I am married to my wonderful husband Rob and we have two fur kids named Molly and Olivia. I am a fiber artist and love to create with wool. My first love is hooking rugs and teaching rug hooking to others. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, making penny rugs, applique and creating other fun items . Please check back often to see what I have been up too!
I’m excited to share with you my latest rug. Although I designed it several months ago, I just now got it hooked! It is based on an antique rug that I saw in a picture. In the picture, the center of the rug was covered, so I created a floral garland in the center. The pattern is 23" x 42" and I called it Antique Primitive Scrolls.
I wanted this rug to have the feel of an old rug, not only in the style, but also in the colors! Using my soft colors of pink, coral, blue, and green teamed with the soft yellow/tan of the center and antique black for the outside, I feel achieved my objective! My husband looked at it and his first comment was “Well, that looks old”!
It is always fun to start a new rug, but if you are anything like me, once you are half done with the one you are working on, you are planning your next rug! Well, my next project is called “Cluck, Cluck" bet you can't guess what it is! LOL! It is 27" X 34" and I can’t wait to get it color planned and start Hooking!
October 10-12th, Deltaville, Virginia~Hooking on the Rivah Fall Workshop
October 20-25th, Historic Franklin Rug Hooking Retreat, Franklin, TN -
See their Facebook Page for information:
“Historic Franklin Rug Hooking Retreat”
I’m so excited to see all of you that will be attending these events! If you will be missing out on the fun, you can still find my patterns and special items on my Etsy page at BasketsofWool. You can also follow me on Facebook at Baskets of Wool and on Instagram at basketsofwool.
I thought I would share some of the Americana rugs I hooked early on in my hooking career. I have been hooking for 18 years. The above one is a beginner rug that I taught to new rug hookers when I had my shop in Nebraska.
The hearts rug was a kit that I had purchased and hooked when I was first starting out!
The quilt below is one of my cherished Americana quilts. A friend of mines Grandma made it for me and it is all hand quilted.
The next two photos, the top one is a rug I hooked very early on in my hooking and it is a Maggie Bonanomi pattern. When we moved to NC I put it on our screened in porch and it has faded over the years to this.
And this is the picture of the back side~
It has faded just a little! LOL
The geometric one was a McGown teacher's workshop piece I had to hook for one of my projects and is one of my favorites.
The rug below is a Lori Brechlin pattern.
The Sweet Land of Liberty is a Woolen Memories pattern.
The one above is and Edyth O"Neil pattern I believe and I hooked it in a workshop with Anita White back in 2003.
Another blogger brought it to my attention that it had been awhile since my last blog post. She was being kind, it has been over a year!
Where did that time go? Wow!
Well last year I was so busy with doing Hook-ins and teaching, that I just couldn't do it all, so I guess my blogging took a back seat. I wasn't hooking much and not much to share.
I have not been doing much hooking this year either. I did a Hook-in in Texas in March, came home and have just been taking some much needed time to just relax and catch up on life!
I started this rug back in February while hooking with some ladies in Onancock VA for a week. I have hooked a little on it since then, but not much. I thought it would be appropriate since this week is the of July 4th. This is an adaption of an antique quilt made in the 1800's.
This is the information that I have on the antique quilt:
1825 - 1840 Susan Strong's "Great Seal" Quilt - Smithsonian - National Museum of American History. An appliquéd and embroidered adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States centers this cotton quilt made by Susan Strong in the early second quarter of the nineteenth century. Susan probably made this quilt in Ohio, where her family moved prior to 1820. The Great Seal has been in use since 1782 to authenticate documents issued by the United States government. Many adaptions of the Great Seal of the United States have been made, but I love this one!
Thanks for taking the time to come and read my blog!