Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Another New Rug.....

I started this rug last Sunday for the Cheboygan High School Band Booster fun raiser and finished it by Friday. Five that is some fast hooking as it is 19.5 inches by 19 inches. TheBoosters used it in their silent auction. Well, after I had given the rug to the Band Boosters, I realized that I did not take a picture of the rug. I was hooking, sewing, and steaming so quickly that I forgot the dog gone picture of the rug. Plus I was hoping I could sell the pattern and needed a picture of the rug. So guess who won this rug at the silent auction? Hmmmm.....YES, me! It is called "Little Dog" and really does hook up very quickly! The pattern on linen is $40.00. Maria

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Look what Lori did with this pattern!

Lori Rippey hooked this Star Rug Company pattern and isn't it just wonderful. The colors in it are so warm and cozy. Great choice on the colors. I just love the dark lamb...he is oh so wonderful. Thanks for sharing Lori. Send me your pictures of patterns of Star Rug Company as I'd love to post the pictures to my blog. Maria

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sneak Peak of a rug I'm hooking for my local Humane Society

for its annual fund raiser. Hopefully, I'll finish it this weekend and post a picture the entire rug later in the weekend. It is pretty big measuring close to 33 by 22 inches. This rug has all my favorite things in it. A star of course....
A cat and another star.....

A little area of hit or miss hooking......

And another area of hit or miss hooking...........

I think the Humane Society will be selling raffle tickets for the rug so if interested let me know. Plus, I may sell the pattern for the rug on ebay and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Humane Society. Have a great weekend.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

New Piece of Furniture in my rug studio

We were out shopping the other day...not looking for anything in particular when I came across this wonderful hutch. It was a steal and I just love it. It is huge and will hold most of my rug hooking supplies for the business. Don't you just love a good bargain? See the chair in the forefront of the picture? It is from Yellow Creek Trading Company, a Johnson Benchworks piece. The fabric on the chair is one of my favorite patterns. My studio is slowly revolving into space where I have all the things I love and enjoy spending time there.

Below is a rug that I hooked years ago. It's available as a pattern if anyone is interested. I found it sorting through some old rug hooking CD's. The geometric nature of this rug appeals to me. When I find time, I'm going to hook this rug again with different colors. Maria

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I've been tagged!

Tammy Burks of Skip to My Ewe has tagged me. The idea is for me to tell you 5 unusual things about me that you may not know. Hmmm, now why would I want to do that? You all might think I'm a little strange after I reveal my secrets....But what the heck, I'm game.

1. Ok speaking of game, the first unusual thing about me is that I would rather watch a hockey game or a golf match on TV than a good movie. I'm a sports junkie!
2. As for movies, I haven't been to a movie theatre in about 12 years. Refer to #1.
3. I have a terrible singing voice...just ask some of my friends (Right Shelly and Mickey?)
4. One of my favorite vegetables is beets! Can you believe it?
5. I've lost a tooth playing hockey.

Getting back to rug hooking, here are a couple more rugs that Marcia hooked.

Aren't these rugs great? I love her pictorial style and how all her rugs tell a story. Maria