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...

Monday, October 29, 2012


THIS PICTURE I snapped awhile back.  It's the only photo I have that shows a big FLAW in my tracing... A question for you ~ are the center sister's LEGS off center? I'm sure Deanne Fitzpatrick did not draw the pattern that way. Maybe it's an illusion  created as I crammed all the sisters together tightly or tried to make her dress swirl? Glad I caught it before I hooked her...

Thursday, October 25, 2012


FINALLY, I'M BACK on the Sisters rug.  Still using my lousy cell camera so I'm not sure if you can see the dark golden hair, but I just love it. It's popping!!  This sister reminds me of one of my cousins. Yolie. She used to dye her hair this color and it looked good on her too. When I picked this golden worm out of my worm basket, all I could find was ONE cut #8 worm, a sad stash indeed.  It was a treasure found, non the less, so I ran it thru my cutter to slice it in half, lengthwise. Those two skinny pieces of wool only filled in outline and the back of her head, but left a bald spot on top, so I went hunting high and lo for another worm. As luck would have it... I found one in a slightly darker gold. I was able to finish hooking her bald spot. Nice, huh??  The cream wool behind her head is just there to help hold the hairdo in place. Same with dark piece of wool under her arm. I'm still not sure on background color though....  But, I'll work it out, we always do!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hooking "Six Sisters" Rug

I AM NOT happy with the second sister.  She is too fat, too lopsided, frumpy, and just plain boring... so I left her hanging there. Will work on her last. The third sister, much better. I love her dark golden hair. It looks like a good dye job...  For some reason, I am loving hooking all the hair. I feel like I am playing "dress up" with dolls. I too am one of Six Sisters, so maybe that is why this rug is so much fun to work on. As soon as I finish hooking the arms, I will snap another picture, that is... if my cell phone will charge itself. Dang thing is falling apart on me.

Friday, October 19, 2012


ANOTHER IDEA FOR a rug design...  I collect a set of purple transferware china... This small serving bowl is not from my set, but I do own it and bought it just for the sole purpose of adapting the design for a small oval rug. The flower border is beautiful. This old china pattern is called Colonial. If anything, wouldn't it be a challenge to hook this pattern into a rug using your favorite color of wool in 5, 6, 7, 8, nine shades?? Just an idea...

Thursday, October 18, 2012


OKAY, MAYBE THIS bird is not called Bird of Paradise, but it should be. It's such a gorgeous bird and would make an awesome pattern design for a rug!! I've held onto that single bread plate for a few years now!! Another "One of these days, rug..." Maybe I should first focus on getting a better camera.  Unfortunately both pictures are blurry, SORRY! :(

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


MY THIRD UNFINISHED rug...  I bounce between Dino, Six Sisters and the Hobo rug.  As you can see, I'm only showing you a corner, not because I'm trying to add suspense to my blog, but this is all I did last night before I went to bed. I snapped a photo from my cell phone. The flowers was an idea for another rug, so they will be covered when I fill in that background border. I'm hunting for the perfect deep dark teal to finish the border.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I'm back to hooking Dino and I'm finishing the background. Or trying...  I never got ahold of the lady who dyed this wool. I just want this rug done and gone!!  I do have a small pile of white blue left. I will use it up and worry about bare spots later.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I HAD MY eye on this spotted wool for some time...  I don't dye wool myself so am always on an eBay lookout for interesting wool.  Bev Conway has a turkey pattern, that has my name on it.  On bottom of pattern it has two large pumpkins. I can see one of those large pumpkins hooked in this green spotted wool.