Friday, October 17, 2014

Gathering on the Blue Nebraska workshop

What a great workshop in Nebraska last weekend---here are the projects that were worked on.

Joyce was hooking Paisley Hex---a Jane McGown Flynn pattern---lots of good textures and some Paisley to make a Primitive version of this pattern.

Linda was hooking this Red Barn Rug pattern---great fall colors---a medium light background and the plaid used in the pot will pull this one together---love that center flower!!!

I designed this pattern for Larry who wanted to hook a patriotic chicken---check out the red and blue tail feathers--he is one talented hooker!

Mary Jo was hooking a Sharon Smith pattern ---Russian villages---great use of textures and color---what a fun pattern!

Another Sharon Smith pattern---Ride 'em was hooked by Lynn---what a fun rug hooked by a fun gal!!!  Check out the horses mane!
 This is a pattern that I did for Pam---an adaptation of a Baltimore quilt block---she wanted a 24 inch round mat for her table---we discussed ideas and she said "surprise me"  ---this should look wonderful on a dark table---thanks Pam!

this is Tammy's adaptation with artist permission of a painting called "Solace"  KMSchmidt---she is well on her way to a beautiful piece...go Tammy!

"Cluck" by Red Barn Rugs was being hooked by Jane, a new hooker.  She did a great job and was eager to learn new things---she proddied the sunflower and high looped the red flower, hooked with paisley---she is off and running!

Maureen was working on Maggie Bonanomi's Two Urns---Maureen wanted this rug to be muted and  neutral---all of which she accomplished using some great textures---she is very good at mixing her fabrics---this is a great rug---love it!!!

Karen was working on  Kinderhook Flower basket---she also wanted a muted soft feel to her rug---I really like the way it is coming together---a wonderful primitive look.

Susan was hooking Baa Baa Black Sheep---she had some great shaggy yarn to hook the sheep---I suggested outlining with a soft black to contain the yarn---the yarn was catching on her frame so she is going to hook the rest of the sheep at the end.

Okay---that's all for today---work to do!

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

Go Royals!

Another great year at Green Lake Rug Camp

Sorry it has taken me so long to get this post started---the time has been flying!  I am leaving tomorrow to teach in Nebraska so have been busy packing.  I am also in training for another half marathon and went for an early morning run this morning---and I do mean early---left at 5:10 and ran till 6:30 until I hit Starbucks...and while walking about a mile to the house it started to rain so my walk quickened to a slow run.

The weather was beautiful this year at camp.  These are some  early morning pictures I took while out for my run.  I love these photographs---I might have to try hooking this!!!

Here are some of the class projects.

Pomegranate Crewel by Judy---This was an interesting pattern---I dip-dyed a very long piece of wool for the scroll (about three yards long---had to stand on a chair---

Love the colors in this Pattern hooked by Jeannine---we changed the center of the design---sorry the name of the pattern escapes me.

        Leah hooked Sharon Smith's sunflowers---this is going to be a great version of this pattern---had a lot of fun using colors and textures---love how she hooked the droopy sunflower---we redrew it a bit to achieve this.

Pam was working on Karen Kahle's Town Garden---such fun flowers and love how it is all coming together with a great balance of color

Sue chose to work on this paisley pattern of mine---which I call Paisley for Faye---She really accomplished a lot at the workshop and really like the color choices---a fun pattern to work on.
Another paisley pattern was hooked by  Kay---this one is called Paisley for Susie---again I love her colors---built around a wonderful piece of  old paisley.


I just had to post three  pictures of this geometric adapted by Lynne from and antique wallpaper---love the color plan which is pretty true to the wallpaper colors---the dip dyed wools and great textures she is using are really bringing this one to life---can't wait to see it finished.

Adriana designed this little pictorial and we worked in some great textures into the path and the hills to work with her fun bright houses---and check out that paisley sky---with a touch of sari silk.

You have seen this one before but Max tackled some more of the animals this year---and worked on Santa---this is such a beautifully hooked rug---go Max!!!

Sorry this one is sideways but Kimberly was working on Gordy's Gang---lots of fun colors and details including quillie eyes...hope this one is done for Halloween!

Marion hooked these fun owls---so whimsical and just plain fun!!!  And so is Marion!!!!!

Jill started Lilly Belle, a Searsport pattern---I really like this pattern---it was the first time I had seen it and I know that Jill will turn this one into a thing of beauty---her Square Harmony rug was in this year's Celebrations!

Here is a picture of the class---what a great group of women---I was so lucky to have spent a week with them!!!

I am so sorry it took me so long to get this post done and I have another one to do to get the Nebraska workshop on my blog before I leave for the Outer Banks---what a fun fall I am having.  The boxes are packed and ready to ship.

I have also been busy keeping up with my running---the Gobbler Grind half marathon is 
November 9th  ---my latest long run was an hour and forty minutes and I have to get in a two hour run between now and next Thursday when I leave for NC---then I am going to taper down while I am gone but still hope to get some good runs in while I am there and eat some great seafood!!!