Sunday, March 25, 2018


Blog follower and rug hooker friend Lisa has purchased several patterns from me ~ some antique adaptations and some personalized creations.  One day Lisa wrote asking if I could draw an Uncle Sam riding a horse.  I provided a couple primitive sketches where the horse only two legs in 'cookie cutter' style.  She wanted all legs showing.

Then we chatted about how the rest of the rug would be... border/no border, stars in the corner with a border or maybe a rider floating in space across hills and family farm.  She liked that last idea so another sketch was done and presented to her.  

She approved, pattern drawn and shipped then her hooking began.  Below is my original design.
Ya know how we rug hookers just know something isn't quite to our fancy?  I do because I've changed many a pattern to suit me.  So Lisa pulled out some background and drew a few stars in the sky.  Again it wasn't just right for her.

You see how much background she had already hooked (above)??  She pulled it all out and drew the background you see below.  Fabulous!
Lisa is magnificent hooker and think she did great work on both versions ~ but it's Lisa's rug and she needs to be happy with it.  She is definitely a happy hooker now.  

I have put Lisa's work in progress (original design) on my WEB SITE.  The web site is still a work in progress.  You will notice a difference in appearance between the two pages of patterns.  Well over a year ago when I started building the new site the program was different.  Therefore two different looks  and can't change the first page.  I'm hoping that SOONER than later all patterns will be adapted to the same look, but it will take some time.

Happy Sunday everyone.



  1. Both designs look great, but I really like the flag in the background too . Uncle Sam is perfect !!!

  2. Wow...that is one special rug!

  3. That's a lot of reverse hooking but I LOVE the flag background!!!

  4. That is a wonderful pattern, but I do like the flag version, I am partial to flags in patriotic pieces.


  5. wonderful piece and she made it very much her own

  6. Wow! Great design...and that background really makes it sing!

  7. Like lisas flag version!!
    Thanks for showing us,,,

  8. Hi Saundra,
    What a special rug and I love how Lisa added the flag!! Your new look on your website is really wonderful, too!!!
    Hope you have a great week and don't work too hard!!
    Heart Hugs~


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