Sunday, December 23, 2012

                                MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Prayers For Newtown!

We need turn to Christ in desperate need, and to treasure his forgiveness, his transforming, and his friendship. Christ is the only comforter!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mom found this little journal while straightening a table in her studio this morning.
She always buys herself a new journal for her Christmas stocking . . . and she was
putting all her journals in order. This can turn into a long time of looking back ~ after
all that is what a journal is for! She found this page . . . a color plan from her very
first rug camp ~ Star of Texas ~ the rug was a design for her grand daughter Kirstin.
It is called "I'll do it myself! . . . and so she did" ~ based on the story of The Little 
Red Hen. You can see a small sketch at the bottom of the second page.

The free pattern in the January issue is My Scratchy Wool Cap ~

Wool Street Journal ~ January 2013 is on its way!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

This pattern called Winter Is A Blast is taken from one of Mom's inkings that are seen scattered throughout the pages of The Wool Street Journal.
Mom hooked this a few years ago and we sold more of this pattern than any others at Sauder rug show a couple years ago. You too can order this rug from or call Tina ~ 706.273.0757.
The border shown here is a wool fabric back ground using dyed wool roving and the method of needle felting. Detailed instructions are shown in back issue ~ January 2010.

A great seasonal rug that is fun year around!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Do you like the background? You can do what I did....
I poured together all the little jars of mixed dyes stored in
baby food jars. I don't even know how many there were ~ 
a lot.... And this warm brown is the magic it worked over
about 2 yards of off white wool. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I remembered after I posted about my new hooking chair and foot rest that I should also let everyone know that the pattern on top of the little blue box is available. And, also post a better photo... so here you are!
Go to: and click on patterns and then on antique ~ the name of the patterns is Double Eagles.
Tina also hooked this pattern... watch for her color plan.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Those who have been reading The Wool Street Journal for a while know that I mention ~
my big red chair. Well, I have replaced it ~ it was BIG and took up too much room. Actually,
we had two, one for me and the other one for Mr. Honey... 
So... now we have changed the social side of our main living space... We have a huge sectional so that when folks come we don't have to bring a chair in from the dining room.
It is amazing how long we put up with what isn't working. But for me it is more than just a 
social space it is my hooking spot! So... here is a photo of my new smaller version of a mostly red chair. I am so conservative and safe when it comes to buying furniture ~ not this time! I am so proud of my new risky chair ~ I love it more everyday....

I am so short (only on one end) that when I scoot all the way back in my chair ~ my feet dangle. So I need a stool for my feet. Well, I kept thinking about the new color in our living room ~ the sectional is a robin egg blue like some of the designs in the chair. I remembered an antique box I had tucked under my desk in WSJ office. It worked great to prop my feet on there so why not in front of my chair...? So, Mr. Honey put some pieces of carpet on the bottom for easy sliding and there you have it. 

A couple of days later I tossed a little hooked mat that was on the seat of a rocker and it fit perfectly! This little box fills the spot when my hooking frame doesn't....
I am content...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


This is a fun fun rug to hook and my best seller! It is hooked in 7 & 8 strips.You can order by visiting

Friday, September 28, 2012

The October 2012 issue of
The Wool Street Journal has shipped!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Antique Rug

This is an antique rug pattern that I fell in love with! It was hanging on a wall in a restaurant that my husband and I stopped into on our way to Washington DC. As the hostess took us up a set of stairs that were over 230 hundred years old my mind was whirling with thoughts of who climbed these stairs, you could feel the history oooozing from the walls, amazing! Then as she took us to our table there hanging next to it was this rug, at that point went into a hooker coma and ran my hands over what loops were left and flipped the corner back and forth and inspected every inch of the rug. Then it was time to begin photographing it, my dear husband helped me and then waited patiently for me to quit looking at the rug and to look at the menu as his stomach growled from hunger! The history behind the cabin along with the original rug will be featured in The Wool Street Journal. This is a must see and read!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


 The Cream City Rug Hooking Guild meets twice a month to hook and visit and not
always in that order.
One of our gatherings, we made into a tea party. 
I sure hope I get an invitation next time! I will have to find just the right hat!

Egg Salad Sandwiches
2 hardboiled eggs, chopped fine
½ cup mayonnaise Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. chives, finely chopped
8 thin slices white or 
wheat bread Butter
Mix mayonnaise with eggs, chives, salt and pepper. Spread each slice of bread with a thin layer of butter. Divide the egg salad among 4 slices of the bread; top with the rest of the bread. Trim the crusts and cut each sandwich into 3 parallel sections to make finger slices. Refrigerate until serving.


Cranberry Chicken Salad
½ cup boneless chicken breasts, cooked and diced into small pieces
2 Tbsp. celery, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. dried cranberries
Mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. chopped pistachio nuts.
Mix chicken, cranberries and celery. Moisten with mayonnaise. Spread between bread slices cut to desired shape.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wool Street Journal July 2010
If you are not a subscriber to this fabulous magazine it is a must! This is just a small sample of the great information you will find in it. And very importantly it is published and printed in the great USA! VISIT

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Moms hands are busy as usual and she is stitching away putting on the finishing touches on her "Waldo" rug. She will continue to send me pictures of her progress and so we can see how she does it. I told her we need close ups!! FLIP THAT RUG OVER MOM!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mom has been hooking away, and once again has out done herself? This is a chicken rug she designed and has named the chicken "Waldo" due to the fact she was hooking while the horrible fire spread through their hometown of Colorado Springs. The fire started in Waldo Canyon in Colorado. On a happier note she is attaching this darling pillow ticking as her binding. I will post pictures as she goes and the front side when she is done. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


YES, your Wool Street Journal is on its way it will arrive most any day! Put down your hook, go to your mailbox and have a look!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

HAPPY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Wool Street Journal!

Mom I am so proud of you and your accomplishments! I know you pour your heart and soul into each issue and it shows! Your magazine has changed primitive rug hooking and has encouraged so many women to pull loops and to enjoy every moment as the create heirlooms.
Keep up the great work and look forward to many more issues!
I love you,

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I have been hooking on my rug on little trips away with my husband on his business trips. It helps not to have all the distractions that you have when you are at home. I sat outside this morning while it was still cool and pulled loops while listening to the birds. They sang beautiful songs to hook to!
Hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Patio Pergola Project

Have put away the hooking for a few days and took advantage of the nice weather by getting the patio ready for spring and summer. Looking forward to days and evenings sipping sweet tea with good friends and family!

Friday, February 10, 2012


This is a fun pattern to hook and is available at my website While you are there take a peek at the many other patterns available and you can also subscribe to a WONDERFUL primitive rug hooking magazine, The Wool Street Journal!


This is a pattern that mom and I designed 2 years ago. I am enjoying hooking this and anxious to get the background started! Hope you enjoy watching it progress and I will post as I hook along.


It sure does feel like Spring! All of my bulbs are in full bloom and we have sweet little buds on the trees just waiting to burst! It won't be long until we have a yellow dust on everything and I mean everything. I am looking forward to the smell of wet dirt and getting to dig in it!
I am working on a new rug that my mom and I designed a couple of years ago it is a great floral and cant wait to share,I will post later on today.

Monday, January 23, 2012