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!
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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!!
This is a little hooked hit-and-miss mat that I made for a hostess gift. A dear friend had a small luncheon yesterday and I didn't want to go empty handed ~ so, the night before I went down to the hooking room, found a scrap of linen backing, drew a rectangle on it and started pulling strips from my strip basket! Two and a half hours later, I had this ready to bind ~ our hostess has lovely primitive antiques and I knew she would appreciate it ~ I'll do a post about the lunch ~ I have so many things to post about and so little time! But keep in mind, we can make great little gifts out of our leftovers ~ rug hookers know ~ the ever multiplying 'noodles'!!
Sparkly wool ~ my favorite!! I haven't posted yet
about the Sarasota hook-in ~ it took all last week to get unpacked and caught up on home things. I bought this huge ball of sparkly wool and these great leather purse handles from Fiddlehead Finery ~ DeEtta had a great booth and she and her helper wore these wonderful wool vests that she hooked designs on! There are hundreds of yards in this hank of yarn so I'm going to divide it into smaller bundles to sell ~ it will add just a little touch of pizzazz to grass or hills or who knows what else!
Polly Minich had a booth, too, and I was lucky
enough to pick up this little wool applique piece from her pile of goodies. Perfect for our decor and made by Polly ~ what could be better. She had some of her kits that benefit Semper Fi for sale and also raffled off one of her rugs for that charity. Polly had the greatest looking glasses ~ just perfect for the 'artiste' that she is! I'll post more about the hook-in shortly ~ just trying to get in a short one today!
It's rainy here in Ohio again today! We had huge flooded areas at the beginning of the week and people are just now drying out and now there's more to come. Thank goodness we live on a hill! If the water gets this high, you'll know that Noah and his ark should be coming by at any minute!
Have a good weekend ~ I'm trying to get a cold or get over a cold ~ don't know which ~ I'd like to stay in today but must run out for a few things! Ta ta for now ~