Wednesday
Jul262017

Guatemalan Rugs

These rugs were on the web site nof Multicolores. They will be exhibited and for sale in Rhode Island this year. The ladies are getting better and better in their choices of colors. It is hard to believe these are tee shirts and as-is.

Wednesday
Jul262017

Caswell Rugs

Laura Pierce took on a huge project of getting many pieces hooked to replicate the Caswell embroideried quilt. Shs did it and this was the first time it had all come together in one showing. I took pictures of some of my favorite pieces.

 

 

 

Carla Fortney did my favorite piece. Very clever in color and interpretation.

Wednesday
Jul262017

Hooker Hill Camp in California

I just came back from as wonderful trip to Hooker Hill. It is one of my very favorite camps. The surroundings near Yosimitie Park are great and the people are so nice.

Here is my class and their projects.

Grant Phy's gift for cousin. He is a very good and very fast hooker and he got a lot done this week.

Cathy, Nancy and Leveda on the last day.

Jane's stool, Tess's slippers and Grace's wallhanging.

Sandra's picture, Ann's purse and Jennie's picture.

Loree's animals, and Adrine's flower rug.

Grant's two pieces and Barbara's Flower Power rug.

Wednesday
Jul262017

Project to teach as a Night Class at Rockaway Camp

This is a project I am teaching at Friends by the Seas camp in April. It is a stand alone white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. It includes felting needle, charm and roving along witn instructions and pattern on monks cloth.

 

Wednesday
Jul262017

Workshop Project

This was a Thursday class I was prepared to teach. Things happened and I did not fully teach it but I liked the project. I used the chevron stitch and the corduroy stitch for the animals and modified the patterns a bit. I approached it as a persian patternnrather than a finely shaded crewel pattern. It happened to fit a stool I had in the attic.

 

Tuesday
May162017

Wonderscape

This piece was done from a photo my son, Nick, took of a camping spot on Hood Canal. His boat is in the water. I did this at Puget Sound Rug School with Brigitta Phy. She is an excellent teacher and it was a good class. I used silk velvet on this picture for the first time and I liked it. I used the velvet with a four cut and it did fine on the linen.

Tuesday
May162017

May Gathering At My House

We had a smaller group but a busy one on Wednesday.

Arlene is dyeing wool.

Judi watvching Karen and Carol work.

Linda working on her Zentangle.1

Tuesday
May162017

Chick'o'Evil

This is my pattern done by Bev Young. I like her redition. She left out the scrolls and did some hit and miss.

 

Tuesday
May162017

Portrait of husband

I did this portrait when I was at Puget Sound Rug School with Laura Pierce. She is excellent.

 


Thursday
Apr132017

APRIL GATHERING AT MY HOUSE

I had 12 people at the homestead on Wednesday. We had a good time and there were two show and tell.

Wednesday
Apr122017

Friends By the Sea Camp - 30th Year

I had the opportunity to teach at Friends by the Sea Camp in Rockaway, Oregon on the coast. I have attended 7 years in the past as a student. I had a great class of 11. Unfortunately I did not get everyone's picture. I took a few pictures of the Rug Show.

 

 

 

Nancy Terhaar

Laura Pierce-Craswell

Robin Shroder

Laura Pierce - Craswell

Laura Pierce-Craswell

Lynne Powell Craswell

Emily Weid

Katie Powell

Laura Pierce

Ann Jeter

 

Ann Jeter

Ann Jeter

Ann Jeter

Ann Jeter

Katie Powell

Past Horn

Ann Jeter

Ann Jeter

Laura Pierce

There was a celebration of the 30 years of existence of Friends By The Sea Camp and the founder, Arlene Strutz. Cake, hooked picture, punch, and small hooked postcards to celebrate her.

I missed taking pictures of a couple of my students and their progress on projects during the week long class.

Dorothy's progress on flowers

Fran's face

Patty's halloween rug

Candy's progress

Betty's car

Katie's Guatemala rug

Lynne's scene

Sheila's flower rug

 

 

 

Wednesday
Apr122017

Puget Sound Rug School 2017

I did not get may pictures during the school. We had a full house and a wonderful time with three great teachers. I was in Wonderscapes with Brigita Phy. I will post the finished piece later. I did take a few photos of rugs from the students. Our other teachers were Donna Hrkman and Sara Judith had to stand in for Molly Colgrove as Molly was snowed in where she lives in New York.

Sara Judith Guatemala Rug

Lynne Powell's Guatemala Rug

Another Guatemala Rug

I think this is Sunny's landscape

Sunny's rug from Diane's class

Mary Watson's mom

Val Flannigan's Kilmt

Lynne Powell

Kay Carmichael

 

Sunday
Apr092017

WEDNESDAY AT MY HOUSE

The second Wednesday in March at my hous. Judi finished her zentangle from the class I taught. It was a big group who had fun together and got some things done inspite of all the chit chat.

 


Saturday
Feb182017

NEW RUGS 

I wanted something for my mantle so I hooked a "Queen of Hearts". This is a pattern for sale if you want one. I had fun with this one and did a few embellishments on it.

Backside

ers project"This is a rug I gave my little sister many years ago but I do not think I had posted it before. It was a made for the fair "sisters" project.

 

Wednesday
Feb012017

JANUARY SECOND WEDNESDAY AT MY HOUSE

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Wednesday
Feb012017

REITER RETREAT AT GOLDBAR, WASHINGTON

This was our 14th year at the retreat. It runs from Sunday night to Friday morning. We have comfortable enough beds, gr

eat food and lots of time to hook and enjoy each others' company. This year was different as some people could not make it for various reasons (more than usual) and some had that awful flu. Here are some pictures of the group hooking and the rug show.

 

Katy Powell's piece

Two lower ones were Lynne Powell's.

Gunnel Casey rug

Rose Hutchins

Katy Powell

Darlene Buckner

Julie Jones

Rose Hutchins

 

Wednesday
Feb012017

Beginner Classes

I forgot to take pictures of the two classes for beginners I taught in the studio. Here are two projects which were completed by students.

Merri with her project she will make into a pillow.

Both ladies did a nice job. Much better than my first hooked piece. The students had a wide choice of examples. The sunflower seemed to be a popular .pattern. They learned how to transfer a pattern, hook it and finish. Arlene was the first to finish hers but I did not get a pictuire of it

 

Thursday
Nov032016

TWO FINISHED RUGS FROM PENNINSULA GUILD

THIS IS FROM BETTY M

THIS IS FROM SUSAN K

 

Tuesday
Nov012016

REITER RETREAT AT GOLDBAR - OCTOBER WEEKEND 2016

There were 40+ women having fun and hooking up a storm at Camp Huston in goldbar, Washington. The weather was mild and mostly sunny. Thursday some of us hit the local tavern and ate burgers. We also played "hooker poker" or "left-right-center" game and used it to celebrate a birthday with Gunnel Casey who has been coming to the retreat for all 13 years of it. Here is the celebration and some of the rugs on display.

 

 

 

 

Thursday
Oct132016

CLASS AT WOODINVILLE AND RUG SHOW-OCTOBER

I attended a class given by Kathy Clark on how to design a antique primitive pattern and techniques in how to make it look old. It was very good. The next day I vended at the rug show which Irene and Lianne put on every year. They are such great hostess and it is fun attending the show.

Kathy Clark

Rug show lunch

Tanya Grahams beautiful abstract rug

My vending space