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A BIT OF SHOW AND TELL AND FINAL PATTERN SALE…

Beth’s fun cat mat – an Ann Hallett design – Ann hooked many stray cats that were living in Coldwater Mill and sold the Hookings for fund raising to preserve the Mill.

Patsy’s framed daffodils…

Rochelle finished her lovely punch needle Maine Lighthouse from Heart Creek Farm Creations…

I am slowly clearing out the 120+ patterns I drew up at the beginning of the year for shows! The remaining patterns that are IN STOCK I would like to clear out as well and so am reducing the price not by 20% but by 25%. These are the ones that are still in stock – email me if you are interested in the pattern (and wool can also be done up for any of these)…

Karla Gerard patterns:

Happy Houses

Deer and Bird

Seaside City

Folk Art Farm

Barn Scene

2 Raccoons

Bird in a Blooming Tree

Happy Houses

Shelly Atkinson patterns:

Ryan’s Snow Angels

Mahone Bay

Seagulls

Lisa Ferguson patterns:

Snowy Owl

Fox in Trilliums

Alana Kapell patterns:

Smell the Flowers

Hen

Hooked on the Lake patterns:

Twin Horses

A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY…

now available in 2 sizes – 37 x 28 for 100.00 and 30 x 24 for 90.00 plus tax (if applicable) and shipping. Let me know if you are interested…

and now a bit of show and tell:

Susan finished her Primitive Pumpkin kit…

Alana sent this picture and some details “BABA YAGA GIVING BIRTH. The panel is 30×30”. Background was cut from a large mostly red rug that failed in its overall imagery so I collaged pieces of it into this mosaic and the wings.  I also used up alot of my jewelry beads etc. which have been languishing on my shelves and appliquéd my grandmothers’s doilies on the wings.”
Angela finished hooking Winter Skate – Shelly Atkinson design…
and in between hooking Helen finished and mounted a couple of punch needle pieces – the first is Neighbours (Karla Gerard adaptation) and the second is Spring Crow designed by yours truly…

HAPPY THANKSGIVING…

Despite these scary and uncertain times, we still have so much to be thankful for. I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday.

Sue sent me a picture of the rug she just completed – she had an antique rug which was deteriorating badly so transferred it to a new piece of linen and hooked it. I love her new and more “textured” version…

As we get ready to hunker down for the winter (which involves a million outdoor jobs – not a bad thing on these last beautiful fall days) I want to share a picture of a new pattern I will soon have in stock. Another of Lisa Ferguson’s fabulous designs. I am totally in love with this amazing pattern and should have it available in the next week or so. Something to really look forward to. It could even be made less seasonal by substituting the gifts with birch branches! I love the Hudson’s Bay jacket – I actually HAD one of those – weighed 50 pounds – or felt like it – but oh my, it kept me warrrrrmmmmm. Not sure where it went to – must have been lost to the thrift stores in a mood of decluttering but I do! still have Gord’s grandmother’s HB blankets that she received as a wedding gift – so close to 100 years old! and pristine!

You can order Lisa’s wonderful cards on her ETSY and Web sites: www.studioferguson.etsy.com

www.studioferguson.com

A BIT OF SHOW AND TELL…and BIGGG problems with WordPress…

Please be patient – WordPress has totally changed their format without telling me and I just tried to make a minor change to my Rughooking patterns page and holy cow it is alllllll messed up. I will try to figure out how to correct this but in the meantime if you see a pattern you like but cannot find info please contact me via email and I will give you details! Now lets hope this post works!!! as that was changed as well :-((( .

Cathy completed her beautiful Seaside Cat (I have this pattern in stock 20% off)…

and Songs of a new beginning available from Willow Creek Rughooking…

and Allyson completed her lovely Michelle Palmer chickadee…

Jocelyn finished her Birdhouse with prodded flowers…

Andrea did a few more fun pumpkins – zoom in to see all the embellishments – pattern by Julie Burns from WoolWorks Magazine 2018 vol. 2, issue 3… 

SHOW AND TELL…

I have a lot of pictures to share this week – hope these inspire you to pull out your hook or punch needle and enjoy these glorious fall days…

Andrea’s fun witch done in lopi yarns (Martina Lesar pattern)…

Suzanne’s beautiful Christmas tree skirt (pattern from Encompassing design)…Helen wanted to make a rug for her son who was in Egypt and rode a camel by the pyramids so I drew up this pattern and dyed wool and a few weeks later it was DONE and sooooo beautiful… Chris finished her pillow (adaptation of a pattern by Ann Hallet and available from me)…  and the flap for her purse…Brenda has been working up a sweat hooking and punching…

her sheep chair pad… her adorable Lisa Ferguson Christmas Rabbit (see my mini punch needle patterns)… her Star Runner (pattern available from me)… and skinny stocking hooked in yarn… her Three Pumpkins punch needle (see my mini punch needle patterns) and Yule Sheep Snowglobe (will be mounted on a door knob)…Nancy finished this lovely runner (pattern from Judy Cripps of Rustic Rugs)…

OUR POP UP SALE…

yesterday was fabulous. We had a good number of people register and come to the sale. All rules were respected and it was fun trying to guess who was behind the mask and big hair – ohhhh, that would have been me in the big hair 🙂 . Thank you to everyone who came and made our day such fun.  We hope to do it again at some point in the future, so if you have suggestions for timing or improvement, please let us know.

