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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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!!
I feel pretty fortunate to have Deanne Fitzpatrick ship me some of her patterns ~ all on linen ~ I love her work and thought maybe some of you would as well!
"Poppies on the Edge of Town"
29" x 22" $48
4 3 available
This is the rug that is on the cover of her "Hooking Rugs" dvd.
I love her finished pattern (I lifted this photo off her website!) ~ it's beautiful. For those of you who don't know Deanne ~ she is from Nova Scotia and has very unique pattern designs based on her surroundings and a very unique hooking style ~ kind of higgelty-piggelty rather than the very organized way that most of us hook. As I looked around her website, the only patterns that I have that are on there are this one and Dancing in Paisley. Which makes me think, they are all one-of-a-kind that she drew up and put in her shop! That makes them even better!!
20" x 27 1/2" $48.00
I love the paisleys in the sky ~
7 1/2" x 19" $26.00
"Dancing in Paisley"
17" x 36" $42.00
"Out for the Night"
12" x 12" $20.00
5" x 26" 22.00
"Together Us Three"
21" x 13" $28.00
"Three House Doortopper" 32" x 14" $32.00
If any of these need to become part of your pattern stash, email me at email@example.com and I will send them out to you plus tax and shipping!
Heidi and I are off to Sauder Village rug show tomorrow and taking our non-hooking friend, Peg, along. We'll stay over at the lake and hopefully have a little hooking time. I have a refrigerator repairman coming Thursday ~ I am so looking forward to that! There is a frozen waterfall running down the entire back of the freezer ~ all I can think is cha-ching!!!! Maybe we'll even run back to Sauder ~ on Wednesday, I'm meeting up with Gene Shepherd to buy some of his wool ~ looking forward to meeting Jane Green (my England Memory rug is in her book on Pictorial Rugs) and I'm picking up a pattern from Bea Brock (who taught my sister in Texas to hook) ~ sounds like a great day! When we can squeeze days like this into our lives, it makes up for some of the crummy ones that come along ~ so I'm going to do what the late artist, Tascha Tudor recommended and "Take Joy" in the fun and interesting days that make up the rest of my week! I hope that you have something coming up soon in which you can "Take Joy" !!!