Posted by: laurawp | December 20, 2013

3rd in a row… Lancaster!

Lancaster country side sunset...

Lancaster country side sunset…

It’s beautiful country… good to have a driver so you can just take it all in. Cindy Irwin picked me up at BWI and drove me to my hostess’s home in Manheim, PA. On another day, Cindy took me for an afternoon jaunte and dinner at the best burger place! very metropolitan, but in an old fashioned neighborhood…?

October Workshop at Conestoga Guild, 2013

October Workshop at Conestoga Guild, 2013

I really enjoyed the workshop with the Conestoga Guild members! They worked hard and produced some great portraits, plus 3 other projects!
standing from left: Debbie, Lee, Margaret, Marion H, Sally, Patty S, Sharon, Christine, Marion S, Peggy, Sue.  sitting from left: Pat D, Cindy, Laura, Pat L, Vickie.

Thanks everyone! it was wonderful!!

Pat Dalton hooks her own design!

Pat Dalton hooks her own design!

Pat Dalton worked on a design of her potted plants from her porch. She’s got a great start… her background will cinch the deal!

Pat Levin hooks her friend!

Pat Levin hooks her friend!

Pat worked on a portrait of her friend, an actress! there is a lot of liveliness in her portrayal!

Peggy Hannum's baby comes to life!

Peggy Hannum’s baby comes to life!

it was a privilege and honour to work with Peggy Hannum; and she chose quite a challenging subject! No worries… i knew Peggy could do it! Babies are harder than you think… so soft and smooth.

Cindy Irwin's fairy daughter is ready for her costume!

Cindy Irwin’s fairy daughter is ready for her costume!

Cindy dived into her project… a fun project that she has been anticipating! I enjoyed extra time with Cindy, exploring a bit of the area and having a wonderful dinner out. She showed me her family’s cabin that has a beautiful studio that’s fully stocked with beautiful hand-dyed wool!

Margaret Wenger worked fast and well on her Lincoln!

Margaret Wenger worked fast and well on her Lincoln!

Margaret had a large canvas of Lincoln; and she got a lot accomplished! We met at the 2011 ATHA Biennial, in a whirl wind of activity; I was teaching and she was teaching too!

Marian Hall accomplished alot in the portrait of her niece!

Marian Hall accomplished alot in the portrait of her niece!

Marion and I had also met at 2011 ATHA Biennial, and she was familiar with my technique; outline and fill with values… and tweak! She has really captured her niece’s mood!

Debbie Schmidt hooked some Hawaiian roosters!

Debbie Schmidt hooked some Hawaiian roosters!

Debbie had fun with Rooster Colours! They are colourful animals and Debbie saw lot of them in Hawaii. So, even though it may look like a ‘Rooster Rug’ to many, it’s really a ‘Hawaiian Rug’ for Debbie!

Lee Ridgeway hooks her Dad... looks just like her!

Lee Ridgeway hooks her Dad… looks just like her!

It was a delight to meet Lee! She was determined to bring out the mischievous nature of her dad in her portrait… and she certainly succeeded!

Patty Stone is finishing up her miniatures of her folks!

Patty Stone is finishing up her miniatures of her folks!

Patty Stone was another one of my 2011 ATHA Biennial students and brought back her project back to finish. She had a double portrait pattern with her Mom and Dad; Mom was finished, but Dad needed to get hooked! It was great seeing Patty again.

Marion Sachs is hooking a self-portrait... can't you tell!?

Marion Sachs is hooking a self-portrait… can’t you tell!?

Marion hooked herself… always a good idea, I think! it’s fun to relive the times… she was a young girl in her portrait and you can certainly see the resemblance!

Christine Wardrop is hooking an Amish boy!

Christine Wardrop is hooking an Amish boy!

Christine is relatively new to rug hooking, and enjoys spending time with her mother, Sally. Her Amish Boy is very engaging and his gaze makes you wonder…

Sally Raub does Santa!

Sally Raub does Santa!

Sally was glad to get out her Santa pattern and hook the merry old elf. no worries here… let’s just have a fun hook! that seems to be Sally’s attitude I think… enjoy what you do and have fun! We had a nice visit on the way back to BWI; a beautiful drive with a bit of rain, fun stories and along with her GPS, Sally got me there in time.

Sharon Kaszyski's fairy grand daughter!

Sharon Kaszyski’s fairy grand daughter!

Sharon’s little grand-daughter looks just like her… a cute as a button fairy!

Vickie Landis's portrait of her grand-daughter

Vickie Landis’s portrait of her grand-daughter

Vickie had a good time creating this special portrait of her grand-daughter! a lovely girl with a lovely smile!

Sue Obetz works on my pattern, Fraktur Blessings

Sue Obetz works on my pattern, Fraktur Blessings

Sue, my hostess, chose one of my PA Dutch patterns; it was designed with wide-cut in mind; Sue is comfortable in fine-cut and it seems to be workin quite well!

The front drive out ...

The front drive out …

Sue’s place is hidden away with its own meadow and woods; arriving at night, I discovered how beautiful it was the next morning.

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Responses

  1. What talented ladies. All the patterns were wonderful. Sounds like you had a great time in a beautiful place. I love your fraktur blessings pattern.

  2. What beautiful projects each of these ladies is working on !
    Beautiful area, also. ;)
    Rose

  3. Laura, I so enjoyed seeing these wonderful photos of our fantastic class! Everyone had such a great time and did such amazing work on their portraits! I really hope I will have a chance to take another class with you. Next time I promise to be brave enough to do a portrait. Hugs, Pat Dalton


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