Thursday, November 13, 2014

Trip Back East

Funny, the sites you see traveling! I waved back!

These pictures are from a famous hotel, The Lamb.We ate lunch here. Toured the rooms that famous people stayed in. It is a B&B now.

Stayed here at at Spring Mill Park and toured the grounds and all the cabins there. Really a neat place.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Taken behind glass in my cabinet

These cute little faces are lit up each evening and early morning. 


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hooked Cone Flower Chair Pad And Gingerbread Rug

I have always liked my hooked Cone Flower runner and wanted to hook a chair pad. I added at random some tongues on the border to fill the space and used the same grey green as the leaves. Making it more neutral and not to busy.
Mr. Gingerbread Man  was a quick hooking project. He has a light cinnamon color behind him making his body be the center attraction. The border is a brown green and has nice mottling through it. He is so proud of the red heart he wears. A few greenery sprigs with red berries give him a festive look.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mustard Hooked Santa

Found a picture I had taken of the Mustard Santa, so thought I would add it for you to see. I now think I like it best!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hooked Chalkwware Santas

These are my last two Santas. The one on the left is a grey green coat with a brown background. The one on the right started out to be an Americana Santa, but somehow that is not what I see when looking at this one. Although each one of the Santas are the very same pattern, they all hooked up differently. I hooked five colors in all. Janice has my other one and she will post it on her blog along with another hooked Santa that she will do in a white coat.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Chalkware Santa Hooked Rug

 I am giving a "Single Saturday"class on this Chalkware Santa pattern at The Rug Hooking Store in Valley NE. October 4th. I also have it hooked in a mustard and an Americana, if time permits I am doing a grey green one. The latter ones are not finished enough for pictures. But as soon as the finishing touches are done I will post them. Also you can see a couple of them on Janice's Blog. Finished size is 16 1/2 x 8.

I colorized this rug for a student of mine at last years retreat. I was so thrilled with how it was looking that I couldn't get my mind off of it. I collaborated with a couple of friends that we might get together and hook these rugs this summer.We all chose different color pallets and mine being the darkest. I can't do white, so then there was a problem with the ice. Being that the snow wasn't white, then what does one use for ice? This piece of wool was just the ticket for my ice and made a nice compliment for the snow. Ok, I know what "YOU ARE" thinking. My way of thinking is that this is the perfect fit for my coloring. Even though the other girls have lighter backgrounds and I helped  pick colors for them. I love how they are all different. Winter Wonderland by Carol Endres, an adaptation by Barb Carroll,Woolley Fox.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I am showing my Saturday only class on this Turkey rug that will be June 21st at the Rug hooking Store in Valley Ne. This picture was taken outside and a little cloudy. The next picture was taken inside with a flash. As you can see, I changed the feet of the turkey, they didn't show up enough against the green background at the bottom. I had changed them 5 times. This is what I ended up with. Although both pictures look different here, they both look pretty true to color. The bottom picture just has more light on it to make the colors stand out. In my house it will be more like the color above. I like that this class is early in the season so the ladies will have enough time to finish it in time for the Turkey to be on the family table! Ha! When I drew this design, I had in mind that all the designs would be chunky and large. More of a country Folk Art piece rather than true to what a real Turkey would look like, cause we all know Turkeys do NOT have pointed tail feathers! Also this pattern is offered in three sizes. I hooked the largest size which is 32 1/2x25 1/2. I used an 8 cut and think the other sizes will be fine using the same. Designer Jan Goos, hooked by Jan Goos. Patterns are available through The Rug Hooking Store.