Friday
Oct302015

EXCHANGE MATS

I only tok a few pictures of the exchange mats at TIGHR.  I now hoave two mats.  They get better every year.

 

Tuesday
Oct272015

TIGHR

I forget that Victoria B.C. is so close to my house.  You drive to Port Angeles and then cross the waters for 90 minutes on the Black Ball Ferry right into the inner harbor where the hotel and the downtown area is located.  The Vancouver Island ladies did a fantastic job having a variety of classes and speakers throughout the conference. The hotel and food was good and Jay helped with the rug show and went on a couple tours.

This was the view from our corner room.  I guess I should work on my photography.

Government Buildings in Victoria.

This is the family home of Emily Carr. She is the famous artist and rug maker from the area. Her dad was a merchant and she had sisters.

This is the sun room off of the kitchen of the house.

This is the house of all sorts built by Emily Carr to paint. It is privately owned so no tours inside.

This is Emily's sister's house where Emily painted in the room located on right side of the house.

 

This is an actress who played Emily Carr and did an excellent performance.  She is standing next to the statute of Emily on the corner near the Empress Hotel. Emily had a pet monkey for a long time.

Some of the totems near the harbor. Emily was able to visit the first nations and record their totem poles.

A hooked piece looking something like what Emily Carr would wear. Emily made her own clothes and it looks at though she only used one pattern. She also usually wore a hat to keep her hair out of her paint.  I have only read one of her books but she became well known for her writing.

Kris McDermet braided pieces at the show.

I taught a wool applique class at the conference.

Part of the class working on their needle cases.

Some of the finished needle cases from the class.


I hooked a tool kit with a Steller Jay on the front in a good class from Sheila Mitchell.

 

 

 

Thursday
Oct152015

AUSSIE VISITORS

After three years since our trip to Australia, Miriam and Jacqui finally made it to our house so we could repay the hospitality they provided us during our stay in their country.  I had a pot luck with the ladies in the studio one of the days.  We had a large turnout.'


Judi's show and tells.


Linda's quilt.

Miriam's embroidery from Jerusalem.

All working hard.

Jacqui and Jay.

Miriam and Jay.

 

 

 

Thursday
Oct152015

Rugs from Prairie Harvest

There were many great rugs in the show at the school. Here are a few of them and I did not get the artist names.

Cheryl made thid darling rug using yarn and other embellishments.  I love the face.

Dragonfly with embellishment

interesting background.

Interesting antlers.

Circus themed echasnge mats.

 

Sunday
Oct112015

Prairie Harvest - Saskatchewan Canada - September

I spend August getting ready for teaching embellishments in Canada and finishing up the flooring on the second and third floors.  There is still more to go on the florring and it was lots of work, mostly on the huband's part, but we both love how the floors and trim turned out.  We also got the hand rails in on both floors.


I collect lots of books and I liked this idea I found in one of the books.  Now to find a way to use it


The trip to Blackstrap Lake was easy driving I hear.  I mostly slept through the trip.  We took three days to get there and camped out at the lodge but ate deicious meals with everyone.  It is a fun group of women.  I brought quite a bit of supplies to let the women try everything.  I did not get to all the things I had brought, but most of it.  The women were troopers and worked hard the whole time we were at camp.  Each night I tried to get ready for the next day.  I had a wonderful time and worked hard.  I took a few pictures of their samplers.


 

 



Joann felting a ball in an egg.  Shake it after a tiny bit of soap and water.

 

Wednesday
Jul222015

STEAMPUNK POUCH

I was going to teach a class on making a pouch with the zipper already sewn so I made myself a steampunk pouch.  I learned sokme things from this exercise.

Wednesday
Jul152015

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT HOLLY 2015

The family started to arrive on July 1st.  We had the Holly 4th parade and then fireworks in the evening.  The weather was hot and family spent time in the water everyday.  There was lots of crab caught as well. theme and then the fireworks.  We had about 60 people just in our group alone.












Tuesday
Jul142015

MCGOWN TEACHERS' WORKSHOP - EUGENE, OR. JUNE 2015

This is the small pattern I hooked and taught at workshop.  We worked on fingering and it was fun hooking this little pillow.  I added the fringe to the pillow to use up my leftover wool.  It is bright and now is sitting on a purple chair in my bathroom.  I had a great class to teach.

 

I taught on Thursday when the show was going but was able to randomly take pictures.  I do not have the owners names as I was in a hurry so I apologize.

Brigitta Phy Leaves

Laurie Wiles textures

Janet McLean adaptation

Another of Janet's Moose rugs

Laurie Wiles' Cat

Chris Ward's Scottie McGruff with own plaid

I think this is Barb Powells'  

I think this is Gail Becker's rug with nylons Grenfel style

Patty Yates' version

 

Laura Pierce's rug

Tanya Graham's flowers.

Brigitta Phy's rug

Lynne Howard's Zendoddle-Love her interpretation.




Sunday
Jun072015

ANOTHER SHRIMPING SEASON

Here is my favorite shrimper, who is 2 1/2 now.  She is a fashion statement, choosing her own outfits now.  She does love her dresses but it is not always dress weather.  The shrimping season was only four days from 9-1.  They all got their limit of 80 a piece.

 


 


Sunday
Jun072015

FIRST GRANDSON GETS MARRIED

Darren is 22 and married now.  Makes me feel old sometimes.  He is a great young man and I am wishing the couple a very happy marriage.  So proud of him.

