Friday, March 30, 2012

It's been two months...

since I last posted anything.  I am still around, just not on the computer as much since tax season began. I retired from SBC ten years ago this month, but have gone back to work for my husband full time. Our daughter, Ashlee, decided to go back to school and get her degree as a dietician. So instead of trying to find someone and train them, I said I would work.  What was I thinking!!! 

Anyway, I have been rughooking some in the evening when I get home. I did finish a challenge rug with the ebay group I belong to.  Kelley posted a picture of an antique rug and then everyone that wanted to participate did their version of the rug.  It was lots of fun!! Here is mine:
 I did a workshop in March with Sally Kallin of Pine Island PrimitivesI had bought one of her patterns a couple of years ago, so this was a good time to get started on it.  It is called "Gently Down the Stream".  She helped me color plan it and I got started on it, but didn't get too far.
 It's going to take me awhile to finish this one.  My goal is by the end of the year.  I have also been working on my "Give Ye Thanks" rug that my friends, Ginger and Sandra, are also doing.  We decided in January that we would all do this rug and have it finished in 3 months. We talked in February and decided we would change it to June. Well, Ginger finished hers already, but Sandra and I are still working on ours. I hope to have it done by the end of June. Haven't taken a picture of it yet, but will try to post one next time.

Emma has been keeping me busy too. She is 20 months old and always on the go. I keep her all day on Tuesdays while Ashlee goes to school. Sometimes have her on Monday and Friday for a little while.  With the weather being nice now, we get outside more. The other day she went into my sewing room and found my rughook and was sitting in the chair getting ready to do some hooking I guess. I had my camera close so I snapped a picture. I guess she has seen me sitting there and was trying to do what Nanna does.
This is a rug I have been working on from Karen Kahle's blog, primitive spirit.  She has a tutorial on how to do a spiral chair pad. It is using all the strips I have accumulated from previous rughooking projects. Maybe I can teach Emma how to pull the loops thru and she can finish it for me.

Well, that's pretty much what I have been doing the last few months. Did go to the hook-in in Lenexa KS in February and then the workshop in March. Getting ready for the workshop with Frank Bielec in May. Tax season will be over then, or at least not so pressing, and can concentrate more on crafty things.

I am going with Ashlee and Emma tomorrow to see the Easter Bunny and have pictures taken. The weather is supposed to be nice this weekend so hope to get outside a little more and enjoy it.

Wishing everyone a great weekend and do something fun with your family and friends.



  1. Love the finished rug! The colors will be beautiful in your next one.
    Enjoy your weekend

  2. Just happened to check today -- glad to see an update! Can't wait to see y'all!

  3. wonderful to see your new post and pictures. Your rugs are beautiful! You will probably have your give thanks rug finished before me. Been spending time in the dye pots and gardening. But, finish it I will, sometime... ;-) There is just no way we can keep up with Ginger!!

  4. Love the antique inspired rug you made and doesn't Miss Emma look so big. Bet she will want to make a rug before you know it! Better save some wool for her to use :)

  5. Oh, enjoy the Easter bunny, Patijane. They're only young once. I hope she enjoys it to instead of crying. Your rugs are coming right along. Keep up the good work!!

  6. Emma looks so cute sitting next to the frame! I think she's born to hook! :-) Your antique rug finished up beautifully! Made me wish I had tried... but, there's always another day, right? ;-) Love the gently down the stream rug too! It sure is going to be a masterpiece when done!