I don't remember all the ladies names in our class I am only going to mention "first" names of the rug owners that I can recall. Hope no one is offended and there could be some rugs I didn't get good photos of so I am not able to post them. No photo is better than a bad photo of someone else's rug.
Somehow last post when I showed all the finished rugs from the exhibit - I inadvertently left out my mom and her beautiful Deco Flower pillow. This was color planned by Vivily Powers as well and expertly finished by our good friend Nancy Show. Nancy selected a backing fabric from her stash that looked as though it was made for this piece and a perfect trim as well.
AHHHHH - the gardens on the patio are ever so beautiful.
We did not attend this camp last year and I was amazed to see that the lake had come up about 2 ft since we were last there.
Exquisite Bougainvillea by the pool. Our EGA chapter is coming to this hotel for a retreat in late July. I can't wait for all my friends to see and enjoy this Inn on the Lakes.
Next up is all the rugs being worked in our class. Some of them had already been started but many were started in this class. I will divulge all the info I know about them.
I don't know much about this one except that it was Sherry from Canada's rug. It is a Searsport canvas and was started here at this camp. What beautiful colors.
This is my mom's Spring Bunny canvas. It was given to her by DF Katie Puckett. Mom specifically wanted a white bunny and a pink background. I think Vivily was spot on in her color plan. She dyed a special color just for this rug called Pink Sand. The color plan is bright and cheery and was just what my mom wanted. I should have done a close up of the eye that Vivily hooked - it's amazing!
Next is my rug, it is a Jane McGown Flynn pattern called Hampden. It is a rug that Vivily taught at San Antonio but mine is bigger. I think it's 23 X 28 and is very bright colors but that is what I wanted. I didn't have a chance to get any background put in but it is a wonderful color called Crewel Linen.
I have to say my 3 years studying with Sibyl Osicka paid off and I remembered some of the things I learned about shading. Of course crewel patterns are totally whimsical so it's somewhat easier to hook a crewel than a realistic floral in my opinion. I had fun and I plan to keep working on this one. I usually put away my camp rugs and go back to older WIP's and continue on with them but these colors are great spring and summer colors and it's not a huge rug so off I go !
This was Sharon's Poinsettia rug. Amazing ! it is so beautiful and I'm not positive but I think she said she started this in class. WOW ! what progress.
Another great Searsport canvas by DF Susan. It was so fascinating to see Susan pull stash and rummage thru Vivily's gorgeous wool and see this canvas come to life. She did not even start this rug until day 2 of class. She does hook with a larger cut but still ................... Amazing progress. I was so inspired I bought the small canvas of only 1 house.
This is another gorgeous rug that was started in class. I had not heard of Fabric Foote but I think maybe that is Angela Foote's company. Wool by Vivily I am almost positive.
This rug was being worked by our table mate - Sue from Vermont who winters in FL Let me get this straight if I can - it was a scene of the Arcadians being ousted from Canada. It is an Encompassing Designs rug by Christine Little in Nova Scotia. It is all in a 3 cut and it was truly amazing.
what a fun happy rug. I think this was all done in class as well. Great progress!
This was another Encompassing Design canvas. The William Morris Peacock. The interesting thing about this rug is the owner is doing all her own dyeing. WOW!
I hope to get back to blogland again before the end of April to show some progress on some needlework projects although there really isn't much to show. I am making some progress on my Kathy Rees SAL with my EGA chapter. I started a new shawl in a new to me yarn and I just realized I never took a photo of my hexie paper pieced travel pin cushion to show you.
I appreciate all the comments on my blog, I love hearing from you. I had a birthday last week and I appreciate so many of you wishing me well on FB. Until we meet again - keep those needles and hooks flying.
Edited to add that I am saddened to hear the news of the death of Prince. He was only a year younger than me and in my opinion that is pretty young. Prince's music transcended race, age and genre and was appreciated and adored by many fans. RIP Prince and I know the doves do cry for our loss.