Friday, December 31, 2021

2021 in REVIEW

Don't worry, I won't write about the occupant of the White House, Covid restrictions for us while the open southern border allowed over 2  million unvaccinated illegals to enter the US, nor will I talk about other things political.  Instead I will show you a review of the hooked pieces I accomplished during 2021.  Would you believe there are 14 of them?  Some are small, some medium and none are huge as Jo, Jeanne or Tanya hook.  So here goes my review....

First rug finished in January 2021 was the antique adaptation White Horse and Scrolls.
Next was Tattered Tulip, an antique adaptation, the design I chose when a group of us participated in a Textile Challenge.   Tattered Tulip seemed to be the most popular design.  You can read more about that challenge HERE.
Plus, our group venture even made the August/September 2021 issue of ATHA; thanks to all of you who joined in. 
Patriotic Shield was the next project to go on my frame and is part of an antique triptych rug.
Continuing on my roll with small designs the next project was Black Tailed Jackrabbits, another antique adaptation.
Another small piece (now you see how I accomplished 14 pieces, lol) was Potted Plant, another adaptation.
Honoring the memory of fallen Police Officer Cpl. Keith Heacook of Delmar, DE I hooked the Thin Blue Line.  The Thin Blue Line flag is representative of the thin line police officers traverse daily between life and death as they go about their duty.  Thanks to all of you for your service to keep us and our communities safe.
Since my other departed pets had their memorial rug it was time for me to hook one of beloved Ben.  He was hooked with mostly #8 and #8.5 but slivers of wool were hooked in some places for detail.
I'd previously hooked a Patsy Becker design named Jewel Basket but that was early in my hooking experience so decided to buy another pattern from Wool and Goods and hook it again.  
Next I designed and hooked a pattern named Ox Farm and am quite pleased with it.  You can find this pattern and the antique adaptations HERE.
It was time for me to hook another Magdalena design as I still haven't hooked all her designs.  On the frame next was Rooster, Duck and Horse.
My design and another small one, I named Sunflower Duo.
For Cape May rug camp last September I purchased Stacked Birds, a design by Margaret Shaw.  You can contact her to request the design HERE.
The next rug on my frame was this Antique Horse Adaptation.
Another Magdalena design was calling my name so drew and hooked Bird Dog.  It is presently being whipped with wonderful variegated wool from Kindred Spirits.  This is a different dyed wool than was used to bind the horse rug above.

The yarn is nice and thick so doesn't need to be doubled.  You will have to request her variegated wool yarn as she only has photos of the solid colors on her web site.  If you send her a photo of your rug she will dye special for you the colors in your rug.
Since Winter Buddies won't be done by the end of tonight it will be listed among the 2022 rugs.  But don't fret as when it is completed there will be a photo finish on my blog.

I'll be sound asleep when 2022 rolls around and pray that 2022 will be a better year and if not I'll have my sights set on 2024.



  1. Beautiful rugs Saundra !!! Seems like you hooked more than what you have posted !! !
    I can't remember the last time I was still awake to watch the ball drop & usher in the new year !!! Just not a big deal anymore .
    I hope in 2022 we can put an end to Covid !

  2. Damn woman! Not only did you accomplish a lot, but you are organized.
    So many great rugs I can't name just one favorite.
    Your first sentence cracked me up. You didn't need to say more to let us know your feelings...but I agree with you 100%.

  3. I agree with Lauren on your first sentence. Hoping 2022 will be a different one and not just with covid either. Your rugs always amaze me and your 2021 list is a good as last years. Happy New Year and look forward to next years rugs. Janice

  4. I said it all in my blog post, didn't I but I didn't mentioned the price of gas. lol...

    That is quite the rug portfolio for 2021 and in retrospect, you've been productive in 2020, 2019 and even beyond. That's a lot of hooking.

    May 2022 see the end of Covid as we know it. Happy New Year.

  5. The fact you hooked 14 rugs does not surprise me at all. May the new year bring good health and joy.
    Happy New Year

  6. Well, why don't you tell us how you really feel? LOL.... Nevermind, I think I got it. ;-) I know you do the years in review but I am always amazed to see them all together - so many I forget in between "then" and "now." Like Lauren said, many many favorites in this years production roll, but Ben's memorial rug still takes my breath away each time I see it. Happy New Year Mummie Dearest. ~Robin~

  7. Beautiful rugs, so inspiring!
    Would enjoy my visits here so much more if politics were left out of the conversation altogether.

  8. Wow!!!!Lovely mats for the year,!!!great job,,,,
    Thanks for sharing,,,,
    Happy new year,,,,
    I finished 2 mats but have knit over 20 pairs of socks!!
    Back into knitting now,,,,
    Must finish the mats I have started,,,,My goal this year is to finish the mats ,,,,
    Snowing here this am,,,,
    A SNOW day!!,take care,,,♡♡


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