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Monthly Archives: June 2017

HOOKIN…

At the Old Tattered Flag on Saturday was wonderful – great weather and fabulous rugs and vendors.  Here are a few pix for you to enjoy…

 

 




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MORE PIX…

Well summer is here along with heat humidity and honking big snakes!  We have had a few encounters with our big rat snake but the other day I found a shed skin in the field beside our garage and holy cow she has grown again – it had to be 6 feet long!!! Hopefully she has moved on to the neighbours property!!!! They have more frogs!

This Tuesday I will be at Stitch by Stitch so hope to see some of you there… In the meantime, some amazing rugs to share…

Beth’s beautiful rug…

Nancy finished her AJ Van Dries pattern (available from Carol Shewan)…

Alana’s wonderful Rhinestone garden… and closeup… Helen’s Maud Lewis cat rug… 

PIX AND A GREAT IDEA…

For those of you who hook with a lot of yarns in your rugs you KNOW how frustrating it is when they get caught in your gripper strips and pulled out when you move your pattern around!!! A lot of unintentional reverse hooking. Well a little tip that may help solve that problem! Go to your local grocery store and buy some “press and seal” (made by Glad). Press it on the back of the rug where you have hooked with yarns (not with an iron 🙂 – just with your hands). Apparently, it still sticks well to the back of the hooked area and the gripper strips will still hold your rug but when removing your rug to move it around to hook other areas the yarns do not pull out!  Now I have not tried it yet but what a simple and wonderful solution to a pain in the neck problem!

Jocelyn’s rug cameo of her and her husband – I love the way the braided edge mimics the border around the cameos…

Tara’s latest rug of her doggy on the dock – hard to believe she just started hooking a few months ago!…