 

Sunday
Jun072015

EMILY CARR 

Here is a pattern I picked up a few years ago when I was at Hooking by the Sea in Nanimo, B,C.  I found it a challenge and a delight.  Jay made the frame for it from the wood I have in my studio.  I love the colors Emily used.  I would have never used these colors but doing pictures like this helps me push into other color choices. I seem to want to do realistic colors.  It will go to the TIGHR convention in Victoria this fall

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Thursday
Apr092015

Repaired Rug

This is the back of the rug I fixed awhile ago and posted in another entry in my journal.  I took some foundation material, cut it and put glue on the edges.  I then hooked through it with the wool I had pulled out of the rug and some newer wool I had on hand.  It worked well.  I did not see another hole until I was done with the big one so I had to add another patch.  Here are the pictures of the back.  It will not go back into the bathroom again.

 

 

 

Thursday
Apr092015

Hooking on the Second Wednesday of the Month

It is always fun to get together and hook with friends.  We had braiding, wool applique and hooking.  Wonderful day.



 

Thursday
Apr092015

Making Doll Clothes - What Fun

My sister=in-law, Sheryl, was so very generous in giving me two dolls for myself and my grand daughter, Emma.  She also gave me patterns for the doll clothes.  I made some clothes for Emma for Easter to fit into the backpack doll case I bought her.  The clothes were fun to make and easy.  I never got t make doll clothes for my daughter as she was into stuffed animals and not dolls.  I did make her some stuffed animals.  The dolls are from the 1970's and there were four of them.  

Emma and her backpack, which is almost as big as she is.

 

Sunday
Apr052015

Majorcia Rug - Karen Kahle design

I did this rug in an 8 cut.  It was a good way to use my scraps.  I have many antique pasiley shawls. I used one to do the leaves. I do like the affect. This rug went fast and I did not have to think about it while I hooked.  I have always like this pattern and finally finished it.

 


 

Sunday
Apr052015

2015 PUGET SOUND RUG SCHOOL


The rug school is just getting better every year.  We had great teachers and fimilar faces joning us for the four days of learning and creating.  I was in Mary Ann Wise's class (she may be related) and did not take many pictures this year.  I will share some rugs from my classroom that just happened to be on the floor.  We enjoyed good food, wine and classes.  Lynne Powell taught a zentangles class whch was full and everyone had a good time creating zentangles.  I forgot to bring many things, including my zen pillow.  I did show my Emily Carr picture and will post it when I get it framed.  We will be having Susan Feller, Laura Pierce and Diane Learmonth next year (2016).

 

Gail's class

Ingrid's class



Arlene's Great Santa rug

 

Arlene's wonderful Emily Carr rug.  This onw needs to be seen in person.

Caryn Hill's self portrait

Tanya Graham's rug

Lynne Powell's zentangle

Lynne Powell's design

 

Val Flannigan;s design-Love the Rocks!

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One of many attempts to use templates to help design a rug. 

 

 

 

 

Thursday
Mar052015

Zen Pillow

I liked playing around with Zentangles so made this pillow based on that idea.  I saw a long pillow on the tv show "Modern Family" on their sofa so I made this one for my sofa.  I used up some wool I had dyed for the zendoddle pillow at Teacher's Workshop.  I designed and hooked it as I went.  I made it into a pilow but it probably needs more stuffing.

Closeups


 

 

Sunday
Mar012015

Reiter Retreat - January 2015

 

 


These are some of the rugs shown at the January retreat.  I tried to get the names and the rug but may have missed some of them.

 

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Katy Powell

 Julie Jones
Diane Dubray

Diane Dubray 

Brenda Stainbrook - one of my patterns

 

Joy Anderson
Joy Anderson

Joy Anderson

 

Emily Wied

 

Frame Cover

 

Frame Cover

Janet Powers


Unknown

 

Judi Tockston
Maureen Towner

Karyn Dambach

Lorraine Owens

 

Lorraine OwensEmily Wied

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Yvonne Renwick (my bad photo

 

unknown hooker

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Beth Rice

Sue Remmington

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Zora Pihl

Emily Weid

Unknown

 

Sunday
Mar012015

Hooked Wastepaper Basket

I bought a sticky basket at Michaels (hobby shop) and made it into a hooked piece,  I used my scrapes.  I did the picture sides first.  The Wool Therapist lettering looks like, Wool The Rapist.  I am using the excuse that I was sick when I hooked this whole thing.


I wanted to also experiment with graffitti so the other two sides are that attempt,  The TRASH one looks better than the REFUSE one so I learned a lesson there as well.  I could have used a bigger cut or doubled the letter in size so REFUSE would have stood out better.  I did go on line to look up graffitti images for the lettering.

 

 

 


Thursday
Feb052015

HOW NOT TO HOOK A RUG

The rug below was taught well by Laurie wiles at Teacher's workshop.  Why I did not do it like she taught, I do not know.  I wanted to take the pattern and change it up.  I first  changed the fish because the original fish to me, were too cutesy.  I made each fish a different kind but used the orange wool.  I put a compass rose in the middle and used orange wool.  That was not a problem.  I should have stopped. But no, I added the words, "Surf's Up" around the rug in the cirlces and that made it too busy.  Not to be out done with too busy, I then made each circle left into a different motif.  Not done yet, I made the end of the pie shapes into beach-related items.  Not realizng I shoud stop, I added a larger border.  I then dyed wool to whip it but did not like it so took it apart then I edged it with bias cut pendelton wool. This was a plaid.  I had to stop.  If you want to get dizzy after your bath, have this rug in your bathroom.  You will either get dizzy seeing it on the floor or throw-up on it, which might, in the end, make it appear better.  

What was I thinking anyway.  A lesson to learn.  No mistakes-just lessons
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