Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beat the Heat

It's July, its prime time summer time, it's the South and it's hot!

What do Southern girls do to beat the heat?  They get together for a rug hooking event called Beat the Heat.  Lisanne Miller, once again arranged a wonderful rug hooking event.  

The room was filled with rugs, laughter and the excitement of current and future projects.

Dear friends and future friends joining together to share the day and stories about their rugs.  This is Pa's mule.  A dedication and remembrance of a Grandfather "Pa" who believed in  plowing his garden with a mule.  

Bed covers being hooked to drive the cold winter winds away.

Beautiful new to me techniques.

Exquisite finishes

Toss in some great shopping

One of the vendors had used this quilt as part of her display.  Great idea for a string quilt.

This is my next hooking project--it's called Hit of Miss.  A clever way to use up my left over worms.

Beat the Heat--a great way to spend a summer day--


  1. Such a treat to see all the hooky loveliness! That first rug doesn't even look like it's a hooked rug! Must be very fine strips used! Wow! I like your next hooking project choice -- very pretty!

  2. What gorgeous eye candy. Beautiful rugs; thank you for sharing.

  3. hmmm ... rug hook envy!!! Hooking keeps calling my name ... I have never tried it but would love, love, love too ... can I possibly take on another obsession??!! :)

  4. thanks for showing shots from your "beat the heat" retreat - some beautiful things in there. Love that Lib Callaway bed rug but I have a bed rug of my own I need to be in love with. the fine cut shaded flowers are gorgeous, that is more my preference in rug hooking than the wide cut flat primitives however all have their place in the hearts of hookers. Hope you have a good week Betty !

  5. First time viewer here, You have some fabulous projects showcased here. I too, love cheddar, just started cutting cheddar for Lemoyne stars. I gave up x stitching a long while ago, but your purses are darling. The red in your braid quilt is perfect for showcasing columns of feathers. Can't wait to see more navy blocks for your cheddar quilt.

  6. Wow - I'm in awe of all the exsquisite work here! Rug hooking has always interested me - if I could just tear myself away from quilting!

  7. I've started using a lot of wool in my quilting and am tempted to try I need another hobby!