Another friend, Carol and her beautiful rug designed by Lucille Festa ~ our illustrious teacher for the week!! Carol is lots of fun ~ we'd be dangerous if we lived close to each other!
This was our fourth table mate, Dana from Alabama (I hope I have that right after all this time!) and her rug is going to be beautiful!
This was Dana's spot at the table ~ and more under the table!! We had to laugh because if anyone said "I wish I had a "whatever", Dana pulled it out of her baskets!! I mean seriously! Carol wished for a little portable fan ~ voila! Dana reached down and there it was! Donna wished for a tootsie roll ~ Dana says "got it"! Carol needed a phillips screwdriver to put the batteries in her own personal fan that Dana's husband picked up at Walmart for Carol ~ yep! Dana had that phillips right in her little kit bag!!!! And on it went! We marveled at her preparedness ~ she's a good gal to have at your table for sure!!!!!!
This lovely lady was working on the great sheep and sunflower rug ~ it is sizable and she got lots done that week!
This gal got lots done on her cute rug ~ she worked hard and hooked some of my favorite sparkly wool into the stars ~ it's a darling rug!!
Her friend was hooking this beautiful tree that was her own design ~ I hope I get to see a picture of it when it's done ~ very artistic looking!
Sally, who is friends of the two previous girls, was hooking her rug in beautiful colors chosen to match a piece of furniture in her home! She was hooking in an 8 cut ~ small for me but larger than usual for her! This rug is going to be beautiful and matches her fabric sample to a T !!!!
Another beautiful rug start ~ this lady got lots done ~ it's going to be a great rug!
I loved this horse rug that is also one of Lucille's designs. She brought hers to show us ~ and this one will also have that nice aged look to it!!
This whale rug will really be pretty ~ love her blues and she is hooking it in a fairly small cut ~ but she made lots of progress!!
This was the first time I have been in a class with Cindi Gay ~ she hooked both these stair risers in the time we were there ~ the mounted one is her pattern ~ the one she is holding she just started hooking on a blank piece of foundation fabric!! And look how beautiful it is!!
Judy Stevens got a nice start on Kris Miller's pattern ~ Hex and Trex (hope that's right) ~ very nice!
This is Judy again ~ standing beside her rug that was on display because ~ it was accepted into the Celebrations magazine this year!!!!!!! Yay Judy!! She is a very even, precise hooker ~ and her work shows it!! Congratulations, Judy!
Another friend, Karen Dietrick, also had this same rug pattern accepted into Celebrations! CORRECTION!!! The other rug was done by Fritz Mitnick ~ a well-known rug hooking teacher from Pennsylvania!! Thank you, Donna, for the information, although it took me a while to add this!! So sorry, Fritz!!
And this is my Minnie the Cat ~ I've finished now but this is what I got done in the four day class! Lucille designed this rug, too and I absolutely love it!!
Another thing I loved was taking Lucille's class! She's very talented and patient and fun! You can find her at American Country Rugs ~ did I get a picture of her? Yes, but it was not flattering and I like her too much to post it!!! Thanks, Lucille ~ it was great fun and I hope our paths cross again!!
I'm sure you can see what a fun week we had ~ the rug show was really great ~ the shopping always is ~ the food is fabulous ~ and it's wonderful hanging out with people who share the same interest! I never really spent much time in women's groups until I started rug hooking ~ and I really enjoy the camaradarie immensely! If you get a chance to go to Sauder rug week next year or in the future, give yourself a treat! You won't regret it!!!
I posted these pictures a couple of weeks ago, but Blogger and I had some issues ~ it was a little challenging but finally, I could put the right words with the right pictures and publish it!! Hope you enjoyed your visit!!