Thursday, October 20, 2011

Well it has been a very busy year this year. I am so thankful to have my shop and also the great ladies that I have become friends with in my classes that I teach. I am winding down my classes for the year in preparation for the Christmas season. I am so excited that the ladies in my rug hooking classes and I have developed a rug hooking group named The Wool Basket Keepers! We meet every other month and everyone seems to have a really good time. We will be meeting Nov. 1 and have a wool exchange in lieu of Christmas.

This is the last class that I will be teaching and it is a pumpkin class. I have attached a picture so you can see it. My next class is in February and we will be doing a multi media stitchery of Indiana. Pictures to come later. I'm still working on it! :) I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Monday, September 26, 2011


Hello friends, I wanted to post some pictures from the HOOK IN that I attended in Albion, Indiana at A Primitive Past. Paula Schultz hosted this at her home and she aallowed us to go shopping at her rug hooking store!! We had a great time. There were 19 ladies that attended and we all learned a little something that day about rug hooking!! Watch for our next HOOK IN in March 2012!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Rug Hooking

Hi ladies, it has been very busy here with my shop and my craft classes and oh yes, week-end boating. Got to love summer! I just wanted to touch base with everyone to say... yes, I am still around. It has been a crazy summer. It went so fast! I am now starting to roll up my sleeves and get busy for the holiday season. But for now, I wanted to speak a little bit about our new rug hooking group. We started this group a few months ago and I am so amazed at close the ladies are getting to be. We get together right now every other month to hook whatever we have started. I really enjoy getting together and talk about rugs, crafts, and about life's happenings. We have already had one tragedy in our group. One of the ladies had cancer and past away on July 16th. She will be sorely missed. It was through my first Hook- In March that I held that Marge, Linda and Leslie started to become friends. They were the only friends that Marge had that was by her side through the worst of it. I was honored that God brought them together at my Hook-in. So Now we must move on, pick up the pieces and hold Marge in our hearts at each meeting. I am so in love with rug hooking. I just had my class for a hooked chair pad and everyone seem to really enjoy it! So it is now on to our group next week. I have so much to say but I need to keep focused on the happenings of my shop and classes. thank you for sticking with me even though I stop by so rarely!! I will try to do better.......Beth N., you know who you are..:) ahahahah... Well, I hope you enjoy whatever your hands keep you busy!! sally

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wedding Gift Painting

I always like the creativity within me when I am making something for someone I care about. I continually think about them and how they might like it! this gal is attending school for horticulture and thought she might like this!! I hope she does!! I cannot figure out how to turn these pictures, I have done it on my picture program to no avail. Hope you can get a just of it any how.. :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I am a true mother. I have to brag one more time and then I will stop bragging for a while. Thank you for bearing with me. Yesterday our youngest graduated from Huntington University with a Bachelor degree in Economics and Finances. This university is a Christian university and he worked very hard these last four years. We are very proud of Zach and wish him much success in everything he does!! That is it for our children graduating from college we are finished. In one way, I am very glad to be done with college paper work and hurdles to jump through but in another way, it is sad that yet another chapter in our lives has come to a close. We are very proud of him and love him very much!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bragging Rights

Hi everyone, I am making a fast post because we are getting ready to go to see our son who is gong to graduate from the United States Marine Corps Officer School He has worked hard to get where he is at and will see the fruit of his labor. His job after this will be a tank commander for four tanks and 15 men. I can't believe that my little boy is going to be in charge of some massive machinery. We are so proud and we pray that he will be safe in wherever he goes!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Here are a few spring things that I just love the look of! I love putting these things together and the look is so springy and primitive! I know the crow is not springy but you always have to have a crow in the mix!! :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hi everyone, I am so sorry for not updating this blog in some time. I have been so busy with my classes and just plum didn't have any time. I will be very busy these next few weeks. My son is coming home from college and he is going to have his wisdom teeth taken out. so I get to play mommy for a while! YAY!! :) Then a few days after that, I will be hosting an all day Hook-In. We are having this hook- in at a log cabin not to far away from me in a shop called Sweet Annie's Basketry. She has been cleaning and preparing for this event and I do appreciate all that she has done!! Thanks Marjorie!! This Hook-in will be from 9:00 to 4:00 with a carry in lunch. We will have a rug hooker/shop owner Paula, who will be coming to give us instructions on how to properly bind our rugs!! Thanks Paula!! We will be hooking a HIT N MISS mat. Hit and miss is just grabbing any ole strip and hook it in. Very beginner friendly project!! So for now I will be away but please know I appreciate all of you gals following this blog, it means a lot to me!! sally

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


While we were having a blizzard outside, I rolled up my sleeves to learn how to over dye wool. Something that I wanted to do ever since I hooked my first coaster! I think that I am Hooked! haha... The one thing that I have learned is that you really cannot may too many mistakes except for if you would want to attain the the same exact color everytime. Her are a few pictures to show you my first attempt!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wool Applique in the works sort of

This is a start of my next class in February. this is all made of wool and the details will be hand stitched. This is my own design and I am thinking it up as I go. HA. The problem is, I have a cat that loves to wool applique too. By the time I placed all the pieces in it's place without attaching them, my cat, Camie(short for Chamomile) flipped all my wool piece on the floor and astated to bat them around the room. Ugh!! :) Back to square one again!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


This is my next hooking project. I will be teaching this class on march 19th from 9:00 to 4:00/$28.00/carry in meal..pattern on monks cloth and some wool provided. Bring some felted wool to strip and share. I really enjoy rug hooking and this mat is no exception. Love the colors and the design.