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!!
At 5:20, I went to my studio and made this little needle felted pillow for a hostess gift! He's made of Wensleydale sheep fleece that we brought back from England six years ago ~ felted into heavy black wool, stitched together and stuffed with wool snippets from my rug hooking! Notice his red hooves!!
We were invited to our friends, Diane and Lou Hart, to see their log home built from three antique log structures. This is the family room fireplace ~ the surround is made of HUGE stones salvaged from a house of days gone by. There were 30 + trees throughout the home and the ambiance was just breathtaking! The approach up the driveway with lighted trees and fence rails set the stage for a wonderful evening in the dimly lit home with a fire blazing and soft Christmas music in the background! Their home was written up in the Christmas 2011 Early American Life magazine. If you have it, take your own tour and know that we were thrilled to see it firsthand!
This is a better shot of the little pillow hostess gift ~ yes, I went down at 5:20 and whipped it up to go along with us for our 6:30 visit to Diane and Lou's!!! My days are hectic and intentions were to make it earlier but true to my nature, it happened practically on the way out the door! Diane loved it and I was so glad it came together! Makes me wonder why I don't do more of that kind of thing! The answer is that I'm most creative when under a deadline!
Granddaughter Luci had her tonsils out this morning and what a little trooper she was! I went to the hospital to stand watch with her parents (son Teddy and mom Miki) and Aunt CC and Aunt Beth. As soon as she was awake and eating popcicles, we all cleared out and left Miki to handle the rest! Tonite, she is home and so far, so good!!
Our Seattle grandson, Hunter, and family are in Reno, Nevada tonite in preparation for Hunter to play for Team Washington in the Football University games comprised of some of the best 7th grade football players in the country! They played and won two games last weekend in Oregon and need to win tomorrow in order to advance to Sunday's game. Hunter is the starting quarterback and seems to have a fine future ahead of him! Go Hunter ~ grandma's here in Ohio with her pom poms cheering you on!
And while we're elated with all the blessings in our lives, we are definitely sad about the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school. There are no words to express our sorrow for all those children and families that have been touched by such an atrocity. As we lay our heads down tonite, we pray for their peace and strength in the coming days ~ wishing that our prayers would change things for them all.