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…?
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 worked on a design of her potted plants from her porch. She’s got a great start… her background will cinch the deal!
Pat worked on a portrait of her friend, an actress! there is a lot of liveliness in her portrayal!
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 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 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!
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 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!
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 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 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 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 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’s little grand-daughter looks just like her… a cute as a button fairy!
Vickie had a good time creating this special portrait of her grand-daughter! a lovely girl with a lovely smile!
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!
Sue’s place is hidden away with its own meadow and woods; arriving at night, I discovered how beautiful it was the next morning.