Saturday, December 13, 2008

Finally Some Background!

I'm having a lot of fun with this rug! Usually, by the time I get to the background, I'm more than ready to put up the hook for awhile. But this rug has been very stimulating for me, and I think I'll miss working on it when it's done.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Rug In Progress

The design changes as I hook, but she's almost there!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


We had such fun at Wickman Gardens Christmas Open House today! I had my face painted with holly. Also spent some time with the cutest little llama!


To get an idea of the size of this little cutie pie (the llama, that is) I'm standing on my knees....

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tiny Fall Hangers

I drew and hooked these small pieces over the summer, then couldn't decide what to do with them. Finally just sewed them up into these cute seasonal hanging ornaments. Gotta love those fall colors!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I took the above pictures in and around Leslie, Arkansas, a pretty, quaint little town we discovered over the weekend. Nice little antique/flea markets, a gallery, fabulous coffee shop, bakery, and cafe. What more could anyone want on a fall afternoon?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


This little fall rug is finally done.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fall Flower

This one is done except for trimming and binding. I like the raspberry background, which is completely different from what I had planned. I originally planned to use golds with some green, but there didn't seem to be enough contrast. I happened to have this intense raspberry.....and wow! Love it! Now on to paint table legs (originally bird bath bases) a wonderful color called "yarrow" which is a bright sort of celery green. Hopefully, the rug will be at home on the glass top of the table.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Shades of Green and Pumpkin Orange!

Sometimes I get certain colors and color combinations stuck in my head, and I just have to paint, hook, crochet, and sometimes dress in those colors until some new color strikes me. And strike me is usually how this happens. My husband and I were out for dinner and I was checking out the window of this wonderful floral shop next to the restaurant. Well.....this place always has the most creative displays. The new fall display had orange pumpkins nestled amid celery-type shades of green fabric. There were also black wire female dress forms displayed. Simple but stunning! So..... I went through my wool stash, found what I needed, and started a project for fall!

New small rug. I am hooking it for a glass table top. These colors are resulting in the need to paint the table legs, which were originally the bases for bird baths. I found a wonderful color called "yarrow" which I'm going to use. Will share pic. when all's done.

I've been crocheting orange scrubbies to give out to my adult friend trick or treaters!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Better Picture of Water Lily

For some reason, pictures don't always post true to color. So here is a repost of the lily!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Peach Water Lily

The peach water lilies are taking over our pond. Good thing because they're my favorites!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bedroom Window View

A peek outside our bedroom window to the pond below.

Jim, Jim, and Jim!

My husband in his studio (can you tell which is the real Jim?).

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

More From Yellowstone

Baby elk in the wildflowers. Their mother is out of the shot, but close by, and papa is on the bank on the other side of the water.

This misty volcanic pool is fed by geysers. The orange color is from iron deposits.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Now What?

I drew and hooked these tiny rugs (about 4 to 6 inches) and wondering what to do next? I'm thinking of backing with wool and making hangers, or possibly stuffing for small pillows. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Wild Wyoming!

Just got back from Wyoming where I had fun working on my photography. I took almost 500 pictures (not to worry......I won't be posting them all). Here's a couple of the first ones that are ready to show.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Great Way To Organize Worms!

My friend Renee made this cute worm holder. I'm getting ready to take a vacation and plan on taking a new hooking project with me. This little organizer keeps worms tidy and in place!

What You Can Do With A Little Mod Podge

This little file cabinet was blonde, square, and boring.....but very functional. I used art paper and Mod Podge to brighten things up a bit!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Trying to learn to knit socks, and what a tedious task! Using #1 circular needles which make these very teeny-tiny stitches. I love using this self-striping's just so cool the way it knits up! Hopefully, I'll get a pair made before Christmas.......

Almost There!

"Our Springtime Cottage" rug is almost done, but I'm afraid I'm going to run out of black wool. YIKES! May have to do some substituting.

Flowers Find Their Way Indoors!

A little peek out my kitchen window. It's fun to use old bottles found at flea markets for tiny flower vases.

Home For Knitting Needles

I love using my McCoy pieces for various containers. This vase makes a nice home for some of my knitting needles, and makes it easy to see what I've got. Placed it with this darling little box made by my sweet friend Katie for my birthday!

Flea Market Finds (Day & Night)

Found this cute little oil painting and red table on a day out with long-lost friend Angela

Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Designs

The following three pictures are reposts of rugs I have designed and hooked in the past year. My wonderful husband spent some time photographing them for me.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Summer Fun!

Our five year old grandson, Graham, came for a two week visit. He's beautiful, funny, bright, and full of energy! We had a blast and just got back from driving him home to Texas.