Sunday, August 5, 2018

After Yesterday's Blog Post

Shortly after yesterday's post was sent I received an email asking if I would be interested in selling my Nantucket Broom Ride rug (below).  
First, let me say I was quite honored (thanks Ranae).  But explained the rug had too many fond memories to sell it.  The pattern is a design by Lori Brechlin and sold by Spruce Ridge Studios.  

It was hooked in a class with Kris Miller at Cape May where I have attended camp since 2003.  A class with Kris is always fun and interesting.  By the last day we thought we'd figured out how I could get the purple dress I wanted.  We chose wool to outline the witch and to show arms even tho the colors were close in value with the background.   

Came home and worked our plan but it just wasn't working.  As always I took you followers on my hooking journey via the BLOG.  Hey, you guys know I always do that with all my rugs ~ show what I've pulled out, replaced.  It's like standard operating procedure to share my torture, 😀.

Then while walking my handsome boy Ben (miss you sweet boy) ended up with cellulitis in my arm by his thrashing about wanting to chase a vehicle.  Went to doctor, got meds and Barb Carroll was worried about me.  Sweet Barb reads my blog and we keep in touch.  

Shortly after I received a package in the mail with several pieces of wool for dress outline, dress and hat name it and I got it.  Could not believe her generosity, but she said...."I considered it a get well card".  
They weren't huge pieces because Barb knows how much wool a certain motif will take.  That was something I noticed taking classes with her.  If I purchased a piece of wool from her for my rug, she would rip off a strip and there was usually a couple strips left after the rug was done.  No waste and she doesn't sell you anything you don't need or want.  Quite an honorable and humble woman.  

Barb even suggested the green scarf flowing behind the witch as well as the red hair.  Great suggestions which I adapted in the pattern.  Love you Barb Carroll!



  1. It is a great rug and a wonderful story to go with it.

  2. That is a great rug … is very special ….I would have a hard time parting with the few things I have made , they do bring back lots of memories , but what a nice compliment !!!

  3. that is a great rug but would you ever hook it again to sell?

  4. That is a wonderful rug and the memories attached make it even more special.

  5. A great rug with a great story.
    Happy you sold a couple rugs. I give so many away (not as large as the ones you hook) and still have them rolled up, plus on the walls and floors. It's what we do :)

  6. Awesome mat!
    And sweet story,,,,
    Some mats cant leave!!

  7. the story behind your rug is wonderful, no wonder you can't part with this rug...there are a few of mine I feel that way about...even hard loaning them to my sister as she has a tendency to keep are so luck to have spent so much time with Barb, she is the BEST!

  8. Ohh, I love this so much! The whale and the witch! And Nantucket....fabulous!


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