Friday, August 26, 2011


 There were lots of great rugs there ~ I took pictures of the ones that jumped out at me! 

This is Donna Hrkman's ~ she won an award for it ~ it looks like a picture!

 Sunday in the Park ~ lots of detail.

Love these two displayed together  ~  the flower pattern is by Primitive Grace ~ I only know that because friend Donna hooked it last year!

 Two whimsical rugs and a small pictorial ~
 Christmas rugs ~ I know the Santa is Kris Miller's pattern.
 A little bit of everything here ~ I think the middle one is Maria Barton's "Hooligans" ~ I think.  And the Halloween cat is Kris Millers. 

 The larger rug in the middle is April Deconick's ~ she did a  loop-by-loop blog post about the hooking process ~
LOVE the geometric rug ~ it really speaks to me! 

And last are animal rugs ~ purple might be my new favorite color!  I just realized that two of these rugs are the same pattern ~ maybe Rebecca Erb's?  They're cute, for sure!

So another Sauder Rug week is over ~ everyone I know that went really loved it!  Kathy Wright and her little band of helpers do a great job ~ it must be an overwhelming project to display and label all these rugs and secure vendors and schedule the classes!  Kudos to them all!

Yesterday, I took Luke, Luci, Jake and Cam out to lunch ~ school starts next week so this was our last hurrah!!!  Luci giggled and laughed and made the rest of us laugh all day!  I think she ate lots of sugar before we picked her up!  What a character!!  At one point, I laughed so hard I told them I was gonna wreck the car if she didn't settle down!! 

Last night, Teddy and Miki and the neighbors came over ~ we shared the wine that we bought at the wine auction.  Mary Ann and I had been bidding against each other ~ I should have let her buy it and gone to their house to drink it!  What was I thinking?!  We had a good time ~ had some appetizers and sat on the deck ~ I think it's nice when young people want to spend time with old people like us! Of course, these old people are to Put-in-Bay tomorrow with our lake friends ~ hope we don't do anything crazy!! 

Another week gone by ~ Fall is right around our corner ~ enjoy the last weeks of summer!


Kim said...

You are so lucky to get to see all those rugs in person. Some of the pictorials just amaze me. I don't think I will ever attempt one. The thoughts of color planning on that scale is too much for me.

Jacque. said...

Love seeing all these rugs...though it's always wonderful to see them in person!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
I can't believe it's time for the kiddos to head back to school. Jake started yesterday. Ugh! That means summer is coming to an end.
Pug hugs :)
P.S. I actually steamed the perimeter of my sheep rug so I may actually get the binding of these days. I LOVE that rug. It was a fun one to hook and you helped me pick the most amazing colors!!!

Julia said...

How I would like to see some of those fantastic rugs in person but I count myself lucky to have you showing them to us on your blog.

I've been following April's works on her blog and she's amazing and generous with her knowledge.

Thanks for this Alice. Have a safe weekend. JB

Joanne said...

thanks for sharing - I have been unable to get to Sauder so love that you girls in blogland take the time to show and tell!

mdgtjulie said...

Some amazing rugs there Alice. Glad you're getting a last summer hurrah! Enjoy!

Saundra said...

Alice, thank you so much for the magnificent rug show. I never tire of looking at them over and over.

Regarding that geo.... I like that a lot, love looking at them but I normally get bored with geometrics but bet the hooker of that one didn't get bored at all. Nicely done.

Miccosukee said...

Once again, you brought Sauder home to your followers. What a treat.

In the last rug photo is a rug on the bottom left with a funny rabbit standing up. I know you did a great job in trying to put names to rugs, but do you remember anything about that one? I have two sisters who love rabbits so I am always on the lookout. Any hints would help.

Thanks so much!

Wendie Scott Davis said...

Isn't it great to be able to go to a rug show without going to the rug show!!! Thanks so much for sharing. They are all great - and that geometric spoke to me as well.

The end of summer is bittersweet, but it sounds like you found some perfect ways to enjoy the last blast.

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Alice!...I just wanted to pop on over and say thank you for visiting my blog and for such kind words!...what a beautiful rug show, I enjoyed the pictures!...have a great week!