Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cape May Week One Throw Down

Below are the photos I captured on the front lawn at The Chalfonte hotel on Thursday after class.  Gives all of us a chance to see what everyone is working on.  Some folks put their name tags on their work so it was easy to see whose work it was.
That time of day the sun is behind us so makes it difficult to capture a good photo.  And some would ask to move out of the way so as to not get the shadow.  

Below is a design and wonderful memory to Char of the trip to Scotland she and her husband took this year.  Char snapped photos of rocks at Brig 'O Doon which held a special meaning to her and hubby who is of Scottish descent.  Char hooked the Loons in a previous post and many other wonderful pieces.
Undoubtedly this face below is being hooked by Cheri Reid ~ think it is called Goldilocks.  Cheri has hooked so many large realistic faces it has become second nature to her.
Christi Teasley did the collage at the bottom left and decided to do a hooked version.  She said the orange yarn will eventually be replaced by another textile after it is all hooked. 
Deb Burcin is working on Dennis.
Friend and roomie Deb drew and is hooking this Fraktur Angel.
  A narrow cut piece of an infant and mother.
Jan Finger's Solar Power design below. 
 A lion and don't know who is hooking it...sorry.  And it might be a design by Bev Conway????
 New friend Lois Filingeri was making very good time hooking Turkey and Tallowberries, a design by Lori Brechlin and sold by Spruce Ridge Studios.
O're the moon Neath the Sea piece I believe was started before camp.
Pat Kasold was hooking a foot stool to match the colors in a certain room.
Pat McDonald's piece below I believe was started before attending camp also.
I've always been intrigued with this Spinning Witch design that Phyllis Sheetz is working on.
 Lois Hilliard also accomplished a lot on her rug named Sue's Catch.
 An antique adaptation being hooked by Susan Foley.
 Tropical Leopard  colors are being distorted due to the shadow. 
Luckily I'd taken a photo of the rug when it was just started so you can see the colors better.
I didn't spend much time looking for orbs this trip.  Evelyn emailed me just before leaving for camp and her instructions were, "just hook, don't look for orbs".  Try tho I might to fight the urge, finally Thursday evening I grabbed my digital camera.  

There was a music jam in the bar that night and the place was crawling with people.  Some hallways were closed off near the cupola  to access the rest of the hotel.  So my travel was limited.  Going down the steps to venture other hallways I had to ask people to move off the steps.  Likewise, upon returning I had to ask people to move so I could go back to my room.  So that ended my orb search as I didn't feel free to move about.

BUT, that brief search did find one orb.  And no, it isn't a piece of dust on the lens as there were photos before and after and no dust in that spot in those other pictures.  Do you see the orb in the top right side of the photo?  It is along the wall close to the back door exit.
My flash did catch someone off guard as they were entering their room.  And for that I apologized.  


Thursday, September 19, 2019

4th Cape May Rug show

There were a LOT of rugs in the show this year but I do recall a couple years back when there were so many rugs some were placed on the front porch rather than eliminating them from the show.  This is the last of the finished rugs but there is still the 'throw down' photos coming later.

You should see this rug in person...awesome!  Named Adamstown Filly it is designed and hooked by Kris Miller of Spruce Ridge Studios.  The border is unlike anything I've seen before.  Kris said she used the lattice work on her porch as the pattern for the border.
Dorset Flowers was hooked by Ingrid Hieronimus.
Fraktur Angel needlepunched by Pat Osborne.
Below is a design called Tropical Leopard by Kris Miller.  A gal in our class was hooking this and hope she attends same week next year so I can see her rendition.
Tiger and Leopard hooked by Elise Roberts.
A pattern named Vintage below and hooked by Kim McWilliams.
Kim also hooked the "Tumbling Blocks" rug below.
She also hooked Manchu Dragon Below.
Diane Stoffel designed and hooked a display of color in the Apple.
Cape May St. Francis hooked by Roberta Olah.
Partridge in a Pear tree was hooked by Margaret Woody.
An antique adaptation below was hooked by Lois Hilliard.  Lois had several rugs in the show this year.
Kathy Spellacy hooked this design "Hometown" below.
Cyndi Stinson hooked this rug named Shall We Gather by the River.
Sweet sweet design by P J Rankin named "Over the Moon".  Must say I was over the moon in love with this cute design offered by Spruce Ridge and purchased the pattern at camp.   
Margaret Woody hooked this wonderful piece called Comstock.  Love her color choices and I've a small version of his design in my pattern stash.
Hmmm, didn't see a tag on this rug so if anyone knows who hooked it,  please let me know. 
The following pieces were all hooked by Ingrid Hieronimus and while those are definitely not my color choices or wool strip size of choice, these were magnificent pieces.  Such great workmanship and detail.  

There are still the 'throw down' photos but am done for the night.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Cape May Rug Show Week 1 3rd Installment

Finally named more rug photos.  Jack and the Beanstalk was too long for me to capture all the way to the bottom.  It was hooked by Evelyn Lawrence and is to hang on the side of a door to watch the growth of the child. 
Here is a better shot of the top part with Jack.
It was hooked as a sample for Norma's booklet.  There was another photo in a previous post which had hooked blocks and roll toy for kids which was also featured in this booklet.
Mosaic Pillow hooked by Nancy Shaffer and the Annie and Andy pillow dolls hooked by Norma Batastini.
Glen Ridge My Home Town designed and hooked by Linda Woodbury.
Bear Paw Tracks hooked by Norma Batastini.
Trust Me hooked by Cindi Stinson.
Below is The Rains Came Down and was hooked by Norma Batastini.
The top rug is Spotlight on Geometrics hooked by Susan Clark the bottom one is Patriotic Star hooked by Kathy Spellacy.
Diagonal Geometric by Cass Gannaway.
Rufus was hooked by Laura Lowe, a design by Bev Conway and I hooked this design also.  I believe the original design has more leaves in the pattern which Laura chose to not hook.  I've also made adaptations to rug patterns.
Good heavens, cannot believe there are still more hooked rugs which haven't been shown.  Will post those tomorrow.

Week 2 of Rugs by the Sea is presently mid week and today was the rug show there.  Wish I could afford to stay for two weeks straight BUT....not sure this old body could handle two full weeks of fun.