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.