Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Texas two times

September took me to Texas twice---and since I used to live in Texas it was like going home.

My first trip was to San Antonio for the ATHA Biennial...those Texans really know how to throw a great party---many thanks to Tricia Travis and her gang for really doing a great job.

I taught a Grenfell class and had a wonderful group of students.




Here is view of the riverwalk outside the hotel---a lovely place for a morning walk, in spite of dealing with a broken toe.

when i got back from San Antonio I finished preparing for the Two Stars in Texas Fredericksburg camp, and again Tricia did a great job of following up her Biennial efforts with running this camp.

I had a great group of students ---they worked on some great rugs!

Fleece Navidad a fun pattern hooked by Judith---such jolly sheep!

Burnham Medallion  an old  Pearl McGown pattern hooked by Victoria---this one took some trial and error with the colors but it is going to be a beauty!!!

Pere Noel a Woolley Fox pattern---Santa got a new face, a job well done, Jeanne!!!

She was having seconds thoughts about doing this pattern---I told her I knew she could do it!

This Poppy pattern is my design and Sandra was doing her first wide cut---found a picture of a Himalayan poppy which was purple and would match her bedroom colors---the center was so much fun and the green colors will also become the leaves in the background. 

Sue chose a Karla Gerard pattern in a 16 by 20 size---fun bright flowers with a dark wallpaper look background---Sue was delighted to have her name drawn by me for free registration for next years camp!    Yeah Sue!

Janie was working on a pattern by Mary Johnson called Garden Retreat---a great small rug---and a beautiful job of hooking!!!

Marilyn was working on one of Tricia's antique postcard patterns of an easter bunny in a #6 and #8 cut---lots of primitive shading and took some interpretation on both our parts because the wool was kitted by Tricia---it was a fun pattern to work on!

Sitting Pretty was a Martina Lesar pattern---this is Elvis, Joanne's Birman cat---he has quite the attitude!  We changed the shape of his head to look more like his picture.  Fun flowers and a geometric border will add much to this pattern.

Becky was hooking my Paisley pattern called Paisley for Faye---she got a lot done in addition to going bike riding two morning!  Way to go Becky!

Bob chose a pattern by Sally Kallin called Kathy's Eagle ---his first rug camp given to him and him wife Sandra (poppy) for his 80th birthday---this was his first time to do an #8 cut rug---great job Bob!

This is the link to the original pattern but Sandy wanted the deer to look more realistic---so here is our redrawn version---great job Sandy!

Lynda chose this Need'l love Halloween pattern---we had lots of fun with this one---check out the lettering with the black and white bow tie wool!  Way to go Lynda!

Larry was my fine hooker and chose this Jacqueline Hansen winter pictorial.  We added some fun textures in the barn, silo and the rock wall---can't wait to see what he decides to hook when he is in my class in Seattle---I'm still voting for the Koi!

Cora was working on Woolley Fox  Pineapple Pattern---that is Paisley in the centers of the Pineapple sections.  With a dark brown/black background those pineapples will really pop! Love it!

Cyndee made more progress on "Comstock"  which she started with me at a previous camp--this if one of my favorite versions I have helped color plan.  This is a pattern that I will hook again someday---but this one will be hard to beat!

Stephanie was working on an impressionistic floral that she had previously worked on and we refocused on some of the areas that she was not completely happy with.  Perseverance pays off!

My awesome class---minus Stephanie and Judith.

And now for my grandson Baxter---thank you all for letting me know how cute he is!!!


Love my 501's!

In his lederhosen for Octoberfest!


  1. I can't believe how big Baxter is already!! What an adorable little baby!!! The rugs look great. Thanks for sharing. Always love seeing your posts!


  2. Thanks for posting the rugs. So many wonderful projects!
    Baxter in his lederhosen is TOO CUTE!
    Hugs :)

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  4. gorgeous designs, were can I order a beginners kit