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FRAME FOR SALE – SOLD! thank you

Lovely octagonal sit upon frame for sale. Gently used. 150.00. If you are interested you can contact AnneMarie for local pick up in Westport area or Ottawa area. Contact AnneMarie at 613=316-6286 or by email at

annemarie.currier@gmail.com

NEW PATTERN AND A BIT OF SHOW AND TELL…

Introducing Storm Watchers – a new LISA FERGUSON pattern for miniature punch needle and for rughooking. Still have to have it enlarged for rughooking but it is available now for mini punch needle…

The following 2 are both Karla Gerard patterns I carry. The first one was hooked by Anne as a gift for friends…

and the second was hooked by Kay (with wool that I dyed) again for a friend… I would have a hard time parting with either of these lovely rugs…

and Diane sent a picture of the Karla Gerard kit that I put together for her – love how this turned out…

Karen finished my Flower pot and tongues using just scraps leftover from other projects…

and I used up another of my junkin finds – this little watering can (mini) was chalk painted yellow but the paint had chipped off. I re chalk painted it dark teal, waxed and buffed it and attached one of my small punch needle pieces and then it needed filling with a few mini prodded sunflowers. This and a few other newer punch needle pieces have been added to my Items for Sale page…

MORE SHOW AND TELL…

Wellll, spring has definitely been a bit of up and down – weather wise that is. One day it is so hot I break into a sweat without even moving and the next day I am putting my woolies on again. Gord is thrilled though – his grass looks like a golf course – well even better actually. The other day he saw, aghhhhhh, a dandelion sprouting in his lawn!!! I thought his heart would stop! But no, he rushed out into the garage and rushed back with a knife and that dandelion had a very short lifespan! Today, he finally had a chance to cut the grass (he did cut it a week ago but it must have been 8 inches tall by today). You KNOW the grass needs cutting when the ducks start making a nest in the middle of the lawn – yup, Mom mallard, watched over by her hubby, was roosting in the grass – we were worried she was actually going to lay her eggs where she roosted but dad moved a little too close and whoosh whoosh the sprayers came on and off the pair of them flew. So at least we have no worries about having to mow around a clutch of duck eggs in the grass. However, the poor little chipmunk was having a hard time finding his way through the grass – all we could see was a tunnel of beaten down grass. So out came the lawnmower this morning and 4 bags later it was done!…

A few lovely pieces to share this week…

Beth finished her lovely Maud Lewis mat…

Nancy’s fun version of one of my kits – in her colours…

Helen’s lovely mini punch needle…

Beth finished her Joyful Sunflower…

and I actually finished a few pieces… first a few punch needle pieces that have been attached to vintage pieces (butter paddle and a child’s dustpan)

The piece below will be attached to a mini watering can…

and the next two pieces were a few of my samples in progress for people to practice on in a finishing class I taught in Beaconsfield – we covered show bindings, pillows, braiding, prodded edge and appliquéd edge (which I do still have to finish). I was counting on the ladies in the class to finish my pieces for me!!! didn’t happen, so gradually I have been finishing them off myself. I may be offering this as a small class in the studio in the next month or so so if you are interested let me know…

FOR SALE… SOLD OUT

Wonderful dye books and swatches that use Magic Carpet dyes. These are still 2 of my favourite dye books – easy to use and wonderful colours… Price is 50.00 for the dye book and swatch set (2 different sets so when you email me let me know which one you want) plus tax if applicable and shipping. Email me at hookedonthelake@kingston.net…

SHOW AND TELL..

Mary takes the most amazing photographs – this one she translated into a lovely hooked pillow…

Alexandra send pix of her most recent rugs – first one is a free pattern fro RHM…

Patricia send me a picture of her lovely wool appliqué daffodils…

Karen finished her sweet bunnies pattern…

Wendy finished her Deanne Fitzpatrick pattern – love the sky…

FRAME FOR SALE…SOLD

My friend, Wendy, has a lovely frame for sale…

“Made by The Needleworks

14” gripper strip frame – both sit upon and lap base included with cover – very gently used, adjustment for different heights and is foldable for travel-140.00

Contact Wendy at wenvin@live.ca for pick-up in Smiths Falls.”

