Sunday, September 30, 2018

Cape May Throw Down

This was the second week of classes and the teachers were Lucille Festa (my teacher), Diane Stoffel, and Kelley Spellacy.  Sadly Cammie Bruce couldn't make it there to teach her class with the hurricane having hit her state of North Carolina and South Carolina.  We missed Cammie but she was in everyone's thoughts and prayers.

The throw-down....for you newbies and who haven't attended a rug camp yet, is held on the day before leaving camp and allowing the student to accomplish as much as possible on their rug.  It is a time to share their achievements and see what everyone else was working on.

The rug below is being hooked by my table partner Weslee Hursh and a pattern by Lucille.  Wes was using mostly hand torn.
The design below is called Gossips, I love how Lucille has guided her to hook the crow and flowers.
A lovely geometric design by Cammie Bruce.
My roomie Deb is hooking Tulip Cross, a design by Emma Lou Lais.  Everyone kept coming over to see how she was progressing and saying they either had that design or wanted to hook one too.
Tessie and Bessie is a design by Lucille.
Double Horses, an adaptation of a Magdalena design was being hooked by my table neighbor Virginia.  She accomplished a lot considering I was up and down often, disrupted her progress.  The hooking space was jammed since the run-over from Cammie's class was spread to the other 3 teachers.  Good job Virginia and sorry for my up and down.
The floral below has wonderful soft colors and framed nicely with the colors she chose.
You lovers of antique rugs will recognize the horse below.  
Mermaids, ship and whale....what better a reminder of your fun week at Cape May rug camp to hook.
Sweet bird with perfect loops ~ looks like it has already been steamed.
Nice soft design below.
Awww, Willie the Whale, a design by American Country Rugs (Lucille).
Love this Wool and Goods rug below for the colors and design.  Nice on my eyes.
A rug pattern often seen in primitive classes lately is one I also hooked ~ Primitive Horse and Birds.
Sue's Catch is the name of this design below.  If memory serves me think it was being hooked by Libby Lundgren.  Please let me know if I've gotten any names wrong.
The pattern below is interesting with its double border.
Below are two great Old Tattered Flags designs.

And look what I found on the lawn during my walk-about...a Magdalena design of Two Chickens.  My heart skipped a beat.  Magdalena hooked rugs in the 1800's so her designs are in Public Domain.
Almost forgot to post the Sheep in the Sunflowers.
As the front lawn of the Chalfonte is quite tight, I was not able to capture a photo of all the in-progress rugs.  But there sure was a lot of eye candy to behold


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sheep at the Beach Photos and Winners

This is the table full and photos on fireplace of last week's entries for hooking Sheep at the Beach.  They were all on display all week for people to view and vote on winners.
There were 3 categories: Best of Show, Sexiest Sheep and Clever Use of Materials.
Most clever use of materials was won by our fearless leader Norma Batastini, her mat is shown below.
Sexiest Sheep was #9, but cannot remember the name of the hooker, sorry.
Last but definitely not least was Best in Show.  Again can't remember the name of the hooker.
Here are the other contributors.  It was really fun to see all the different designs.  The one below was hooked by my roomie Deb and she made a huge tote to place it on.
This one below was hooked by moi.

Next post will have photos of the 'throw down' of projects being worked on at camp.

Much less humidity in the air today and this afternoon got much cooler.  Me things fall might be in the air.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cape May Rug Show #3

There were so many wonderful rugs in the show and can't wait to share more in this post.  The one below is named Rusty Twigs and Posies hooked by Susan Foley.
My friend and roomie Deb Nees hooked Gettysburg, below, a Woolley Fox design.
An original design named "Buffalo Bill" is a collaboration between Rebecca Erb and her son-in-law as a gift to Rebecca's husband.  It is huge and wonderful!!!!!  Great job guys!!
Fun Flowers below was hooked by Nancy Weaver.

Diane Stoffel hooked this mat named "Halloween".

Brave Hunter is a design by Tonya Robey and was hooked by Sandy Bennington.  This is also on my 'to do' list.
Old Faithful was hooked by Susan Foley.

Oh my but the rug below brings back fond memories of Barb's Guest House when attending rug camps with her.  "Pigs at the Trough" is a Woolley Fox design and hooked by Cindy Harpring.
Look familiar?  It should as you've seen it before.  At camp there was at least one admirer who wanted to know where I got the design.  Shared it came from the Kopp book so look for her rendition next year somewhere.  Hope I'm  lucky enough to see how she hooked hers.  It is always fun to see the same designs hooked by others.
Blue Horse for Polly is a mat hooked by Evelyn Lawrence.  She seems to be going for the smaller pieces lately.
Brody Bunny hooked by Vickie Valenia.
Cats and Flowers below is hooked by Martha Buhler.  Think I'm losing track of what rugs have been posted and which haven't.  I apologize if you see the same rug more than once but hey....that's a good thing.
Darby is a design hooked by Martha Buhler.
My gal pal Deb hooked "Two Black Cats" pattern sold by Spruce Ridge Studios except she didn't hook them both black.  It was hooked in Cammie's class last year.  
Below is a beautiful rug hooked...I think Weslee.  I've written to her asking for a better picture and confirmation on name of design.
Big Bird was hooked by Winnie Kinkelle.
Yeah, the small Magdalena Goat hooked by me.  Can't remember if I posted it previously or not but want to get this #3 camp show sent.
Nancy Weaver hooked Pennsylvania Dutch below.
This guy was so much fun to hook.  Last year in Cammie's class she said she planned to buy the original antique but didn't get home from running errands in time for the on-line antique purchase.  Evelyn Lawrence hooked it as did I.  But Evelyn couldn't find her rug to bring for the show.
Woodland Acorn below hooked by Carol McKey.
Still remaining are the Sheep at the Beach mats and the "throw Down".