Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summertime in St Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Rughooking might be only a wintertime pastime for many, but the Quoddy Loopers in St Andrews meet all year long, every Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, in the Parish Centre of the Catholic Church of St Andrew. It is below ground--refreshingly cool in the summer and cozily warm in the winter. The only exception is when a holiday falls on that day or the weather is too treacherous to venture out. Those are both rarities. Do post a comment on the blog, if you like, to let us know you'd like to join us. I will then email you and confirm that we are indeed meeting that day.

I have been busy on several Wednesday evenings lately, so I am missing my Quoddy Looper 'fix'--it is lovely to get together and see what each of the others is working on, might have finished or is planning to start. Hopefully some of the other members will have photos of their rugs for me to post. These two are ones I've done to satisfy a challenge - a semi-abstract (above, left) and what I call a fall colour study (right) - an effort at impressionism. I have quite a ways to go, and will likely do another few such studies. It's a great way to use up leftover woolly worms. Both mats are on primitive linen, #6 to 8 cuts. The colour study used up the last of my shaving cream dyed wool (left); time to get the dye pots out!