Friday, September 28, 2012

Another Opening, Another Show . . .

Another show starts today (see above), which is why I have been absent.  Having three shows in three weekends really depletes stock and I have been working away night and day to have some new things for this weekend at Martha Clara Vineyard.

I was invited to join this small group in the spring.  They have been together for over 35 years, and have this special show once a year.  I am the fiber artist.  There is a ceramist, CC Bookout, a jeweler, Alice Van de Wetering, a printmaker, Joan Rogers, a photographer, Harvey Hellering, and a woodworker, Will Paulson.

We will be in Gallery 2 at Martha Clara this weekend, and we found out yesterday that they'll be doing winetastings in our space.  My first thought was, "Red wine and hooked rugs -- not a good combination!."  But most everything is hanging and I am hoping the wine tasting brings people in who otherwise would not stop.

Wish me luck!

I have a few more photos from the show last weekend, but will have to post them in the next day or two.  No time now . . . .

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Peconic Ruggers Show at Hallockville

Our guild had a great show this weekend in the Naugles Barn at Hallockville.  We spent Friday setting up.  I was exhausted after waking at 2 am and being able to go back to sleep.  Barb came down on Thursday night, so as well as working on getting the show up, I helped Barb get our booth set up.  It was a long weekend for me.  We have another show this weekend and it is a bit overwhelming.  We don;t usually do two weekends in a row.  (I actually have another show here on Long Island the weekend after next, too.  I am beside myself.)

Here are some not so good pics of the show.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

August Hook In at Hallockville

Our lovely group of women met under the apple trees at Hallockville last Sunday afternoon.  What a nice relaxing afternoon.  I took a few photographs of works newly finished and in progress.

This is Rhona's rendition of my Striped Bass pattern.  I hooked it in muted gray-greens.  Rhona snazzed it up with a twinkling blue and a shot of chartreuse.  It is FABULOUS!  Rhona is a fairly new hooker, but she is totally hooked.  As soon as she finishes one project, she starts another and her enthusiasm and dedication have really paid off.  She has made huge strides in technique and color choices with hard work and the help of her teacher Louise Hulbert.

Her best buddy, Carol, has been working on a mermaid.  Carol, too, is pretty new to hooking, but, man!  SHeh is really doing amazing work!  Look at the face on this mermaid!  The eyes are perfect!  She, too, studies with Louise, and attends all our guild meetings.


Here is Barbara (basket maker by day, hooker by night), showing us her newly designed sunflower rug.  Barbara is becoming a hooking machine, too.  She may be making more rugs now than baskets for all I know.  

June, a most meticulous rug hooker, is working on a new rug as well.  I believe this one is adapted from an old postcard.

Here's Rhona's next project -- a bigger rug of leaves for her floor.

I neglected to get photographs of the other rugs because, as usual, I was talking too much.  I wanted a shot of Phyllis' pumpkin sack.  I drew the design out for her at the July hook in and she whipped it up quickly so it will be ready for the guild's rug show, just two weeks away!  We are lucky enough to be part of the Hallockville Fall Festival, September 15 & 16, 2012, 10 am to 5 pm.  We'll be in the newly painted Naugles Barn with six rug supply vendors, including me and Barb.  Come and see the show, meet all the lovely ladies, and buy some stuff!  The entrance fee includes entrance to the Farm and all the fun stuff -- craft vendors, baked goods, fresh picked veggies, tracker pull, sheep, cows & horses, hay ride -- tons of stuff to do!