Here is a rug that I hooked with Bev Conway and it is her design. This is what I chose to hook with the first class I had with her. I was at Cape May where I saw someone else hooking it and thought it would be great in my kitchen to welcome people from the living room into the kitchen.
Another rug that I hooked with Bev is called Rufus. I'd never worked with such vibrant colors before so it was a little out of my box but I like it. Normally I go for the more drab antique looking colors.
This one makes me smile every time I look toward the dutch doors in my kitchen. This is also a design by Bev Conway which originally had each of the chickens sitting on a huge egg each. But, wanted to tweak it to suit me so I made them sitting on straw nests instead.
The Olde Gals was an adaptation of a quilt design, I asked permission to hook it and permission was granted. When it was time to put something new on my frame I was leaning toward Coastal Girls by Deanne Fitzpatrick. It was during the time of going thru a divorce I didn't ask for and the pretty girls with flowing scarves just couldn't happen...... I kept thinking about this image of a quilt panel I had. And so I contacted them to get permission to hook it.
This was a very cathartic hooking project which was a way for me to make a statement for all women no longer young but who are comfortable with themselves. These women are not spring chickens, they are wearing their olde clothes but think they look pretty snazzy. They like who they are and who they have become in their aging process; they have been close friends for years. And ya know what, I'll bet they are all hookers.