Monday, November 17, 2014

Guess it is time to show you what I started at rug camp.  For some time I've wanted to hook Magdalena's Olde Ducks.  Just so you know, I've hooked some loops and pulled out some loops.  Those of you who read my blog already know I'm always second guessing myself and while it isn't my favorite thing to do I DO reverse hook. 
Working on Magdalena rugs my worm basket is my best friend to give the rug an aged look. Looking at this picture already I see things which will be reverse hooked.  Yes I DID want to deviate a little from Magdalena's original but that is because she used what she had then.  And I'm using what I have now.

My friend Evelyn Lawrence did all the research and replicated all the rugs done by Magdalena Briner Eby.  This is the book to have IF you would like to learn more about Magdalena and her rugs from the 1800's.
You can purchase them here:
Oh my but I do see BIG changes needed in the Olde Ducks.  SO......tomorrow I'm putting on the sweet Snowman pattern purchased from  Star Rug company last year.  It was SO dang cute that I had to have one.  It needs to be done before December 1st OR sooner if that snow comes.  

I know, I know...... you wanted to see the snowman, right?  HA!  I knew you did.  You'll  have to wait until tomorrow.

Have a great evening but must say it's gonna get chilly real quick here in slower, lower, Delaware.



  1. I don't see any need for any reverse hooking!
    You will hook that snowman in a day or two!!!
    Hugs :)

  2. I love your ducks, I can never see anything that you need to reverse! But I like to see everything you do as you go along! Yes, please show the snowman!

  3. I use colors that are pleasing to my eye, no idea what is right or wrong, just what looks right to me and I do reverse hook when I am not happy.


  4. Always fun to see what you ultimately come up with. Snowmen are so jolly; can't wait to see what you've got going on with this one. :)

  5. Your ducks looks fine to me too but then I don't know much about hooking in wide cuts.

    You are one busy lady and so talented. I was looking at your dolls. Now with the surgery over, I see that you have no idea of slowing down.

    Stay warm,


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