Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rug Progress and January Hooking Day

I made a little bit of progress on the challenge rug. The border is done and I'm hoping by the end of next week all the hooking will be done. Reallly liking the look of this rug. Making use of a lot of scrap darks I have for the background and mixing it up.

For this year I have decided to have a once a month hooking day. We had one on Friday and there were 6 of us. We had a good time chatting and working on projects.
You have to watch out for Sandra and Pati you just never know what these gals might be up too!

Sandra has been hand dyeing some wool and come up with some really beautiful pieces. Of course Pati and I couldn't resist buying a few!

It was a really windy day so we set a little closer to the fire. By the afternoon it warmed up despite the wind.

I finished binding a rug then got busy with my oxford punch....working on a few simple projects.

Veronica is also doing an oxford punch piece. Doesn't the colors just pop!

Kay was busy finishing the border on this long runner. Just love the pattern and I think I may have to do one, too!

Laura started the Uncle Sam...a pattern by Pine Island Primitives.

Sandra was working on her Give Ye Thanks... a design by Lori Brechlin. Love the log cabin.
I didn't get a picture of Pati's. She was binding her rug that she made from the LJ Fibers year rug from 2010.

Well, it's been a busy weekend so far. Went and seen my youngest niece play basketball today and then to my nephew's 15th birthday party. In between we are finishing up a few projects around the farm.

Hoping each of you are enjoying your weekend as well.

Happy Trails....Ginger


Orange Sink said...

LOVE how your antique adaptation rug is coming along!
Your colors are great! You have a good way with primitive design...... I must come and take a few lessons from you!!
Love everyones projects! That must be a blast to get together with so much talent and fun ladies!
Have a good Sunday!!
Cathy G

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Good Morning, Ginger ~
I am so impressed with your work on the antique rug pattern. It looks challenging and you're doing a fantastic job. It's beautiful. I was also impressed with the girls' work
especially Kay's runner. What a big
project! I am excited about doing my first hooking project this winter.

HomeSpunPrims said...

LOVE, LOVE how your rug is looking Ginger. You will have it finished in no time!
How fun to get together with friends for a hooking day once a month. I used to do that once a week here but we are down to just two of us! We still do it when we can but we had about six gals at one time also. So much fun! Loved seeing what everyone is working on at your house.
Hugs, Lori

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Beautiful rugs! You'll have to keep us posted on what your group is working on! Your challenge rug is coming along so wonderfully! I'm enjoying seeing everyone's progress on these rugs!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
Your challenge rug is wonderful! You will be done in no time. How on earth do you hook so fast?
Hooking day looks like great fun. There are some big rugs being hooked! Especially love that runner.
It's been windy here in Ohio, too.
Hugs ;)

Jacque. said...

Ginger...LOVE all the rugs. Almost makes me want to pull out my last unfinished one. Almost. But, thanks for sharing...looks like a great day with friendly hookers!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Love what you are doing with your rug Ginger! You'll be done in no time.
Great seeing what everyone is working on. How nice that you will all be getting together again and again. I hope it keeps growing and growing too for you all !

patijane's primitives said...

It was a wonderful day for hooking and visiting with good friends. Thank you for having us at your home. Always a great time and great food!!!!!

appleberrycottage said...

I really like Kay's long runner ~ love the pattern.

Joanne said...

What a great "hook-in" you had and wonderful rugs were in the making! Love your challenge rug - looks wonderful - I've wool soaking - my misc crappy colored pieces to overdye for the background of mine!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Looks like fun! I like Kay's runner too. Do you know who the designer is?

Country Whispers said...

You all are some very talented ladies! I love each and every one of the pieces they've worked on.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

The runner hooked by Kay is called Hazel's runner by the Wooly Woolen.

Here is the link

Jamie said...

Hello! I have been keeping up with your blog for a while all the rugs. I would like to rug punch but I have a couple of questions...What kind of background fabric do you use, and where is a good place to purchase it. I also would like to know what kind of yarn you use.