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Monthly Archives: August 2017

NEW PUNCH NEEDLE PATTERN…

I have been having such fun punching up one of the Piece of Work patterns that I am now carrying. I am almost done and once completed I will probably hook the same piece … Here is my almost completed punched Pumpkin Picking…

and this is Folkart Cat also available as a punch needle or rughooking pattern…

In between punching I have been working on a bit of hooking – well actually a fairly long piece for a lady in the U.S….

And others have been busy as well…

Denise’s first punch needle piece started in our workshop a month ago – turned out beautifully…

and Joan sent me pix of her 2 recent rugs… first her Canada 150 rug…

This one is an “Adaptation of original oil painting by Eunmi Conacher”… absolutely stunning…

Just wanted to point out that I will be teaching a miniature punch needle workshop at Fleece Festival in Woodstock on Saturday October 14.  You can register on line for this 2 hour workshop (Saturday afternoon) at…

http://www.fleecefestival.com/workshops-2017.html

Email me if you have any questions – as of yesterday there were still a few spots left in the workshop…

NEW DESIGNS…

I am so excited to announce a new line of patterns based on the wool appliqué patterns of Jan Speed of A Piece of Work.  These will be available as wool appliqué, punch needle and rughooking patterns. I will list them on my online store shortly but wanted to introduce them to you right away so that if you have questions or would like to order you can email me right away (as I am a tad slow at updating 🙂 …

Annnnddd, there still seem to be problems with the Almonte Fibrefest website – not sure if they will be fixed in the near future so if you have been trying to sign up for either of my workshops i.e. Quillie Trees or Miniature Punch Needle and you find the workshops FULL! PLEASE email me as they are not full but the website does not seem to know this 🙂

UPDATE ON FIBREFEST WORKSHOPS…

It appears my workshop at Fibrefest in miniature Punch Needle is showing as full – which is, in fact, not the case!  So, if you are interested in signing up, until this glitch is corrected on the website, please email me and as soon as I know that things are corrected I will let you know.  Ahhhhh technology is great when it works!!! but not so great when it doesn’t.

A number of years ago I posted pictures of some rugs based on the artwork of Jan Beach – these were called Pfunny Sheep designs. The license to the designs for rughooking was owned by Linda Low from Newfoundland.  Sadly, Linda passed away in 2015 – a terrible loss to those of us who knew her even if only through the internet. Recently, one of my blog readers asked about where she could find these fabulous patterns and after a bit of Sherlocking I have found that the license is now owned by Jan Giraldi of Ontario and you can find these wonderful patterns on her Facebook page LanaEwe Rug Hooking Studio.  I am happy that these are still available as they are such fun and Linda would be so pleased to know that her dream has been carried on by Jan. Here is a sample of one of the wonderful rug patterns…

OKAY, SO ENOUGH WITH THE RAIN.  You know we have had enough rain when the lake levels are soooooo high that you find fish ON the dock rather than swimming below the dock – in fact, at the moment there IS NO BELOW THE DOCK. The water bubbles up the carpet on the dock and washes over the top making schlurppy bubbly sounds! Not so good after 3 cups of coffee!!!! 🙂

Yesterday was the Women’s Institute craft show in Prince Edward County (Picton to be more precise). It was a hot, humid, sticky day but that did not stop folks from coming to the show – well until about 2 by which point it was a bit of a stinker! But I got to meet up again with people I have not seen since LAST years show. Did I venture out in the heat to visit other buildings and vendors – nope! sat in my booth for most of the day hooking and punching and talking with a fan blowing warm air on my feet and one wayyyyy above my head hmmm blowing warm air wayyyyy above my head 🙂 But Gord did manage to get a few pictures of some of the vendors in our building including another hooker!!! Katherine! with her lovely hooked mats and rugs.