Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012

I just sent out an email blast. I'm getting faster. It only took me a couple of hours rather than most of the day. I'm having a sale on Sat. from noon to 4:00. Dorla Kenworthy will be running the shop. I'll be at Ryan's wedding! I'm having the sale coinciding with the Lenexa Hook In. All sales will be 10% off and I will take email orders, but not phone. I just couldn't imagine Dorla running to the phone all day. OK, I'm being optimistic.  I think I will have all my new patterns posted on my web site by tomorrow or Friday at the latest...I think. I hope all of you are well. We have had that sinus cold/flu.  We were taking care of Lucy and Van 2 wks ago and I slept with them and they had runny noses. I decided I would go to the Minute Clinic to get my flu shot so I would'nt get the flu just in case the kids had any flu germs. As I sat in the waiting area at the clinic everyone was coughing, sneezing and just generally sounding sick. I was well at the time, but by the time I got into the little room where they had all been before me I was looking for a mask. The next thing I find out is the shot won't kick in for 2 wks. or so. So I came home and 4 days later proceeded to get a bad chest cold and a terrible cold or sinus something! Well, everyone here is tired and ready to go to bed. Here are pictures of Buddy and Fern. She's already in her kennel. I wish you could see her bows better in the picture. She looked REALLY cute last Saturday.

The first one is Fern,
Buddy's on the couch.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

One More Thing

Fraktur Floral
Hooked by Jo Turner
I just realized I didn't have a picture of Fraktur Floral Rug on my web site. I want to show you how great Jo Turner hooked this rug. I love it.  I sent everything to my web site lady so it should be up in a couple of days. I'm way too tired...too much computer work. Good Night.

February 2, 2012

You can tell from the colors I've been dyeing that I'm thinking of spring.

My friend and helper, Dorla, is a great stitcher (is that a word?) . She has stitched 2 of my penny rug patterns. I can't wait to show you the latest. It matches the Rooster and Hen rug I call "Mothers Day Out". The rooster on the rug is pretty white, but that's how he was in the original old rug. Anyway, the penny rug is a bit quieter. I will now attempt to put both pictures on this page!! If you never hear from me again you'll know I'm still working on it.
Penny Rug

Hooked Rug

We are going to kit the penny rug complete with pattern, instructions, and wool for $65.00. If your interested let me know. I can also kit the hooked rug and warm the rooster up a bit, but the white rooster really does look good. I call it Mother's Day Out because I think it looks like she is leaving those eggs with him for a while. She needs a break. It is so cute for a kitchen or a table. It's 43 x 24 and costs $57.00 on monks and $65.00 on linen.

I've also decided to post some of my wool. I really just wanted to see if I could do it. Ya know the tech. skills are lacking at the Johnson's. The colors never seem exactly right.

Well, thats all for now. I've got to think of something for dinner. I'm on a diet so it's not too exciting.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter or Spring?? Not sure.

Today is January 26, 2012, the temperature was 53 today. Wow. Not sure what's going on, but it sure feels better than the teen and zero numbers we normally have. I have been working on some new patterns and will have them posted on my web site soon. I really always plan to blog a lot, but it's far down on my "to do" list.

I am posting a couple of new patterns. I'll have them on my web site soon.

I call this pattern above, "Peppermint Pony". We were with our good friends, Kathy and Gary Simmons, at Marburger Farms in Round Top, Texas and saw this old rug. The horse was done in varying shades of black, the other colors are old reds, sort of soft dirty oranges, dirty cream and black again. It was amazing. I drew it last week and have sold a couple so hopefully I will have a finished rug to put on my web site in awhile.

Another new pattern is "Fraktur Floral No. 2". I have all sorts of ideas for this rug and several people are hooking this too. Here's a line drawing of it.

I just got back from Eureka Springs, AR. Every year in January we have a hook-in at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. It is a wonderful hooking vacation. This year there were 46 women and we all had a great time. I forgot my camera (are you kidding me!) so I don't have any pictures, but I can get some from other gals and will try to get them posted.

Also, the big news is that Ryan is getting married. He is marrying Anessa Stokes Reynolds. We really like her and are happy for them. They will live next door which is great with us. Will try to post pics of the's the last of February.