The feature picture above is the Christmas stocking my daughter designed and picked the colors. I have lined the stocking down to the fin part. I am happy to have this project completed. I wasn't able to attend the Bluenose workshop but I have managed to finish hooking my leaf pattern. I'm going to make this into a pillow.
Last week in the studio we had a local celebrity, Janice Boiduk, Tapestry Artist join our Tuesday group. Janice lives 3 doors down from me and I've known her most of my life. Janice shared a few of her works of art with us and we were all thrilled to see them in person. Have a look below and enjoy. The first is rug hooked the other two rugs are 'weaved', line by line on a loom.
I think Janice is one of those people that can turn her hand to just about anything. Janice enjoys wool applique. The below Janice purchased wool from my studio to make this fabulous piece. 'Heather's Red' for the poinsettias, 'Fiddle Heads' for the green leaves and 'Brilliant Green' for the centers. I do hope Janice will come back and show us this finished. Janice runs her own studio called JB Graphics & Photography.
Joyce Baxter was in the shop as well last week and shared a picture of her finished rug. Joyce has this displayed over a doorway in her home. It is a fun and lovely rug.
My friend Shelley finished her Bluenose flower pattern and I think she did a great job.
Yesterday I was vending in Sussex at their Annual Sussex Tearoom Hook-In. This is always a fantastic event and not too far from home. The ladies and gents at this event were so good to my studio. Thank you to all my customers for choosing me to do business with from the bottom of my heart! There were lots of people to help carry things to and from my car which was so nice and made things go so much smoother and faster. A few pictures of the other vendors at this event and the rug display.
At the hook-in, Doris Joanis showed off her completed On Holiday rug. This pattern is a Jane Steele pattern and is available in my shop. I think Doris did a fantastic job.
Also at the hook-in was Alan Tibbetts. Alan is a wonderful rug hooker, he shared with me his rug he designed called Five Islands. He hand dyed all of the wool using natural dyes and I think it is fantastic as well.
A few announcements, Edie Arseneault announced on Saturday at the Hook-In that she is retiring from running her Rug Hooking Studio, EC Wools in 2020. We wish Edie all the best. Edie taught me to rug hook and she started me on the road to dyeing my own wool. Edie plans to move from Saint John, NB back to Amherst, NS and I can't wait to have her join us on Tuesdays hooking.
My brother in-law, Leslie, is now making frames to hold your completed rugs. Below is one he made for my Whimsy rug. Please contact me for more info on how you can order your customized frame.
Last announcement, my web page is going to be modified some what. Service though should not be interrupted. Stay tuned for more updates.
Have an awesome week everyone!