Posted by: laurawp | October 16, 2013

Another 3 in a Row – Cape May

Sure! I can do that! Cape May, ATHA Biennial in Long Beach, and Conestoga Guild in Lancaster, PA… it was another wonderful whirl!

Ocean View from Chalfonte Cupola

Ocean View from Chalfonte Cupola

With my room on the 3rd floor this year, I discovered the Chalfonte Cupola! it offers views of the house and tree tops in all directions!

On the 3rd floor, beautiful staircases take you down.

On the 3rd floor, beautiful staircases take you down.

I really enjoyed being on the 3rd floor, making use of 3 different staircases to end up where I needed to be.

Cape May Rug Show is on the floor, on the furniture and on the Fireplace mantels.

Cape May Rug Show is on the floor, on the furniture and on the Fireplace mantels.

One of my students from last year brought her finished rug; Down Home by Nancy Weaver.

Glorious Sunflowers by Pat Donoho

Glorious Sunflowers by Pat Donoho

There are quite a few primitive rugs at this Rug Show; this one appeals to me. I seem to prefer the primary triad colour scheme these days… hooking it and admiring it.

Lost Longhorn by Russ Nichols

Lost Longhorn by Russ Nichols

There were a few husbands at Cape May, and Russ Nichols is the husband that hooks. I love the colour in his Longhorn rug!

Papa and the Boys by MaryLou Bleakley

Papa and the Boys by Mary Lou Bleakley

Mary Lou Bleakley’s rug has such great ‘body language’ and ambience. Mary Lou grew up in Cape May and started ‘Rugs by the Sea’ many years ago. Norma Batastini and Linda Woodbury have been running it for the last several years while Mary Lou enjoys being a happy camper!

Albino Squirrel by Linda Woodbury

Albino Squirrel by Linda Woodbury

Linda’s squirrel has a fabulous tail… not so visible in the photo, it has lots and lots of texture!

Flora Bella by Joanne Gerwig

Flora Bella by Joanne Gerwig

This is one of Joanne’s designs; she is a fine artist that has discovered rug hooking. Her use of colour is masterful, the flowers have an almost glass quality.

It was fabulous coming to Cape May to teach for 2 years. I’ve not been asked back for 2014, but look forward to returning in the future.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing Laura . What a wonderful trip and show!


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