the rugs are beautiful... but Gail's and Kathy's are really catching my eye!

  2. Beautiful rugs color and pattern are wonderful.

  3. Wow! That bird is going to be amazing! Thanks for teaching me to like blue.....teal blue, that is!