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A NEW PATTERN…

I would like to share a new pattern by a new designer – Patricia Siwanowicz. Patsy has asked me to dye wool for a number of her designs over the years based on her paintings. I have shared many of them and they have been enjoyed by all. When Patsy asked me to dye the wool for her latest – Joyful Sunflower – I fell in love with the painting and asked if she would consider allowing me to add it to my collection of designs – so here it is!!!

To do it justice, we decided it needed to be a bit bigger, so the pattern itself is 28 x 19 and here are the wools I just dyed for it – add in some wonderful textured yarns and I think this would be a glorious piece with colour that would bring a smile to anyone’s face…

SHOW AND TELL…

A lovely fun piece for Easter hooked by Yvonne (pattern The Egg Hunt by Wild Cranberry Hooked Rugs)…

Barb finished her Folky Cat kit – just binding left to do…



and Rochelle sent pictures of some of her pieces mounted – I always love to see the different ways people mount their projects…

Len sent this picture “Oh what joy to work on Deborah Lyall’s “Rabbit”! And just in time for Easter too! This is punch needle with 2 ply yarn using a # 14 Oxford needle and the inside of ears is 3 ply with a size # 10.”

and one of his wonderful yarn painting pieces …”This next piece is yarn painting on 5 wooden panels! I love textile designs so this me having fun with them! My own design!”

Meredith finished her fat fish pattern drawn by Jane Steele…

and Margaret finished her River Otters rug…

and Susan’s version of River Otters – beaverized!… Suzanne asked if I could change the Otter to a Beaver and so we did!…

SHOW AND TELL …

I love to share rugs and punch needle pieces made by others – and I know people love to see them. Here are a few more for inspiration…

Another vintage version of the sugaring off sent by Meredith… “Here’s another version of the Sugaring Off hooking pattern. Notice two horses and three people. Also very old, backed with cardboard and the burlap held together in the back with strands of burlap. I have treasured it for several years since I bought it at a yard sale for a pitifully small amount of money.”

Dolores finished her second piece, Blooming Birches kit, by hanging it from an antique chair dowel…

Deborah finished Mr. Wiener – again such a different colour plan to my rug and wonderful!!!…

Linda’s lovely Flying Horse..

I hooked a small scrappy runner. During my life as a quilter I loved doing Log Cabin quilts – there is something so homey about the pattern and it translates so well into hooked rugs and a great way of using up bits and pieces. This one was made for a new friend Mary Beth…

Linda hooked this lovely little piece and attached it to a vintage purse handle…

Arlene finished her Lisa Ferguson Christmas Fox – lots of different lovely textural yarns used in this piece…

Louise finished her punch needle as an Easter egg shaped pillow for her Grandson – pattern from “Prim in the Country” Melissa Bowman…

And Karen finished her Maud cat – her very first hooked piece!!!…

SHOW AND TELL…

After I posted Anne’s lovely Sugaring Off hooked rug, Heather sent me pix of a vintage version of the same rug. “I am attaching photos of my antique Bluenose rug, same pattern but in reverse. Pattern # 874.  Mine has lots of trees in the background. I don’t know the history behind it but my mother bought it at an auction and she had it hanging in her cottage in N.S. (I’m originally from NS but live in Ontario now).  I know that it’s an antique but not sure how old it is.  Burlap backing, it’s 28 x 45”.”…

A few of the many punch needle pieces done by Rochelle…

“You Me & The Sea is from Orphaned Wool Designer is Kelly Kanyok, The Confetti Giraffe is designed by Madeline Wilson.  It actually calls for wool and is supposed to be bigger but I did it with thread, All Hallows Eve is from The Old Tattered Flag, Joy is designed by Lisa Barberette, Seahorse is from The Bee Skep and designer is Lisa Prive, Maine Lighthouse is from Heart Creek Farm Creations, Santa Knows is from Teresa Kogut, The Backgammon board is from The Old Tattered Flag…”

SHOW AND TELL…

Dolores finished her Blooming Birches kit – this is only her second piece and completed in about 2 weeks and beautifully done…

Nancy sent me a picture of her completed Primitive Blooms (one of my Karla Gerard patterns) hooked in yarns and so lovely and colourful…

I found this picture of Toni’s fish bones on Facebook and thought I would post it again as I have ONE set of fishbones and pattern left in stock!!!! … a great piece for using up scraps!…

Michelle finished her New sunflower kit and is now looking for a barnwood frame…

Barb finished Island Escape designed by Joanne Page of Woolly Worm Rugs… Love the way it is hung and the finishing at the bottom is brilliant and so creative…

and a lovely version of Joni Black’s A Winter’s Day pattern..

Elaine sent pictures of her Welcome mat (Defranza designs) and Karla Gerard Lake Cottages rugs…

and Jill’s hooked Merry Christmas, Eh… one of my favourite Lisa Ferguson patterns…

SHOW AND TELL…

The sale on my own patterns, Hooked on the Lake, continues this week – 20% off the pattern and 10% off custom dyed wool for these patterns. Email me at hookedonthelake@kingston.net for information if you are interested in any of the Hooked on the Lake designs (page down to the bottom of Rughooking patterns page).

