A DAY IN THE LIFE of this rug hooker can be just crazy!! I find other rug hookers' blogs so interesting that I thought I would add my adventures or mis-adventures to the mix!! Join me on my daily journey!!
here in my home studio. Check my website under "classes".
This class was GREAT FUN ~ a good time was had by all! I've had inquiries about how soon there will be another class ~ email me if you're interested and when we have enough, I'll set up a date!
~ ~ ~ FRAMES FOR SALE ~ ~ ~
Maple and Oak ~ Large - 12"x 16" working area $135. Small - 9" x 11" working area $95. Adjustable Stand $160. Frames tilt, swivel and collapse for travel. For close-up pix, please click on 'frames' in the 'Labels' column and double-click the pictures! Call 419-884-0244 for information!
GIFT CERTIFICATES available for your favorite rug maker! Contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 419-884-0244 to make arrangements!
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All images and text are the property of me, Alice. If it's my pattern, ask and I will make one available ~ if it's someone else's, I will direct you to that person. Thanks for honoring the creativity of myself and others!
My life is a busy one ~ my husband, Sonny, and I have a blended family of 6 kids, 5 of them married and 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren! We have a building business and I am the Office Personnel, if you know what I mean!! I also have a small rug hooking business in my home studio, where I sell as-is wool and my own hand-dyed wool, beautiful frames and stands that my husband builds and some finished hooked pieces, etc. I would love to hook every day, all day, as I'm sure many of you would ~ but that's rarely possible!! Thanks for checking in and I hope you'll find A DAY IN THE LIFE ~ ~ ~ entertaining!!
This is some of my new dying in multi colors ~ I have no idea what you call it ~ maybe spot dying! Time consuming but so interesting to see what the results are. I'll call this one Autumn ~ I did four quarter yards ~ each individually ~ no doubt, there is an easier way!!!!!
These are combinations of bluegreens ~ some more blue than others ~ kind of an experiment in combinations and differences in the base color of wool used. So stay tuned ~ there will be more ~ several weeks ago I dyed one beautiful piece of sea green ~ wonder if I can recreate that one!!
I have a few MShaw patterns that I will be selling. This one is called Rabbit over Carrot and I have this one in monk's cloth and linen. A while ago, I sent her pictures of the Catfish rug and Rabbit rug that I hooked that were her designs, and she asked if I would like to sell some of her patterns. I received some yesterday and will take them to the hook-in tomorrow at Lake Farmpark in Kirtland and after that I will put them up on the website. Margaret Shaw is a folk art painter, primarily, but also creates rug patterns from her designs. I've always loved her work and am glad to be able to offer some of her patterns to my fellow rug hookers.
This is Henhouse ~ another pattern that I have. If you see anything you like, email me or call and I'll save it for you! These hooked images are from Margaret Shaw.
That's it for today! I've had Luke and Luci for a couple of days, grandson Logan yesterday who got sick at school, took Luci to her ice cream social at school last evening and then went to Camden's 3rd grade concert, which was very cute! Today, I'm going to work on some more dying, packing for the show and then I hand off Luke and Luci to their aunt so grandma can help pack the truck and be ready to leave at 6 a.m. for the hook-in!!!! This is the first time I've been a vendor at a hook-in and I'm looking forward to it a lot!! Very fun! I'll take pictures! Have a good weekend everybody!!!!