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Saturday, June 24, 2017

My Garden Cat

Just need to bind this one and it's ready to go! It was a fun piece to hook.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Busy Week....

Some pictures from some very talented gals.
Linda's applique
Linda's applique
Debbie's Rug punching


Lindsay's baby quilt


Lindsay's log cabin

Mary Sue's punching

Rosemary's Crazy quilt
Susan's punching

Susan's punching

Susan's work

Tia's punching
Joan's wool applique

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Notebook Cover; Published


 My notebook cover has been published in the summer issue of Simply Vintage magazine. Check it out; there's so many tempting projects to do.,,just need to find a wee bit more time.
Back view



Friday, June 9, 2017

A Few More Loops

Been making head way on this rug....now that I stopped unhooking. I have about a quarter of the border left and then the binding. I think I'll dye some yarn up and be ready.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

More Tree of Life Kits

Had a run of these "Tree of Life " kits this week, so I'm busy dyeing up more. This is a Swedish pattern from the 50's, that I adapted. It was originally designed for crewel embroidery.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Deep Maroon

I'm ready to start hooking the house and I think I'll use this color....deep maroon. It's a reddish brown and is becoming one of my favorites. Now if only I didn't have to clean house today!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Cat in the Garden: Hooked and Appliqued

I recently drew up this pattern based on my "Cat in the Garden" applique. I worked on it while my dear husband drove us to and from the Yakima quilt show
last week. I was able to get quite a bit done, thanks to him. And I was pleasantly surprised at how easily I could hook "on the road". Will definitely do it more often.

Testing, testing...purrfect.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Rug Punching Continued

On Sunday afternoon we had a reunion with some of the gals from the rug punching class we attended last month. Here are 2 of the finished works by Judy and Debbie...very nice job!
I worked on a small piece...I'll show you all soon.
We will meet again next month at Cabled Fiber and Yarn.
These patterns are available at Needles In The Nest

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Stitching Away

Greetings to you all!
Connie's candle mat

Sandy's Flower Garden Quilt
Here's a few pictures from our last woolly group at Karen's....and a few oldies as well.
Karen's Velvet Flowers
Sylvia's sashiko
Sylvia's Sashiko
KD's pin cushion

Front of  Connie's Sewing Book

Inside of Sewing Book


Monday, April 17, 2017

Folk Bell Flowers

This is one of my wool appliqué wall hangings; Folk Bell Flowers that was just published in Primitive Quilts and Projects Summer issue! So cool.  I made this piece last year and have taught a class for it in our area. Sometime in the near future I plan to make a hooked rug pattern from it. I think it lends itself well for that. I'm slowly getting back into the groove of hooking.  But it's hard to find the time to do all the things I love to do.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Three Little Posies; Hooked and Appliqued

Just finished up these 2 projects. The first one is in wool applique with very simple stitches: running, chain and cross. I added some sari ribbon and beads. I especially like the metal tin. I'm planning to make kits, providing I can find more of these tins at a good price.

















With the same pattern I hooked a small wall hanging. Here I used a variety of yarns and ribbons as well as the wool strips. It kind of looks like an impressionist painting.

My Garden Cat

Just need to bind this one and it's ready to go! It was a fun piece to hook.