Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Americana Rug Show and a Quilt

 I thought I would share some of the Americana rugs I hooked early on in my hooking career. I have been hooking for 18 years. The above one is a beginner rug that I taught to new rug hookers when I had my shop in Nebraska.

 The hearts rug was a kit that I had purchased and hooked when I was first starting out!

The quilt below is one of my cherished Americana quilts. A friend of mines Grandma made it for me and it is all hand quilted.

The next two photos, the top one is a rug I hooked very early on in my hooking and it is a Maggie Bonanomi pattern. When we moved to NC I put it on our screened in porch and it has faded over the years to this. 
And this is the picture of the back side~
It has faded just a little! LOL

 The geometric one was a McGown teacher's workshop piece I had to hook for one of my projects and is one of my favorites. 
The rug below is a Lori Brechlin pattern.

 The Sweet Land of Liberty is a Woolen Memories pattern.

The one above is and Edyth O"Neil pattern I believe and I hooked it in a workshop with Anita White back in 2003.

The three below are ones I hooked early on too.

Hope you have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Monday, July 2, 2018

I am back!

Well I am back after a long hiatus! 
Another blogger brought it to my attention that it had been awhile since my last blog post. She was being kind, it has been over a year!
 Where did that time go? Wow!
 Well last year I was so busy with doing Hook-ins and teaching, that I just couldn't do it all, so I guess my blogging took a back seat. I wasn't hooking much and not much to share.
I have not been doing much hooking this year either. I did a Hook-in in Texas in March, came home and have just been taking some much needed time to just relax and catch up on life!
I started this rug back in February while hooking with some ladies in Onancock VA for a week. I have hooked a little on it since then, but not much. I thought it would be appropriate since this week is the of July 4th. This is an adaption of an antique quilt made in the 1800's.

This is the information that I have on the antique quilt:

1825 - 1840 Susan Strong's "Great Seal" Quilt - Smithsonian - National Museum of American History. An appliqu├ęd and embroidered adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States centers this cotton quilt made by Susan Strong in the early second quarter of the nineteenth century. Susan probably made this quilt in Ohio, where her family moved prior to 1820. The Great Seal has been in use since 1782 to authenticate documents issued by the United States government. Many adaptions of the Great Seal of the United States have been made, but I love this one!

 Thanks for taking the time to come and read my blog!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Early Work Mercantile

I am excited to be joining a very talented bunch of artists over at
 Early Work Mercantile!
I will be offering a few of my handmade goodies there, on the 15th of each month, starting in June. 

I hope you will take some time out of your day to check out all the great hand made items that are offered each month by myself and the other artists!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

I just finished sewing on the lamb's tongues, so I thought I would share my latest little rug with you.
Thought it was appropriate for this holiday, hope you are enjoying the day!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Penny Rug

I finished a new penny rug based on a Maggie Bonanomi design.
I love the primitive feel to this penny rug!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Few Finishes

 I finally found some time to finish up a few items and get them listed in my Etsy shop.
I am feeling a little patriotic, can you tell!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hooker's Pockets

 I have made these hooker's pocket from vintage quilts to hold all our hooks and scissors for a day of hooking.  They are available in my Etsy store. 
You can see more pictures of them there.