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!!
Blogfriend, Saundra wanted to see the rug all stretched out ~ here it is, girlie!! In the last three evenings, I've hooked the area from the red squiggle to the area over the right rooster's tail. Not a lot each time but it takes me a long time to do a hit and miss style!
Here it is, up close and personal! I hook the colored strips out of my leftover strip basket, a little mindful of the color but not a lot. Some are skinny and some are 8's and 9's, just using what I have. Then fill in with the neutral background wool .
These four wools are pretty much in all the same values ~ I love that word ~ it makes me sound like I know what I'm talking about! But ~ you do get a nice all over effect and it works well with the shots of color coming from the squigggles! When I took classes from Karen Kahle the last couple of years, she really did help get that to sink into my brain!! By the way, Karen has a great new blog ~ check it out!!
This morning the mail lady drove right in the drive, so I knew she had something important other than envelopes!! Just look ~ a present for moi!!! Such a cute little stitched wabbit in a pot with a cute little hang tag and he brought his own grass!! I have been wrestling with this cold all week ~ feeling very poorly ~ and sweet friend, Charisse (one of my hooking pals) sent this to me to make me all better!! I love it and even more, I love that Charisse cared enough to do that for me!! Look ~ I'm better already!!! Thank you so much, Charisse ~ she's like an angel ~ so happy to have her and her other pals as my friends!!
Sonny has worked at Kelley's Island all week ~ I was gonna have some fun ~ meet this one and that one for lunch and wine in the evening, etc. Instead, I had cocktails of benadryl, Motrin, vicks on my chest, and stayed wrapped up in my blankie ~ what a bummer!! Still not top notch but I have to meet Sonny at the ferry this evening and then we're seeing a customer tomorrow. Thank goodness, I have Tad's sitter coming to stay with him ~ the last thing he needs is to be trapped in a car with this coughing, sneezing mother!!!
I hope you've been able to stay germ free and are anxiously awaiting Spring! Remember to Spring forward tomorrow night ~ won't that be fun!! I've kind of lost the spring in my step right now so maybe that will help!!!