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,

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Slow Stitching

My Slow Stitching (click on button on sidebar to see what others are up to) for today was a little knitting on the Summertide MKAL. Wish I could say it is a relaxing knit, but it isn't for me. Am determined to finish it, as I know it will be lovely.

I am making progress on the Jen Kingwell quilt. Finished up the twelve Square in a Square blocks that alternate with the Irish Chain blocks that comprise the outer border.  Here is a photo of some of them together...

This will be a short week at home, as I am leaving for the Tennessee Rug Retreat on Thursday and will be there through Monday.  I still need to figure out what I want to work on and get it together. I have a busy three days ahead and am feeling pressed. I should have prepared this weekend. My sewing room looks like I feel..
Got to clean up this mess and get organized before I leave. Ugh....

Take Care,

Friday, October 2, 2015

Simply Red Center

I have made some progress on Simply Red Center, my Jen Kingwell quilt. 
The central block is finished.
It is not perfect, but I am happy with it....especially since I haven't needle turned in a long while.

The outside border has twelve Irish Chain blocks. Today I got six of them done and the rest cut out....
All the fabrics except the red in the center block are from stash.

I also finished my Vintage quilt, but the weather has not cooperated for was entirely from stash, including backing and batting.  The batting for this quilt is my last one larger than a 60x60 in my stash. I normally buy a roll, but it has gotten pretty expensive, even with a Joann's coupon and I have been using up my odds and ends, regardless of the fiber content. Will have to decide about purchasing soon.

I have been knitting a mindless shawl from this free pattern , Be Simple Shawl, Ravelry. Very easy, and lovely Madeline Tosh yarn purchased at The Yarnhouse Studio in Opelika, AL.

I am through Clue 2 on the Summertide MKAL. Clue 4 came out today, so I am obviously behind. I am okay with that. Diane had to bail me out a couple of times, but I have learned a lot.

Bucky has been lame and resting for a couple of months. He and Sara Ashley were glad to finally be able to ride again...though carefully.

This is a rare sighting...
Daisy and Roxie napping together. Roxie is doing her best to ignore

Take Care,