And now for some fun show and tell…

Denise finished her Snowy kit but KNITTED the scarf and put a real pompom on his hat!…

Anne sent this picture of her wonderful Sugaring Off rug – “I am not sure this pattern is available any longer. I bought it from Rags to Rugs quite awhile ago. It is a Blue Nose Rugs pattern. 24” x 40’’.”…and yup, I noticed that the maples in our area are now being prepped for sugaring off…

Jane sent pix of her amazing rug “from a course at Ancaster in 2019 with Karen Kaiser. Course was called Fractured  Photos . I am also attaching the original photo, taken in northern Quebec, near Kuujjuaq.”…

Karen finished her River Otters – I think this is only Karen’s second or third piece!…

On Friday, I had a parking lot meeting with an old friend, Suzanne, who needed some supplies. Despite frigid temperatures, this turned out to be a wonderful show and tell of Suzanne’s more recent rugs. I wanted to share them with you but also wanted to point out a little technique that I have not seen before that I think is fabulous and might be of interest to many of you. Sometimes our rugs have little tiny areas that require a lot more detail than our strips might allow. Suzanne has needlepointed these areas! Not only does it allow her to put in the finer detail and still hook with wider strips or thicker yarns for the rest of the rug, but also, especially in the case of animals, it gives the area a more 3 dimensional look. Check out the eyes and ears in particular…

TODAY’S SHOW AND TELL…

Fraktur 1 punched beautifully by Dianne (first project)…

Wendy finished her Yule Sheep pocket as a framed piece …

Cathie did a fabulous job finishing Mini Wynter…


Another lovely piece hooked by Patsy…

the original painting…

the hooked rug…

Wendy’s lovely Peony rug for her mom (peonies all hooked in sari silks) framed by invincible husband Vince…

Michelle’s letter mat contribution and her sweet Tanya Crawford rug (pattern available from Carol Shewan)…

Dolores’ first piece beautifully hooked..


Lois’ cute little punched ornies…

Mary Beth finished her first piece – we met in a parking lot in minus weather, sat and froze on a bench as I gave her a quick instruction on how to pull her loops. The only thing that kept us warm were the masks!!! and the excitement!…

Joanne finished hooking her Primitive Fox – so nice to see this with a different background colour (I did my original with eggplant background)…

NEXT SALE…

For the next month – until March 18 – I will be featuring my own Hooked on the Lake designs at 20% off and 10% off custom dyed wool for these patterns. Here are just some of the patterns – for the rest please refer to my Rughooking Patterns page. Email me if you are interested or have any questions at hookedonthelake@kingston.net…


TODAY I FINISHED…

FIRST, just a reminder that today is the last day for the discount on Lisa Ferguson patterns and wool – email me if you are interested in any of her patterns (and wool)…

Finally, a small Lisa Ferguson punch needle piece finished. Winter Rabbit had to be mine! I did have to crop it as I had a wonderful frame that I wanted to use that only had a 4 x 4 inch opening. So crop I did and I started to punch – mostly wonderful Valdani variegated threads but also a little DMC in the ears and some lace weight merino yarn for the trees. Everything was going along smoothly until I decided to remeasure because !!!! just like my rughooking, I seem to have a shrinkage issue – my pieces seem to shrink in one direction and stretch in the other. Welllll, after the Tom Thomson fiasco with the beautiful frame I had wanted to use but could not because I had not taken into account this potential problem, I measured part way through and yup 1/4 inch too wide and 1/8 inch to short! So, while my piece was still in the frame I cropped the sides by 1/4 inch (just removed a tree trunk) and added 1/8 inch to the top and continued to punch and yeah, when it was done it was the perfect size. So I will keep that in mind, in future, when I do either a hooked or punched piece to fit a specific frame.

This beautiful frame I have had for many years – bought it when we used to go to North Conway, in a store called Foreside that had wonderful imports from India and the Philippines. This is a beautiful carved wood frame almost 3/4 of an inch thick and I have been trying to find, for years, the perfect piece to put in the frame, and I think Winter Rabbit fits the bill.

So now to make this up as a miniature punch needle kit anddddd I am tempted to make it a 12 by 12 hooked piece and dye those lovely colours…

so here is Lisa’s design…

and my punched piece…



MORE SHOW AND TELL…

Denise finished her beautiful oriental rug a Pearl McGown pattern Paisley 57 x 36 in number 3 cut with wool dyed by her friend Jane…took a few years 🙂 …

Leslie’s sweet Owl rug for her SIL who is a bird-bander and specializes in owls – “This is a Saw Whet owl and the “15”  is the colour of the yellow of the eyes as they classify them.”…

Edie finished her S for Sunflowers with lovely prodded sunflowers…

Catherine ordered this fun Ann Hallett pattern and wool from me last year and in a few months it was done – and fabulous…

and a new piece finished by Andrea (pattern from Encompassing Design) and attached to a fabulous frame (great find at a local recycling centre)…

Susan donated this fun F for Flamingo to the Letters for Seniors project…

and a few more donations done by Louise…

and Andrea…

and Betty..

Anne finished her lovely Blooming Circles (one of my karla Gerard patterns)…