Thursday, January 13, 2022

So Far a Group of SIX

With me included we are a group of SIX .....Here's the team list so far but maybe we'll have more join after reading this post.  

Lauren (Rugs and Pugs) enlarged her choice of a Granny Donaldson project and think she has it on linen already.

Elaine, my Canadian pal, chose a design and is hand drawing her own adaptation, am excited to see what she comes up with.

When Sheila saw my initial post about Granny's Cow Blankets it renewed that spark for rug hooking again and am very happy she is joining us.

Kim (My Field of Dreams) chose Karen Kahle's version of a Granny Donaldson rug titled "Simple Gifts".  

Denise is also joining in ~ her pattern was shipped yesterday and the receipt said it should arrive on the 15th.  Sure hope the post office doesn't disappoint.

So there you have the line up of far.  I've done a little research to find hooked versions of a Granny design and found a few.  Maybe these will help in color planning your rug.  This one below looks as tho the background was still in progress.
I found this photo of a hooked Granny rug on Pinterest.
And here it is again below and was hooked by Sheila sometime ago, wonder which design she chose to hook this time.
Below is a dark background and close to the design above.  Nice to see how rugs look with different background color choices.  Hmm, but I do see what looks like a pitchfork on the right?

Here is a photo I took at Barb Carroll's rug camp and the huge rug was still in progress.  Wish I had a photo of the finished rug.
Even found a needle punched version of a Granny Donaldson with soft colors.
And lastly is the Simple Gifts pattern I hooked a few years ago which I believe was Karen's adaptation of a Granny style but with a border and corners like Magdalena was known for.
If you would like to revisit my earlier blog post where I featured all of Granny's Cow Blankets you can find it HERE.  Would be fun to have more folks join in.  Since we will begin this Saturday the 15th I'll email all participants on Monday the 17th and ask for a picture so I can show them all on my blog.  Not to worry gals, if you want to post yours on your blog or post them on Facebook that's cool, but I'd love to have all of them to showcase here too.

Have fun color planning and this should be an easy project  I already know what color my background will be.  Happy Hooking.



  1. You have a good number of participants and I'm looking forward to all the creations this will launch. It will be fun to follow.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. Great you have 5 people hooking !!! Fun to see your pictures today & the different color backgrounds . All look so pretty ! Will be fun to see each person's designs & colors they use !

  3. The more I see these, the more they are growing on me. Let the temptation begin in earnest LOL. ~Robin~

  4. How fun to have 5 gals in on the fun! Look forward to seeing everyone's progress. Janice

  5. Hey, with you it is a group of six!!!
    Tell that CC to succumb to her temptation.

  6. That's great there are 6 of Us!, MAYBE MORE,
    Pattern ready,,,,So better get some colors picked out,,,
    Think I will use a mix ,,as I usually do,,of Wools and wool yarns,,,
    Fun,,,Going to be so frigid tomorrow,,,,♡♡♡

  7. Have lots of fun ladies! while I feel a bit left out, I know there is no way I could commit to this at this time. I have to many things going as it is. Can't wait to see all the versions and the wonderful work

  8. I am excited, I really do like the ones with a dark backgound. I think this is going to be so much fun.
    I feel like a mouse among giants. :)


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