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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Forest Doll

I'm just about finished with my latest Mother Nature doll. Just need to take a few photos for the pattern and I'll be all set for publication. This one stands about 12"...not too tall. I added some small stones at the base so she won't tip over. She's perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

It's A Give Away

One of my wool applique patterns is being given away by Quiltmaniaeditions. It's the Spring Angel doll. There are 5 or 6 other prizes as well. Follow this link and see how to qualify.  What fun!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Folk Bell Flowers....Hooked Version

All done with the hooking. Now I just need to bind it. This was a fun project. I love the effects of the wool yarn and ribbon and I'll definitely do it again.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hooking and Punching at the Landing

Debbie's Creation
 A fun day hooking with friends ......a wonderful Sunday afternoon.
Mary Sue's gift from her Sister



Mary Sue's

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hooking Away

Been hooking away on my latest rug. I don't think I will add a border...and not sure how I'll finish the edges. But now I need to set it aside and get busy dyeing wool for the upcoming show in Sequim, the Sunbonnet Quilt Show. It will be here before I know it! I can be pondering these rug hooking dilemmas in the meantime.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Folk Bell Flowers Revisited

 I have started another rug and it is also from one of my wool applique patterns; Folk Bell Flowers.
I'm totally smitten in using yarn and sari ribbon with the "normal" wool strips. I love the overall effect that is happening.
Happy Sunday to all!

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 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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Thoughtful Hill Designs

I recently have become acquainted with a new wool applique designer: Anne Hardy owner of Thoughtful Hill Designs. Anne has created some really sweet designs for us. One in fact, has been published in Primitive Quilts and Projects, maybe you have seen it. I'm certain there will be many more! Her designs are indeed thoughtful and so darn cute. Which one should I do first?
Find more patterns and notions at her Etsy shop and here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Little Punching

I took a class this weekend on needle punching a rug with Lolly and Ellen from Needles in the Nest in California. They are both certified Amy Oxford teachers and were very thorough and oh so patient. They kept us entertained as well!
The selection of yarns were absolutely gorgeous!
As you know I typically do the traditional method of hooking but I was anxious to try this one and compare the two. It was a great day!   

I did the chicken my feathered friends!

 The bee hive was a popular choice.

Forest Doll

I'm just about finished with my latest Mother Nature doll. Just need to take a few photos for the pattern and I'll be all set for ...