Here is a touristy shot of my DM in front of the hotel. We were on our way to Lake Placid to visit an artisan co-op - I had been there before several times but my mom had never been. Since we had such a beautiful day we thought we'd take the short 20 minute drive. Lake Placid is supposedly the Caladium capital of the US. They are also known for having these beautiful huge realistic murals painted on all the building sprinkled around the little town. So I took mom on a little tour and also took a few shots - some of them were too dark but I think there was at least 20 or 30 huge murals painted by different artists.
This one was of particular interest to me. My matenal ancestors came from south central GA and my great grandfather owned thousands of acres of pine trees and were into the turpentine business in the early 1900's. this mural was so huge I had to take it in two shots. Wish you could see the gorgeous detail in this mural.
These are some shots of the rugs being worked on in my class. These are only a few as there were 14 students in this class and these ladies were sitting in my immediate vacinity. The first one is morning glories done in a 3 cut by a McGown certified teacher. It was gorgeous!
This is a mandarin duck - it was awesome seeing this blank canvas come alive and to this point in 4 days. I thought the color plan was exquisite and I think she plans to change the backround to a mt fugi type landscape - she had some museum quality note cards she was using for inspiration.
This one is called the Naples sampler - the colors are so "florida" and it was fun to watch this one too. Also hooked by another "teacher"
this was probably one of my favorite rugs in the whole class - Do you remember the children's story Little Black Sambo - gosh I am probably giving away my age as it is probably no longer politically correct to call the name of that book as I remember it but anyway - that is the subject of this rug and I think she did an absolutely wonderful job with the color plan and hooking - it was in progress when she came - NO - she did not hook that much in 4 days LOL.
Here is the albatross that I don't even want to claim as my rug. I HATE this rug - I have ripped out and reworked - re color planned and redone more on this rug than all the rugs I have hooked for the past 12 years - For some reason this rug just doesn't do it for me - I have thrown in the towel and finally given up the ghost - I am DONE DONE DONE with this rug - not a penny more or another minute am I going to waste on this rug. I feel bad for the designer who is a good friend of mine - she designed the rug for me and I feel bad for the two teachers and another dear friend who is also a teacher who have tried to make me happy with this rug. It just aint' happenin' - I had a number of people in my class who loved the rug and could not believe I didn't like it. If there are any rug hookers out there - it is for sale - if you are interested let me know.
That is a wrap on Sebring March 2011 - Hope you all have a lovely weekend doing what you love to do.