do you see there is only ONE small bud left to hook and just a few inches of backround. I can't even believe I am this close to finishing this rug. It is my oldest rug WIP and 2014 WILL be the year it is completed. I will show the whole rug when the last loop is pulled.
Another rug that is almost as close to being finished is my Angel Sampler rug. I have always loved this rug. It was color planned by Diane Stoffel. Having 2 rug finishes is BIG for me and I can't wait to have these two OFF the list and on the floor.
Here is the other side of the runner. I worked on this at the January Camp Blanding retreat and then just put it away, knowing I only had a small amount left to finish. I will show a finished photo on this one. We just finished up another Camp Blanding retreat.
Here is a photo of my DF.s - Katie on the end, Joanne, Karen, Denise, Henri and me. We had a great 3 day and all kinds of projects were being worked on. It is mainly a quilting retreat put on by Gloria Parsons Olde Green Cupboard fame. We are already planning CB retreats for 2015.
here is DF Henri's gorgeous chickadee canvas in a 3 cut. She is also very close to finishing with only a small amount of backround left and borders. GO HENRI GO HENRI !
The Lucy Boston craze has hit our rug hookers too. Here is a square (is that what you call them?) that Joanne completed. She also completed whipping on a HUGE beautiful rug. Why the heck don't I have a photo of that rug among my retreat photos. SHOOT !
DF Katie was making baskets with Gloria most of the weekend but after completing a zillion baskets she took time to relax and sew some beautiful Lucy honeycombs. She and Joanne use the English Paper Piecing method that Lucy made famous. I am going to give this hand piecing a try but I am going to use the fabric stamps which eliminates the need to use the paper pieces. More to come on that I hope.
Last but certainly not least is Denise with her fall pieced wall hanging. LOVE the fall fabrics. She finished the border at the retreat and she was also working on binding a beautiful full size quilt but alas I didn't get a photo of that one either.
So friends - my great expectation is that I am anticipating not one but TWO rather large rugs finished in the near future and I couldn't be happier. Not to mention my Camp Loopy 3 project will be finished TONIGHT ! I've been binding off all week but last night I just could not face that so I worked on my antique blue basket and just had to share my good news. Until we meet again - I send you warm and wooley thoughts ~ ~