Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ribbon Winners...

Well it's been too long since I've had a chance to spend time here! School started yesterday...yippee...all you Mom's know what I mean! And now I'm trying to get back to a regular routine...classes start in the studio next week...the Autumn Hook-in is the First Saturday in October...and a few other things to finalize before the middle of October! Busy...but Good!

The Holiday issue of Early American Life arrived today at the studio! Look for my Christmas Goose mat on page 59. I'm really pleased with it...just wish I could have been a mouse in the corner during the photo shoot!

It's FAIR time here in Minnesota. Several friends have entered their rugs and I'm happy to share some of the excitement here!

Rose Mae won a Blue Ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair for her Square Dance rug! The pattern is a Going Gray design...and it's the second piece Rose Mae has hooked. Her first was a small chair pad. She joined our Saturday group last January on a very cold day. This picture was taken at our June meeting and she's finishing the binding! I'm so very proud of you Rose Mae...and can't wait to see the butterfly rug we've been working on the design for!

Joyce entered several rugs in the Steele County Fair and won several ribbons...I hope she'll send me photos so I can update it here...but here is her version of Edyth O'Neill's Ohio Coverlet in progress earlier this year...

She won Champion and 1st Place! Her Bev Conway rug won Grand Champion and Iggy, designed by Maria Barton took 2nd place...send me some pics Joyce!
Here's an update...

To ALL the ribbon winners out there...Congrats...and keep on hooking! ~L


  1. I love the rugs you showed! Were the presidents in the background hooked pieces?

  2. Hi Michelle,
    Yes, "the boys" as I call them are hooked! They are the work of my dear friend Cathy at Hooked on Primitives...
    ...a clickable link to her blog is in my blog list below.
    She has patterns available for George and Abe. I have them for sale on the website...and she sells them on eBay, too! ~L

  3. Such gorgeous rugs. I love seeing the rugs at the fairs! Way to go Ladies!


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