Tuesday, September 1, 2009


This is the last of the Sauder rug show rugs ~ and I have to tell you that I had written almost this entire blog down to the next to last photo and left the page without "saving" and lost all the text I had written!!!!!!! This is not the fun part of blogging!!! I could scream right now but instead I will tell you about these rugs!! These two really speak to the rug hookers world ~ one sweet little lady creating her work of art and another at the thrift sale, gathering her bounty for her next creation!

I love the dark rich colors in the 'house on the hill' rug ~ wish I written the name of the pattern and the designer ~ it's one I would definitely like to hook! The 1875 ship has those same dark colors ~ very dramatic looking! And the little red house with the big trees bending over it is also an appealing little pattern.

Great care was given to detail and exquisite hooking technique to make this a beautiful rug. I think these three photos are all from the Celebrations portion of the rug show ~ but don't hold me to that.
This sunburst rug is one I've seen on the rug hookers blog and on The Welcome Mat, I believe ~ the face is sculpted ~ felted, I think ~ a very unique piece! As is the Andy Warhol style dog montage ~ it's really eye-catching!

The colors of this rug just spoke to me and I felt it was one of the most beautiful rugs in the show. An interesting thing about a rug design like this is that once you color plan one quarter of the rug, the color planning is done ~ and then all you have to do is hook and hook and hook!! It was a sizable piece ~ I can't imagine how long it must have taken!

This rug was like looking through a window ~ potted plants on the windowsill and all that greenery on the outside ~ very well planned and executed! It was in the "original" section of the show.

Both these pictorials were just like photographs ~ that's the difference between the narrow cut and the big 9 and 9.5 that I like to hook with! You can't get that kind of detail in the primitive style that works for me. These were absolutely gorgeous works of art!!

So that's it for tonite ~ it is now 12:45 in the morning and I have written this blog twice!!! I am happy that I was able to share so many of the rugs with you and really know that we are so lucky to live so close to take advantage of this show! If you can squeeze in a trip next year, it would be a great thing to put on your summer agenda! Ta ta for now ~


Unknown said...

Excellent rugs, thank you for sharing them, and doing it twice. I have actually had that happen to me and ended up finding the post, but I can't remember how I did it.

JoJo said...

So many beautiful rugs. Shows like this are always so inspiring to attend. I always leave with so many ideas and a real 'need' to hook.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Thanks for posting the rugs Alice. Love seeing them since I didn't go. Have a great day!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
Bummer that you had to re-do the post, but thanks for taking the time. I'm very lucky because mine gets auto-saved. I'm notorious for not saving on a regular basis.
Yes, we are very lucky to be able to attend the Sauder show and you were luckier still to take a class!

WoolenSails said...

Wow, there are some spectacular rugs in this set, really beautiful pieces. I have enjoyed seeing the show online.