Sunday, March 15, 2015


I hooked this rug from a needle punch pattern by Goos Nest
It's approx. 16" X 20 1/2". Great on a table,hanging on the wall or an old cupboard. I have an antique Stickley rocker and it looks great on the seat.

Chalkware Rabbit Rug
$149.00 + Shipping

As I've  written here many times before,Hit or Miss is my favorite style to hook
When I designed this rug my thoughts were that on most hooked rugs you wouldn't want to set anything on them because you'd be covering up the design. Not with this rug!!!

See how neat it looks with my pineapple sitting on it!!??
I think it kinda reminds me of a flower. Sure is a ton of hand stitching to do those penny tongues!!! 1st I cut a batch,then I button hole stitch around them then stitch them to the back of the rug. I used a vintage cream wool that has texture to it for the tongues & cream floss. I hand sewed a light plaid vintage wool on the back.
I think I could do the hooking part for 3 of these rugs faster than it takes me to do all the penny tongues lol!!!!
It's approx. 15 1/2" X 17 1/2"
$149.00 + Shipping

For this rug I adapted a little doodle drawing by Robin of Bird In The Hand Primitives
I used many shades of dark wools for the background.

It's approx. 13 1/2" X 15 1/2"
$149.00 + Shipping
I'd be happy to send you more pictures if you like!!!
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Monday, November 17, 2014


Awhile back Jean called me about the round Henrietta Little (if you scroll down farther you'll see it) that I had hooked. She asked if I could do it in a different size. I said sure what size would you like it to be?? She said 19" X 24". Well it did take some tweeking to get it to that size because the pattern is only 11" round and I had to get it to 19" X 24"!!! Jean emailed me Saturday to ask me if I'd put it on my blog because she wrote: Everyone will LOVE HER. Well here she is Jean in all her glory!!! SO happy that you LOVE HER!!!! She'll be at your house soon!!!

                                                     OLD TOM

This hooked rug is a design by,Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm.
He's approx. 12 1/2" X 16"
He's available for sale. $145.00 with shipping included
Gotta tell ya,this one is a hard one to part with!!! Also if you'd like to see more pictures of Old Tom I'd be happy to send them!!!
I know it's been a VERY long time since I've updated my blog and I really do appreciate you stopping by!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014


I love this Red Bird!!! It's another of my original free hand drawn designs. A very primitive folk art that I decided to hook with a touch of Americana look. The navy background is from a vintage wool jacket. What a mess to cut those up!!! I made this one into a pillow with a really neat wool hand sewn on the back and completely stuffed with wool snippets. The size is 8 1/2 X 10 which really looks great on an olde chair or even on a shelf.

It's for sale on Primitive Handmades Mercantile which you can get to by clicking on the banner over there on your left or by contacting me

I hooked this rug by adapting  a needle punch pattern,"Early Bird" by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm which she sells in her Etsy shop.
It's approx. 13 1/2" X 16 1/2".

It's also available on PHM or by contacting me .
I had quite a shock last Sunday evening. I had received a very nice certificate from the government acknowledging John's service in the Air Force. I made copies on parchment paper and gave them to my kids. I told them that I didn't know for sure,but I thought that it meant that John's stone that he had been entitled to for serving in the Air Force had been finally laid on his grave. I say finally because I've been waiting for it for a year. A couple of months ago I started making some phone calls to see what had happened to it. After being directed to a 3rd person,I found out that it hadn't even been made yet. At least the man I was talking to was honest and said he had no excuse for why it hadn't been done. He told me to write on the calendar 6 weeks from the day and it would be here,if not to call him. That date was March 17th. On March 20th I got a bill from the cemetery for $390 to be sent asap. That charge is from the cemetery,that had gone up from what they told me a year ago,to lay the stone on his grave. Kinda an outrageous price I think for just a flat stone. My kids owe me some money and I told them that they needed to pay me some of it back so I could come up with all of this charge.
Well getting back to my shock. I got a call from my son Mother's Day evening and he said Dad's stone is laid,but it's wrong. They had put his date of death as Sept. 11,2011. His date of death is July 11, 2011. I felt so sad after waiting all this time. Then my daughter called and said what's going on. I was very greatful that she said she would make the phone call to the guy Monday morning. Felt I could have something taken off my shoulders for a change. The guy at Quantico Base called me after she had called him and told me it was his fault. He said they'd be making a new one. I asked when and he said maybe 2 to 3 weeks possibly a month. REALLY??? Why not NOW?? He also said that he didn't know if the cemetery was going to charge me again. I said,well they better NOT. My daughter had also told me that she would call the cemetery. She called them yesterday and he said they had gotten a call from Quantico about the mistake and no they won't be charging me again.
Ya know what John would have said?? what he always said. That's government work for ya!!!
For me it was just something else of the MANY things since I lost him.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


This is my newest original hooked rug. This Blue Bird sure does look very primitive and folk arty!!
It's approx. 9 1/2" X 9 1/2"
Great rug to hang or set on an old chair or stool.
$49.00 + $3.50

I think this would be a very cool pillow too!!
I'd be happy to make it into a wool stuffed pillow for you if you'd like for $7.00 extra.
The shipping would be a little more because of the weight of a pillow.

