Hey, how has everyone been? It has been a while since my last blog. Sorry about that, just busy with everday life issues. I'm sure you know how that can be.
Recently I added a new item to my website. It is a wool appliqued rollup to keep your rug hooking or needlework tools. My friends, Karen and Sharon (the twins) designed it using my three crows. It is so cool. They made me a different one for my birthday. They have several designs that they will be offering for sale. Except for machine sewing the back and front together, all the stitching is done by hand. I think you are going to like them....... The first picture is rolled up, the second is the outside and the last photo is the inside.....Aren't they just too cool?
Is anyone working on something for spring? I am doing a new version of Lazy Days for some upcoming classes at James Creek Galleries, and I also have several ideas for a new rug running rampant through my already crowded brain.
I am also very anxious to get outside, but we have been having the craziest weather in our area. I have hydrangeas coming in a few weeks, and I am hoping for good weather to get them planted.
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.