Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I finished this rug during the holidays and my sister kept eyeing it and asking "How much, how much?". So, SOLD, to my sweetie sister, thanks.

Monday, December 26, 2011


Yesterday morning as we were opening presents, I was thinking about the people who had received my rugs as presents this year...and I was hoping that they love them. I especially like it when husbands buy my rugs for their wives, just think it is so sweet and thoughtful. So, please enjoy your rug and I hope you love it as much as I loved making it. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Open Studio

It was a success! Thanks to all those who attended and congrats to a few of my friends who are now hookers. I gave a quick demonstration and they are on their way as long as we all stay on our own designated corners, things will work out fine...hee hee.




Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Studio Open This Weekend

Apple Tree, 6x10.5", 45$
Everyone is welcome to the studio this weekend Dec 10th, 2-4pm. Come have a cookie, buy a another cookie..and buy another rug! It is very simple!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fishmas Tree Dropped Off At The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Gallery Shop

The kids had an in service day on Thursday, so we headed to the big city to take some rugs to one of the shops. We met Sean at the AGNS, who I love as he is always so kind, asked us if we had time to take a tour of the gallery, and so we did! .. which the kids loved..and I really loved the Folk Art by Joe Norris, Deanne Fitzpatrick and Brad name a few. It got me thinking that how great it would be to have one of my rugs at the AGNS....hopefully one day.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Just finished this Ginger Kid for our daughter for Christmas. The performance is this weekend and she is so looking forward to it...she doesn't get nervous on stage, not like her Mom.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Our daughter is dancing in the local production of Nutcracker this weekend!!. I made this little ballerina for the silent auction which people can check out in the front lobby of CEC before the show and during intermission. Funds raised go to the Truro Dance Academy Bursary.

Monday, November 21, 2011

After the show

The Show went really well!! Thanks so much to all the buyers, appreciate your kind words and support.

I was just getting the house back in order today, it seems my hubby doesn't know how to operate the dishwasher..or washing machine...I am not bitter, really. 



Thanks Daniel! Hope Kathy likes it.


This was purchased by a very kind man for his wife...lucky lady!



I very nice woman purchased "Woman Holding Fish" last weekend. It was actually a little weird as the woman had come in the show on Friday, and she and her friend had said they liked the colours in the rug..then that night I kept having dreams about this rug. First thing Sat. morning, the same woman came in and said she couldn't stop thinking about this rug, and ending up purchasing it.

It is one of my favourites, so glad it went to a good home.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last touches for the Show

I have been spending the morning getting the rugs ready for the Designer Craft Market. I need to make sure the tags are on, that the rugs are all signed and tidy them up a loose feels like I am saying goodbye to them.

So, going to pick up kids afterschool, stuff them in the car, along with the rugs..bamboo screen, desk, and shelf, everything I need for my 5x5 space. The kids are going to be my "helpers"..I guess I just wanted them to see the Cunard Centre, the place where Mommy goes every November. I want them to see all the wonderful art and meet the artists.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fish in a Vase

Flowers in a vase....not very, fish in a vase..much better. Designer Craft Show coming this weekend!


   Designer Christmas Craft Show, Nov18-20, Cunard Centre, Halifax.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Too Attached

I received some rugs back from a show and from a gallery that is closing for the season. Unpacking the box, and seeing the rugs again..well, it just made me happy to see them. Well, cheques for rugs sold is also very nice! but I was just glad to have the rugs back home.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Almost Ready for the Show!

Here is a pic of the studio/third bedroom/ex-toyroom. I put all the tags on the rugs today and will put on the price stickers on Friday..or maybe Monday or maybe..yup, I am procrastinating. Next to drawing, pricing the rugs is the next scariest thing that I do..not sure why, but it makes me nervous. BUT,  I will forge ahead and I won't let fear get to me.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Last spring, I was asked to be in a promotional  video for NS Folk Art Festival, and so here it is!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pregnant Lady

This lovely lady will be at the Designer Craft Show, Halifax, Cunard Centre, NOv18-20.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Available at Designer Craft Show, Cunard Centre, Halifax, NS Nov 18-20/2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011


This headless ballerina is available at Green Grass Running Water in Tatamagouche. Why is she headless? I am still not sure why I went thru a headless ballerina stage. I remember a gallery owner telling me I should have an answer to that question before an opening. So during the opening I just hoped no one would ask, and as luck would have it, no one did!

Monday, September 26, 2011


Stretching Kitty

This kitty will be at the NS Designer Craft Show in Halifax in November!

