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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Giveaway winner and CYBER SALE!

The NUMBER is 8 and it wasn't until 8:00 tonight that GracevilleGirl guessed it. Congrats for guessing the right number. Please contact me at here tor edeem your $50 gift certificate! 
And of course, since so many of you participated, I decided to ask my husband and daughter to pick a number, and they chose, 44  and  16 respectively, so Cathy, Carolyn and Daisy522 each will each win a $25 to Star Rug Company. 

AND THE first Monday after Thanksgiving means a CYBER SALE at All patterns at Star Rug Company will be  25% off on Monday. Email me here with your orders. When ordering, please put Cyber Sale in the subject line.

Here are several rugs that have not found there way to the website but they are included in the sale. The  price and size will be listed  above each rug.

         Woof, 20 x 25, is $48

          White Pumpkin, 8 x 10, is $16 and 8 x 12  is $18.

                                                      Cat and pumpkin, 12 x 15, is $28.00.

 Jack, 8.5 x 14, is $22

  Olde crow, 24 x 25,  is $55.00

                                       Barnyard sheep, 15 x 20, is $35 and 25 x 36 for $60. 

                   Jack Frost, 14 x 19, is $38

         Red Besnickel, 7.5 x 15, is $22

    Little Deer, 12 x 13, is $25
Thanks for stopping by, Maria 

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Hello Friends! To celebrate the Christmas season and thank all my blog and facebook followers, I am giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to Star Rug Company to one lucky winner.   You can use the gift certificate on patterns on my website or blog. 
To win, all you have to do is choose a number between 1 - 100. If you pick the MAGIC number, you'll win the $50 gift certificate to Star Rug Company.  all you have to do is GUESS the WINNING NUMBER between 1 and 100 for a chance to win!

The Winner will be announced here on my Blog this Sunday, November 30th at 10:00 pm Eastern. So how do you enter?  It's  EASY! See the details below... 

How to Enter :

* First, leave your lucky numeral guess in the comments portion below this post. Please include your thoughts on why you want to win!

* For a second guess, SHARE news about my GIVEAWAY  (including my Blog link) on your favorite social networking sites.  Then, return back to my Blog to leave another comment entry. Remember to guess a SECOND NUMBER. 

Remember, this giveaway  takes place here on my Blog, so only guesses made in the comments portion of this Blog Post will be entered. If you have any issues leaving a comment via my blog, you are welcome to Email Me and I will include your comment.  ALSO, if your comment doesn't show up right away, no worries, as I moderate comments. 

(....and, If nobody guesses the correct number, I will do a drawing from those who guessed the closest. And, if 2 or more of you guess the winning number, I will do a drawing from those lucky names)  

Have FUN & and  GOOD LUCK to ALL!

Best Wishes,
~ Maria 

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Another pre cyber pattern....

For the first 15 people to contact me. 
I just pulled this rug off the frame. It is a small pattern and hooks up very quickly. Perfect for those of you wanting to hook for a Christmas present!  
Red Belsnickel is  7.5 x 14.5 and with shipping is $18 (Canadian customers email for shipping). My email address is
Thanks for stopping by, Maria 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Early Cyber Sale

I just finished hooking this little mat (12 x 13) and am offering it to the first 10 people that contact me for $20 which includes shipping. 
Look for more sales during the week leading up to cyber Monday. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Looking for a EWENIQUE Christmas gift?

Check out this cute fused glass ornament!
During a fused glass class today, I spied these darling sheep ornaments hanging on the Christmas tree in the shop.  I snatched them up as quickly as I could. 

Along with a 1/4 yard of wool, these would make the perfect Christmas gift for your hooking friends. Sandy was only charging $6.00 for them.   And after taking the class, let me tell you that is a bargain!  
If interested, leave a message and I will post her contact information. Maria 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkins galore!

I stopped by school today and was greeted with this terrific display of handmade pumpkins. Can you believe Second graders made these guys?
Although the pumpkins are all made from the same orange, white, green and black construction paper, they all look different.
  These guys just warm my heart!  
Definitely some inspiration for a hooked rug or two! 
Thanks for stopping by, Maria 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Barnyard Sheep is complete

There are some patterns that hook themselves and this was one of them. I designed this rug to challenge myself with depth perception (see previous post) and enjoyed the process. 
Lately, I have been pushing myself to hook rugs out of my box to expand  my hooking horizon and grow as an artist. Barnyard sheep challenged me not only with depth perception but also with color as these colors are not my normal palette.
After hooking this rug, I'm not so intimidated to hook landscapes and look forward to more challenging landscape patterns. 
The barnyard sheep pattern (14 x 20) is available for purchase for $35 plus shipping. 
M next challenge is to finish a rug that I started last fall when Alice Frazier, Ali Strebel and myself got together for a hooking weekend at Alice's fabulous cottage on Lake Erie. I think I surprised them when I started hooking this rug. I'm not sure if I shared this "way out of my box" project with you. 
So do any of you feel the need to challenge yourself as an artist and do something different or are you content to hook rugs that you like? Inquiring minds want to know.  
As always, thanks for stopping by, Maria