The year 2019 is coming to a close so thought I'd give you a rug show of the rugs I hooked this year. First one of the year was Lititz Hens which is an adaptation of a Magdalena Briner Eby design.
Still having the antique adaptation bug hooked Early Farm Scene a Frontier Homestead pattern.
Finally a UFO which had been hidden for years, the Paisley Stair Riser was finally finished instead of being trash. It was designed for a narrow cut and I was determined to hook it in nothing less than #8.
Next was an adorable pattern named Cat Nap designed by Kelley Belfast and too adorable to pass up. So that was next on my frame.
Back to the antique designs of Magdalena.... When seeing the Great Granddaughter of Magdalena was donating the original hooked rug to the Historical Society of Perry County knew it had to be on my frame next.
Have always heard and even repeated, these words: "Use it Up, wear it out, make it do or do without". That was the slogan from the War Advertising Council of 1944. That was a time when most resources were being used for the war effort and conserving in the home was promoted.
Then it was time for Cape May rug camp with teacher Miller who I always enjoy. The pattern to be hooked was Oh Glorious Day, a design by Lori Brechlin and pattern sold by Spruce Ridge Studio.
In November Kris Miller was my teacher again and took a design named Friendship Bells by Folk Art Landing. There was a little creative license taken and this is the result.
Was looking for something small to hook until I could decide on my next project so picked one from my stash, a design by Tonya Robey called Winter Bloom. It is all hooked but still have the remainder of the whipped edge to complete.
That next major project happened to be and antique adaptation I've named Mighty Whale. And yup, it was all hooked AND bound before the new year.
Am anticipating completely getting the whipped edge finished on Winter Bloom before going to bed tonight and I'll have a clean slate for works hooked in 2019.