I 've been focusing on getting rugs ready for this show and things are zooming stay tuned for more sneak previews. I t is a super show, meet the artists and buy local art for loved ones for Christmas..nice.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Woman holding Fish

Just finished this one. Originally the only red I had in the rug was in the fish. But then I needle felted on some rolag and yarn into the sky and water....blood dripping into the water I guess. ..I little morbid perhaps, but I think it looks ok.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wool and Sari Ribbon drying on the line

I get really excited when I dye wool..and sari ribbon. I guess I just start to see the possiblities and I can hardly control myself!!!!!!! I just drew a woman holding a fish on burlap today..and so now I have the sky and the sand?? maybe..I was going to have her standing in grass, but that gold is too much.....hmmm. have to think about that one some more.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

NS Art Bank show

My rug "Morning Routine" or Toilet Lady is going to be at this show in Sydney opening Oct 6, 2011.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Just a little dreary

This one is freaking me out a bit..........soo gloomy and sad..not sure why this came into my head.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Green Grass Running Water - Opening

me and Sara Brinkhurst
Last Thursday I drove up to Tatamagouche for the official opening of GGRW. I met Maggie Wilkinson (owner) in a business class last fall. At that point, she was thinking about having a cafe/gallery and through the weeks we all witnessed her plans come together. Maggie would often bring in treats for us to sample...soooo good, I just knew her place would be a success as she loves what she does. She asked me if I would like to have my rugs at GGRW and of course I said yes! Alan Silliboy, Sara Brinkhurst, Tam Flemming, Jenny Gilmore, and Pamela Swainson  are a few of the artists with their work at GGRW and it is in Tatamagouche, just past Foodland.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Lady Ironing

This lady is hard at work. I always wanted to do a rug of a woman ironing..and I played with a lot of different sketches before I got one I liked. The background is a little dark..matches her mood I think..she doesn't particularily like to iron.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Drawing..the hard part

I had  time to put some drawings onto the burlap today...and this is the hardest part of the whole process for me. It feels like I am almost holding my breath while I am drawing..hoping I can make it look somewhat like the small sketches I make...ahhh, got it done.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


at the beach
It has been a rather wet and cold summer in NS up until the last couple of weeks. So, been getting the kids out to the beaches lately. I am not much of a beach person myself..too much sand and sun..but the kids love it so much and it is great fun to watch them play.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Small Rugs Off To Cat Fish Moon Studio and on the search for WOOL!

Just put four little rugs in a box to send off to CatFish Moon Studio in lovely Annapolis Royal. With the kids home from school, I can't really focus on starting a big rug, but it is a good time to get some small ones on the go.

I have been dragging the kids off to second hand clothing stores this week as they are bringing in their fall clothing..which means WOOL is BACK!! I try to stockpile as much as I can during the fall and winter, as once spring comes around..hard to find wool clothing for my rugs...which makes me a little panicky...a hooker needs her wool like..a pig needs mud.


 Hanging Fish to Dry

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


NS Folk Art Festival 2011

set up for festival
Just got back from Lunenburg...the festival was wonderful as always. So nice to see familiar faces, artists and art buyers, and just to be able to see the people the appreciate what you do face to face, is so special. When I get a cheque for a rug sold from one of the  galleries, I feel like calling the gallery owners and asking "who bought it, what did they like about it etc etc" , but I am thinking the gallery owners would get a little tired of that. So the festival is such a great chance to meet the art buyers face to face.

I was thinking right after the festival, I need a break from making rugs..maybe a month or so ..but today I just want to get back at it..have some ideas floating around that I want to get started on ...but the kids are home from I 'll try to be patient, and focus on the kids ..BUT when September comes...WATCH OUT!!Ok, maybe before September, the kids don't always need my attention, do they??

ps nice to talk to you woman in the orange dress, glad we are on the same wavelength about yoga..hee hee

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Owner of the Pink Fuzzy Slippers..ta daaa.

Here she is folks, in all her glory....TOILET LADY. ...and she will be heading to Lunenburg for the NS FOlk Art Festival on Sunday...she is a cutie!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011




Getting Ready for NS Folk Art Festival

NS Folk Art Festival 2009
The NS Folk Art Festival is quickly approaching, July 31st in Lunenburg, NS. I am hooking one more rug for the festival and then have a few left to do the finshing on...I am up to the last minute this year!!agh, guess I felt the need for a little drama.

The festival is sooo special, I can't say enough good things about it. It is great to meet fellow Folk Artists, it is great to meet the people who appreciate your work..and it is great to have such wonderful volunteers who help each year with the festival...great great great!!!!!

I will admit it is a bit nerve wracking. I do well every year I have attended but I always have a nagging worry that no one will stop by my table, I won't sell a single rug..I 'll feel like the last kid picked for the baseball team. Do all the Folk Artists feel this way I wonder??

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Shipment of Sari Ribbon Arrived!

Yesterday was like Christmas for me as a new batch of sari ribbon arrived in the mail!!!Yes, it excites me. I order it from a supplier on Etsy and to all you hookers out there...sari ribbon can really add to your is thready, shiny..comes in yummy colours and you are helping a women's coop in Nepal as well. The women collect the left over scrapes from the sari "factories" and then sew them end to end and are paid fair wages for doing so.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

PInk Fuzzy Slippers??

Giving you a part sneak preview of a rug that will be shown at the NS Folk Art Festival in July in lovely Lunenburg. ..she is almost done but her hair and face....she is a cutie!!