12 February 2009

Winter on the Faultline

Just a brief note today....
California has been so beautiful this winter. Sunny skies, weeks of 65 degree days, very little rain.
But, as with many things, we'll pay a price...... it's much too early for the trees to be blooming and we'll be rationing water by spring.

01 February 2009

January Hook-In

Yesterday we had the second monthly hook-in in my studio. What a fun & busy day with lots of hooking and visiting!
Carol looked for wool for her next project.....

My studio is rather large and spacious but we managed to fill it up with lots of hookers and beautiful rugs in progress. Nada brought her friend, Diane, who's visiting all the way from Minnesota (they've been friends for almost 40 years!).

Jane is the most prolific hooker that I know.... she has a wonderful willingness to learn, try new techniques & use new materials. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

Here's a close-up of the Deanne Fitzpatrick design she's almost completed.....

My friend, Denise, designs all of her own rugs. And they are all BIG rugs! This one, depicting a tree and sky in winter, is the last in her series of four seasonal rugs, all about 5' by 6'. I will beg her to let me post a photo of this rug when she's done. Denise is also a talented quilter with a finely developed eye for the use of color and value. I learn a lot just by watching her plan and execute her rug designs.

I had a great time welcoming everyone to my studio....if the interest continues we will have many more of these monthly hook-ins. My hope is that we will be able to increase awareness of and interest in rug hooking out here on the Left Coast.