Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Are you as ready for spring as I am, and are any of you as bad as I am about finishing my projects? Last I got working on that and finished a small hooked pillow for my bed. It is from an older Need'l Love book. In the book it is wool applique, but I wanted to hook mine, and now it's done as you can see above. I also finished a hooked mat that was originally a punch needle design (I can't remember the designer's name right now) that I just fell in love with about two years ago. Oh, it's been done for quite a while, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. At first my plans were to make it into a pillow for my sofa. Then I decided against that and went for a mat with tongues. What do you think? I love it a bunch. It is the first time I have finished a hooked piece with tongues, so it was a learning experience, and I am quite pleased with it. I still have two more hooked items that have to be finished, hopefully, in the near future. Doesn't that bunny just scream SPRING?
Yesterday I had a brunch for 13. It was my son's 43rd birthday, so I thought it sounded like a fun idea to have all my children and grandchildren in for a birthday brunch. We had a great time. I got his baby book out and let his kids see how cute he was. It was fun and I was exhausted when it was over.......
P.S. The design for the mat above is Stone and Thread Needlepunch.
I learned rug hooking in 1999 and taught my two daughters Lisa and Missy. We Three Rug Hooking was born. I really enjoyed working with my girls. That came to an end on the evening of March 4,2005 when Missy went into premature labor and after an emergency C-section gave birth to little Brady. At 2 lbs 13 oz Brady had a rough time. He spent 4-1/2 months in various hospitals. He underwent 4 surgeries on his little head, struggled with bad lungs, had meningitis and pneumonia. It was a very hard time. Brady's doctors believed he would have developmental problems and lung problems, but our God had different plans for Brady. At age 4 he is a perfect "little" dynamo, as active as any 4-year-old. About that same time Missy found out that her husband, Lane, had a recurrence of his malignant brain tumor. In September of 2008 Lane lost his brave battle and went home to be with the Lord. As for Lisa, she stayed with the business until about 2006 when she divorced and with two daughters had to also get a "real job." She is now happily remarried and working part time. She helps me with my rug binding chores. I also do medical transcription at home part time.