Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wool Applique and Rug Hooking

Sometimes it is nice to simply use a kit and make some wonderful things.  I recently purchased some patterns from Cricket Street Wool while I was in Branson.  Carolyn Snyder owns the shop and does incredible work.  I purchased several patterns and several kits.  Her instructions are easy to follow and easy enough to make in a day.
In no time I had the little church pillow and the Wintertime with the deer pillow made.  I also, made two of the crazy clutches and they will be great for holding little tools for take along projects.
Then after finishing the wool appliques it was time to get busy with a little rug hooking.

I ordered this project in the beginning of 2014 from LJ Fibers at the Wooly Red Rug it is one of her annual hooked rug kits.  Primitive Medallions is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  I hooked all of this up in just one evening and I'm sure to be back at the frame often.  The primitive colors of wool look wonderful as each loop is pulled!
Thanks for stopping by to visit....hope you are having a great week and finding a little time to do something you enjoy!
Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lil' Bits

Cordelia the Lil' Sheep

Sly The Fox
Little hooked mats made on a cold wintery day!
Happy Trails...Ginger

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Simple Christmas

Oh to remember the days of past where life was simple.
So were the days of childhood
the delight of looking through the Sears catalog
dreaming of candy canes in the stockings
packages beneath the tree
visiting with family far and near
A simple little Christmas
Can really be the very best!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Getting Old

Getting Old is Not Bad!
Sloan nailed it with this handmade card.  He has me needle punching and watching tv and just look at PaPa with his cane and hot coffee!    Don't you just love the tv with rabbit ears how funny!  I don't think Sloan even knows about rabbit ears on a tv then again maybe he does.
Think I will frame this card and put it in my craft room!

I've been doing a little embroidery and applique.  Simple little things :)

These little snowmen will be coasters.
Off to finish a rug on the frame...
Have a great start to your week and stay warm.
Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

O Christmas Tree

I've been keeping the wool and hook busy making some fun rugs.  Can't you just imagine this dear ol' snowman singing.......
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
The leaves are so unchanging
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
The leaves are so unchanging
Not only green when summer's here,
But also when it's cold and drear.
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
Thy leaves are so unchanging!
Finished up this simple flower and sure like how it turned out!

Happy to say I have bound 4 rugs but as always still have more to bind!
Think I will go pull a few loops and see what those wooly worms will turn into :)
Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's Chilly Out There!

Boy it has been cold and with the Oklahoma winds it chills ya right to the bone!  Hot chocolate sure tastes good on a cold and windy day.
It's a good time to bind on some rugs.  The snowman was oxford punched using a #14 mini punch with some of my hand dyed wool yarn.  Doesn't he look happy!

The penny rug was made using up lots of scraps and was hooked.    I love all the different ways rugs can be made I can't say that I am ever bored :)
Stay warm out there it sure is chilly!
Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Locker Hooking How To Part 2 and 3

If you have wanted to learn how to locker hook it is really easy.  Just gather up your supplies and get started.
Here is two simple videos to help you make a rug!

Yes, I'm an Okie and so hope you can understand me :)

Happy Trails....Ginger

Part 2 Binding The Rug

Part 3 Hooking Your Rug