Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fraser Wool Cutter for Sale ~

Hooker friend Melissa (no blog yet but hopefully soon!) has a Fraser wool cutter for sale.  She purchased a Beeline-Townsend cutter at the Sauder Village rug show and has no need for two cutters!  It is in excellent used condition.  It is perfect for the primitive rug hooker since it is being sold with #8, #9 and #10 cutter heads.

She is asking $250.00 and this includes shipping (USA only) and payment can be made via PayPal.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase the cutter, please email Melissa.  (Be sure to include Fraser in the subject line so she won't overlook it.)

Pug hugs :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Men are from Mars ~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~ Women are from Venus

Entry in Wife's Diary: Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it. Conversation wasn't flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed, but he didn't say much. I asked him what was wrong; He said, 'Nothing.' I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasn't upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it. On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept driving. I can't explain his behavior; I don't know why he didn't say, 'I love you, too.' When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there quietly, and watched TV. He continued to seem distant and absent. Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed. About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell asleep - I cried. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a disaster.

Entry in Husband's Diary: Boat wouldn't start, can't figure it out.

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I finished hooking my rabbit rug last week and had nothing to take with me to hooking on Thursday evening and no time to plan much of anything.  I drew up a little horse rug, about 12" x 17", a real no brainer.  I've made quite a bit of progress so far.  

I now have three large (large for me!) and one small rug to bind and as I've said before, I hate the finishing process.  I did get two of them steamed and the linen zig-zagged and trimmed.  Hopefully I will get busy on them!  I'll share them when I am done.

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Saturday DSO Fritz and I went on our first cross country flight together in the RV-12.  (He purchased a new gas tank so NO LEAKS!)  We flew to Newcastle, PA, which is about a hundred miles from here for a fly-in and car show.  For the most part, the weather was beautiful and it was a smooth flight.  We did encounter a little turbulence, nothing serious, and he said he was proud of me because I did not scream like a girl!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope everyone in Irene's path can now breathe a sigh of relief.  Good Night, Irene.

Still pug(less) hugs :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Another Eema update ~

Last night was hooking at That'll Do Farm, and since Eema lives not ten minutes from the Farm, I stopped in for a little visit.  Mom Dolly is such a dear and always has a treat for me.  Last evening it was strawberry shortcake with ice cream.  YUM!  Thanks, Dolly.
Eema likes to sit on the cool bricks behind the wood burning stove.

Here she is playing with her "mousie".

Mousie is no match for Eema.

Hiding in the corner guarding her prize.
Eema is still doing well and shows no signs of distress!!!  She is still my chunky monkey :)


Here is her pug sister Cher who was also adopted from Ohio Pug Rescue.

I didn't take any pictures last night at the Farm, but it was nice to sit, hook and chat.  Andrea had lots of goodies for us, so after the shortcake, potato chips (with black pepper) and decadent brownies I should not have been surprised that the scale hated me this morning.
Pug(less) hugs :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More Sauder Rugs and an update on a Pug ~

If you are tired of seeing rugs from the show at Sauder, skip this post but please stop by another time :)

This is a rug by Donna Hrkman.  Unbelievable is the adjective that comes to mind.

A close up.

This rug was also at the show last year but I just had to show it again.  It is one of the most moving rugs I have ever seen.  Also hooked by Donna.

Jenny Rupp had a featured exhibit.  Sorry, but this picture would not turn for me.

I wish I had a clearer picture of this rug.  I love it!

More of Jenny's rugs.

And yet another special exhibit.

A couple miscellaneous rugs.

I'm sure many of you will recognize April's rug.

Last rug today but certainly not least.  I LOVE this rug!  It just makes me smile.  (I bet Tammy will like it, too.)

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I received an email from Lulu's new dad today and I am so happy to report that she is doing GREAT and has settled in nicely and gets along just fine with Baloo her 10 year old pug sister.  Woo hoo!  Another Ohio Pug Rescue success story!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Pug(less) hugs :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Aloha (Hono)Lulu ~ ~ ~

My Lulu went to her forever home yesterday.  I had her for three short weeks.  It is amazing how quickly they wiggle their way in to your heart and take a little piece of it when they leave.
Here she is through the patio door screen with her new pug sister.  Baloo (?) is a ten year old female.  The gentleman who adopted her had two pugs go to the Rainbow Bridge earlier this summer; one who was adopted from Ohio Pug Rescue.
Lulu did not make a good first impression.  We took the girls out back (he has a fenced yard) and let them wander around.  They came in and Lulu proceeded to pee on the carpet.  Thankfully new dad Richard attributed it to nerves and it didn't phase him!

Here's Lulu getting to know her new sister.  We call this the canine google search.  Hey, it's what dogs do.  Aren't you glad you're not a dog?

Here she is with new dad Richard.  I think she will love living with him since he's retired.  She HATES to be left alone.  I love how Baloo is looking at Richard.  Talk about adoration!


Not even two hours after the adoption, I got a call about two more girls who need to come in to rescue and would I consider one of them.  I'm thinking . . .
Pug hugs :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

More Sauder Rugs ~

Wendy Miller from the Red Saltbox was having a class today on her straight line hooking technique.  Oh how I wish I had been able to participate in the class!  She had several examples she had hooked ~ all designs from antique coverlets.  Her hooking is so precise ~ every loop is exactly the same height as the next. 


Here's another of Wendy's rugs.  "Haints" are evil spirits.  She said it's a southern thing.


Some random rugs from the show . . .

This was a very large rug . . . hooked with a very fine cut.  Magnifique :)

Isn't this a great pictorial?

This one too!

What a fun rug!

This rug was incredible ~ more like a painting than a rug.  It was hooked with a fine cut and the detail is breathtaking.  I have never been a fine cut hooker and never will be, but oh, how I admire what they do!

Splashing water!  How would you figure that out?

Thank you so much for dropping by.  I have many more rugs to share in another post (or two?).
Pug hugs :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Rugs of Patty Yoder ~

Patty Yoder was one of the featured hookers at Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village.  Yoder did not start hooking until she was almost 50.  She hooked for thirteen years before her her death in 2005.  In that time she created forty four "masterpieces". 
Her rugs are incredible.  She also published, in 2003, a children’s book called The Alphabet of Sheep, based on her rug series of the same name.

Animals that resided on her farm.

I hope you've enjoyed these rugs.  I know I did!
Pug hugs : )