Friday, April 25, 2014



Kathy and sisters, Stephanie and Heather ~ happy hookers ~ all came to hook this week!  I had to remove the picture because it was huge!!!!!!!!  Blogger is trying to drive me crazy  ~ and believe me it's a short ride!!!

Wednesday, two new hookers and one almost new hooker spent the day in my hooking room/studio. I love the word studio!! This was Kathy's start on a cute sheep!

Heather's crow! Sonny built she and her husband a house 19 years ago ~ a colonial reproduction like ours ~ the perfect backdrop for hooked rugs!

The sisters came back for more instruction yesterday. Heather's crow was blending in a little too much with the background, so I had the bright idea to hook in an outline of hand dyed wool yarn ~ I love it when I have a good idea!!

Stephanie is hooking a sheep, too! It was really a fun two days ~ I love teaching enthusiastic people and helping them find their way to a creative new hobby!!

Lots going on here ~ I've decided we are way too busy for people our age!!

Happy Friday!!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Distressed ~ that's what I am!!!  I was looking around my blog and editing my Coming Events and the next thing I know, all is changed.  I can't find the 'layout' to go in and change things and a lot of the things on my sidebar are missing!!  Does anyone know what in the world happened?  I have no desire to recreate a whole new blog!!!  HELP!!!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Filling in the background with assorted darks, also from the worm basket!! Even though I thought I drew random circles, they appear to be in rows! I'm not as random as I'd like to think I am!!

Saturday was the Gathered Treasures Show here in Mansfield. They had a great crowd and there was lots to see ~ primitives and antiques and wool!!

A couple of weeks ago, this old girl had another birthday! Beautiful flowers from SIL, Rachel!

This darling little fish sculpted with Fimo clay is from Marco Margo! A nice gift certificate to the salon, a tote from Pikes Place Market and lots of cards and phone calls! These birthdays come around pretty fast!

Yesterday, I drove to our lake place to get ready for the carpet cleaners and back home today! Had dinner with friends and moved furniture and vacuumed ~ getting ready for a fun summer!

Now to put the hooking room back together after the show. And then some serious hooking time!!

It was 76 deg yesterday and tomorrow SNOW!! Can you believe it? The daffs and Lenten roses aren't going to be happy!! Surely, this will be the end of it!!

So here's wishing you all a Happy Spring ~ it really is just around the corner!!

Ta ta!!

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Monday, April 7, 2014


A circle rug, that is!!! Saundra of the Woodland Junction blog posted a variety of circle rugs on her March 22 post, along with an invitation to join her as she de-worms! After a couple of emails with Saundra, I remembered that I had drawn one last year so I took Saundra up on her invitation!! Last night, instead of going to bed, this little mat held me captive in my hooking room!! I made a lot of progress but it requires a lot of thought and isn't really very random. There are various cuts ~ 8, 8.5, 9 & 9.5 and I decided to hook each circle in the same color way sort of !

NED ~ finally finished hooking this boy last night! There were only a few inches of border over the NED to fill in ~ it was a matter of setting down and doing it. The size is 20" x 35" and done in mostly a 9.5 cut with a 10 cut in the border! It was started at the Woolley Fox Last fall and one of my new favorites!!

If you have a worm pile, why don't you hook along with us and post your pix or send them to one of us to post! My worm basket is not all that big since I cut as I go ~ but they still add up, don't they?

Happy Spring!!!

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Sunday, April 6, 2014


These are the first pictures of the start of my Round Robin Challenge Rug!

Last fall, when Ali Strebel and Maria Barton came to our lake condo for the weekend, we hatched up this little challenge! Kris Miller was supposed to join us but had a bad fall and was not able to travel ~ thankfully, she agreed to be part of this project anyway!

We each have started our own 20" x 30" rug, of our own design. The rest of the pattern is blank and the other three will add to it! Fun idea, don't you think? We'll each end up with our own rug, which will be a mystery that formed in the mind of four different rug hookers!

I can't wait to see how they progress!! Follow along with us on our blogs!! We hope to display them at Sauder this summer and maybe write a joint article about the Challenge Rug journey!!

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