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!!
Friend Pam came last week and brought her proddy sheep rug 'to see it's mama', as she put it! He's such a fluffy guy and I love the swirlies in her background ~ kind of looks like fireworks when I look at the photo! Both this rug and the next one, were hooked in a proddy class here last year.
Deb sent me this picture of her Lexington Proddy Sheep ~ same pattern as Pam's (my design, by the by) but done with a flag background and proddy edge! The paper is laying on it because it was on display at her guild's rug show ~ I love the bell and the deep rich colors!
I hooked this Santa pillow years ago, under the tutelage of my friend, Carol Rahall. She drew this on what she called 'hookable linen' (wish I could find some more) and gave me these narrow cut strip and roving and loop-by-loop instruction! I do love this pillow but know that I don't like hooking with those little 'threads' of a 4 cut. I actually did some of these to sell way back when I started hooking ~ maybe I should draw some patterns for those who want to hook their own. It could definitely be hooked into wool so that there is no background to fill in! I'll work on that for my upcoming shows!!!
The same Carol Rahall, also hooked this snowman ~ I bought him at a shop near Medina several years ago because I knew Carol hooked for them ~ I also knew I would never do one for myself! He sits in an old child's rocker all year long ~ I like him ~ and I like Carol very much! She has hooked for probably 40 years and really helped get me on the right track so that hooking was fun and not a chore! The advice to not hook in every opening was invaluable ~ you can hook a 'mountain' if you hook in every hole ~ take my word for it!
A very sweet blog reader, Cyndi Lott, sent this wool pincushion to me just before Christmas! That was such a nice gesture of friendship ~ very touching to me! Cyndi said she was cleaning out her 'stash' and I see that she has shared some things with other bloggers as well! Very generous ~ thank you, friend ~ I love it!
Another surprise present! Hooker friend, Jackie, knitted this neckwarmer/ shoulder wrap and sent it to me in December! It's very cozy and just my color! I had Sonny take three pictures ~ this was the best of the lot ~ I take dorky pictures but wanted you to see this great gift!! Thank you, Jackie and Cyndi ~ you guys made my day!
P.S. I joined Deanne Fitzpatrick's online class that will begin February ~ I'm looking forward to that since I can't go to Nova Scotia right now! If any of you are doing that class, I do have a few of her patterns on my website ~ it would save you the exhorbitant postage from N. S. Let me know if there is one you would like!
Also, I joined Pinterest yesterday! Not sure that I quite get the gist of it but I see so many posting pictures they've pinned from Pinterest that I decided to get in on the action!! I have 3 followers already ~ I'll let you know how it works out! I do read that it is definitely a time grabber or stealer or whatever! Like I need something else to use up my time!! Are many of you on Pinterest?