Sunday, December 30, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Foggy in the Fall

This little rug started off as 'Bird in the Snow' but all that white was making me cranky and had to add some colour so it became 'Foggy in the Fall'.... thanks to my Mothers' quick thinking...thanks Mom.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Rug Harper attending an 'Idle No More'

An 'Idle No More' protest was held in Millbrook Rug Harper was there! ..wish the real Harper would meet with Chief  Theresa Spence.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Get off the Table" SOLD

Just completed!..and now I had better focus on this Christmas thing that is coming up. Yikes!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Get off the table" in progress.

This is coming along and if I didn't have to sleep, I could get this done by tomorrow!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Little Hooked Ballerina SOLD

I am suppose to be baking and shopping for Christmas...BUT I WANT TO HOOK! I just finished this little ballerina..Christmas is a whole 8 days away..plenty of time.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey-The Rug SOLD

This was very strange for me, this rug. I wanted to hook a winter tree and I don't use much white in my work but I used my braveness and went for it! I added a little colour to the tree, a bit of yellow and red sari because it was driving me nuts as it was so bleak. As I was hooking the sky, I thought wow!, this is a lot of fifty shades at least. Ha!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Just finished! SOLD

I just finished hooking big bird. I like it!..and I don't know how the lady in the rug feels about it. She is worried this big bird may have eaten her kitty, Fluffy.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Large Crow

I am going to start a rug tomorrow of a crow..a really big bigger than the lady in the rug. HUGE!


Friday, December 7, 2012

"Kitty Ballerina"

Ok, just a couple more kitty rugs and then I think I will have all the kitties out of me. Ha!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Kitty taking care of kitty business"

Just finished this little kitty. Originally he didn't have a tail and my daughter said, "It looks like a fish head- down into a box". I added a tail. Glad I have a very honest ..and sweet..critic living with me.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rug Hooking Magazine

Hetty van Gurp, former co-owner of Moose River Rug Hooking Studio, came to interview me today for an article which will appear in the September issue of Rug Hooking Magazine. We had a great talk about Folk Art and Rug Hooking, it was really such a pleasure to talk to Hetty!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cathy and her Cats

This piece will be submitted for a show at Argyle Fine Art..keep your fingers crossed!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012


New shipment of sari-ribbon arrived. I cannot put into words just how much I love sari-ribbon...ok, I 'll is just so yummy and pretty and well, it makes the rugs sing and dance...and SQUEAL WITH DELIGHT!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Old dress rug

I was rearranging the art on the walls today and I came across this rug. I use to make a lot of dress rugs and sometimes people would ask "where is the body?". The body? I wasn't quite ready for that! Eventually I moved on to "headless ballerinas" then finally I felt confident to add the whole body..but it took years of hooking. Sometimes people ask if I sell my designs as patterns, but no, I don't. They are all one-of-a-kind......and if I can do this, so can you...just take it step-by-step and you will do it.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wee landscape..I think.

Yesterday, I pulled out a bunch of sari-ribbon from my basket...colours I don't ordinarily use...gray etc and ignored the ballerina I had drawn on the burlap and just started hooking.... I got so into it that I missed church!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Spotted Cow SOLD

I hooked this lovely cow in 2008. He always got lots of "oooo's and ah's" AND finally he found a home. I will be shipping him off to the States soon. Hope he doesn't get stopped at customs...worried they will think his spots will cause a "spotted Cow" outbreak.....ha!..just a little cow humour for you.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Laura at her booth for NSDCC Show

This is me at my 5x5' mini booth..yes, it is small but it is perfect for me. Perhaps one day I'll upgrade to a larger steps.


Wow! What a weekend. Met so many people with stories to share. Lots of rugs were SOLD..I am feeling "Rugless in Truro"..hee hee. Well, there are a few left but not many. I had the best booth neighbours. I had a very nice conversation with a fellow artist about "What is Folk Art?" ...I still don't know. What do I do now? Clean the house, holy smokes... you should see it. PS If you are interested in which rugs SOLD, just go the the FB page, Thanks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Preparing for NSDCC

Rugs are getting a final press, a check for loose threads, a double check that all are priced and signed...THEY MUST LOOK THEIR BEST FOR THE SHOW....THEY MUST!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NSDCC Christmas Craft Show

I"ll be here! Please come and say hi.

Rugs on the floor..yikes!

