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CUTTER FOR SALE…

A Fraser cutter for sale – Please contact Nicole at nicolemwright16@gmail.com if you are interested.  Very good price! Nicole is in Lyndhurst and could meet there, Lansdowne, Mallorytown or Cabin Fever Hookin in February if you are registered. Comes with a 3 and 5 blade…

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PIX and ANOTHER PIECE FOR SALE…

A few pictures to share…

Jane punched and framed this cute piece as a housewarming gift…

Elaine finished off these pieces – this one was done in a class with Laura Bezormeny… This in a shading class with Sue Perry… Love this piece – available from Gail Dufresne of Goat Hill Farm… And Diane has another lovely punch needle  piece to sell – contact her at dhrennie@hotmail.com for more info…This past Saturday I taught Kim how to hook and wow I think she is hooked as she has really moved along on her loon kit…

and Cynthia finished her beginner piece as well…

CLASSES AND EVENTS AND NEW PATTERNS…

I thought I would do a post about some of the upcoming classes and events I will be part of:

First, the Peterborough fibrearts show in March…

check out the website as well for more info at http://www.ptbo-hwsg.com

And a bit closer to home – I will be teaching a miniature punch needle course at Stitch by Stitch in Kingston on March 19 from 1 – 4 p.m. Please email me for more information on this class…

And, I just added a fabulous new Lisa Ferguson pattern to the online store:

 

As well as two sweet new Shelly Atkinson winter patterns:

DARNED NIPPY OUT THERE…

Seems winter has struck with a vengeance – not a lot of snow (unlike so many others who are suffering under an onslaught of the whitery!) but wow, frigid! Came home from a lovely short trip to visit family and friends in Quebec to find hmmm, the squirrel proof (yeah right!) feeder had been knocked down so our neighbour kindly put it on the shelving unit right outside our front door and as we were unpacking the car all of a sudden up pops a raccoon! I think she must have been feeding on the leftover bird seed on the shelf behind! the feeder! yikes she almost came in the house with us.  Deer ran down the hill the moment we pulled up in front of the house so out came the coon food and deer food. And cats were clawing at the door with starvation written all over their faces! 🙂 so it was a rush to unpack and feed all the critters.

While I was away I received a few pictures to share:

Chris sent me this fabulous collection of self portraits done by the ladies from Beaconsfield…

Diane finished hooking the first snow shoe rug – check out the amazing mini snowshoes she made – love them and so perfect once this piece is attached to the BIG snowshoes…  Michelle finished her DF rug which she interpreted as a winter versus summer scene… and also finished off my Primitive Posies beginners kit.  Now we will have to play with these pieces to finish them off… 

CABIN FEVER IS FULL…

Happy New Year to all. May your 2019 be filled with joy, peace and good health.

Our Cabin Fever Hookin is full – we do have a waiting list so if you missed booking a spot you are still welcome to email to be on the waiting list. If weather is an issue I will post a cancellation but keep fingers crossed that all goes well. I think everyone needs a break in winter and we hope to have a fun, fun day for you.

Ruby’s rug is advancing well – well until Diane went home. We would spend most of the day in the studio hooking. Now I am vacuuming up all the snippets that missed the bowl – mostly mine as I like to just throw on the floor and then vacuum when I am done for the day. Looks like lovely confetti! and the cats love to bat it around the room. Diane almost finished hooking a piece to insert in the centre of her beautiful showshoes and I worked on grass, road, and fence posts. Gosh this is a bigggggg rug! and darn I have done all the easy stuff (well relatively) and now hmmmmmm, the horse and cart – ugh! I wonder if he might have driven away by the time I get to that spot 🙂 .

And a few pictures of rugs to share from others…

Michelle did this wonderful punch needle based on a vintage (check the price!) stamp and mounted on an excess door (she and her husband own a kitchen cabinet design and manufacturing company and she uses her cast off doors and drawer fronts as  frames for hooking and punch needle!)… and her small Deanne Fitzpatrick mat…and another punch needle!!!!  and snowman (okay she needs to work more haha)… Tara’s two lovely pieces she completed after taking the online Deanne Fitzpatrick workshop…

SOME BEAUTIFUL RUGS AND PUNCH NEEDLE…

Ahhhhhh I got my junkin fix yesterday. Diane is here with hubby for a few days and of COURSE we had to go ajunkin’ and wow what a haul Diane got. Right now we are in the process of designing 2 smaller rugs for her vintage snowshoes! She also got vintage frames, a carrier, a mini ironing board, vintage marbles for her grandkids (not the 225.00 one we saw at the antique store but the bag for 7.00 ones we got at the junk store!). What did I get – a 5.00 butter paddle 🙂 but I got my hunting fix! And today hooking and hmmm turkey soup and tomorrow hooking and hmmm whatever is leftover that we don’t have to cook!

So I have some stunning rugs to share…

Penny finished these two stockings – one is an adaptation of Karla Gerard’s Crescent Moon pattern and the other is an adaptation of Shelly Atkinson’s Winter Skate pattern…

Jill’s stunning version of Lisa Ferguson’s Snowy Owl…

Louise punched this pattern from Olde Tattered Flag…

and hooked this table mat…

and made this lovely piece for her granddaughter…

and I am finally making progress on my rug for Ruby’s family…

this is what was done when I got it…

and this is where it is now…

I realize that it is not easy to pick up someone else’s rug and continue it – Ruby and I hooked similarly but still there are differences but as I hook I imagine her looking over my shoulder and saying yes, Loretta, that is what I would have done 🙂 .

OHCG ANNUAL COMING SOON…

Our Annual OHCG rug show is being held this coming year in London Ontario April 12 – 14. A wonderful weekend of classes, rug show and special evening events (go to the website to register or check your latest OHCG newsletter). Each year the organizers announce a theme and the theme for 2019 is “Birds of a Feather“! Sooooo, if you are looking for a fabulous project to hook for this year’s annual check out these Lisa Ferguson patterns (you can find these patterns listed on my online store). Wool can also be specially dyed for each of these(most of these patterns are also available as miniature punch needle patterns or kits)…

and a few pieces to share by Sherri: