Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Rugs Hooked in 2019

The year 2019 is coming to a close so thought I'd give you a rug show of the rugs I hooked this year.  First one of the year was Lititz Hens which is an adaptation of a Magdalena Briner Eby design.
Still having the antique adaptation bug hooked Early Farm Scene a Frontier Homestead pattern.
Finally a UFO which had been hidden for years, the Paisley Stair Riser was finally finished instead of being trash.  It was designed for a narrow cut and I was determined to hook it in nothing less than #8.
Next was an adorable pattern named Cat Nap designed by Kelley Belfast and too adorable to pass up.  So that was next on my frame.
Back to the antique designs of Magdalena....  When seeing the Great Granddaughter of Magdalena was donating the original hooked rug to the Historical Society of Perry County knew it had to be on my frame next.
Below is my attempt at an adaptation of that wonderful rug originally hooked by Magdalena. 
Have always heard and even repeated, these words:  "Use it Up, wear it out, make it do or do without".  That was the slogan from the War Advertising Council of 1944.  That was a time when most resources were being used for the war effort and conserving in the home was promoted.  
Then it was time for Cape May rug camp with teacher Miller who I always enjoy.  The pattern to be hooked was Oh Glorious Day, a design by Lori Brechlin and pattern sold by Spruce Ridge Studio.  
In November Kris Miller was my teacher again and took a design named Friendship Bells by Folk Art Landing.  There was a little creative license taken and this is the result.
Was looking for something small to hook until I could decide on my next project so picked one from my stash, a design by Tonya Robey called Winter Bloom.  It is all hooked but still have the remainder of the whipped edge to complete.
That next major project happened to be and antique adaptation I've named Mighty Whale.  And yup, it was all hooked AND bound before the new year.
Am anticipating completely getting the whipped edge finished on Winter Bloom before going to bed tonight and I'll have a clean slate for works hooked in 2019.



  1. WOW! WOW! And WOW!
    My favorite is Mighty Whale :)
    Sadly, I will not have a clean hooking slate to begin the new decade. Far, far from it. Oh well, oh hell!!!

  2. Hi Saundra,
    You are one AMAZING LADY and I so admire your talent and your beautiful rugs!!! Thank you for all of your inspiration and just know how much we all enjoy your rug shows!! I know it must feel good to have a clean slate and start fresh for 2020!! Looking forward to what you will be doing in the coming year!!
    Take care and hope you have a healthy, happy, and Blessed New Year!!!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  3. I do love that mighty whale. I too do not have a clean slate I just started hooking a few more stair risers to help get that finished in the new year.
    Happy New year

  4. All your rug hooking is beautiful !!!! Thank you for all the rug shows & inspiration !!! Happy Healthy New Year to you !!!!!

  5. Woohoo! Not only finished the whale but finished binding also. Look at you! That's quite an impressive lineup.

  6. Thats an impressive amount of rug hooking, saundra!
    Well done,,,
    Lovecthem all,,,
    The whale is amazing,,,,
    Great to start fresh! Wow,,,,
    Happy new year!
    And THANK YOU,,,,,


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