Friday, November 9, 2012


IT MAY BE HARD for you to see how much hooking I got done today. The Pink Whisper wool is a good mix with the blue ~ white wool. It's really popping the background.  Unfortunately I have to put the rug away again for the weekend.  I'm happy to report that I filled in wool from the sand half way up the background between tree and Dino, except at edge where white meets the dinosaur. I'm working on that next!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


THIS RUG "DINO" BELONGS to my grandson Josiah, poor baby has been asking for it...  The problem is, I can't seem to match the dyed wool I used for the background. This in my second attempt at finding the right shade of wool in a light blue ~ white background. The last batch I bought from eBay was so gorgeous, but too blue for this rug. This wool, I bought by mistake. I thought it was blue ~ white with a whisper of pink... NO, I did not read the description of the wool.  It's GREEN and white and pink. I was bummed. But I kept looking at it, and realized it would work after all because the wool was dyed in faint colors, just like the blue ~ white wool. I'm hooking the new wool  around each cluster that i have spread throughout the rug and it is working out much better then I thought. So I have to say, I found a perfect match after all. Can you see, as the dyer calls this.. the whisper of pink in the corner? Of course, I rushed back to eBay and bought the other two pieces she had left of this wool. Baby, you will get your rug this month... 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Getting Dressed Slowly

I'M FINALLY BACK on the Six Sister's rug... I'm hooking in a jet black background because there is so much color in this rug.  For sure, your eyes will need a place to rest!  However, the fact that I have five yards of black wool might have something to do with my background color choice.  It's a small rug so I will squeeze my signature and date in the upper right corner,  but, it'll be so small, if you blink you will miss it!!

Friday, November 2, 2012


OKAY, MAYBE IT'S not called a Sampler Rug, but it should be... Because you repeatedly hook the same design over and over again. By the time you get done hooking the very last heart you will have perfected your loops and would have earned the right to call yourself cupid!!  This rug does NOT belong to me, no, I did not steal the rug or the picture... :) But snapped it (myself) at a Hook-In a few years ago in Tuscon, AZ.  I don't even know the lady who owns this beauty and for that I apologize.  But I do know Monika Jones of Folk Art Landing designed it because I accidentally stumbled across a photo of this rug hooked in almost the exact same colors on her store website the other night. I thought, hey, I have a picture of that rug in a file somewhere. In fact it looks like the very same rug, nah...  It's another one of those, "one of these days rug..." Gosh ~ I love this rug and I can see it in MY COLORS!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


LATELY, I'VE BEEN missing Tucson, where I lived for three years. I used to walk around my old neighborhood snapping pictures of native plants... These three are some of my favorites.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


THERE'S NO PICTURE with this post, but I'm hooking like mad....  The third sister is done and she is looking FINE in her teal blue wool shoes.  I'm hooking the hair and faces of the forth and fifth sisters... I will complete the fifth sister first because she is an easy one. The forth sister still needs her legs fixed, they are WAY OFF center. I found the CD that belongs to my camera so I will put up a photo of  the Six Sisters rug up later...