Saturday, July 13, 2019

Misc. Rug Hooking Chit Chat

Today the Great Granddaughter's Rug was finally all hooked and steamed.  Now it is resting for the next stage of the process to begin.....the dreaded binding.  But a rug can't be completely done until that task is accomplished too.

This morning over coffee I was perusing various web sites to see if anyone was having pattern sales.  Noticed Woolley Fox is having a sale on patterns drawn of monks cloth, but I prefer hooking on linen.  After scrolling all the way down the home screen noticed something I'd hooked as a gift to Barb Carroll.

That would be the hooked blue plaid fox which was the iconic signage to the entrance of Barb's gorgeous former home and cabins in Ligonier.  The Cool Beans mat was hooked and gifted to Barb by Maria Barton.  The images are being used as a logo to visit Barb's rug hooking site.

If you would like to see what Barb Carroll is doing, her schedule of classes, see present and past photos, click HERE.

When visiting Barb's site was surprised and honored to see other familiar mats hanging on the wall of her new town house.  Those previously resided at her other location since 2012.  The top rubber ducky was designed and hooked by friend Deb Nees, the round one below was designed and hooked by moi.  
Must admit it is a lot more fun to make a mess than it is to clean it up.  Spent time cleaning up piles of random colored strips from the arm rest,  sofa seat, mixed in different baskets and the floor.  Got tired separating then put the rest in a bag to be sorted out later.

This evening will be devoted to the delightful freebie Kelley Belfast offered ~ the one I named Patriotic Pumpkins.  Won't take on the  larger pumpkin change just yet as it would be nice to feel a sense of accomplishment and moving forward.

Already drew out a new pattern and sewed on the wide cotton binding.  Uh...the pattern is a little bashful to show it's nakedness so will make more of a tease in a couple days.  😁😁
Happy Saturday.  Hope those of you who need rain got it and those of you who received too much see it recede very soon.



  1. No rain here...big sigh. Amazing how quickly things started turning brown...big frowny face.
    You are just finishing rugs like there is no tomorrow. Looking forward to the next big reveal.

  2. You continue to amaze me with how fast you do a rug. It is a lovely morning here we had buckets of rain on Thursday night but lovely yesterday and today.
    I have a lot going on so I got up early to get a head start and here I sit on the computer.

  3. Awesome mats u gifted barb!
    Great memories, too,,,,
    Beautiful morning here after a quick shower yesterday!
    Need more ,,, hate to say that,,, as storms and floods everywhere!
    Excited to see ur finished mat!
    You are on a roll,,,,,

  4. Thanks for the link to Barb, you made my day!

  5. Glad Barb is still able to carry on. Saw your little Ducky when I took a class from her. Can’t wait to see what is next. Must be a small one.

  6. Hi Saundra,
    I'm sure you felt like a "lucky duck" when you saw your sweet little mat on the wall!! Sorry, but I couldn't resist!!!
    Looking forward to seeing what you are going to work on next!!!
    Have a great week, my friend, and hope the shin is healing up well!!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  7. Hi Saundra,
    i noticed the monks cloth sale on Woolley Fox a year or so ago, apparently you have to only do it by phone; i called and nobody returned my call (!) -- maybe someone will see this?


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