Sunday, April 26, 2009


Well, I just love this rug. He makes me happy everytime I look at him hence the name Happy Jack. Don't you just love the orange wool? All those colors from just one piece of wool...Oh, and the grass...also from the same piece of wool. It is the best wool. Can you tell I love it? This pattern is available for sale if you are interested. The pattern is actually larger than it looks here. It measures 16 x 20 and sells for $40.00 on linen. Right now I'm working on a really big Halloween rug that I am so excited about. It will take me a while to finish but will post when done.
Had some fun with my photo editing program. This one is the cartoon. The coloring book program is fun as well.
On another note, check out these cute charms for rug hookers. I just have to have one. My pay Bren made these and they are just the cutest. You can purchase them on her blog which is listed in my favorites.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Pictures from Paris

The first picture is of the Eiffel Tower at night. Isn't it pretty? You just can't believe how big it is until you are standing underneath it.
The next picture is a view of Paris from the second level of the tower. I was not daring enough to go any higher. My knees were knocking at this height. Isn't the city wonderful?
And finally, this a picture(at night)of the tower from underneath. Isn't it just awesome? I just bought a new camera for the trip and am so pleased with the photos. These pictures are straight from the camera. I didn't have to retouch them at all.
On the rug hooking front, I've been busy hooking a few new designs. I just finished up a pumpkin rug and used some wool from Rebecca at the Wool Studio. It was such fun wool to use in this rug. When I post the rug, I'll take a picture of the wool. Have a great week. Maria

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I recently had the pleasure of chaperoning a High School French class's trip to France and will be adding pictures of the trip. What a treat it was to see France through the eyes of high school kids. The kids were in awe of the sights, culture and people. The teacher who planned this trip is amazing and gave the kids (27), not to mention the chaperones, a trip of a lifetime. Here are a few pictures of some of the beautiful flowers that were in bloom while we were in France.

I bought a new camera for the trip and am pleased with the results. With my old camera, I had to adjust all the pictures before posting. Not with this camera. This is the picture without any adjustments! I'm hoping my rug photos will turn out as well. Maria