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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm Back!

After several months of "no Posts", I'm finally back in the swing of things and hope to be posting more regularly. I've recently started hooking again and hooked up this little blue bird the other night using all scraps of wool. You wouldn't have believed the huge pile of worms I had accumulated over the years. So I sorted them into color groups and decided to hook a rug using only scraps. I could probably hook 10 more of these little mats. I am offering this pattern for sale if any of you are interested. It is 9.5 x 14 and sells for $22.00.


And I also punched this sweet little Sheep Guy over Christmas break. Sometimes, I'll punch one of my rug designs before I hook it. That way I can color plan my rug before I hook it. I can't wait to hook this one up for you. Maybe over the next couple of weeks.

I'm trying very hard to hook rugs with different colors (rather than my dark background that I always use) and I have a doozy on the frame right now. I can't wait for you to see it. It should be ready in a week or so. Maria

11 comments:

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Maria, it must feel so good to get back to the hooking. As usual, your work is wonderful. Can't wait for you to share what is on your frame now! Glad you are back creating...

Brenis said...

Holy cow!! I almost fell off my chair when I saw you had a new post!! ROFL!! Welcome back to blog land AND hooking!! This weekend was the first time i've hooked since before Christmas - felt sooo good! So I know you must be getting the same restlessness I was getting! LOL
Your little sheepie man is ADORABLE and so is the blue bird!! Can't wait to see the new one :)
huggers,
Bren :)

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Hey Maria!! You did a great job on writing the article in Rug Hooking Magazine.
Love your new pattern!! Glad you're back.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

You always do an awesome job on your rugs. Love your whimsical side when it comes to the sheep guy!
:)Ginger

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hellooooo!! So glad to see you back! Yes, your RHM article was a good one and what a lot of work to organize that challenge!! This little sheep mat is darling!! Welcome back!!
Alice

ihook2 said...

Hi Maria-Glad to see your back hooking and punching. Both pieces are wonderful. Just hooked Chicks on Parade and had so much fun. Thanks so much for submitting the article to Rug Hooking Magazine. Looking forward to seeing lots more rugs.
Glad your back-
Pam

Gayle said...

Loved the story in RHM about the PRHG challenge using your patterns.

Lori said...

So great to see you back with new ideas! Love the little bird mat. I want to thank you also for the wonderful article in RHM and for offering the challenge in the first place. Can't wait to see what you're working on now!

Lori R

Sheri said...

Maria, Welcome back! I've missed reading your posts. And I love your little blue bird pattern. I will order it as soon as I get caught up with some spring hooking.

cheryl kuhn said...

Hi Maria, I was so excited to see you comment on my blog. I think of you often and so excited to see your amazing work and patterns!! I hope all is well with you and your family. I miss doing the shows wit you!!

Wendy Walsh, www.simplefolk.com said...

Maria, LOVE the bluebird and LOVE the punched sheep guy! Might have to have these - I'll drop you an email!
-Wendy