Thursday, December 9, 2010


Not a big fan of the cold, but it produced this They look pretty toasty together!! Working some little ornie/tucks will post a picture of them soon!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Extreme Penny Tree...

I just sent this really large penny tree out to a customer, but I took some photos first. I have the little white one on ebay, so I had fun comparing the! It ended up being almost 3 foot tall and about 18" wide. I was afraid to go any bigger or the thing would just topple over.
I am going to hook some mittens and so I asked my youngest what color I should make them, she suggested green, I do love green, but told her mom is pretty well "greened out right now." lol!!!! I think red would be nice.
I have had several requests for my nutcracker pattern, so I will have it on Ebay and Etsy any day now.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hookin' up for the Holidays!

I had to squeeze a few things in while working on the looong rug..... All but the Joy Star are still for sale on ebay!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

All Done w/ better photos

Ok, I am all done! The rug will be sent out tomorrow!! I am really happy with how nice it lays down, pretty straight and all. I was a bit concerned before I even started it, and was hoping it would look nice, straight and all. It is actually straighter than it looks... I was having issues with our outdoor cat trying to keep him off of it!lol!! So I quick laid it down and took these pictures.. Oh My!!
I will be back soon with photo's of my nutcracker!! You can see it by clicking my ebay or fb link!
I am also finishing up some lil' tree and snowman ornie/tucks!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Almost Done!

Sorry, this is not a very good photo, but here it is! lol! My monster rug/my 6 foot commission. I am just about done, only a few more squares to go. I really like the warm shades and it gave me a chance to use some of those great single strips I have saved!

She sent me a photo of a much smaller rug, and told me I could do the design about any way I wanted, which was nice! The small rug was in grays and blue's and she wanted this one in browns and reds, etc.... Other than being so heavy to work with, it has not been too bad. It is not really wide either, that helped too. She wants it for a window seat!

Happy Halloween~~~!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Meet Libby!

This is our new lil' dog Libby! She is just the best lil' sweetheart, so good! We got her over a week ago, got her from Perfect Paws Pet Rescue, she is 2 years old. We all just love her so much, with five of us she does not lack for attention. She gets along very well with our kitty's too, which was very important! She is an 8lb. Peke N Chin, or a Pekingese/Japanese Chin mix. Due to a home foreclosure she was in a shelter when perfect Paws found her.

Right now I am working on a 6 foot commission rug, kinda like wrestling and alligator if you know what I mean! lol!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Easy Dyeing without Dye....

Does anyonelse live on the computer?? Facebook, Ebay, Etsy, Blogging, Email, OH MY! LOL!

Well, it is time for snowmen.. A bit a gray is nice sometimes, but I lean towards a warmer shade of off-white. Sometimes I get it a bit too dark with dyes and have to make reindeer or

This was very simple to do. If I plan to dye, I save that day's old coffee, it is great to tone down colors that went bright, etc.. I knew I needed more creamy white for sheep and snow folks, so I took 1/4 yard of Dorr Natural. I grabbed just a few onion skins, like about 6. I threw wool and all into a pot. I used the coffee instead of water, sorta wrapped my wool around onion skins. I turned on the pot, let come to a boil, turned it way down for a few minutes, say maybe 10-15 minutes. I added my vinegar and turned the heat off and let it sit until I had time to rinse. I ran it through a spin cycle and dried it, and....this is the result......FUN & EASY!

Almost forgot my gobbly guys! Above are my latest creations! I used my turkey pattern for both, and just modified it a bit it for the pillow.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Punkins and Such...

Here are some of my latest ebay offerings!

The cone flowers are my latest pattern..

Everyone staying busy??
Back to School time already!!
Blessings and Happy Hooking!! Cathy

Friday, July 16, 2010

My "Flying Witch"

How is your summer going?? Fast as usual? Here is one of my recent "labor's of love." LOL!! The flying witchy poo! I just listed it on ebay, here is a link with more photos:

I've been using quite a bit of monks cloth lately for my rugs and liking it! I use Dorr's and it is nice with a wide cut, price is right too, etc... I also love the mixed prim linen they sell now, it is about twice the cost though.

I will offer a pattern giveaway and post some free pumpkin dye colors soon.I am finding a little more computer time lately. I am just about done with my orders, not sure if that is good or bad...hum??? lol! Also, my kids seem to be behaving better this summer, hum, what could they be up to?? Bless you all! Thanks for stopping by! Cathy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Eagle Rug

Here are a couple of my latest creations! Didn't realize how long it has been since my last post! Gee Whiz! Finishing up my last orders, so hopefully next time it won't be so long. Hope every one's summer is going well, pretty hot here, supposed to be 90 tomorrow. We are going to see a butterfly exhibit tomorrow, our youngest LOVES butterflies!!! LOL!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Hi there, hope everyone is well! I hooked another basket of posies! Hydrangeas! It was tons of fun preparing the wool, lots of spot dyeing, etc.... I wanted lots of mixed and mottled shades for this one! I am so ready for it to warm up and stay warm! Flowers always get me in the mood for summer! Talk Soon! OH, I plan to do a free/pattern giveaway with one of my new one's, so keep checking back! Thanks! Cathy

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Antique Basket of Geraniums

I just sold this fun rug! I really enjoyed making it! Now I am taking orders for it, better dye more red and black! LOL! The kids are on spring break this week. We are heading to Amish town this weekend. They have a nice department store where I love to buy wool! FUN! Yummy resturants and more!
Here is a link..... Just in case anyone is heading through northern Indiana, it is worth the time. It takes us about an hour to get there. We have another fun little Amish town closer, but no! I always appreciate you stopping by my blog! Thanks, Cathy

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hornbook Sampler Rug

Hello to all! I guess I am not keeping my New Years Resolution to blog more!! Filling many orders, as a matter of fact I am working on turkey rugs and!
I am loving this ticking wool, I used it in my tulips on this sampler rug! FUN!!
I found this little bit of wisdom the other day and thought I would share it! Not sure who came up with this one, but I love it~~! Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titantic. ~~~ Isn't that fun?? Bless you!! Cathy

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wool Fun with Ticking!

I just love these new ticking wool bundles from Dorr! Very versatile! Some are so beautiful that all I did was tone down the brights with some Cushings Tan! I hated to change the colors on them too much, so Tan Dye worked out very well!! I wanted to show you before...stay tuned I will post the results soon! Have a wonderful day!! Cathy

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy 2010!!

Snowmom and kids!
Hello! Hope everyone had a great holiday!! One of my resolutions should be to blog more!! Just spending lots of time with my kids, they go back to school tomorrow. I made some scarves for my girls. I don't really like to knit much, but love spool knitting, reminds my of childhood! This is one my latest hooked creations. Taking lots of orders for her! FUN!! Hooking up lots of hearts too!! Wishing everyone a blessed 2010! Cathy