So things weren't going very well with the realtor I had,so I guess I'm going to try to sell the house myself. My friend brought over some For Sale signs that she bought at Drug Mart for me yesterday. I don't really want to do this because it's been taking a real toll on me physically,but I just want to finally feel some peace in my life and that won't happen here. I feel like I just want to sell everything I own. I'm trying to fix things up around here for showing the house, but I also need to be working on things to sell. Not to mention the fact that this old broad doesn't have an over abundance of energy to be up and around cleaning and sorting stuff. Using my electric wheelchair is TOTALLY imposible so it's VERY slow going. I'm trying to find somebody to arrange a huge garage sale. I just don't know what I'm going to do if I don't get this house sold.
Well my little Meshe became a woman!!! All I can say is that I hope I'll be able to get her fixed before she comes in heat again!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014


It's just shy of 12" round. Looks really neat on my rickety antique stool!!

This sweet rug is a design by Deb Day that's in PRIMITIVE QUILTS and Projects magazine. It's actually a design for Oxford punch but I don't do that so I hooked it instead.

This needle punch bunny is a design by, The Talking Crow.
I used Valdani hand dyed pearl cotton for the punching. I mounted him on a little antique oil can. He's approx. 6" tall X 7" wide. He'd look great for display all year round.
$40.00 + Shipping SOLD

This needle punch pinkeep sewing box is my OOAK design.
You get a lot with this one!!!
I paint the inside of the boxes that I do with black & brown paint with cinnamon added in.
The box is covered with a repro print,aged & sanded. I attach my needle punched pinkeep that is stuffed with lavender & crushed walnut shells,with an antique button sewn to the box.


For the inside of this sewing box I made another pinkeep from an antique cutter quilt. Buttonhole stitched around it and stuffed with wool. It's the same quilt, but reversible. On one side I added some antique buttons & pins. There's still room in the sewing box for your scissors & threads.

$49.00 + Shipping  SOLD
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014


This rug that I've hooked is a design by Laurie of LJ Fibers

It's a large round rug at approx. 15". Great as a chair pad or table rug.

It is available FOR SALE!!!
I probably posted here when I put my house up for sale last September. None of it has gone well all these months. It's a very stressful thing for anybody selling their house,but the stress becomes increased when you're alone and sick.
The day after Christmas I had a cat scan that my Dr. had ordered. When it was over they told me that I'd hear about it the next week. Well they called me early the next morning to tell me that I have stones & cysts in my kidney. I said, Oh well that would explain the increased pain. It's not just from my colon anymore,it's the kidneys too. Don't know what can be done about it cause an appt. was made with a Urologist but I wasn't able to get a ride so I cancelled and still haven't been able to get there. But anyhoo I haven't had anybody look at my house since last September. Then Spring hit and my Realtor's been getting calls. It's VERY hard to get the house cleaned up to be seen. Seems the more I move around the more my kidneys get stabbed. But the worst part is that I've been stood up 7 times!!! I'm waiting at the time THEY'VE set and they don't show and don't call. Many Many things have happened and my listing ends again on the 30th. When you're alone it's so hard to know what to do,but I think I've decided that  I won't be resigning with this Realtor. There's just too many reasons to not stay with her. There's SO many bad things that have been happening that I won't bore you with and it's really taking a toll on me. All I want to do is get out of this jail that I'm in move somewhere to maybe finally find some peace.
So anyhoo if you love to have the "CLOVER" rug decorating your house just contact me!!!

Monday, March 31, 2014


Recently when my friend Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm was showing some of her new pattern designs,one of them was a needle punch that had rug hooking around it. I was immediately inspired by it!!!!

So I drew up one of my original designs that had been for a hooked rug. I've hooked and sold this one a couple of times. On my original drawing there were also some half circles around the top area that I did use on the hooked rugs,but decided not to punch them.

The 1st time I hooked it I also had the wool spiral flowers. The 2nd time I hooked the flowers. But for the needle punch version,I knew that I would make the wool spiral flowers and stitch them on. There was a lot of trial & error on this piece!!! I used Valdani hand dyed pearl cotton for the punching. Then I had to choose the wool for the hooked part. I put the NP on several different wools but kept going back to this very dark green & black check it seemed to accent the NP best. And to give it a bit of a spark I hooked a row with a nice blue & black check. I used the same dark wool to hand stitch to the back. The punched part measures approx. 8 1/2" X 6 1/2" and with the hooking approx. 11 1/4 X 9. I think the hooking gives the punching it's own frame. I gave it a black floss little hanger,but the way I really like to hang hooked pieces is with a tiny tack nail because it disappears between the hooked loops.
Thank You Lori for the inspiration!!! I hope to do more of these,but right now I have a round chair pad with a rabbit & flowers that I'm hooking on my frame.

This OOAK primitive needle punched and hooked rug is available for sale.
$110.00 + $3.50 Shipping  SOLD
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