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SHERLOCK AND WATSON…MYSTERY SOLVED

by the intrepid Andrea who searched and searched and found that this pattern is a Fraser Rug Hooking Pattern and is called Crows in the Corn  #738 @ fraserrug.com  It is 25 x 41 and is on sale for $55.58 USD. So for everyone who was interested you can now order your patterns!!! have fun and thank you Andrea…

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Linda and I have been playing detective today – she is doing much better than I am haha. She saw this rug on Pinterest but there was no attribution or link. She loves this pattern and would like to hook it but we are trying to find the designer/supplier. We do know that this rug was hooked by Sue Raynor and exhibited a few years ago at A Rug Hooking Retrospective@ Bruce County Museum 2014.

If anyone has information on where we can find this pattern we would really appreciate it. It is a wonderful pattern!

POP UP SALE…

If you were thinking about coming to our pop up sale the date has been changed to October 23 – same place, same times but different date! Please let me know if you are interested and we can “plug you in” to your preferred time slot.

SHOW AND TELL

A few lovely pieces to share…

Meg finished her River hmmmm, Beavers (I adapted my River Otters pattern to be beavers) and Meg’s version turned out beautifully… and our beavers have been swimming by the end of the dock every day for the last week or two getting all their stockpile ready for winter…

Andrea finished hooking and whipping (check out the triple whipped edge!) her Merry Christmas Eh (one of my Lisa Ferguson patterns)…

Mary finished hooking and hanging her beautiful Joyful Sunflower (see my Rughooking Patterns page for pattern and wool dyed specifically for this project)…

Chris finished her lovely Tom Thomson Jack Pine (pattern from Willow Creek Rughooking)…

Ann finished her Pears kit (available on my Rughooking Kits page) as a fabulous pillow…

HOT AND HUMID…

Well, these days we are not doing much work outside – just toooooo hot and humid. We do try to do a bit every morning before the heat gets unbearable but the kind of work I have left to do outside just is too energy consuming to do for long. So we will just have to wait till cooler temperatures are back. Or, as Gord says – next year 🙂 .

We did get a contractor in when I realized that lifting all the flagstones (a few hundred) on the lake side was a bit beyond me. It had really gotten lumpy bumpy and overgrown over the years and was messy and unsafe for walking on and just a pain to keep nice looking so contractor came in, dug out alllllll the flagstones and weeds, removed a ton of sand and put in lovely earth and sod! It now looks so nice (Gord keeps threatening to head out to the yard with his putter and golf balls) and I cannot wait till next year when the grass is lovely and thick and not quite so tender! and I can have hookins again on the porch, on the grass, around the fire pit and on the landings down to the dock, and of course on the dock and boat … Will be such fun as it has been a few years since I held a hookin here at the house. Fingers crossed that by next year the pandemic and all the variants will be behind us. A few pix of our new and improved lakeside yard…

Before…

After…

So instead of labouring outside, I have been dyeing wool and yarns and putting together patterns for people and having fun in the studio. Plus, for the first time in a long time, I actually had time to go through my “Finished Items for sale” page and update it – I have added a few more pieces discovered in the cupboard, sizes and prices.

I have also been considering holding classes again in the studio – small so that we have lots of room to spread out – once we know what the numbers are doing. I have been double jabbed for months, go nowhere and would ensure all the spaces being used are well sanitized. I am thinking of starting with an introduction to miniature punch needle followed up by a rughooking class perhaps an introduction to designing and hooking primitives or using alternative fibres mixed with wool strips and various hooking techniques to add texture to your rugs. If anything appeals to you please send me an email – hookedonthelake@kingston.net.

And now, a bit of show and tell:

Diane finished framing her Pig in Posies miniature punch needle in an amazing box she bought in a lovely shop in Almonte…

Rochelle finished punching her Frog and Fishes (one of my Alana Kapell patterns available in rughooking or miniature punch needle…

POP UP SHOP SALE…

Saturday Sept 18th, at the North Crosby Community Centre (where the last POP up sale and hook-in were held).

Are you looking for a project to get you through the winter? Loretta and Carol are thrilled to announce the fall pop up. As in the past, the number of customers at any one time will be limited to 12 and you will
need to book a time slot. Sanitizing and masks are required. We understand that most of us have been vaccinated but we still want to be very careful and of course if we get locked down again due to the 4th wave the sale will have to be cancelled. So keep an eye on Hooked on the Lake’s blog and Willow Creek’s facebook page for updates. 


Appointments can be booked for the following time slots:


9-9:55
10-10:55
11-11:55
12-12:55
1-1:55
2-2:55 

We will sanitize the space between groups.