It is the "put the rugs on the floor and make sure the prices make sense" time. The NSDCC show starts this Friday! in Halifax at the Cunard Centre. I am excited and I hope to see you there!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Warm Wool

A little known fact about rug hooking...the wool must be warmed by a cat for 2-4 hours....ha!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hooked Crow

I am going through a bit of a crow phase...I have gone through a dress, headless ballerina and fish phase and now it is the time for crows.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Colour Planning

I have some nice juicy colours ready for a rug. ..I am excited as always!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Rug Hooker Burnout

I think I should have lied on this today. I have been cranking out rug after rug for the last little while then today I was second guessing everything I was doing. I should have lied on the couch today.....

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Booth for NSDCC Christmas Show

I have a 5x5' booth and I was working on how best to arrange a table, shelf and screen in that space. I think I have it worked out!

Meowy Christmas or.....

I want to title this "Meowy Christmas" but the kitty wants me to call it "Get this thing off me or I will scratch your eyes out". ...guess kitty isn't in the Christmas mood.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hooked Christmas Tree

Just finished tucking away those halloween decorations? Feeling like you have nothing to look forward to..or dread..depending on how you feel about these things? Don't worry Christmas is coming....and the goose is getting fat!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Three Little Ballerinas

These three lovely dancers will be dancing their way to Halifax for the NSDCC Christmas Show, Nov 16-18th.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Let Me Wear Black

Yes, someone just bought "Let Me Wear Black" last night and the interesting thing is the women lives on the same street as the woman in the rug, the one who lost her husband. I hope she sees this one day..maybe not soon, but someday.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Let Me Wear Black

This was a toughie to make. A very kind young man in our community died suddenly about two months ago leaving behind a wife and two small girls. I was directed to his wife's blog by a friend and in it she said she just wanted to wear black so people would know she doesn't quite fit in now. The money from this rug will go to her husbands memorial fund.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Kitty for Sale

This is the purrfect kitty. It doesn't scratch or meow to go out in the middle of the night. It doesn't try to trip you at the top of the stairs...AND it will love you unconditionally.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The nun is done! SOLD

Her name is Sister Mary. She is 11.5x18" and 170$. It does feel weird to put a nun up for sale...but I gotta do it. Giggle.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yummy Rolag from Delia Burge

I went to Pictou today to pick up some supplies. This lovely rolag is from Delia Burge's sheep. I can't wait to hook something with this yumminess.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A nun and two cats.

When our family was in Quebec City this summer, I went to the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec. I am afraid I don't recall the name of the painter, but he had painted a lovely painting of nuns and well, it got me thinking I would like to try to create a here I go!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Star on the Tree

Just completed! A wee bit early for the whole Christmas thing...BUT it is coming..we can't hide. This piece is 9.5x27" and will be at the NSDCC Christams show in Halifax, Nov16-19.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Get that star on the tree...and don't fall off the chair !

Just drew this on the burlap..the hard part is done. I usually do one Christmas themed rug a year for the NSDCC Christmas Market. Last year it was the FISHMAS TREE, and this year this is it!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A fish

This little perky guy cheered me up after "Lady in a sea of blood"

Friday, October 19, 2012

Lady in a sea of blood

Ha! This lady started off as a ballerina in a pink tutu. I guess I wasn't in the mood for a ballerina in a pink tutu.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Laura Kenney, Artist FB Page is Up!

If you like FB and would like to check out my page, look me up! I just posted a pic of the first rug I ever SOLD.

Two more! has been a good week..... Just a ballerina and a fish to complete. I am gearing up fro the NSDCC in Halifax which is Nov16-18 and things are going well!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Laura Kenney, Artist FB page coming soon!

If you are on Facebook at all, wanted to let you know I am going to be creating a page soon. I have had a great response with my rugs from my FB friends and thought this would be a good next step. So, I 'll let you know when it is up and running.

Calico Kitty

Just finished this wee kitty..she looks a little angry.

Mr. and Mrs. Purdy

This very fine gentleman sharpens my hooking scissors and keeps my cutter in good working order. He also makes very lovely hooks which he supplies to the Rug Hooking shops through out the province...and at the top we have Mrs. Purdy with her lovely inch mat. I love these people!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Returned from NS Fibre Arts Festival

My table was situated under a very funky palm tree....complete with a blow up parrot... I dunno. I got back late last night form the Festival. This was my second year with the Festival..and to be honest, I am not too sure this is the show for me. But I am glad I gave it a try and now I need to focus on the NSDCC show which is just 5 weeks away!!! Run around in circles and panic!! Ha! My scissors and cutter are "in the shop" so I hope I can get hooking again full steam on Monday. Ciao.