Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another Finish and Exercise

Today's finish comes from Anne and she hooked the Halloween Hooligan pattern.  This pattern is fun to hook and provides opportunity for creativity.   Anne's colors are wonderfully primitive and her hooking looks terrific.  This rug just makes me smile!  Thanks for sharing and keep the pictures coming.

On another note, how many of you had New Year's Resolutions to exercise?  I did and I even started early.  My fitness routine started the Wednesday before Christmas.  Along with the exercise (and I have been faithful), I have been really good with my diet.  So this morning when I hopped on the scale after almost 6 weeks of daily exercise and healthy eating, the scale registered a big fat 0 for my weight loss.  Zero, Nada Zilch weight lost!   Grhhhh.....I was ticked.  I knew that I was doing something right though because my clothes are now loose and some too big.But let me tell you Zero weight loss was just hard to comprehend. It wasn't until I stumbled upon this picture (I know it is gross but powerful) that I regained my willpower and focus to carry on this exercise routine.   Hope this motivates you like it did me.

Changing the subject again on you, I was impressed with Kris Miller and her blog where she documented a "rug a day" for a month and thought I might try something similar but on a much smaller scale. Thanks for the inspiration, girlfriend!  My goal is to write a post for the next two weeks, leading up to Valentine's Day.  Each day I will show either a rug, a piece of folk art with hearts or a handmade item to inspire you to create something from the heart with hearts!  Maria

Monday, January 16, 2012


Is the title of my latest rug pattern. Don't you just love the name of it?
 It is featured in the January/February edition of Rug Hooking Magazine and is the free pattern for the magazine. If you want the kit or pattern you can order a kit for $143 shipping or just the pattern for $52. Shipping is included with the price. Simply contact Rug Hooking magazine at 1-877-462-2604 or order online at www.RUGHOOKINGMAGAZINE.com

I'd love to see some finishes rugs so send me your pictures.
I've switched gears a little and am currently punching the old geometric heart rug that Kris Miller had on her blog. I'm contemplating making a kit for the needle punch. If interested drop me an email. Here is a picture of it thus far. Have a great day! Maria

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Another Finish

This finish comes to us from Helen who hooked O Christmas Tree. Didn't she do a great job hooking this rug? She enhanced the design by changing the red bird to an owl, which I adore, and turned the rabbit into a cat! Her background is terrific. And the trees....love the trees! Thanks for sharing your rug Helen.
On another note, I've had many requests for the Window Wonder. I purchased the cloths from the local trophy shop in Cheboygan. The name of the shop is the Trophy case. The website is www.ourtrophyshop.com. I did notice on the website that the shop is closed during the month of January but there was an email address for questions. Here it is: berdens@sbcglobal.net. These cloths Rock! Maria