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THIS MONTH’S SALE – LISA FERGUSON PATTERNS

For the next month I am discounting Lisa Ferguson Rughooking Patterns by 20%. In addition, I can custom dye for, and kit the wools (cut or uncut) and am offering 10% off the price of the wool for these patterns. I use only good quality new wool, dyed and as is, in my kitting. Below are only some of the wonderful Lisa Ferguson patterns – for the rest please go to my website hookedonthelake.wordpress.com and click on Rughooking Patterns. Email me if you are interested at hookedonthelake@kingston.net and if you give me your address I will get back to you with the total including shipping in Canadian or U.S. funds…

and many more!!!…

NEW LISA FERGUSON PATTERNS…

A few new lovely patterns just in time for Easter (oh maybe a little early but by the time I am actually able to get them enlarged at Staples it may just be! Easter)… Actually, they are all already available for punch needle (miniature) and I am hoping to get them enlarged for rughooking shortly. Email me if you are interested…

A LITTLE SHOW AND TELL…

January – that dark, dull month – seems to be my month for cleaning and reorganizing my studio, finishing things that have been hanging around tooooo long and punching up a few small items just so that I have a sense of accomplishment! So, Tom Thomson’s Jack Pine, which had been languishing because I kept trying to fit it into a beautiful vintage frame, is now finally finished – but not in the frame! I finished it with a show binding because no matter what I tried it was NOT going to fit into the frame without a massive re-doing. The pattern, originally, was drawn by Carol to the exact measurements buttttt, as we know, linen stretches and shrinks during hooking so when the piece was finally done it was about half an inch too big all the way around. Now normally that would not be an issue, but hmmmmmm, I only did one row of border in a 6 cut because I did not want much of a border – the frame was going to be the lovely border. So taking that out meant that all my horizontal lines had no place to begin or end! messy border and taking out the border did not reduce it enough on the length but reduced it too much on the sides, which meant I would have had to redo allllll the way down the sides to make it fit. Finally, after looking at my rug and the frame on the harvest table gathering dust for many months I decided it needed finishing – hooked back in all those border strips that I had pulled out and added a show binding and Yeahhhhh – it is done, hanging and I am happy. Every time I look at it it reminds me of the morning sunrises here in winter. So what did I learn from this – next time I want something to fit a frame I will make sure it has more of a border and will measure as I am hooking to make sure it has not grown or shrunk and that taking out or adding in rows is an easier, less stressful, process!

Tara sent this picture of one of her more recent rugs – love the fact that the dog is not the usual dog colours but rather fun and funky. A play on values…

My River Otters rug pattern just became Beaver and otter… Yes, patterns can be played with and changed – never hesitate to ask…

Just finished this punch needle piece which will become a new punch needle pattern and even a rughooking pattern – I found the perfect frame in my “junk”. Reorganized my studio and found treasures I had forgotten I had and now I can actually see what I have. It was almost as exciting as actually GOING junkin’ 🙂 . And I realized there is NO NEED to go junkin’ anymore!!! I could actually OPEN a junk store!…

And today I started working on Porky again. I hope to have her finished sooooooon and ready to share.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!…

2020 was a year many of us will want to forget but hopefully 2021 will be a year full of hope, peace and joy for all.

We were visited the other day by two little furry friends who decided Gord was not moving fast enough with the food bucket! I guess staying in bed till 7:30 is frowned upon when the belly is growling!

And now a few lovely rugs to share with you …

Joan’s wonderful hooked wreath (part of which had to be rehooked after a little furry friend ate it!)…

Beth sent me a picture of her tartan Mr. and Mrs. Claus and her fun tree decorated with hooked ornies…

Sylvie finished punching her cute little gnome…

Denise finished her fabulous Mosaic Shark rug started in a class with Sue Perry…

MERRY CHRISTMAS

to one and all…

I think I am an olllldddd soul at heart. I love the traditions of Christmas! I love the traditional music, old movies, baking and decorating and mostly I love to visit other people’s homes at Christmas to check out their decorations. This year we are hunkering down and going nowhere so I indulged and went a tad overboard! I thought I would share a few of our decorations – these are just some the living room decorations! Bathrooms, basement, porches and kitchen are also decorated. The decorations may have to stay up longer this year as I am hoping that with a month long lockdown numbers will decline enough that my mom and sister will be able to leave their residences and come for a visit. My sister Diana loves Christmas and decorations and lights! Fingers crossed she will be able to enjoy all of ours in a few weeks. In the meantime, they make me smile and be at peace during a Christmas season like no other. Anddddd, my cats love to grab the miniature ornies on the feather tree and bat them around the living room – every morning I search for the overnight disappearances! Another tradition… May you all have a safe and peaceful Christmas – next year’s will be so much better…

SHOW AND TELL…

A few new pieces for show and tell:

Rochelle finished her seahorse and framed it – pattern from The Bee Skep – Designer: Lisa Prive…

I finished this one (pattern from Not Forgotten Farm) and attached it to an antique butter paddle…

Sheila finished her cat chairpad kit and did a fabulous job on her first piece…

Barb finished her beautiful Crows and Pineapple pattern (M Shaw Folkart pattern)…

And Anne finished her Winter Wonderland kit – another first piece…

And Cathy finished a miniature punch needle piece from Old Tattered Flag…

Sandi’s wonderful embellished Christmas stockings..

