Here we are on the last day at the "Throw Down"---it was a beautiful day and a beautiful show of the student's work.
This is an old red barn on the property where the rug show was held---many beautiful rugs!
Mary Shepherd Burton's granddaughter was at the workshop and brought a couple of her rugs which were great to see.
Here are some pictures of my class---missing one person---sorry Diana!
A great time had by all! Happy Hookers!
This sculpture was in the front of the conference center---love it---does the pose look familiar?
Suzie was working on this Sunflower Witch pattern from Spruce Ridge. The hair looked like chenille. Great job Suzie!
Billie was working on "Comstock" a Lib Callaway pattern. She is off to a good start---love this pattern---always fun to color plan---hope you are feeling better Billie.
Nancy started this pattern with Pris Butler---a family farm---Laurel Hill. It was fun to help her put the finishing touches on the great memory piece.
Phyllis chose this Heaven's to Betsy floral to work on----soft primitive flowers and I love the basket. It will have a dark blue basket---Phyllis gained a lot of confidence during the week and this is going to be a great rug!
Joanne chose this Barbara Carroll pattern called Rags---a great primitive rug! the dog definitely has an attitude---it will have a dirty light background---great crow as well.
Nada was working on "Ipswich" and Edyth O'Neill design---a great floral. check this one out up close to see the paisley in the rug. The background is Nada's stripe---cut the direction the stripes run.
Phyllis chose one on my favorite patterns---Lib Callaway's Jumbo Star. I have worked with this pattern many times and I always enjoy it. This version will have a light inner background and dark outer background. Great start!
Cheri chose "Gabby's Garden" a Searsport Rug pattern. This is one BIG rug!
As you can see Cheri is not afraid of color and it was fun to work with her on this rug---below is a close-up of a couple of the flowers.
Barbara designed this pattern with Bees and Flowers---it was fun to work on---the bees wings are yet to be determined---most likely will be a fun yarn---can't wait to see what she comes up with---look closely at the black textures in the bees!
This one of Joanne's new designs---Woodcrest Designs---Poppies, Morning Glories and Buttercups. this is a close-up showing what we came up with for the border---I really like it; Below you can see the whole pattern and Joanne!
Joanne created another version of this pattern for Pat to hook for her granddaughter Darby---who asked for pinks and purples and a special border.
It was fun to have this pattern being hooked in two totally different color plans.
Another big rug---Susi was working on Emma Lou's Tulip Cross with the border. This rug was being hooked in a #6 cut She is off to a great start. Fun to have Susi in class---we go back to the early days on Padula.
Unfortunately I did not get pictures of Diana's Cape Ann---another Edyth O'Neill design. I also got to help her with Naomi Hudson's star----another favorite of mine. Both of these were rugs that I had hooked and were pictured in Early American Life magazine.
It is good to be home and I will be busy getting ready for two workshops in Nebraska---leaving a week from Monday!
Yesterday was my daughter's 4th wedding anniversary...Love you Chelsea and Noah.