Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rug Hooks & Storage

Struggle with all those rug hooks, particularly the ones that are not magnetized and wind up all over the place? Well, here is what I came up with for a solution. An old fashion floral glass dish with frog insert (has holes), fill it with rice and shove those hooks into the holes. Works like a champ! Hooks are always where they should be.

"Stars and Squares"

"Stars and Squares" was designed a year ago in 2007 by me and is a number 8 cut, 45" x 96" and when finished will go on the back of my sofa in my family room. I've gotten a bit side-tracked with other projects (like painting) and just haven't gotten back to this but tonight will be the night to start again!

Still working off that pile of left-overs that I think will never go down! To be fair I've actually added more to that pile to get some of the colors I needed for this rug and I'm praying I do not run out before the rug is finished. There is a combination of hand dyed and purchased plain/plaid/designed straight weave fabrics hooked into this rug.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

"Chicken #1 Pillow"

"Chicken #1" is a pillow using a Polly Minick design with my choice of wools in a #8 cut.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

"Carpet Bag"

"Carpet Bag" was designed and hooked by me to make a bag to drag around all my rug hooking supplies when attending workshops. Bag will be 20" x 22" when put together. All #8 cuts and still using up leftover wool strips from previous projects.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


"Kaleidoscope" was a workshop designing geometrics taught by Sandra Brown held at Searsport Rug Hooking. The piece is approx. 24 x 24 in size, designed by me and it has all hand dyed wool strips in #8 cut.

Friday, September 5, 2008


"Barnyard" was designed by Searsport Rug Hooking, modifications designed and hooked by me with my choice of wools in sizes #4-8. It is approx. 20" x 50".

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

"Circles & Squares"

"Circles & Squares" is approx. 28" x 39" and was designed and hooked by me using leftovers from "Rufus" and "Midnight in Maine."

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Midnight in Maine

"Midnight in Maine" was the 2nd piece I've ever done. I designed this rug for a workshop that was being held at with Polly Minick and started in the workshop in 2006. That's me in the second row holding up the painted linen with the beginning of the rug. I had such a mess designing this rug, no extra linen and so to solve not being able to see where I was going with this rug I took acrylic paints, after all I am an artist too (dah), and painted the darn thing - what did I know, but it worked just the same. Now I'm a bit more careful with planning out my designs ahead of time and then transferring them to the linen.

Monday, September 1, 2008


"Rufus" is a pattern that was designed by Searsport Rug Hooking, is 25.5" x 31" and obviously hooked by me with my choice of colors and a few changes to a couple of the hearts. Finished this rug in February of 2007.