Friday, October 28, 2011

1500 Hookers (part 2)

This is a gateway that had the most beautiful flowers peeking out from behind it.  It was across the street from Diana Kerns home in Baltimore. 
I met Diana at a rug guild meeting and she graciously invited me to stay in her home on my way to the ATHA meeting in Lancaster last week.
Another rug hooker was also staying with Diana that night-- Phyllis Lindblade from Michigan.
Both are on my "Yahooker" group on-line but I had never met Phyllis before.  We had so much fun that night playing Mah Jongg into the almost wee hours ;-)
Diana doesn't actually live in the house across the street from these beautiful flowers anymore but she still owns the home.

Here are the other photos from the rug show. 
This particular batch of photos was from a group of rugs that are replicas of some antique rugs by Magdalena Briner Eby.  I loved the simple designs of these rugs with the "hit-and-miss" backgrounds that added so much texture to them yet they really were subtle in their "loudness"-- they almost blend in, leaving the animals still as the focal point.   Here is the placard that accompanied these rugs.

And then, the rugs...

That's it for the rug show!!  I hope you enjoyed it-- it's the next best thing to being there and seeing it first-hand.  I wish I had thought to take pictures of ALL the rugs-- there were others that I am remembering that were stunning...

Oh well...
Debra <3


  1. It was nice to meet you at dinner on Thursday night and connect you with Yahookers. I loved the biennal too, and enjoyed your pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Miz T,
    Great to hear from you! I enjoyed getting to know you at the dinner we shared with Lenny. We had a lively table ;-)
    Are you working on the museum in Nova Scotia?
    It's hard to stay ahead of all the news that is going on within the rug hooking community-- there's so much evolving!! A GOOD thing!!!
    Great to hear from you ;-)

    Please try to stay in touch--

    Debra <3