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It has been a week of gardening, dyeing and visiting with company (oh with a little bit of junking thrown in!).

Last week Bill and Peggoty came for a visit. Peggoty wanted to pick up a kit and Bill brought along his most recent finished rug for show and tell… This was a rug he designed and hooked while taking Deanne Fitzpatrick’s online rughooking course and it is such fun. You might remember that Bill appeared in print here a few months ago when he brought his completed rug of longjohns on a clothesline for show and tell. It was fabulous but almost did not get hooked because he almost!!! gave up hooking. I am soooo glad he did not! here is Bill’s most recent rug…

HPIM4807Saturday we went with friends to the Crosby flea market and OHHHH WHAT A HAUL. We discovered a lovely woman with wonderful primitive carriers and hmmm bought almost all of them! We dickered and got freebies thrown in and came home with big smiles on our faces. Our new treasure trove:


The carrier on the right that is soooo primitive – leather straps that hold the handle – and the lovely old box are mine; the big sectioned carrier on the left belongs to Helen but Chris has appropriated it for the weekend to hold all her worms as she hooks her border on her rug and the one at the bottom left belongs to Chris. I am hoping that hmmm they FORGET THEM when they leave here and that I get to keep them all!

So the last few days filled with hooking on the porch and on the dock and on the boat have been fun. Chris finished off a little pillow and is working on the border of her floor mat and Helen is working on her flying angel and cats paws pillow:







Wednesday I will be back at Stitch by Stitch from 10 – 12 – hope to see some of you there…

3 responses »

  1. Looks relaxing and the work looks great along with the boxes. I too would wish they forget them.

  2. Hi there,

    I have just started to hook and joined this blog. I am trying to figure out hoops, I tried using a large 12″ hoop but found it too hard to move the rug when I finished one section. In your pictures one lady doesn’t seem to be using a hoop, and in another there seems to be a frame hoop. Suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks so much.

    • Hi Dale soooo i never use a hoop – i dont like hoops!!! i hook really thick rugs and i find the hoop never holds it tight enough i have a lap frame with gripper strips Helen and Chris both have frames with gripper strips but helen was using a qsnap for her pillow (cats paws) but the problem with a qsnap is that the hooking will not fit under a snap so it needs to be a smaller piece get yourself a frame with gripper strips – all you do is peel your rug off and reposition and pull tight where do you live…loretta


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