Saturday, August 22, 2009

George and Patches dog rug

I tried to upload a photo of this rug on ning today, but it posted all stretched out, so I thought I would post it here. Diane Phillips was the feature teacher this year at Sauder. A few years ago, I took a one day class at Sauder from her. The class was about hooking dogs. The photo is of the rug I started in that class. The cloud dogs are Shady, Shep, and Ben, three of my best friends who have crossed over the bar. George and Patches are two of my current best friends. George was explaining a little about civilization to Patches, who joined our family after her first two horrible years - the first year she was shut in a basement and completely ignored, the second year she was adopted by a new family who moved and left her behind - she lived wild for a year, until the people who owned the chickens she was feeding on caught her and turned her in. She came to us because I was her breeder. Her mother is Blue, who still runs herd on our pack, and her father was Ben, the smallest cloud dog.

Diane Phillips hooks with the people in Vermont who are always sort of pushing the envelope, experimenting with the artistic aspects of hooking, so her rugs are quite varied. She had a number of dog rugs on display at Sauder, rugs that she used as examples for our class, so I didn't take new photos of them. She also had several portrait mats, and I did photograph a couple of them.


Anne's Original Hooked Rugs said...

Hi, I have just read a lot of your blog and enjoyed it to the fullest. I luv your mats, especially "George & Patches dog rug".

You should be very proud that you are taking care of your Mother. My mother-in-law, who is in her 92nd year is living in a nursing home {part of our hospital, actually} and has a Very good life there. Everyone is so attentive to her and she is enjoying it to the fullest. Just last year, with the help of some of the workers there, she completed a mat that was designed by one of them. She is a charmer, for sure. I will continue to look in on your blog and hope you will do the same with mine. Happy Hooking.

Julie said...

Really enjoyed your blog site and your mat of your dogs. I have a mat in my mind with all my little fur friends over the years as I remember each one of them!

I found your blog on Anne's and have included it on my blog role.

Hope you enjoy my site too

Corner Brook, Newfoundland

WoolenSails said...

Love that rug and the meaning behind it. One of these days I would like to do one of my kitties.


Rughooker said...

Anne, Julie, and Debbie,
Thankyou. Your comments are treasured.