Tuesday, September 29, 2009

September Hook-in and Goleta Beach

We had our quarterly Hook-in at Maren's lovely home. This is a detail of one of her beautiful hooked pieces that she designed. She prepared a wonderful raspberry cream cheese coffee cake and then a delightful lunch for us all. We were totally spoiled, but we loved it!
Here are some of the girls hooking away in Maren's living room....great light for rug hooking.
Carol just finished up this fun piece with three crows and gave us a report on Cambria Rug Camp that she attended last June with Sue.
Katie working away on her "Bite Me!" rug...almost done and looking great!
Maren gave us a lesson on "Nancy Crow" type quilt making. Fran got very excited to find a new outlet for her incredible creativity. Can't wait to see what she comes up with.
Carol is starting on her new pattern that she bought at the Rug Camp. She shared a book from her teacher, Cynthia Norwood, "Creating an Antique Hooked Rug"...that I think I may need to buy...great photos and designs.
Pepa is hooking away on her Three Little Pigs rug...close to completion.
Anne brought her "Hot Donna" rug....the flames are coming along nicely! And what a great chicken!

Syd was taking notes and drawing in her sketchbook....
Penny has just started a new "Circle" piece for her gallery collection.
Here's the whole "Bite me!" rug...only a tiny bit to hook and finish up!
Fran, happily showing her quilt piece that she made as we hooked.
One of Syd McCutcheon's paintings in Maren's entry way.
We all had a great get together and hooked and visited until 3 pm. Next meeting will be at the end of October at Carol's house in Carpinteria.
After the meeting it was still hot so I headed on down to Goleta Beach for a walk and a swim. Took a few photos of one of my favorite beaches....easy to park, great for an 45 min. to hour walk and fun place to swim.


Jill Berry said...

Hooking and boogie boarding. You are spoiled my friend!
Just wondering, did my house arrive?

Leticia said...

Fun, fun, fun! First time here and I am just loving going through your posts. There's a little of everything that I enjoy- fiber arts, rock collecting, food, gardens, crafts, shopping.... Full of inspiration.

Marie said...

It rug hooking gathering looks like so much fun! So much creativity.
Love the new header of hooked pumpkins on your blog!