Friday, January 25, 2008


My FolkHeat is finally complete with binding. It found a home on a small yellow swivel chair in our living room. It's very bright, but works well in my home. I love the more calm colors used in primitive rug hooking, but these bright wools from Tammy just get me all excited!


Our Wednesday night group is just a blast! It's getting larger all the time and is a group of beautiful, funny, creative gals. The other night our "fearless leader" Tammy brought items in for a little silent auction. Simply Fibers is full of beautiful yarns, wool, books, and just about anything one would need to work with fiber. Its cozy and stimulating atmosphere makes it a great haven for us "hookers."

Potato Basil Frittata YUM!

My friend Rhonda gave me the recipe for this great frittata:

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
2 cups peeled and 1/2 inch-diced boiling potatoes
8 extra large eggs
15 ounces ricotta cheese
3/4 pound Gruyere cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a 10 inch oven-proof omelet pan (I used cast-iron skillet) over medium low heat. Add the potatoes and fry them until cooked through, turning often, 10 to 15 minutes. Melt the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter in a small dish in the microwave. Meanwhile whisk the eggs in a large bowl, then stir in the ricotta, Gruyere, melted butter, salt, pepper,and basil. Sprinkle on the flour and baking powder and stir into the egg mixture. Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes and place the pan in the center of oven. Bake the frittata until it is browned and puffed, 50 minutes to an hour.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


My fingers are raw, but the heart is done. I'm going to use this pretty red with black stripe to bind with. Another of Tammy's fabulous wools from Simply Fiber.

Friday, January 18, 2008


This is my step-daughter Lily's new hooked creation. I think her color plan is gorgeous! We spent an evening in Simply Fibers working and planning with Tammy. What fun!
Willy found a nice place to snooze.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nighttime Garden Fox

This pattern is for sale in my Etsy store. It is my design, and hand drawn on good quality linen.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I've been struggling with this Valentines rug in progress. I have been wanting to do a rug with some simple American folk art designs using primary colors. Yes, it's bright! I plan on binding with a printed fabric using these same three colors (providing I find the right material). It measures 20x24 inches. Larger than I had originally planned. I've been going back and forth between ripping out, or staying with the original desgin and color plan. I think I've gone too far to turn back, and it's starting to grow on me. I'll post it again when I've finished.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Graham's Rug

I've been working on this rug for my husband's grandson. I took it with me to Texas last week to see how the colors are working for his bedroom. Hoping to get this finished up soon!


We spent our fifth wedding anniversary on the Plaza in Kansas City. Lots of shopping and spent an afternoon in the new contemporary wing of the Nelson Art Gallery.

Carriage Ride Through Plaza Lights.......

Pretty Pink Window!