This is a rug hooked by my roomie Deb and it is Kinderhook Basket offered by Barb Carroll which I also hooked a couple years ago and have it hanging on my wall. I don't know what the heck happened to the photo with the sharp angles to the right side......weird.
Now that I'm going back thru the photos it seems that I neglected to put more animal and other critter rugs in the previous post so some got missed and you shall see them now.
Can't believe I missed so many animal and critter rugs. I don't think this one was in my previous posts but if it was it is worth seeing again.
And then would you believe a DRAGON in our midst? Very cool indeed. I visited Taiwan (the Peoples Republic of China) as well as Hong Kong before they went from British rule back to China and the experience and talking to the people THEN before the transition was amazing. No, I didn't hook this but still find it interesting and brings back the amazing experience there.
This is a thumb print of Joan Strausbaugh ~ it is amazing and no way I'd have thought to do that.... but Joan is a thinker and works outside the lines. Well, okay, maybe she worked ON the lines this time. Just LOOK at that wonderful soft background.
Uh huh, that was the response by her dear pals Deb and me. But remember that she and her hubby have an upper NY woods cabin near Canada and she wants earthy things there. Last year she did the wonderful Full Moon Beaver rug, she has done a Mama Bear and Baby Bear rug and now moss.
Dang, I don't remember who hooked this or the name of the design ~ guess I was hoping my camera would pick up the information. But as you can see it is yet another 'thinker' with a creative mind working.
Oh but this is my kind of rug... an antique adaptation which I've seen in books and would love one day to hook it myself.
And a familiar design for those of you who attended ATHA in Lancaster, PA.
Here are individual rugs which are marvelous but not so many in a particular category to have a name. This is one by Joan's friend Annie and her loops were uniform and like soldiers with shoulder to shoulder.... Just look at her lettering and just you wait and see what her 5'10" Santa face looks like next year.
Now I must admit that while the hooking on this was perfect and my kind of primitive, I wonder about the reverse wording. I'm wondering if the person purchased a pattern which was intended to be a punch needle rug (working from the back as in needle Punch) and didn't realize she or he could have printed the WELCOME out in the right way. Whatever the case it sure does make for a conversation piece for sure.
So now that the weather is getting cooler and we are not needing either A/C nor heat (don'tcha just luv that?) this is the perfect time to show fall and winter themed rugs.
The first rug is the beauty which was finally rescued from it's thief and is the works of Linda Woodbury and happy to be back home. And let me tell you this picture does NOT do it justice as my camera is picking up brighter colors because of the flash. In person it is a delightful warm fall rug and not bright.
And, after FALL comes WINTER.
Thanks for stopping by and soon I'll post the pictures of the rugs in progress being hooked at camp.