Thursday, August 30, 2012

Three Ballerinas

Ta da! Just finished these lovely ladies. We were away for a bit and my mind would sometimes return to these dancers. Glad they are completed and can dance their little hearts out.

Update...just posted this on FB and is SOLD! Thank you!

Friday, August 24, 2012

One of the Three Ballerinas

The cat situation has calmed down a bit so I was able to hook a bit yesterday..yipee! Orange and green are sooo pretty and ballerinas are pretty!!! Excited about this one. ...two more to finish...But we are going on a wee trip tomorrow so I am sure I should be getting ready for that..but the ballerinas are calling me...packing?? ballerinas??? packing?? ballerinas??

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Interview with Kate Jones

Kate Jones contacted me a few weeks ago asking if I would be interested in being interviewed for her website, Pennello Lane, Creative Canadian Women. I agreed and here is the result. Kate did a super job! So, please read and leave a comment..well, a positive one..hee hee.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Three Ballerinas

Just put a new drawing on the burlap..three very pretty ballerinas. A few people were asking if I had any ballerina rugs at the NS FOLK ART FESTIVAL..and I felt bad that I just had the I'll make sure I have some more for next year!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Fishapple Tree sold at the Marigold Garden Party! It was a very lovely event..but I felt a little out of my element as ..well, I dunno, those sort of events just make me uncomfortable. But, lots of money was raised for the Marigold Centre and Fishapple Tree found a new home, so all is good!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pregnant Lady in Red

I was taking so long to finish this that I was worried that this lady was going to give birth..then I would have to hook a skinny lady and a baby....hee hee.
So, I finished her today and sent off the interview questions and YIPEEE!!! A friend gave me the biggest zucchini I have ever seen, so think I 'll make zucchini chocolate chip muffins today. YUM!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Still working on Interview Questions

I woke up at 4:00 am this morning.. I couldn't sleep, so decided to get up and work on those interview questions. It is really tough talking about yourself, really tough.  Hoping to finish it off today as  I am hooking a pregnant lady and that girl is going to give birth if I don't get busy and finish hooking her !!?!??

Sunday, August 12, 2012

FishApple Tree at Marigold Garden Party at the Norrie House

The Marigold Centre is having a fundraiser this Wednesday and I was asked if I would be interested in having a piece for sale with 25% of the proceeds going to the Marigold Centre. Yes! I said and was happy to be asked. Many great things happen at the Centre and I hope FishApple Tree finds a new home!

Friday, August 10, 2012


I was contacted by a woman in BC who would like to interview me for her website "Creative Canadian Women"....which is very cool, thanks Kate! So, I just getting some images of rugs ready for her and trying to figure out some clever responses to her questions. My brain is hurting a bit so think I 'll go to bed now and hopefully I 'll be able think a bit better tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It was a dying wool kinda day.

I think I will hook a pregnant lady next... now that I have all these juicy colours!

Sketches for Rugs

After dinner last night I sat out on the deck with my journal and sketched. Sometimes I worry I am going to run out of ideas..but no, I sketched out several ideas and I am excited to get started on them.
With the Festival over now, I am focusing on the Fibre Festival in Amherst in Oct. and then The NSDCC in Nov. ...a busy hooker...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NS Folk Art Festival 2012..soooo nice.

Ahhhh, another very fun Festival!! It was all so exciting! Lots of rugs are off to new homes, had a chance to see some familiar faces and meet some new people. It is really great when you can do something you love and others appreciate it. I am on cloud nine right now.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Rug Harper in The Chronicle Herald

Laura Kenney is taking her perspective on Stephen Harper to the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival in Lunenburg in the from of a comical hooked rug. The Truro artist will be one of more than 60 artists participating in the festival Sunday, noon ...
to 4 p.m., War Memorial Arena, Lunenburg. — Returning artists include Studio Rally alumnae David P. Stephens Peter Blais, Fabienne Leydecker, William Roach & Bradford Naugler - Nova Scotia Folk Artist.

For more on the festival,

Titanica Opening

The opening was lovely! I had a chance to meet Dan Conlin who is the man that inspired this piece, so that was very nice. There were very yummy snacks and got home in time to put the kids to bed! So all is good!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sail , Sail, Sail your boat...........

..down to Lunenburg, because it is NS FOLK ART FESTIVAL, la, la, la..LA! 3MORE DAYS!!!!