This is a shopping day, not a hook-in. We do hope, sometime in the near future, that we will be able to have our Westport Hook-ins again.


Since all shows have been cancelled for the last year and a half, neither of us is stocked for shows so pattern selections are limited – therefore if you have something specific in mind please order in advance and we will be happy to make it up for you and bring it to the pop up sale. Check out our patterns and kits on our websites: willowcreekrughooking.com and hookedonthelake.wordpress.com and email your order (please give us sufficient time to make up your pattern/wool).

Email Carol – cshewan@kingston.net to book your spot.

A BIT OF SHOW AND TELL…

Chris is show binding these two lovely cat mats (her fur babies) and then making them into pillows…

Helen finished punching the border on her adorable Karla Gerard piece (no longer Gertrude and Elizabeth but rather Sara and Aly!)…

Isabelle sent pix of her new concept on finishing – show binding then stitching over the top of the show binding to give it added interest – love this idea and the look…(this is one of Isabelle’s designs)

I finished a small punch needle and attached it to a vintage 1940’s Pascall’s sweets box…and finally attached my Blue Punkin, Blue Moon piece to a sheep shaped hornbook…

Diane punched a lovely sunflower for the top of an antique cheese box…

and Sue finished her beautiful hooked rug showing her cottage and all the flora and fauna that surround it…

Brenda finished her Karla Gerard Red Sled with a few great adaptations…

Louise finished hooking another Tea Cosy based on Winter Pine a free pattern in OHCG magazine (one of my designs)… I love this colourful version…

SHOW AND TELL…

Beth finished hooking and adapting Northern Sign of Spring one of the Ann Hallett patterns I carry …a beautiful rendition of this fun pattern…

Heather punched these wonderful little mug rugs…

Louse hooked this lovely tea cosy using yarns from Martina Lesar, for a friend…

Judy finished hooking Floral Runner – one of my patterns but adapted to suit her needs – love this version…and hmmmm love that bench!!!!…

Dayna shared this picture of a punch needle piece she finished – can you guess what that plant is? This is her homage to THE plant as she has had great success easing the pain of her rheumatoid arthritis with CBD oil… Her background was an experiment in different values which she confesses she does not like (I quite like it though)…

Michelle sent pix of her pillow (pattern from Willow Creek Rughooking) – appears there are others who like that pillow as well!…

NEW SHOW AND TELL…

Diane came for a visit. First company we have had in a year! But such fun. Not only did we start new things, finish UFO’s but we went junkin! It was the first time I have shopped for anything besides groceries since Covid began. Such a weird but wonderful feeling. The junk or rather antique! stores followed all the protocol and we had to wait outside until the 25% maximum numbers were reached – so exciting when 2 or 4 people would leave and we were allowed in!

So a few pictures of what we finished…

Diane finished her River Otters miniature punch needle piece (my pattern) by attaching it to an antique wooden shovel…

and her Teresa Kogut Santa was attached to an old coal shovel…

Her Pig in Posies (another one of my patterns) will be housed in a wonderful whitewashed box…

I finished a punch needle piece (pattern by Wild Cranberry) and it is on its way to a new home in Virginia…

We started, but did not quite finish, quillie punkins. Had to buy a new glue gun – ever since I cleaned my studio and reorganized I cannot find things – have somewhere, 5 glue guns – now have another!!!)… Once we are done I will post pix of those.

and a few pix of pieces finished by others…

Julie sent me a picture of her completed Christ-Gnome (one of my patterns)… love the way it hooked up…

and Pen sent me pix of her completed Lisa Ferguson pieces (all these patterns are available on my site)…

Elaine sent pix of her completed rugs…

Wendy is working on Pig in Posies and doing a fabulous job…

and Len shared his finished Kirk Brant piece – hooked, punched, stitched and embellished!!!…

CHECK IT OUT!…

SHOW AND TELL AND SALE ON REBEKAH SMITH WOOL APPLIQUE PATTERNS…

Some lovely pieces to share with you this week… BUT FIRST the sale. I am discontinuing wool appliqué patterns so have discounted the following to 6 dollars(CDN) plus tax and shipping. I can also make these up as a wool kit so let me know if you are interested…

Holly finished her Goodfish Lake designed by Wendy Tremblay(see miniature punch needle patterns)…

Andrea’s Karla Gerard’s pattern – see the close ups of the embellishments…

And her 4 Martina Lesar pieces…

and finally her lovely penny rug…

Jill’s Sugaring Off punch needle attached to a vintage snow shoe – love the way this turned out…

Each cow is different in Jill’s version of Who let the Cows Out (one of my Ann Hallett patterns)…