Monday, January 26, 2015

Simple Gifts

Last week a student from the Nebraska City rug camp sent me photos of her finished rug.
Love the way she incorporated several of the new techniques she learned in the class. Great job Jeannette!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cincinnati Ladies

Back again for another Saturday lesson, today they wanted to learn how to do proddy. Started with a simple heart,a couple are hooking the heart and doing a proddy edge to finish it, but Deb decided to proddy the whole thing. Off to a great start. Debbie brought her crazy quilt rug that she continues to work on, she getting there.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Needle Night

Last night was a small gathering, but had a couple of new friends stop in. Kathy brought a photo of her ducks that she's going to hook on some of my hand dyed linen. She also started hooking her sheep for the Sauder rug show challenge. Bonnie's doing a cover for a footstool using pennies, and Donna brought her the drawing of her dog on linen ready for hooking. And Donna brought her newest steam punk rug to share. Amazing!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

All Day Stitching

Saturday was our 2nd annual January all day stitch in. Nothing beats the winter blahs more than getting together with friends, laughing, sharing, eating and stitching on our current projects. Two new grandmas are working on special pieces that will soon decorate the rooms of these precious new babies, different projects made during the holidays, a quick little heart kit put together for everyone to do, and on going projects. Such a great time, always look forward to spending time with these ladies!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Primitive Quilts Spring Issue

On the news stands now, Primitive Quilts 2015 spring issue. I have a small, simple reverse appliqué piece found on page 57.  Thought I would also share a rug hook piece I have done using the same pattern,with a few embellishments. It includes, felting, appliqué, beading, and standing wool circles. Remember, patterns can always be adapted to the the medium you want to work in, think outside the box!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Winter Woolen Workshop

Beth's Main Street folkart
& The Howard County Historical Society
The 9th Annual Winter Woolen Workshop
Saturday February 21, 2015 10am-6pm and Sunday February 22, 2015 11am-5pm
 Inside the Beautiful Seiberling Mansion and The Elliott House
1200 West Sycamore Street Kokomo, Indiana 46901
Contact: Beth Notaro (765)236-1000 or
Purchase advance tickets at 
for $10.00 or pay $15.00 at the door!
(ALL Proceeds benefit The Howard County Historical Society)
Come and enjoy 2-days of demonstrations in primitive & traditional rug hooking,
oxford rug punch, spinning, weaving, clay work, acryllic painting, hand quilting,
silk & punch needle embroidery, beading, knitting, crocheting, needle felting, tatting,
wool applique, zentangle, schrenscnitte, vintage wear, antiques and
 30+ vendors selling their handmade wares...