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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Member Rugs: Ann's Maple Leaves and Scrolls

Ann purchased this design from a collection of vintage patterns that had been donated to our guild. Her choice of colour palette adds to the antique look of the rug. --Rita

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Member Rugs: Ann's Whimsical Piece

This is Ann's favorite rug of the many she has made. She likes the whimsy of the design and the antique look of the colors.


Member Rugs: Gloria's Banner

Gloria created this joyful banner to hang in a church where her son is the Pastor. The glittery sequins on the pink circles sparkle in the light.


Hooker News from Rita

1. Thank you, Patti, for organizing our display at the Heritage Fair and for those who assisted. At our meeting we decided we would not participate in this event next year. It was felt we get better exposure at the Sundog and we are given an honorarium of $150 there, whereas we pay a $50 fee at the Heritage Fair.

2. Don't forget to pay your membership fee of $12 if you have not done so.

3. A kind lady donated 9 Rug Hooking Magazines, which will be available for loan from our wool suitcase.

4. Keep the leaf rug moving! Thank you, Donna and Ann, for dyeing the background.

Take care and hook lots while you watch the Olympics.

*photo credit: docman at Flickr (Creative Commons licensed)

How Do You Pixilate?

Many of us recently bought Jane Halliwell Green's second book on hooking pictorials. On her site, she explains in a video how to pixilate.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2010 Saskatoon Heritage Festival: Western Development Museum

On February 7th, 2010. Introducing some youngsters to the art and fun of rug hooking! Patti is with her grand-daughter, Anna (5) in the top right photo.

Our Rugs Displayed at the Gallery at Circle Centre Mall

Pop by very soon to have a look before they are taken down on February 13th!

Thanks to everyone who helped, displayed rugs, and to Patti for arranging the exhibit.

Rug by Prolific Rug Hooker

Attached is a photo of a rug made by Anna Lajeunesse (maiden name Brullotte), my great grandma, in 1980. She gave it to me when I was born. She died when I was very young.

My parents and grandparents say that she made around 500 rugs. Most she donated to family and friends as gifts though she did sell a few. My parents still have the rug she made them for their wedding. Many of my relatives still have the rugs she made.

Anna was born in Quebec but moved to Debden, SK where she lived most of her life.

-Reanne Lajeunesse