Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cincinnati Ladies

These ladies were with me again yesterday, sharing, stitching, hooking, needle felting and rug punching. I love sharing and working with these talented ladies.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Miami Valley Rug Hooking Guild

A great gathering yesterday, busy busy hookers. Rugs done, in the works, and a big pile of rugs ready to go to the Sauder Rug Show. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

So excited to once again to be returning to the rug show at Sauder Village, how can it be 20 years that I have been involved?! It is by far the highlight of my year, always look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones, not to mention a fantastic show, vendors, and classes!

I always try to have some new a different things that I present for the first time at Sauder and this year is no different. Of course all the great fibers, hand dyed linen, frames, jewelry, etc. will all be there.
You will find patterns by, Karen  Kahle - Primitive Spirit, Maria Barton - Star Rug Co., Maggie Bonanomi, Debra Henkel - Handmaiden Designs, and Donna Hrkman Designs.

Nearly 1000 rugs will be on display between the exhibit hall and vendors’ booths and 
33 classes, 28 workshops and 5 multi-day retreats  will be offered.

Click to see a full 
schedule of events  or to  register for classes & workshops

Hope you stop by the booth and say hello!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Blog Hop : Felted Flower Garland


This quick and easy garland can be made as long or short as you like. Wrapped on a basket handle (as shown) hung along a shelf, or embellish a gift, so many possibilities.

The garland in the photo was made using 2 pipe cleaners, twisting the ends together and embellished with wool roving and a felting needle. (Contact me if you would like to purchase any of the supplies needed.)

First twist the pipe cleaners end to end. Take some green wool roving and wrap tightly around the pipe cleaners, needle felting as you go to hold it in place. Once it is covered, set it aside, and felt 5 small flower discs adding the yellow centers. Now, felt them directly onto the green stem. Make a couple of green felted leaves (I did 4) and felt them to the stem as well.

Twist and bend the garland to fit whatever you are attaching it to. Make an extra flower disc and a few leaves add a pin back or glue to a hair clip for a special little girl.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Had a great weekend with friends laughing and hooking, at Beat the Heat Hook-In, in Clarksville, TN.  Lots of wonderful things being worked on all day, hooking, appliqué, stitching and needle punch.  Enjoy the pictures!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hooking Club

Another small gathering last night, but two rugs done, one almost there, and new ones started.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

It's pretty bad when on one of the hottest days so far this summer, it's cooler outside than in the dye kitchen. I think I was as wet as the wool, but got great results. A couple more days like this and the shelves will be stocked up again.

Friday, July 1, 2016

HAPPY 4th of JULY!
Enjoy your weekend and May God Bless America!