Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Camp Throw Down

There were some mighty fine rugs started at camp.  I think I'll be able to identify the projects which were in Kris' class and those in Loretta's class.  The problem will be identifying who was hooking what.

I'll start with the rugs being hooked in Kris Miller's class.  Sitting at my table was Renia who was hooking Jolly Halloween, a design by Kris Miller.
The two newbie gals who were a joy to sit with were Linda and Laurie. Linda, sitting closest to me was hooking the White Whale Runner, a design by Kris of Spruce Ridge Studios.  Linda is doing a great job and bet it will be completed before Christmas the way she is going.
Her friend Laurie was hooking Pearl, May and Laverne, a design by The Wool Studio.  Cute design and think Laurie will love it when it is done.
A new friend, Bonnie, was hooking this Large Horse Pillow design by Betsy Reed.  I love how it was being hooked so had to check out her wool and find out what she was using to outline the horse as well as the inside the horse and background blocks.  
Oh my, Cathy was hooking a wonderful pattern called Primitive Horse and Birds by Wool'n Gardner.  
I also have that design on burlap by Lib Calloway when Hook Nook existed.  When ready to hook it will transfer it to linen.  Now Jeannie Benjamin owns Lib Callaway designs.
The horse above is called Debbie's Horse and a Barb Carroll design free to draw from one of her books.  This is being hooked by Grace.  I also hooked this design a few years ago.
Okay, above is the one I'm hooking and is called Out in the Garden.  It is a design by Maggie Bonanomi and offered by Blackberry Primitives. However I haven't seen this particular pattern offered on her web site in a while.  Perhaps you could write to inquire.
The following hooked pieces were from Loretta Scena's class.
 Above is a design by Sibyl called Fruit and hooker unknown.
Don't recall seeing the above piece piece in the throw down, but it got crowded so maybe missed it.  Was able to capture a photo of it in Loretta's class while looking around.
 Above is obviously a piece being hooked in Loretta's class.
 One would think the fancy floral above would be in Loretta's class...but no.  It was being hooked by Loris and in Kris' class.
The flower and bee above is being hooked by Patty Mallon in Loretta's class.
 Sorry, don't know who is hooking the rug above nor the rug below but both were in Loretta's class.
 Pat Dutton is hooking this Michelle Micarelli design below and in Loretta's class. 
For the life of me cannot remember who was hooking the rug below. Yet I remember talking to them.  It will probably come to me in the middle of sleep tonight.
Janice Russel is hooking the below design by Carol Endress, a pattern of Woolley Fox 
The piece below I capture a photo of while perusing Loretta's class just after lunch.  Not sure who is working on it but it wasn't in the throw down either.
The rug below I believe to be a story rug.  It was started by Janice Russell and now her daughter is finishing it.
Little miss Swan Lake's hooker I don't know either.
If anyone should know names of hookers or rugs I missed getting a photo of, please email me and I'll be sure to do an update.

Have a great evening everyone and happy hooking.



  1. There are some great o es there

  2. So many wonderful rugs. You are off to a terrific start on your Maggie B rug.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs :)

  3. Catching up and enjoyed the finished rugs and the ones in process, so many beautiful rugs.


  4. I love seeing everyone's work. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Such a diverse group of rugs. Just love the Halloween cat! Thx for sharing.

  6. Amazed at the variety of styles being worked on - rug hooking can appeal to ALL of us, right? Thanks for the photo show - I loved seeing them all!

  7. Hi Saundra
    The Maggie B rug you are hooking is no longer available from Blackberry Primitives. I emailed Maggie and she told me that it was Blackberry designs that she designed for them. Then someone told me that it was available from Winteberry Designs on linen. I got mine there. I think that is the place. My memory isn't too great.


  8. Hi Saundra,
    Since I love the more primitive style, I am more drawn to the rugs in the class with Kris, but those other rugs are just amazing and truly beautiful!! So much talent reflected in each rug!! Love how yours is coming along, too!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful camp!! I feel like I can get a sense of what a camp is like by all that you share!! Hope I can actually attend one someday!!!
    Heart Hugs~


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