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!
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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!
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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!!
Yes, it was fun, for sure! We (Mr. Sonny and I) were vendors at the Western Reserve Rug Hooking Guild's hook-in on Saturday. It was at Lake Farm Park in Kirtland ~ a great facility and it looks like a good family place to visit. There were 100+ hookers there and seven vendors ~ if you couldn't find wool there that you liked then you probably won't find it anywhere! As-is, off the bolt and hand-dyed ~ all beautiful! Lots of patterns and beautiful finished wool applique and frames. The guild really did a great job of planning ~ tables were decorated with pretty salmon color geranium's, the lunch was great, and wonderful Chinese auction gifts.
I must say it was grand day all the way around! Here is the rest of the room ~ I honestly don't think a lot of hooking gets done ~ so many people to visit with and rugs to look at and shopping to do! There was also a rug show and I can't believe I forgot to snap some photos for you! There was a great Deanne Fitzpatrick pattern of a woman in a flowery dress ~ and hooked in Deanne's higgelty piggelty style! And many other great looking rugs in the rug show and on people's frames in the midst of being hooked! Thanks ladies for inviting me to be part of your day!
This is part of my booth ~ it's spread out everywhere ~ every booth space in every show is different and I never know what to do with all the wool and baskets and crates, etc. The gals were very complimentary ~ I saw lots of old faces (well, not old ~ just ones I knew) and met lots of new gals as well. One lady lives probably 5 miles from us and we had to travel two hours away to meet!
The hooking room is almost back in order and I started hooking on a new thing last night ~ that's crazy, I know! Last year, at a local hook in, we were able to purchase a pattern and wool for a challenge at this year's event. Well, that's in a month and I hadn't even thought about starting it ~ so, while I was organizing and straightening last night, it came to me that maybe I could put that on the frame and hook a while ~ I hooked till 1:30 a.m. !!!!! But now, I've got it started and it's gonna be kind of cute! I'll show you in a month!
Next week, a group of Red Hat ladies are coming for a lunch and home tour ~ today, a truck load of mulch arrived ~ it seems like I have my work cut out for me getting the outside whipped into shape and planning a fun day for them! Hopefully, no rain tomorrow so I can begin spreading that beautiful dark mulch around! Talk to you soon ~