Thursday, December 7, 2017

December's meeting will be our 
annual Christmas gathering:

Gastoff Amish Restaurant
11 AM on Dec 9th.

If interested in participating in the gift exchange, please bring one!

And meanwhile, at the November meeting, held at Serendipity Fibers in Huntingburg, there was hooking that occurred - but it was interspersed with shopping as Huntingburg was hosting it's annual Christmas Stroll.  It was a crisp, sunny day for it!  
(Plus restaurants not normally open during the day were open for lunch - so a variety of eating was available as well!)

As the season advances, so does Shiela's coverlet.  Is she adding red for the holidays?

Libby's coasters start to multiply.

Come this winter, Betty will be as snug as a bug in her newly completed rug!

Janice's snowman, made with #3 cuts.

Judy's helping out a friend by finishing up a rug for her.  What a good friend!

Up next:  Do you hear banjos?!!  It's dueling roosters!

 Sue & Sharon attended ATHA Biennial and took the Dump Dye Rooster class with Gene Shepard.  Obviously one of them (Sharon) has worked on her rug more than the other (Sue).

Speaking of ATHA....
Guess who made the latest edition of the magazine?!!

Way to go Judy!

And finally, can you pick out the two guild members who attended the ATHA Biennal and were caught in the background of a picture taken at a meeting?  Presenters talked about getting the word out about rug hooking to encourage more people to take up the art.

Hope your holidays are wonderful... 
onward & upward to 2018!  
Happy Hooking!  😎😎😎

Monday, October 23, 2017

The November meeting of the 

Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild 

will be held on

Saturday, November 11th at 11 AM
Serendipity Fibers
314 E. 4th Street
Huntingburg, IN  

Meanwhile, the October meeting saw small but might attendance!

Judy's Chickens are filling out & she's busy working on the background.

Libby's wide cut pumpkin looks ready for picking!

From wide to small, Libby does it all.  Here's a pin she's needle-punched with floss.  

Janice continues to channel her inner Frank Sinatra & work on her 'my way' rug. 

With the change in the weather, Sheila's work on her coverlet is very timely!

Hope to see everyone at the November meeting!  🦃

Monday, September 11, 2017

October meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild 
will be held on 

Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 AM
Washington, Indiana Public Library

Hope to see you there!  
(note:  Halloween costumes are optional!  hee-hee)
A blast from the past... Betty Lou's piece from Nov 2012.  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

At the August Meeting:

We had joy, we had fun...
     We had rug hooking in the sun...

Well, actually at Serendipity Fibers in Huntingburg - but it was a fun meeting and the store is well lit with lots of natural sunlight.  Long time member Betty attended and there was a guest, Libby, newly returned to the area after living east of the Hudson River & other places.  During our time spent hooking members took breaks for lunch down the street.

Peek-a-boo!  Betty shows off her latest work in progress:

With Libby working behind her, Judy isn't chicken to show her face:

Anne's rabbit now shows off it's pinks & snack:

Apparently Kathy's head needed a soft place to land, so Sug accommodated her while Betty looks on:

Libby brought along her current project:

Details of her cherubs and the bottom edge:  

And for the show & tell portion, Libby brought along a quilt her mother-in-law hand pieced - gorgeous!  The pictures don't do it justice - much prettier in person!

Due to the Danville Hook-In and the WRVAA show in Elnora being held on Saturday, Sept 9th, the regular meeting of the Guild has been cancelled as several members will be attending those other events.  The October meeting will return to our regular meeting location, 
Washington Public Library at 10:30 AM.  

However, those looking for a crafting opportunity on Sunday, Sept 10, take note of the following opportunity!

Monday, August 7, 2017

The August meeting of the Guild will be held on the same bat date, but please note the changes to the bat time & bat location (bat capes are optional):
Saturday, August 12th 
Serendipity Fibers
314 E. 4th Street
Huntingburg, IN  
at 11:00 AM (rather than the usual 10:30)
Hope to see y'all there! If anyone decides to drive a Batmobile, hope you'll offer everyone a ride!  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

And also to more rug hooking as the 
Hoosier Hills Rug Guild held the 
June meeting at Serendipity Fibers in Huntingburg.

Shop owner Melissa provided a great space to work & visit

Guild members had plenty of room to ply their craft... and check out yarn!

 Janice's flower garden continues to grow... 
apparently Miracle Gro also works on wool.

 Shiela begins another project.

Shirley got a little trim off the top
as the photographer was more interested in Shirley's rug project!

 Interested in checking out the Guild?  
We 'wool-ed' love to see you at our next meeting,
and that's no yarn! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

May Day!  May Day!  First this important announcement!  The next meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Guild will be on the usual second Saturday of the month on June 10 at 10:30 but it will be held at a DIFFERENT LOCATION!

Due to the Washington Public Library needing all the meeting rooms for their summer reading program, the Guild's June meeting will be at:

                    Serendipity Fibers, 314 E. 4th Street, Huntingburg, IN.          And that's no yarn!  But there will be, as Judy says "yummy yarn".  I'm presuming she means for use with rug hooking and other crafts rather than some new diet fad (but if she goes in and asks for a menu....😏).

Now back to the regularly scheduled announcements:  The Hoosier Hills Rug Guild's May meeting was held on the 13th.  Six members were able to make it and brought a variety of projects to work on.

Judy's rooster has filled in a bit since the last meeting.  
But it needs a little more work before it can shake all its tail-feathers.

Anne's ode to veggies - a carrot!

It's not Mary, Mary, how does your garden grow, 
rather it's:
Janice, Janice, how does your flower grow!

And long those same lines:
Sharon, Sharon, how does your sunflower grow?

Judy's ready for December with her Santa chair pad.

Don't you hate it when this happens?
You're packing up everything you need for the Guild meeting, 
you have your frame, wool, tools, isn't that enough?  
Who needs their pattern?  
Not Sheila, who decided to 'air hook' for the meeting! 
(But lets be honest, usually more visiting goes on at the meetings than does rug hooking - so Sheila is just ahead of the game!)

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!  Hope to see you in June!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March came in like a lamb with spring like weather, but for the March Guild meeting it blew some chilly weather and 5 members for the monthly meeting.

One might associate March with St. Patrick's Day but the cold temperatures and Sug brought reminders of Christmas as she works on Santa & a reindeer.  

And..... Welcome Back Judy!  
Although temps earlier this week were in the 60's & 70's, Judy did not get that tan here in Indiana!  She is working on a chicken motif and talking colors with Sharon, while her chicken patiently waited upside down.  

The Groundhog didn't make it to the February meeting, 
but 5 hearty rug hookers did!  

Barbara provided plenty of things to admire as she brought applique work galore: hearts, purses, flowers, and a work in progress! 

Anne's pumpkin patch is ready to harvest and move on to the next stage.

Sharon's pumpkins is already completed ~

You've heard the saying that "it takes a village", right?  
Well it only takes a Sug to make a village, complete with sheep!

Sug & Kathy