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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I have the time to post some pictures - one of them is the project I'm currently working on.  The rest are pictures from the hook-in.

These are two shots of what I'm currently working on.  It's called "Winter Welcome Heart" (I know - it's spring...what can I say...!)  Designed by Jill Holmes of Northwoods Wool (http://www.northwoodswool.com/)

 A picture of my friend, Stacy's rug - Pearl, LaVerne, and Mae by Spruce Ridge studios.

 A picture of the crowd at the hook-in in Holmes County this past weekend.

Below are some of the rugs brought in for display.  The pictures don't do them justice!

This was a lovely wool applique done on wool fabric.  Absolutely beautiful!  The colors are so vibrant!!

 A rug being hooked by one of the attendees!  Aren't to colors gorgeous!

 A rug that I thought was so nice!  At first I thought "Wow! I'd love to hook this rug!" but then I thought of how big it is and decided I needed to pace myself and work up to something this big!  LOL!  I can't remember which vendor had it displayed.  :(

So the hook-in was fun, overwhelming, inspiring, and at the end of the day tiring!  On the way there it rained.  When we got there it was pouring!  We made a mad dash from the car into the building.  We found a table and as I was setting up I realized I had left my frame in the car.  So it was a mad dash to the car and back but oh well.  We met a lot of very friendly people.  Saw a lot of awesome rugs in progress.  We were amazed at the women that were hooking with #3 wool!  WOW!  Such tiny pieces of wool!!!!  But the results were beautiful!  An awesome lunch provided by Log Cabin Caterers.  Then we went shopping at Country Craft Cupboard in Berlin, Ohio.  I bought some rug binding, a pair of scissors, some primitive linen, and a few other odds and ends.  They were having people pull eggs from a basket and inside were little pieces of paper with a % off - I got 25% off my purchase so I was a very happy camper.  The drive home wasn't as rainy but we were pretty tired.  By the time I got home and ate some dinner I was practically falling asleep in my plate!  I went to bed at 8:15 p.m. and slept until 7:30 the next morning.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Have a great evening!


  1. I did enjoy seeing all the different rugs. The colors in the last photo are gorgeous.

  2. Char, thanks for posting pictures of the rugs and hook in. I like all the rugs but when I saw the rooster, my jaw dropped. I love roosters and this one is a beauty. I also love the wool applique. Just gorgeous. I hope that you are all rested from your trip. Thanks for sharing. JB

  3. Just joined your blog! I'm teaching myself to hook too! I love your projects and the quilt in your opening border! I hope you'll come visit me at sassafras and winterberry.

  4. Char ~
    Sorry I missed the hook-in. Sounds like it was fun, but rainy day! I am so tired of the rain, but in a couple of months I know I will be praying to the rain Gods!
    NorthWoodsWool has the most wonderful wool for sale. I've bought some in the past and just loved it!!!
    Hope to see you soon!
    Pug hugs :)