Sunday, April 17, 2016

March Madness in April

Yesterday was Lisanne Miller's rug hooking event called March Madness in April.  It had all the great elements of a great rug hooking event:  beautiful rugs, laughter, food, shopping, hooking and old friends and new friends.  The rug in the photograph was one of my favorites.

This bunny is just screaming spring.  Would love for him to live at my house and help me welcome spring each year.

Isn't this whale just the cutest thing?  The lady who designed this has a whole nativity and menagerie of animals.  

This is Tam's rug--she called it her winter project.

The theme and challenge of this years event was sheep.  This sweet Mother and baby were a stand up and beautifully hooked.  Wish I had gotten pictures of the other sheep.

Carmen is making great progress on her fox.

A finished project from a previous class and hooking event.

Lisanne and Ron made a big announcement--they are moving to Maine and have bought W. Cushing Dyes and Joan Moshimers designs/warehouse in Kennebunkport, Maine.  There was a shopping frenzy with patterns which had not seen the light of day for years.  Super excited for Lisanne and Ron and all the goodness they will bring to rug hooking.  


  1. So many beautiful rugs. Thanks for sharing the photos!

  2. Beautiful rugs, just loved the hare and ewe and lamb. Cannot wait to see the fox in all her glory!

  3. Fantastic projects all around, but I'd have to say, I'd love to have that bunny living at my house too!

  4. Some beautiful creations! I love those red birds!

  5. Love the bunny, and the whale, and the lambs, and... oh, forget it--I think it all looks great!
    Would love to see the nativity!

  6. Loved these pics of some of the mats,,,, thanks for that,,, glad cushing co will continue!! Thanks,,,,

  7. Betty, Thank you for all the wonderful pictures. I really wanted to attend this event, but family coming in and last minute schedule changes put the cabosh on that. The projects are beautiful.

  8. Thanks for sharing these fabulous projects. Love that bunny!