Saturday, December 4, 2010


 Two weeks ago, Heidi and I travelled to Akron to the Fairlawn Library  ~ next meeting Dec. 17th ~ 10:30-3 p.m. ~ for the monthly hook-in.  We don't get over every month but it's always fun ~ nice to see everybody and what they're working on.  This is friend, Donna's, HennyPenny from the Woolley Fox.  I LOVE this rug ~ I have the pattern and think I'll do it just like Miss Donna did!!  It would go perfectly in my kitchen in front of the drysink, just like it was made for  there! 

Olde Ducks is Donna's, too ~ she's just got a bit to do and it will be done!!!  Yay, Donna! It's also a Woolley Fox pattern.  Donna's rug are always very antiquey looking ~ she's a very neat rug hooker ~ and if she really liked me, she'd give me HennyPenny!!!!!!

I LOVE the colors in Rita's rug ~ and her little gingerbread guys are cute!  To me, these colors are so dramatic against the black background!  Beautiful! 

 This is Lisa's original design ~ Lisa ~ a brand new hooker!!!  She's well on her way!  Lisa emailed me after one of my posts about this group and since she lives very close,  she joined  us ~ her fist time to ever hook with other people!  She was so nice and had so much fun ~ Lisa has a blog ~ stop by and check in on her, sometime!

Judy is almost finished binding these sweet little rug ~ love her colors!  Judy is a very even hooker ~ really nice work!

Look at Linda's rug!  This is one of the Tipp City variations ~ she used the same bittersweet motif that I did and added her own pumpkin design in the center.  Her background is so interesting ~ lots of soft colors blended together ~ notice the white 'glow' that surrounds the pumpkin!!  Well done, friend!

There are others that I'll post next.  It takes me forever to blog and I need to work in my office today and  thank goodness there is office work to do!!!! 

Last night we went downtown Mansfield to the little art gallery that is associated with our Art Center.  Lots of  smallwork's on display and for sale!  I bought this collection of little stretchy bracelets made from glass beads ~ they'll make nice little gifts ~ and I love supporting artists!  There were lots of people there that we know and then, we went across the street to the Martini bar and more people we know!  We love it when things are all abuzz and lots of fun and laughter!  We ran into Sonny's daughter and her friend and they met us later for a sandwich at Rocky's Pub ~ a nice little place on the square with lots of ambience and 'people we know'!!  It works for us!

Have a happy weekend!  We're headed to Lancaster tomorrow to a fun event at an antique/folkart shop ~ will report on that next week!!  Ta ta for now!



Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
ALL the rugs are wonderful!!! Lisa is doing great for being a new hooker. I've been to her blog many times. She seems like a real sweetie!
Are you going to the Curry's??? I'm SOOOOOO jealous. Have fun for me, too.
Hugs :)

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I'm about 10 minutes from the Fairlawn library and I think I read about this group in the newspaper recently. Can you share info on when they meet?

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

And thank you for having the link to the Western Reserve Rug Hookers. I went to a meeting a year or so ago and haven't been able to get back. I didn't know how to get a hold of anyone to find out meeting times and other info. Thanks!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi Michelle ~ I'm here to serve!! Glad this was just the info you needed!!

Kim said...

I really enjoy seeing other people's work. There are so many talented hookers out there. I wish I could have joined you at the martini bar!!

acorn hollow said...

What great inspirations there! really lovely colors. No time for hooking right now so I will live throug all my hooking blogs.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Really nice rugs. Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

Thanks for all the great photos Alice!