Sunday, October 21, 2012


Last week, we spent four days at The Woolley Fox in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. This is the dining room table in Barbara Carroll's home ~ isn't this the greatest centerpiece? These papier mâché sheep are really unusual ~ wanted to put them in my suitcase but I thought better of it!!

Donna had to share her chair with Gabby, one of the resident house cats ~ pretty funny! Since Donna is our leader, I am especially embarrassed that I didn't take a picture of her rug ~ Oh Deer ~ nice and dark!

This is Kathy's rug ~ she drew the floral insert and it's going to look really old.

Behind this rather large rug is Maria and she says to tell you that she is smiling! Maria drew her own pattern and the thing I love is the purple tree!

Party Henny is going to be quite a stunner ~ lots of sparkle and she even has eyelashes! In case you wonder ~ yes, that's my rug!!

Minnesota Mary was also with us and I didn't get her rug either! I couldn't believe it when I figured it out on the way home! She is doing the new Magdalena, Animal Parade ~ one big rug and Mary's is well on it's way! I added that one to my pattern stash, too, but have no idea when I'll do it!

We had much fun as always and I look forward to hanging out with them again! Thanks to Donna for putting it all together!

We got word this weekend that Emma Lou Lais passed away Thursday. The rug hooking world has lost a shining star ~ such a sweet woman! I took two classes from her when she taught at Aults years ago ~ a real treat for anyone who was fortunate enough to have her as a teacher!

Back to reality now ~ office work and hopefully some intense hooking time!! Take care and enjoy the Indian summer that's coming this week!!

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newburyarts said...

*****you're right...emma lou was the embodiment of a "lovely" lady
in every sense of the word! the legacy she has left this art form
is indeed inspiration to each of us! may GOD bless her memory even more than mere words may express!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Thanks for sharing l . So happy you had a grand time!


Julia said...

Alice, I'm sorry about the passing of one of your dear teacher. At least you can share the knowledge that she taught you in her classes. You are fortunate to have known her.

Thanks for sharing .


jody said...

im sorry to hear of your friends passing. she will be watchen over your hooking. and what fun to spend a bit with such a great group of gals!! thanx for sharing! enjoy your evening!

Ter'e said...

Gorgeous rugs!!!!!!
I, too, was so saddened after hearing of Emma Lou's passing. She had one heck of an exciting life tho. If you're going to live it - she lived it to the hilt.

I have a bone to pick with you, missy! I made the mistake of peeking in on your FOOD PINTEREST! I know I gained back the 13.5# I have lost recently! I have never seen such a wonderful collection of beautiful recipes. Thank you for sharing, I think.
Will I see you in Feb? xoxoxoxoxox

dulcy said...

Yes those sheep are the best! And what lovely rugs in progress. I just came home from a wool trip, and am sick about all the shots I didn't take. It's just so hard to get everything set down, camera out, image lined up, and everything put back when you're on the move!