I am amazed at how much creativity there is among the Stash Sisters ATHA guild here in Houston. Just in the last month, three of the sisters have had rugs published in hooking magazines. Congratulations all!
Martha Lowry has a story in the ATHA Newsletter 177 (June/July 2009):10-13 about the wooly sheep rug that she designed for her craft room. She even includes the pattern which features a darling sheep, antique roses, and log cabin quilt blocks.
Terry Johnmartin tells about designing and hooking a mat for a Stash Sisters challenge 2008 which depicts her grandmother on the beach showing off her legs. She created it based on an old photo she had come across which changed the way she perceived her grandmother. Her story with full color photos on a separate page is published in The Wool Street Journal 8:2 (July 2009): 24.
Anne Elizabeth Ore's daughter Julie Marko wrote a piece about Annie's first rug "Molly Belle." The rug is very personal - a memory rug - and Julie captures its story well. It is published in The Wool Street Journal 8:2 (July 2009): 30-31, with a separate page of full color photographs.
Also in same issue of The Wool Street Journal, there is a full page of color photographs of the Stash Sisters Hook-In that took place in early April 2009. Gosh we had a lot of fun!