Sunday, February 28, 2010

Barbara Carroll at Ault's Rug Hooking Store

This is the last picture I took from day one. The ladies are eager to get started on their rugs. Below is a picture of Ginny. She is designing her rug to be a wedding rug. She is a descendant of Magdalen Briner herself.
Here is some more progress on day two. Bobbie's rug is on the left & Melissa's is in the foreground.

This is our lovely host Gloria Ault & Jackie, who's rug is coming along nicely.

I still have a few more pictures of day two to share tomorrow & then I will post my progress on my version of this rug.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Magdalena your way at Ault's.

As usual, Barb brought loads of wonderful wool. In this picture she is explain how this class is going to work. On the table is a selection of background wools to choose from. This was the starting place for the color planning. Also picture here is Roxanne.
These are my dear friends Peggy & Tammy. I enjoy hooking with both of them. At this point the class is cutting their templates. I am envisioning them saying, "you want us to what?"
This is what my linen looked like after I filled in my animals. I have never done a rug with my cats Jimmy Dean & Travis, so I thought this would be a nice opportunity to get that done. Remember, every ones rugs will be different from the very beginning. Barb even encouraged some of the students to write over some of the existing animals with a red sharpie if they didn't want a chicken or a donkey. I chose not to do that. Tomorrow's pictures with contain some more of the hookers & their rugs in the hooking stages. I am about half way through mine. I plan to put an hour or two in tonight.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Woolley Fox came to town!

Last week was a crazy busy one, but it was so much fun. Barbara Carroll came to Ault's Hooking Store in Shelby, OH for a wonderful class called Magdalena Your Way. Unlike other classes, in this class we were given a partially draw patter & templates to finish the pattern how we wanted. It made for a very interesting lesson full of self expression. The first rug shown is Barb's and the second is the one her close friend & helper Lisa hooked. Next I have included a picture of the linen as it looked when we got ours. I was working during the class, but I did get a little hooking done on mine already. Tomorrow I will post some more pictures of some of the other ladies & their progress, as well as mine. I have enough pictures to keep you coming back to see more for a few days or so. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Leaping Deer & a favorite corner.

This little rug was started in October & I just finished it two weeks ago. Sometimes I can hook up a storm, & sometimes life happens & I get out of the habit. Regardless, I am glad to have this one finished. I wanted this rug to look old & to have an interesting background. I tried to make it look like a sunset. I really like the way it turned out. This is an Edyth Oneill pattern available through The Woolley Fox. I took two pics, one with flash & one without. To me the true color lies some where in between the two. I should have taken it in the day light. I don't know why the rugs are on their side, but I'm to tired to figure it out. Sorry!

I am also sharing a little spot in my home that separates the kitchen from the living room. It is also where the basement door is. I used some of that wallpaper that looks like an old log cabin here, & I really love the way it looks. I hung an old tobacco drying rack here, that I have been holding onto for a long time. I never had any where to put it till now. I love the narrow primitive stand. It is holding some old primers from my family of teachers, some neat old amber colored jars, and some cool stone colored crocks. I also have a small collection of old clothing hanging here too.