Saturday, July 28, 2012

Remember this guy?

I've been preparing for my upcoming class at Sauder Village in August.  Alice Strebel sells my patterns at Sauder and I've been making some kits of this guy for her. I've made an extra one for all my blogging pals that won't be able to make it to Sauder.  If interested, I have one available for $190.00 which includes shipping.  The kit includes all the same wool I used in the original.  My email address is

I'm off to the Fiber Festival in Charlevoix to see Kris Miller.  Happy Hooking, Maria

Sunday, July 8, 2012


So like many of you, I HAVE TOO MUCH WOOL, and with shipments of more wool expected soon I have to clear some space.  I'm letting go of some oldies but goodies at bargain basement prices.  It will be on a first email basis. My email is
All wool will sell for $10 a yard.  The first wool on the selling block is a fun little plaid that I've used for flowers and stars.  I have about 2 yards left. 

The wool below is a great little plaid that overdyes well.  I have about 4 yards of it left.
This wool is perfect for backgrounds.  I mix it in with dark greens and blacks for an antique look.  I have about 4 yards of it in my stash. 

Another great wool for backgrounds.  It also hooks up great as a horse or house.  I only have two yards of it left. SOLD OUT
This is the perfect wool for hooking trees.  Only about 2 yards of this wool left. SOLD OUT

Friday, July 6, 2012

Just a few more finishes to share

I just love seeing how other hookers interpret my patterns and this one is terrific.  Linda Long hooked my garden rabbit and I love her color palette.  It is soft and wonderful. 

She also hooked my Antique Santa and Reindeer pattern.  This is a super rug as well. Linda is a prolific hooker and completely finished a rug this year in Kris Miller's class.
Marguerite hooked this fun rug while in my class in Fredericksburg in September!  She was so open to trying new things like the fringe for the witches collar.  I loved the wool Marguerite had picked out for the cat face from her private stash.  So this June in Tyler she brought me a half yard of it.  Wasn't that the sweetest thing?  Thank you again Marguerite.  And one other thing about Marguerite, her daughter attended Fredericksburg in September but wasn't a hooker and came to hang out with Marguerite.  Lo and Behold, her daughter is officially a hooker and was in class in Tyler this June.  Love stories like that!
Pati Jane hooked this version of Mister Iggy. It is so soft and muted in color and simply perfect! I'm working on scheduling a class with Pati Jane and Ginger to teach my Altered Rug Hooking class in Oklahoma so stay tuned!
And the last rug for today's post was hooked by Miss Ginger.  Isn't it great?  The colors just make me smile!  Ginger, like Linda Long, is a prolific hooker and hooked Mister Elf in between working on her class project in Kris Miller's class.
Thanks for stopping by, Maria

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

More finishes

There were several of my rugs at the Tyler rug show so I snapped a few pictures to share.  The first one is my NICK pattern.  This is way different than my rug and I so love Brenda's version of it. It looks like an antique rug to me. Love her corners and the way she outlined the dog in black. Check out the way she finished the rug, crocheted it I think.  Swoon! Now here is the interesting part....this gal's name is Brenda Barton.   I need to meet her and see if our husband's are related.
Helen hooked this rug and had some fun switching up my original pattern (I love it when people make rugs their own!)  She traded my bird for an owl.  As Helen explained to me, "it seemed more natural for an owl to be in the night sky than the bird."  I couldn't agree with her more and love the addition of the owl!  She also changed the rabbit in the lower right corner to a cat.  Perfect.

Janie was in my class and brought her completed Ohio Farmhouse to show me.  I just love the colors she used in this rug.  Check out her grassy area at the bottom.  Love the way she added movement to it
This next rug is Halloween Quartet completed by Judy.  Judy was in my class in Fredericksburg in September and worked on this rug. It's so fun to see these rugs when they are completed. Doesn't this rug just make you smile?
And the last rug for today's post is Karen's rug.  What a wonderful rug this is as well.  I just love the background in this rug (it doesn't show up very well in this picture) but it looks like it is snowing.
I have a few more finished rugs to share so stay tuned.  Happy Fourth of July to everyone!   Maria