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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Some Finished Rug Hooking Projects

I have had so much going on in my life. My husband has had a series of strokes, pneumonia, and heart failure. He is doing so much better. He can now walk with a walker which is a HUGE blessing.

I had ordered this footstool kit from Searsport Rug Hooking and I was so glad I did. At the time I couldn't get away long enough to go to my studio to color plan so having the kit worked out so well. The wool was beautiful and I enjoyed hooking this cover so much. At night I would cut wool enough for the next day and since this project was smaller I could use a hoop so I was able to take it to the hospital to work on everyday.  I was glad I ordered the stool too. I got the kit, but you can order a completed stool. You can remove the cover to change with the seasons, or what I like is that it can be easily cleaned if necessary. 

 30 Mile Stage Stop is a design by Two Old Crows that had the word Temperance at the bottom. I changed the name to honor my Great Grandfather Buckey who ran the stage stop between Roundup and Billings Montana.

I ordered the bunny and bunny pillow from Ali Strebel, The little eggs I drew myself. At the time I hooked these I was driving back and forth from the hospital 2 hrs each way. Motel cost was killing me. I had just a little bit of time at night but these designs let me complete a project that was small and attainable at the time. 

The rest of the time I was at the hospital I knit a scarf. A really long 6 1/4 foot scarf. I can't just sit so when my husband was being taken to Billings in the ambulance I grabbed clothes, yarn, and needles. I know the drill all too well.


Monday, January 02, 2017

Last Rug of 2016

I had seen the rug Antique Floral by Maggie Bonanomi on Pinterest and had always thought it was such a great design. Then I saw it hooked by my friend Debra and knew I had to hook it.  After much searching and buying her books, which didn't have the rug in them, I finally ordered it from Maggie.

Even though I REALLY wanted to hook the rug in the same colors I had seen before, I chose to do red flowers and switch it up a little. I'm so happy with the way it turned out. The teal blue leaves are what made it come to life to me. The red isn't quite right in the picture but I'm not known for my photographic ability.

The chicken chair pad is a design by Lynne Gill. I changed the wing shape but I just love this design. I decided to do a proddy fringe to add pizazz.

This blurry picture is the pattern called Temperance by Two Old Crows. It is a copy of an old Tavern Sign. I decided to change the word Temperance to 30 Mile Stage Stop. My Great Grandpa ran a stage stop, post office, and saloon 30 miles between Billings, MT and Roundup, MT. I thought this would make a nice tribute to my family heritage.

2016 was a great year for rug hooking and friends. I can't wait to see what 2017 brings.