Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall Tennessee Rug Retreat

Earlier this month I attended the Fall edition of The Tennessee Rug Retreat at Carson Springs Conference Center in Newport, TN.  As usual, it was a great long weekend. We did miss our wonderful organizer, Rhonda, who was unable to attend due to family illness.

Following is our rug show..,,

Katy continues to work on her original birdhouse design. The blue background really makes it pop.

Sheri finished all but the border on Rick Rack. She started this rug with Nancy Parcels at Caraway in June. I really want to do this one from the worm bags.

Sheri also stitched this wonderful penny rug. Design is from Cee of Etsy shop Early Style Penny Rugs.

Robin finished this darling Santa rug....can't remember designer.

And then she started this one by Brenda Gervais. Don't you love his mustache??

Georganna worked on this incredible by Vicky Dickerson. This one was also started at Caraway.

Becky finished this very large, happy rug.

And then she started this one, Mighty Oak, by Sally Kallin.

This wonderful design is by Barb Carroll. Vicky started it in a class with Barb. I love the way she is hooking the horses.

Cathy joined us on Friday after having attended Teachers' Workshop in West Virginia all week. That is dedication!! McDuff was one of the rugs that was taught there.

Kathie dressed some of her Angels. They will be turned into Christmas ornaments and will adorn her tree this year along with shepherds, sheep and stars.

Nancy hooked this poinsettia into dyed linen. It will become a pillow.

She carried on the Christmas theme with this cute runner by Prairie Road Designs.

And finally, I finished the runner I started at Caraway with Tricia Lanna Omor of Humble Rugs.

I got all of the pennies stitched on to the first layer of this runner by Cee of Early Style Penny Rugs.

And my greatest accomplishment was to finally finish this rug started years ago with Jeanne Benjamin.  Design by Patsy Becker. I love this rug and don't really know why I have procrastinated so on it. Now to figure out binding.

Hope you enjoyed.

This is what Buddy and Daisy did while I was away.  Hard life.

Take Care,


  1. Delightful rug show, love your finished rug. Yes, quite a hard life your dogs have, lol. AMEN to that!

  2. LOVE LOVE your finished rug Jennie!

  3. So many wonderful rugs. Thanks for sharing.
    Your projects are just beautiful. You get so much done!!!
    In my next life, can I come back as one of your furbabies?
    Hugs :)

  4. Wow, I love your runner the colors are just beautiful! I got a frame over the summer so now I really need to try hooking but I am so very intimidated. Guess I just need to do it.

  5. Thanks for the rug show Jennie. I LOVE the rug you finished!

  6. These are all beautiful and I enjoyed the show. Congrats on your finish...just stunning!

  7. These are all beautiful and I enjoyed the show. Congrats on your finish...just stunning!