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Wonderful, wonderful weekend. Good friends, good food and good hooking (punching, felting, wiring etc.)… So without further ado here are some pix of what was being worked on or finished…

Karen’s Old Tattered flag watering can and bag done in a Tipp City class with Ali Strebel and Karen Kahle…HPIM6487

I was finishing the hooking of a rug for someone who realized hooking was not for them – a pattern by Woolen Memories…HPIM6489

Betty hooked her Deanne Fitzpatrick fish pattern in hmm a day!…HPIM6490

Elizabeth finally finished the sky so I did not have to dye again – this is one of the Karla Gerard patterns I carry called Sheep Farm and oh I loveeeee it…HPIM6491

Betty’s sunflower rug…HPIM6492

Sheila’s lovely rug (I call it bar codes!)…HPIM6493

and her amazingggg landscapes all done in yarns and sari silks…HPIM6494


Linda’s fun geometric…HPIM6496

Betty’s landscape from her class with Deanne…HPIM6497

Louise’s horse punch needle…HPIM6498

Donna’s primitive portrait of her son and his dog done so that it looks like an 1800’s painting…HPIM6499

Louise’s punch needle pieces…HPIM6500

Andrea’s cat… HPIM6501

and crazy cat… HPIM6502

The other Betty’s piece done in a class with Donna van Dusen…HPIM6503

and a lovely basket of flowers…HPIM6504

Sandi’s amazing rug started in a class with Pam Bartlett…HPIM6505

Helen’s Butters… ready for framing…HPIM6506

and two more pieces…HPIM6507

and oh I love this crazy cat…HPIM6508

Chris did Harley who sadly passed away…HPIM6509another of Louise’s punch needle pieces…

Laura’s reallllllly primitive horses (or dogs!)…HPIM6511

Jill’s primitive stuffed cats – almost took these home with me but her cats would not have been happy…



and Diane’s punch needle piece mounted inside a cheese box lid… (finishing helped along by our queen of finishing – Wendy!)…HPIM6514


today at Burritts Rapids community centre. We had a great turnout of hookers eager to spend their dollars and oh my what wonderful items we had up for grabs – cutters, frames, wool, patterns and beautiful rugs hooked by a former member who donated them to our auction. I tried to grab one of these stunning rugs – all in wide wide cuts and glorious colours – but was outbid! but very happy to see these rugs move to new homes where they will be finished and enjoyed for years to come. I did manage to score a lovely old rug of one of the houses in Munster hamlet. It is aged and has not one ounce of wool in it and I love it!!! All this was topped off by a delicious lunch served by Sharon and Joanne and then!!!! once the accounting was all done we all headed home loaded down with our lovelies! But on the way hmmm a little side trip to Millers of Rideau Ferry (our favourite junkman) where I found, ohhh be still my heart – a maple syrup scum skimmer!!!! Now noone but me would love a scum skimmer! but it is so funky and grungy and old! I am thinking a punch needle could be quite interesting on this piece!


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So, tomorrow, off to Camp Iawah for our weekend retreat. So excited – will be a lovely weekend of yup – hookin, no cookin (well not much of that happens here anyway but the hookin part has sorely suffered and that is to be remedied this weekend).

Hope to post some great pix next week…


How many years have I been posting on wordpress and never until the last few posts have I had a problem.  I think the mice have moved into my computer!  I am going to post the pix from my class this past weekend on primitives and try to find my original post which seems to have disappeared into cyberspace. I apologize for the multiple posts landing in peoples in baskets… lets try this again!!!!….











Our weekend of working on discovering the elements of primitive rughooking, designing and colour planning was such fun. Thank you ladies for making it a great weekend and for your eagerness to walk on the “wide side” (number 8! versus hmmm 4, 5 and 6)

PRIMITIVE CLASS…and animal invasion!!!!!


Delande’s beautiful Narwhal (designed by her daughter)…Image 5

Louise’s colourful Cats Paws… a great way to use up scraps althoughhhhh if memory serves me Louise bought a LOT of wool to ADD to those scraps…


and Helen’s amazing finished miniature punch needle of her cat Butters…

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UGH… something is definitely wrong with my blog today!!! I think the COMPUTER needs a coffee!!!!

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well let’s try this again (time number 3) – guess I reallllly need more coffee!!!!

A few to share…
Shastin’s rug (one of the Karla Gerard patterns I carry) done in punch with the Oxford punch needle and yarn – lovely!!! Image 3

Mike does beautiful wool appliqué and I love the way the pumpkin is padded in this piece (pattern by Debora Tirico – Autumn Harvest Penny Rug)…

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and Sara’s second punch needle – a mossy 3 toes sloth – love this little guy and the hairy looking back – what a great job…