Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hooked mat for sale!

Quilter's Basket, 14 x 14, by Edyth O'Neill. This was a fun little mat to hook, & I am offering it for sale here on my blog. I have a paypal acct. to make payment easy, or I will except a money order as well. Cost is mat is $115.00 plus shipping. You can email me at if you are interested, or use the comment section for questions. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Ault's hook in ended up being a great time this last Sat. I wish Gloria could have been there, but she wasn't feeling well. We had a great group of hookers there. I was able to finish my Magdalena Mayhem rug too! I am including a photo. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. The only wool I actually cut for this rug was most of the background, and the border. Everything else came out of my wiggles basket. (a big mess of wool strips that I over cut & now use up in a make do fashion) Sometimes the best bits of your rug come from using these unexpected wiggles pulled at random. I like my rugs to look old, so to me one element of this is to use what you have. Sometimes you might run short, so you use what you can to match, or add something else interesting instead.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Magdalena Mayhem Progress

Ever since the Christmas tree went up this last year, our basset hound decided that is okay to eat or chew up anything she can find. She is nearly four & has never done anything like this before. We would come home to chewed up presents, ornaments, and toys. It was decided that the only way to keep her out of trouble while we were gone was to shut her in the bathroom. After the tree came down, I thought she would stop, but she hasn't. So this morning I am hustling out the door & I need to put her away in the bathroom when I find a sleeping Jimmy Dean in there sleeping on the dog bed. I thought maybe I would just move him as I have done in the past, but he just looked too darn comfortable!

Then I look out in the dining room at this poor pathetic creature and I think, there's no way I can interrupt them today. So Wags the dog got another chance. I quickly scanned the floors for anything she might get into. Much to my delight, I came home to a clean house with nothing disturbed.

Here is my progress on my Magdalen Mayhem rug. I may have to change the bird in the top left corner, but I'll cross that bridge later. I will not be able to post tomorrow, but you all are probably tiring of my ramblings any way! I will try to post again later this week. I will be hooking this Sat. at Ault's. If you live in the area, please join us from 10-4. No cost & lots of fun!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Magdalena Briner inspired hooking.

This is the last of my pictures for Barb's class. In this picture Mary is busy hooking away. I think this is Dea's rug. These ladies truly embrace the primitive style.
This is Maria's rug. She biggie sized here animals rather than hooking a lot of smaller ones. She hooks fast like me. Using a wide cut sure does help with the progress.

And finally one last picture of my friend Tammy. This was her first class ever & I am so glad I was able to talk her into it. She is definitely "hooked" & would love to do it again! She did a great job & I will post her finished rug when she gets it done.