Sunday, July 16, 2017

Beat the Heat 2017

Beat the Heat 2017 is officially in the record books!  It was awesome.  Liseanne and Ron outdid themselves.

I was to busy visiting and catching up with my rug hooking buddies and neglected to take photos of some beautiful rugs.  Carol is hooking an American Eagle which is breathtaking, there were Thanksgiving turkeys being hooked, and sampler houses.  Janis had a beautiful mermaid which I neglected to photograph and Jane was hooking a Celtic rope in autumn colors.  Instead of taking photos, I was drooling over beautiful rugs.

This is a design from Prairie Road, wonderful inspiration for Christmas.

I know lots of young boys who would love to have this dinosaur in their collection.  Isn't he just the bomb?

My penny rug is my traveling project.  It is very transportable (doesn't take up a lot of room in my hooking basket) and doesn't require a lot of thought, so I can visit and sew blanket stitches.  But instead of sewing blanket stitches, I shopped.  Lots of lots of wool came home with me.

This is one of my 2016 Christmas presents.  I had some usable wool in my stash and knew Beat the Heat was coming and would be a great opportunity to do some serious wool shopping for my Callie Mae rug.

Since Callie Mae is a Calico she will be hooked in the black, gold and orange wool.  The greens are for stems and leaves and the reds are for the flowers.  Whew!  Thank goodness my hooking buddies were there to help with wool selection--I was trying to stay away from Christmas greens and reds.  The gray is for the background.  Lisanne is a wonderful teacher and answered many questions and shared hooking tips.  

July has been hot and rainy and the grass and weeds have been growing like crazy.  It has taken considerable effort to stay caught up (some days I think the weeds are winning).  There has also been tomato juice to can, corn to shuck and beans to break--hopefully there will soon be time to pull loops for the Callie Mae rug.  


  1. Wow, what a fabulous time you had! Enjoy your new goodies.

  2. that oval floral is spectacular! Wondering who JB is? Couldn't read the name of the pattern. Wishing you had photographed the eagle rug - wondering if it is the Ruth Hall pattern that Lisanne redid and offered on her Etsy site. I'm thinking that may be my Off the OCean 2018 camp project - WHY? don't know - that is not really the type of rug that sends me but somehow it did. Love how Callie Mae is coming along. I have so much hooking I want to do but with this extreme heat I just don't get it out. Cheers Mel

  3. What a fun event to look forward to each years. Love the colors you've choosen for your Callie Mae. Hope the weeds give up soon so you can have more time to hook.

  4. Love seeing hooked rugs. Such beautiful rugs! I look forward to seeing your Callie Mae hooked up!

  5. She is so beautiful! A very Happy 4th to you too!