RETREAT PIX AND MORE

Ahhhhh, what a wonderful weekend we had. It had been 2 and a half years since our last rughooking retreat and many of us had not seen each other for that length of time. What changes!!!! A lot more grey hairs! some much longer (no haircuts during covid?), some much curlier (is that what isolation does to hair – I keep thinking of our Prime Minister during covid – greyer and longer and curlier – kind of like my hair!) and SO MANY STORIES to tell, pictures to share, rugs to show and lost friends to celebrate. How we all needed this weekend!!!!! This year we moved to a new location as our older bodies no longer handle camp style beds as well and hmmm, private bathrooms in our rooms are a MUST! We spent a lovely 3 days at Glen House Resort in Gananoque where we were treated to a lovely wine and cheese on our first night, amazing meals and TOO MANY TREATS! We are already planning our next retreat date and hmmmm there is talk of extending it by a day!

So, a few pix of rugs to share – not sure which rug or punch needle piece belongs to whom so I will just share the pix. Our challenge was hit and miss – some took up the challenge many times over! I actually hooked mine while we were at the retreat!!! Yup, kind of last minute 🙂 .

And of course, while we were enjoying ourselves at our retreat, hubbies were given a task – make frames out of barn wood. The task was completed BEAUTIFULLY. I have to admit, when Gord and Bill get crafty in the garage they do a fabulous job. Here are pix of our frames with their contents affixed…

A BIT OF SHOW AND TELL…

Annette finished her Christmas Journey (one of my Lisa Ferguson designs)… It turned out beautifully…

Diane sent a picture of her shelf form Vince with all her oil cans and rusty bells and her new rug and punch needle. Also a fabulous bird tree by carver friend Donna…

I finished punching a few pieces…still to be attached to a few antiques…

Shelly Atkinson spotted chicken (pattern that I carry in rughooking and miniature punch needle)…

Floral sheep in different colours …

Helen sent a picture of the lovely Lighthouse she just finished punching…

Two Olde Crows hooked by Liz…I love this version…

Fun fun Dancing bunnies hooked by Mary…

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE

ALTHOUGH I do believe that some of the mega piles of snow we have around the house from avalanches off our metal roof may hang around till May! They seem to be rock hard – Gord keeps trying to chip away at them so that the sun can get in at them but many are in shady areas! So, I may have to put up with snow for a while yet.

A few lovely show and tell pieces…

Elizabeth finished her rug Blue Eyed Dragon (pattern by Sharon Kole)…

Helen finished her stunning Sunflower punch needle – this was entirely punched with the hand dyed merino fingering yarns that I now carry for miniature punch needle…

Karen finished her lovely little cardinal mat…

Sandi has been working hard while vacationing in Florida – her latest hooked piece (Karla Gerard Sheep Farm) and a fun piece she did in an art class…I guess this cannot be classified as working!!!! – rather playing hard…

And I finished hooking this small piece which will become a kit. It is based on one of my Karla Gerard patterns but adapted so it looks more like our house – welllllll very loosely!!! based on our house …

FOR SALE… BOTH SOLD THANK YOU!

Roger has two amazing items for sale and I thought I would post here for anyone in the Kingston area or within driving distance. Please contact him directly if you are interested or need more details…

Beeline Cutter with 6 and 8 heads $1000.00. If you have never used a Townsend or beeline cutter you are in for a treat – these cut like a hot knife through butter (I have 2!) …

And a Cheticamp frame never used and still wrapped … $450.00

You can reach Roger at threeboys@ripnet.com or phone/text 613-331-4095. Please let me know if you have purchased so that I can update my blog post…