I must admit, though, that when I got home I was EXHAUSTED as was Gord. Six months of no shows and I had forgotten how or what to pack and I guess my body forgot what it felt like to stand on a hard floor for so many hours. But a cup of tea on the dock in the sunshine quickly revitalized both of us.  Today, it was gardens and golf and hmmmmm maybe another cuppa on the dock in the beautiful sun.

So Sunday show and tell…

First, 2 more new Lisa Ferguson patterns coming Wednesday – not only does Lisa do wonderful wildlife paintings, but she is also an amazing illustrator of children books. I love this piece…

and of course, we had a few of these little ones hanging around with mom this summer…

Rochelle’s lovely punched pieces (designs by Olde Tattered Flag and Michelle Palmer):

 

 

Toni’s amazing travel rug (bet many of you remember that theme song!)…

and Beth’s lovely, textured, Deanne Fitzpatrick abstract…

SHOW AND TELL…

FIRST A QUICK REMINDER THAT WE DO STILL HAVE A FEW SPOTS LEFT FOR 9, 10, NOON AND 1 IN OUR POP UP SALE THIS COMING SATURDAY AT THE NORTH CROSBY COMMUNITY CENTER OUTSIDE WESTPORT.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER EMAIL CAROL SHEWAN. PLEASE BRING YOUR MASKS, RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SANITIZE WHEN YOU ENTER.  WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU AFTER MANY MONTHS OF ISOLATION.

So, the last two weeks have been finishing weeks for me – finished Purple Rain, finished fixing a vintage rug that had 19 holes in it and today after I get the garage man door off my harvest table (we decided finally to get gutsy and paint it from white to sage green to match the rest of the doors and windows! – only took 13 years!), I plan to frame my Tom Thomson rug. I have been spurred on by cousin Helen who has been living with us for 2 weeks along with her hubby while their kids, who flew in from the UK, quarantined at their place. Helen has been punching up a storm and so far has finished 2 Lisa Ferguson punch needle pieces and started on Karla Gerard’s Gertrude and Elizabeth(see my mini punch needle patterns and kits for more info on these). G&E will be her twin daughters…

Nancy finished her sweet Betsy Reid Elephant…

Patsy sent me pix of her lovely hooked Daffodils inspired by 2 of her paintings…


House and Trees chair pad Kit was hooked by – okay Covid brain has struck again!!!!…

Andrea finished her Steampunk Halloween Pumpkins – inspired by Donna Hrkman…

Nancy finished, using ONLY left over wools, this wonderful pattern from Judy Cripps…

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS…

Well, the last few days have been on and off – some days it feels like snow is going to start flying and then others it is warrrrrrmmmm – beautiful fall weather. So when I had to put on long sleeves and socks, I started to think of Christmas and contacted Lisa Ferguson about a few wonderful pieces she did up for me as patterns.

These are available in mini punch needle and rughooking – the punch needle immediately and the rughooking patterns around the 23rd.  Gives you lots of time to punch or hook for this Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Eh…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polar Bear Christmas…

IT IS RAINING, BUT NOT PURPLE!!!!… CORRECTION…

In March I started hooking a commissioned piece. It started off with a bang, of course, because, all of a sudden, with no shows, I had a ton of free time. And lots of energy. Which quickly disappeared – well, energy and time got diverted into different things like gardens and painting the outside of the house and all sorts of jobs! And, although I loved hooking the ladies in this piece (pattern by Sharon Smith) and the fields, once I got to the sky all that purple and red really threw me. I don’t like purple or blue all that much – some dirty smoky blues or greens blues yes! but purple is not a colour I gravitate to. Well, over the months, enough people kept saying “hook that darned sky!” that I was finally shamed into finishing it. And hmmmm, can I admit I actually like the sky now. We did change up the colour somewhat as the person I was hooking it for also realized she did not really like purple all that much either so we went 🙂 smoky blue with some purple – of course we had to keep SOME purple because the name of the rug IS, after all, Purple Rain! So, it is finally done and ready to be mailed and hmmm, what shall I work on next – oh maybe finishing my Porkalicious! She has not, thankfully, come back to eat the house but we did find her in the pond scooping up and eating algae! I did encourage her to eat ALLLLLLL she wanted of the algae! Gord was thrilled as it meant he did not have to scoop. So time she was immortalized!

So here is my version of Purple(ly Blue) Rain…

and a few other lovely finished pieces…

Edie finished her lovely hooked bag… THIS LOVELY DESIGN IS BY Winnie Glavine AND IS CALLED UNDER SIGNAL HILL…

Kim turned her New Sunflower kit into a sweet little pillow:

Joanne finished this colourful version of Blooming Birches (one of my Karla Gerard patterns) and yup that is my special Birches wool in the tree (which I do have in stock!)…

and Leanne did an amazing version of Lisa Ferguson’s Loon…

When I prepared for shows in January – March I think I made up over 40 rughooking kits. I have made many. more since but am trying to clear out stock so I still have 11 beginner kits in stock at 20% off. They are marked on the website – email me if you are interested…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER VERSION…

of 3 Blooms – this one by Brenda…

and, does anyone recognize this piece – we are trying to find the designer and hooker…