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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Teaching in Holland, Michigan

I've been teaching at the Heirlooms Rug Camp in Holland, Mi this week and what a lovely location for a camp. The camp is within walking distance to downtown Holland which is just the quaintest town and chalk full of great restaurants and awesome shopping. Of course, the Blair family are the best hosts!  
Judy was in my class and was hooking my Magdalena's Horses pattern for her granddaughter who loves purple. Isn't it great?  I'll be posting more rugs in the next few days, Maria 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A work in progress and a fabulous finish from Linda

I've been slowly, and I do mean slowly, hooking this pattern.  It has been on this frame for at least 1 1/2 months which is a long time for me. I'm going to force, well challenge, myself to hook at least 2 triangles a day to get this rug done in the next couple of weeks. 

 When I taught at the Biennial in Lancaster, PA, I taught this rug.

 However, one of the gals wondered if I could make it into a runner so she could put a candle in the center area between the two pumpkins. What a brilliant idea and the ATHA pumpkin runner came to be. Linda Long just sent me a picture of my ATHA pumpkin runner and isn't it fabulous. It is such a fun pattern.

Thanks to the ever talented Linda for sharing her finished version of my pattern.  Maria 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

What is on my frame this week

Well actually for the last month and half actually.
It is based on an illustration from an old children's book. 

Here is the old illustration that the pattern is based upon. 

UPDATE ON THE BRAIDING TUTORIAL...I am working on it and have part 1 done. Once I have the remaining parts done, I will post the first part, second part, third part and possibly a fourth part.  So find a rug that you want to add a braid to and you'll be braiding hopefully by the weekend!    Maria 

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Do you add labels to your rugs?  I don't always get around to adding a label but do think it is a good idea to add them to your rugs.  Here is the label on my Oh Deer rug.   
To make the label,  I printed it from my computer and attached the label to a piece of wool. When I attached the wool to the rug, I wanted something "not too fancy" as this rug does not scream sophisticated but rather  primitive and folky. So I attached the label with red X's.  A little different but I like it.
I'm working on my braiding tips and it is becoming more like a book on how to braid. Do you all want a little tutorial on how to attach braiding to rug or just tips? 
Thanks for stopping by, Maria 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Oh Deer!

A little project to whet your rug hooking appetite. 
The braided edge gave me fits but I'll share some tips that I discovered about braiding in my next post. Maria 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Sale Monday

I have several rugs that have not found there way to the website as I've been too busy hooking but they are included in the sale. The price and size will be listed be listed below each rug. I've had several requests for the deer rug on my blog yesterday and it too will be included.
Welcome to Turkey Hill 21 x 26 ~ $55

 Christmas deer 11 x 20 ~ $35
(This rug is not finished yet but I've had several inquiries about it so wanted to include a picture in progress.)
Antique Hearts 22 x 22 ~ $50

Sweet Bea 13 x 19 ~ $35

Little Devil Girl 11x 20 ~ $32

Count Dracula 11 x 20 ~ $32
Blue ball jar 11x 17 ~$32
Antique Whale 19.5 x 29 ~$60

Cock-a-Doodle Dandy 22 x 30 ~ $55

Antique Flag 24x 36 ~ $62

Tree Skirt 48 inches round ~$125

Jolly 9 x 12 ~$20

Good Friends 10.5 x 22 ~ $38

Antique Santa 11 x 16~ $25

Thanks for stopping by, Maria 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The latest rug on my frame

I've been hooking while we have been on the road traveling for the holiday. Here is a little glimpse of the rug which is based on an antique rug. 
 Camera shots sure help you see worms that stick out like a sore thumb. See those two light colored worms on the inside of the  deer.  Well, I'll be yanking those little guys out!  Thanks for stopping by, Maria