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Well another Christmas is behind us. Always a little sad when I look around at all my decorations and realize that in about a week they have to be put away till next year. So I try to drag it out (well actually I just forget some of them!! and they stay out till hmmmm February!).

But a new year coming and some new patterns in stock. Please check my online store for size and price information on these new Karla Gerard patterns I am carrying. Aren’t they wonderful…

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Image 8and now a few pix of finished rugs…

Bonnie’s runner in place on her harvest table…Image

and Heather’s amazing dog hooked in a class with Diane Philips…Image 1



From our house to yours.  May you have wonderful days making beautiful memories…

and nope the walls and camera are NOT wonky – it’s the tree 🙂


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Well when you go away in December for a few weeks all of a sudden CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE – and I am not ready! Did I not count the days that would be left in between returning from Florida and Christmas Eve. Nope – guess not! Oh well, we had a wonderful trip and came home refreshed and ready to decorate. Chopped down a tree – well no actually just toted that Charlie Brown tree up from the storage room, unwrapped it and plugged it in! Et voila – instant Christmas. All the wonderful decorations remind me of so many trips and friends and ornie exchanges. Unfortunately, either the toting or wrapping bent a few branches out of shape so it is looking much more Charlie Brown-ish – which actually is not a bad thing! Pulled out all the rest of the decorations and gradually am spreading them throughout the house. It will not be overdecorated (which also is not a bad thing!) – just the right amount for me. Even found the yule log channel on the TV with Christmas music until I pull out all my favourite CD’s. Now just the baking – well not THAT MUCH baking! and hmmm a few Christmas presents and I will be ready.

The trip was wonderful – warm and breezy. We visited a few fun and interesting places – the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, the Edison/Ford Museum in Fort Myers, The Everglades (where I got to hold a little baby alligator – well a two foot alligator to be honest), highway 29 where we drove through the PANTHER PRESERVE – yikes – no panthers but hmmm 7 alligators on the side of the highway!!!, Sanibel Island and Cape Coral. So nice but at the same time a little weird to see Christmas decorations and palm trees in the same spot!

Even did a bit of hooking while I sat around the pool.  So a few pictures to share:

Baby Gator and hmmm is that me? nooooo cannot be – I’m not THAT old haha – must have been the shock of holding a live gator that aged me… IMG_0202.jpg

The Lanai of the house we rented…



Karen D hooked Karen T’s Mr. Wynter – the background was a recycled coat which she did not even have to felt…Image

My runner for Bonnie – all finished… (this was a Karla Gerard pattern which I doubled so that I had a 57 inch runner for Bonnie’s harvest table)…


annnnndd now…. drumroll please…. our Westport Hookin info – please note the new date – early July so that maybe we can actually sit outside and enjoy the warm breezes off the lake while we hook ….

3rd Annual Westport Hook-In

July 5th, 2016 9:30- 3:00

Westport Lions Beach Club

63 Mountain Rd. Westport, Ont.

Hosted by Carol Shewan & Loretta Moore

Join us for a day of hooking, shopping and socializing.

We will have tea, coffee, snacks, door prizes and a silent auction.

Bring your lunch and a lawn chair if you would like to hook by the lake or on the deck.

 Cost $5.00


Loretta Moore-Hooked on the Lake

Carol Shewan-Willow Creek Rug Hooking

Cathy Ivory- Baa Baa Bundles

*Vendors take cash or cheques

Please RSVP to

to reserve a spot.

Net proceeds from the $5.00 and silent auction will be donated to the Westport Lions Club and Food Bank.