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' colum and double-clickthe pictures! Call 419-565-8821 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!!
These photos were in my phone and I almost overlooked them! The battery in my camera rolled over and played dead so I was still able to catch a few of the rugs around me that day! This is such a cute rug done from a grandchild's drawing ~ this lady had several that she had done and they were just darling! She's from New Brunswick and I think my friend MJ and she were going to get together sometime ~ they did and MJ emailed that the artist's name is Danielle Ouellet. I loved her sense of fun and color in capturing these children's artwork!
The colors in this rug were just great ~ I don't know the hooker or the details but it caught my eye for sure!
Gwen Gilson (thank you Cheryll S. for her name) hooked this alphabet rug was just packing it away and I asked if she would unroll it for us to see. It is hooked in a very narrow width and was absolutely beautiful. I will never create such a fine piece of work ~ it's just not in me to hook this narrow but ~ I certainly appreciate all of the time-consuming love and care that it takes to create this kind of art! You can click on the photo to enlarge it and see the detail.
This was the extent of the hooking that I got done that day! I hauled pattern, frame, cut and un-cut wool all the way to Florida so that I could actually say I hooked at the hook-in! The day was mostly spent laughing, talking, shopping and taking photos ~ will I take hooking the next time? Oh, probably! But this will be a cute rug when finished ~ maybe for my show in April?
Seaside Rug Hooking donated this pattern for the drawing and I was the lucky winner! I can see this has future as a pillow, maybe ~ and I can see felted eggs and sparkly wool nesting material ~ I see all that ~ now when will it become reality?
There were lots of things donated by the vendors for the drawing and that certainly added a nice touch to the day! Thank you Seaside Rug Hooking for the pattern! I did email her a thank you note ~ wonder if she got it? When I win something that has been donated, I always try to send a thank-you so they know that it was appreciated
There was a huge display of flowers in the produce department of the grocery the other day so I treated myself to a little touch of Spring! We still have dirty piles of snow outside our windows and I thought this would brighten things up a bit! I can see only one leaf that has been attacked by the cat so I think these will stay around a while. Mr. Kitty must not have liked them so good! If he likes a plant, I can kiss it goodbye so to speak ~ or put it up high where we and he can't see it!!
Have a good day ~ Spring is right around the corner!!