There are many rug hookers' designs and style I admire and Karen Kahle is among them. So far I have only hooked three of her designs but admit to having others stacked up awaiting their turn on my frame.
In a Rug Hooking Magazine a few years ago I went absolutely nuts over this free pattern so generously provided by Karen. Within a flash the design was enlarged, drawn on linen, and on my frame in a flash. Oh but isn't it a delicious piece?
The Small Flowerbox I also adored and like it better than her larger flowerbox design but that is just my personal taste.
And then the Stop and Smell the Roses was special to me as well. It was a reminder to me that I must take time to stop and smell the roses, plus I liked the antique post card appeal to the colors she chose.
I know what project I must start next is my Sensational Summer Swap piece which will be due to send late May (uh, think that is when.... I'll have to go thru my old messages). But that will go fast because it is only an 8" square mat, already have it drawn on linen and will start pulling loops on that soon. But right now I'm trying to finish stuffing some dolls which I have an order for. But then what do I want to put on my frame next? Decisions Decisions.
Now I've a question to my readers. I do try to keep an interest going on rug hooking and wonder if there is a topic you would like to see me write about. You can feel free to post your wishes on my blog or you can e-mail me direct at email@example.com.