Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cheri Payne quilts from the fall San Diego Show better late then never........

I loved this little quilt


Such a pretty January day. This Sunday I put away my Christmas quilts with such ease and so quickly I was mildly astonished maybe after so many years I am finally getting organized wouldn't that be a nice thought.I think buying some big bright red plastic tubs worked the best for me this year.  I  just plopped my little  Christmas trees in the tubs and off to the garage they went. I had lots of little trees all over my home instead of one big tree.It looks just like Christmas but cozier.


 The nice thing about being a rug hooker and a quilter is you have a part of your art hanging all over your home every day of the year.
 Another quilt I made a Cheri Payne design 
 I had quite a busy Christmas season between my groups meeting for Christmas parties and friends coming over I was the busiest I have ever been. Also this Christmas season we went camping which was so relaxing.It was one of the most peaceful holiday times I have enjoyed ever.It was like we were in another quiet world.There was no running around frantically getting calls to bring this or that.No last minute shopping I could just rug hook and relax. Jack and I were still able to visit family on Christmas but we had all the other days biking and watching wildlife all to ourselves.


The little flag is my quilt in the quilt show



Yesterday hubby and I spent a couple hours looking for warm jackets.I found two red jackets one that would be perfect in the rain and the other would keep me toasty warm. We’re going to Alaska in the summer a trip in our life time we are both really looking forward to the trip.
I love railroads and we’re going to take a trip on the White Pass Railroad in Skagway Alaska.Were also going to visit Victoria B.C.
There is so much planning involved but that’s what I like about a trip being planned for the summer.It gives me alot of time to think about it and imagine what it is going to be like to be on a cruise.
                                                           Sew primitive is my quilt too!









Last Fall was the San Diego Quilt show and I never showed the pictures I took of the Cheri Payne Quilt exhibit. So for those that don't participate on Facebook here are the quilts that were displayed at the San Diego Quilt Show.



 I had two Cheri Payne quilts in the quilt exhibit .A little bit about Cheri Payne .
Cheri Payne is a quilt designer well loved by a ton of quilters. Cheri retired last year and has been bravely battling cancer.We all love her and admire her talent and her positive attitude. Cheri designs I have loved all my quilting life and like many of her fans we eagerly would scoop them up at the Country Loft over the years. There was never any rules to her quilts and her style is a style of quilting I love! I have a pile of her patterns that I still have to do in this life time of mine.




We also had a shed put in our back yard and surprise surprise  I
made it into my little rug hooking, quilting studio. Here are some quick 
pictures of what we have been doing.


 Jack put the floor in and next is electricity then
insulation and then rough boards which I am painting 
vintage white

My first quilt








Yes I have been working on my lady Violet rug!
Next week I am going on a bus trip to the Road to California 
quilt show and I also have a rug hooking group meeting on Tuesday. Stay tuned for pics from my quilt day trip in a couple weeks I promise!!
Thanks to all  my blogger friends who still follow this little blog of mine over the many years. If you follow me on Facebook this is a repeat of pics but they're still nice to see. hugs cheri

Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas at Dee’s




 Hi Blogger friends I am sitting here in Crest on a cold December day listening to Lady Violet yodel to her hearts content. She really wants to be out of her chicken coop. I usually let them out early mid morning but I am going down the hill later on today. I don't want to leave my chickens free ranging as a treat for a coyote. Now she has the whole group yodeling in a group effort to annoy me and make me feel guilty.
 My plans today simply are dyeing some wool. I want an old black for my background of my chicken hooked rug and yes I am still working on my hooked rug!
 Maulie is getting a bath shortly. I know she knows the word bath because she lays on her back and pretends she is a dead dog.
I hope all of you are doing well and have a Blessed Christmas.Here is a glimpse of my friend Dee's Christmas!
                                           
                                               Celtic music was playing as I walked thru door.....




                                                                   Even her door is creative



                                                                              Enjoy
                                                   Christmas at Dee's in Southern California
                                                           


                                                                   Carved by Dee



Log cabin made by Dee





Stephanie made this hooked rug for Dee





sweet angel






                                                                      Made by Dee










                                                                   





                                                                     



                                                                     Dee carving




































Hugs  Cheri

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Primitive Rug hooking at the San Diego Quilt

This is  the second year in a road we have displayed Primitive rug hooking at the San Diego Quilt Show.  Donna and Kathy were demonstrating rug hooking. Enjoy!

 It's amazing you start out with little pieces of wool and make these beautiful rugs.







                                                         

                                           Donna use to teach rug hooking at the County Loft





Marjorie's rug







My rug hooking


Pam did an excellent job





                                                            Dee did a great folk art chicken































This horse was made by a Amish Lady in Lancaster Pennsylvania

Annie Lapp
Bev bought it an antique store she was working at about forty years ago. I bought a very large hooked Pig made by the same hooker.
 That is what originally got me interested in Rug Hooking.


Peace and Love Cheri