Friday, July 11, 2014

New Rug!



Last month, some friends and I took a trip to Davenport, IA to a beautiful rug hooking shop called "Wheaton Woolens."  The old stone barn, turned rug studio is owned and operated by Beth Anne Smiley.  The weather was stormy (tornado warnings), but it was such a fun day for us.  Beth Anne's studio has lots of beautiful wool, patterns and great atmosphere.  The setting is fabulous.  She also has two Wheaton Terriers who are very sweet, beautiful dogs who roam freely about the studio.  We spent the whole day, shopping, eating and hooking (what could be more perfect?) and also managed to avoid most of the severe weather...we did get into some pretty heavy rains.

The above table rug is one of Wheaton Woolens' patterns called Antique Tulip.  I loved the pattern and began hooking it as soon as I got home...it took six days to finish the 20" X 20" rug and I really like the way it turned out.  It is hooked in 3/8" wide strips of hand dyed wool.  The back of the rug is covered with dark navy/black tweed wool which I whip-stitched to the rug.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs, Linda

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hook In St. Louis 2014 Pictures


LOTS of fabulous rugs at the St. Louis Hook In, and wonderful vendors.  I'm sorry that I can't match names and rugs in this post.  I should have written them down...but I didn't!  I apologize for not giving credit where due.  I really want to go next year to this Hook In...it was great.

 











I have just finished hooking a table rug, which I will begin hemming tonight.  I have more St. Louis pictures and will post them soon as well as my newly hooked table rug.

Have a GREAT rest of the week!

Hugs,
Linda

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bishop Hill Rug Pictures




















This is the last of the BH rugs, so in my next post I will share some of the rugs from the Hook In St. Louis.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  It is sunny and comfortable temperature wise, but the rain will start tomorrow, I think.

Hugs,
Linda