Thursday, November 28, 2013

Give Thanks

Rug Hookers, give thanks for dappled things:  for wool that’s fickle, freckled, a dazzle, dim; for creative dyers working swift and slow making things counter, original, spare, strange for beauty ever changing.  Give thanks.  – Ramona Cann, 2012

Sunday, November 17, 2013

At the lake

Just spent a relaxing weekend with friends,there is something about large water that puts many things in perspective. We visited a great little wine bar/art gallery, a funky yarn shop with fiber hanging from the ceiling and with the raw source right outside the door,and of course a little hooking,stitching,and great food. A perfect weekend!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hooking Club

A full house tonight! Starting new projects, finishing up Christmas gifts, and continued projects all in the works this evening. I so love the variety of different subject matters, can't wait to see the finished products. We're all looking forward to our next meeting, the Christmas party!

Needle Felting 101

Spent Saturday morning teaching a beginning felting class. Since the holidays are right around the corner I designed a stocking that can be finished and hung as decoration. After felting the crazy quilt pattern, everyone was then able to felt any details they wanted to personalize their stocking. Beads, buttons, stitching, glitter glue, etc. all to be added to enhance the details. Although they still had a ways to go to finish, it was a fun way to learn a new technique to use in future projects.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Crazy Pumpkin

Cynthia stopped by today to pick up more wool and threads for her Christmas projects and brought along her pumpkin made from her last purchases. Love the way the wool threads stand out against wool fabrics. Well done!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Received this photo today from Deb, who attended the workshop with Karen and I the middle of Oct. Love how this turned out, great job!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Student's Rug

This spring Mary Lynne was a student in my class at Barb Carroll's rug camp where she started this rug. She sent me a photo of the finished piece, isn't it fantastic?!! She was willing to try several different ways of filling those circles and I think the results are wonderful. A happy, fun piece. Karla Gerard this the pattern designer, she has many designs that lend themselves to get out of the box and try some different techniques with your hooking. Great job Mary Lynne!