Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ohio Rug Camp

I had good intentions of posting to my blog while I was in Ohio however my computer did not work in the cabin I was staying in and I was usually too pooped by the time I got back to the cabin.

I am now in Iowa at my friend Janet's house.  I stayed in Angola IN Thursday night.  I had a rather uneventful trip until I stopped at an Antique Mall in Peru IL---my second antiquing stop yesterday.  I was walking down the first row of booths and there laying in a chair was a paisley shawl...yeah!  I continued through the mall and in one of the glass cases rolled up on the bottom shelf was another one---and it was even better than the first.  That made my day!

When I arrived at Janet's we unloaded the tubs of wool off the back of my car because I had been in quite a bit of rain---and the new yellow tubs that I brought had leaked and there was wet wool in we had some wool to dry.  The wool in the blue tubs was just fine and one of the yellow tubs had bagged wool for some students in Iowa and it was just fine.

Janet took me to the hospital emergency room to get the staples out of my head---it hardly seemed like an emergency but that is what they told me to do.  Too bad the staple puller in my desk drawer couldn't have worked.

We had a fun relaxing evening enjoying a great salmon dinner and a dip in her hot tub and after a good nights sleep, a cup of coffee and computer access I am ready to share some things from the Ohio Rug Camp.

I had a great class of 15 talented women who turned out some great work.  We got the ball rolling Sunday evening and kept it going.

Over the next few posts I'll share some of their work with you.

This is a Martina Lesar pattern called Cheltenham or something like that.

  1. Cheltenham  32x49

As you can see she changed the blobs to acorns which really worked well.

Kathy designed this pattern as a pillow for her nephew---I see the moon and the moon sees me, God bless the moon and God bless me...lucky nephew!  She did a great job with her lettering.

Linda was working on a Holly Hill design called Antique Floral.  Don't you just love her leaf in the corner?  Linda wanted the orange background in the leaf and it is going to really set the rug off.  Be sure and click on the pictures to enlarge them.

That's all for now---a lovely breakfast is waiting for me.

1 comment:

  1. How lucky are you to find two paisleys!!! Good looking rugs, too! I also have a good friend in Angola!