Friday, January 23, 2015

Starting A New Rug

 This is the next rug I am going to hook, my pattern below is adapted from the one above which I found on pinterest and the rug is from Canada, c. 1880, made from wool and cotton.

 This is my version, I was going to put a current year on it, but now I am rethinking it. Would you put the date on there,  put an old date or leave it off?
This is the wool that I have chosen so far, I am going to need some more blues, but we will see as I go along!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Rug

This is my latest rug that I have finished, it is my own design.
Garden Flowers
Measures approx. 15" X 19"
Will be available as a pattern in my ETSY store soon.

Monday, January 12, 2015

I"m Back!!

I have been missing in action but I have been hooking!  I just finished up hooking these two commission rugs in the last month.  Now that they have been shipped,
I have drawn up a new smaller pattern and it is now on my frame. Pictures to come soon!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


I will be having a Cyber Monday Sale in my ETSY Shop tomorrow from
8:00 a.m. EST until 8:00 p.m.
All patterns will be 10% off.
Use code CYBER1 at checkout.
Just my way of saying "Thanks" for
 supporting me and my small business.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Snowman Sampler

 This is my latest rug to come off my frame and 
it is available as a pattern in my Etsy shop!
Snowman Sampler
15" X 25"

This is the same pattern that my friend Marion hooked.
I always think it is fun to see the same pattern hooked by others!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Wool I Used

 If you know Anita, she loves to use paisley in her rugs, so I did use the  pink paisley in a couple of my flowers. I also used a pink spot off-the-bolt wool in the flowers too that I don't have any more of.

 I used another stripe for the base of the wings, but I don't have any of it left to could not photograph it.
 The same wool I used in the bird that I am out of, was also used in this  odd shaped thing.

 The blue ribbon across the top is also hooked from 
a dot wool I do not have any of.
Let me know if you have any questions!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Outer Banks of North Carolina Workshop

This post is over due! I spent a week on the Outer Banks of North Carolina taking a workshop with Anita White. You can go to her blog and read more about it. She took more pictures than I did. OBX Workshop

The above rug is the one that I hooked while I was there. It is called 1875 Floral Basket from Woolley Fox. Anita and I have been talking for years about doing a rug with all striped off-the-bolt wool. So, over the years we have been collecting them and I decided now was the time to hook them into a rug. Anita brought with her some wool that she was calling "spots" and they were off the bolt, I loved them and wanted to include them as well. So it is hooked with stripes and spots! It has been fun!!

Below are the rugs that everyone brought for our mini rug show that we had one day while we were there.