Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Well, I'm finished with the hooking anyway.  I need to to give this a good steaming before I put the piping on.  I hook on the tight side -- always have -- but I must have watched to many British mysteries while hooking this one. At any rate, I am pleased with how my Whale of a Tale turned out.  I changed Jonah's coat -- ripped out the antique paisley and hooked in a dark fushia, which unfortunately reads red in my photo.  That was the color I had planned on using, long before the class started.  But it looked too bright to me then and I switched it to the paisley.  Now I've switched it back.  Just goes to show -- often an initial impulse is the way to go.

What do you think?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

From Rags to Riches

In honor of Women's History Month, the Suffolk County Historical is hosting a show called From Rags to Riches: The Living Tradition of Rug Hooking.  Several members of my guild -- me included -- have been asked to participate.  And guess what?  They picked one of my rugs -- Mary's Runner -- to be on the  invitation to the opening!  What fun for me!

And fun for you -- because you are all invited!  Here's the scoop:  
Opening Reception
From Rags to Riches: The Living Tradition of Rug Hooking
Friday, March 2, 2012
6 to 8 PM
300 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

The show will be on view through March 31, 2012
Tuesday through Saturday, 12:30 to 4:30 PM

Friday, February 17, 2012

Just a Note . . .

Off for a weekend with friends. Here's a little note Cairo and I found on our walk this morning.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Snow. Sleepless night. Slow day ahead.

Friday, February 10, 2012

More Hearts

Thanks for all the nice feedback on my heart.  Here are a couple more.  Fun to do, but, unfortunately, not made of chocolate.  i could use a piece of chocolate right now.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Is Drawing Near

So.  I am a little behind the times . . .  but I just finished hooking and putting together a hanging heart and listing it in my etsy shop.  I can still manage to get it to someone by Valentine's Day if I ship it by Priority Mail and the Post Office behaves itself . . . .

I am pleased with it -- both because I actually finished something, and because I came up with a new way to finish it.  I pinched and stitched strip of wool, then stitched them onto the edge.  Hides the raw edge and adds a nice detail and some texture.

I made a couple of other Valentines, but it remains to be seen if I can get photos of them and get them listed.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy February

Its not spring yet, but it certainly feels like it.  It was at least 50 degrees yesterday, and it not so far off that this morning and it isn't even 10 am.  The birds are singing, the daffodils are poking through the earth . . . it even smells like spring today.  I expect we'll get 10 feet of snow by Friday.