And of course it IS the season for stockings – here are a few more by Sheila…”the one on the left has a light up necklace worked into it. And the hedgehog bristles are pieces of linen from scraps that have been unravelled hooked through the linen backing and knotted. For variation I took a marker and drew black lines across some of the scraps and J also used some bleached Scottish linen.”… 

Edie finished her Deanne Fitzpatrick on line class piece and Cardinal kit which she attached to a tote bag…

THIS WEEK’S 20% OFF SALE…

This week I am featuring and discounting the whimsical patterns by artist Karla Gerard. Since there are far too many to list individually here, please check the Rughooking Patterns page (prices in Canadian dollars) and email me at hookedonthelake@kingston.net with your full address and I can let you know what the total will be with shipping (and the approximate U.S. total if you are in the States). These are only a few of the more popular patterns, but all Karla Gerard patterns are on sale this week at 20% off…

LOTS OF SHOW AND TELL ON A SNOWY DAY!

Today I have many pieces to share. I hope they inspire you as much as they did me…

Helen finished her lovely moose rug for her son…

Debra finished her Gertrude and Elizabeth (Karla Gerard) rug – I have always loved this pattern and Debra did a wonderful job…

Nancy sent me a picture of her Mosaic rug and the ancient mosaic tile from a Roman ruin in Coimbra, Portugal that inspired it…

Rachel hooked this lovely rug in memory of Lise…

Diane finished punching her Dancing Rabbits pillow…

Louise finished her fun fun Stocking Stretchers and ChristMoose Pillow…

Maxine’s colourful Sunflowers…

Kim is ALMOST finished this beautiful floor mat. She wanted something that would work with her bedspread so I took various elements from the bedcover and enlarged and simplified them and moved them around and added flowers and vines and then dyed the colours to match her linens and I am so thrilled with the way this is turning out…

and last but definitely NOT least are the rugs of Evelyn who just turned 97 and is still hooking these amazing big beautiful rugs…

And a glorious quilt by her daughter Lois…

A FEW FINISHED PIECES FOR SALE…

If you are looking for a small item to give as a holiday gift this year I have a few miniature punch needle pieces that I am offering for sale. Email me with your address if you are interested and I can give you the total with shipping (and conversion to U.S. dollars if applicable).

Winter’s Day (design by Joni Black) 5.5 x 11 x 4 inches on a vintage red distressed box… $125.00 Canadian plus tax (if applicable) and shipping… SOLD THANK YOU…

Snowman in an antique biscuit cutter 3 inch diameter… $50.00 Canadian plus tax (if applicable) and shipping… SOLD THANK YOU

Teresa Kogut Santa on vintage silver tray 10 x 6.5 inches $75.00 Canadian plus tax (if applicable) and shipping…

Primitive Chickens on a vintage box (not hinged) 7.5 x 4 inches – $75.00 Canadian plus tax (if applicable) and shipping…

Twin horses mounted on an antique Muskrat skin stretcher 20 x 6 inches $150.00 Canadian plus tax (if applicable) and shipping…

Teresa Kogut snowman mounted on an antique grain scoop (curved) with vintage doily and carved wooden tree from Germany 10 x 7 inches $150.00 Canadian plus tax (if applicable) and shipping…

A SPIKY VISITOR, SHOW AND TELL AND THE NEXT PATTERN SALE…

Nope, not cranky, just spiky … Our first spike of the year! We started feeding because we were TOLD by the deer that it was time. We usually don’t start till end of December once hunting season is past and it gets cold and food is scarce but with the snow the other day I guess the deer got a bit hmmm, confused! and showed up at the bottom of the stairs a month early. Well a few banana and carrot peels later…this young man was happy…Not sure if that is his tongue or a banana peel sticking out of the side of his mouth…probably he was licking his chops!

And now some lovely pieces by…

Ann asked for a larger version of my Sheep in the Meadow kit so that she could make it into a little “rugette” for her granddaughter…

Andrea finished her stocking stretcher Father Christmas, Snowman and Sheep and attached them to various pieces and embellished…

And hooked some snowmen – The first snowman is an Ali Strebel design; the snowman star is from rug hooking magazine Nov/Dec 2016 by Kathy Graybill…

And the piece mounted to the cheese box topper, is also from rug hooking magazine Nov/Dec 1992 A Primitive Holiday Sampler by Marie Azzaro…

Beth sent me this picture of her beautiful rug Rio using mostly worms from her scrap bag and lopi yarns…


and Michelle finished her Merry Christmas, Eh (one of my Lisa Ferguson patterns) as a miniature punch needle piece – she is now going junkin’ to find an antique piece to attach it to…

and Diane finished her third in a series of punch needle pillows (adaptation of Briarwood Folkart Dancing Rabbits)…

This weeks continuing 20 % OFF SALE features the lovely primitive patterns of Joni Black of Red Sand Fibre Art Studio…

and the whimsical folk art designs of Shelly Atkinson – also 20% off – here are a few seasonal patterns by Shelly but there are more of her fun designs on the Rughooking Patterns page…