Tuesday, January 27, 2009

An Award and a New Blog Friend

I received an award from my friend Meg at Lucchese to Louis Vuitton; now I am not an award free blog; I just kinda do 'em my own way! So anyone who reads this probably has a fabulous blog too, so please feel free to take and display this on your blog. I am all about doing things your own way! Thanks Meg,you rule! Go visit Meg, she is a hoot and you will love her blog too!
For my second item; I have been looking at the hooked rugs for a long time. Now I would love to have a whole house full of them, but sometimes they are pretty pricey! Yikes. Well I have been getting Create and Decorate for a long time and they always have hooked rug patterns, as do many of the quilting books I have bought. So I decided to look into this a couple of years ago, but there is no one in this area that teaches these classes. I have found a shop that I talked about before :The Hen House in Charlotte. This is a couple of hours from me, but the owner is having a class at the end of the month I am hoping I can go.
Well in that light, I began looking at rug blogs and found some places that are great for rug hookers. On one of the boards I have met a very sweet lady named Sunnie; isn't that a great name? She looks like she has a very sunny disposition! She has a blog Old Crow Farm. I don't have any pictures to share as I didn't have time to contact her for permission to use her photos, but please visit; I believe that she also sells her work and she has some beautiful work displayed on her blog and on the board Rug Hooking Daily. There is also another board called The Welcome Mat that is also for rug hooking. Please visit, you all will love it whether you hook,want to hook or just love the rugs for your home.
Have fun visiting these folks, I think you will love them as much as I do.
Murphy says thank you for all the wonderful comments you all left for him and he appreciates all of you! He sends a big bulldoggie hug to each and every one of you!


tam said...

Congrats on your award Merrie! And good luck with the rug crafting adventure! Also thanks for sharing interesting blogs-I will have to go check them out. Have a good day!~Smiles~Tam!

basketsnprims said...

Merrie, I've always wanted to learn, too, but have so many other things going. I love old crow farm blog. I've been visiting there for a couple of years. Good luck and I hope you can make it to the class, you know this darn Mi. weather, LOL.


Back in the Day said...

Thanks for sharing! Let us know how the class goes - I am going to check out the old crow blog now!
By the way, Cane said to tell you all he says HELLO!

BeFRuiTFuL said...

Merrie I sure hope you get that oppurtunity to go to th rug hooking class. I started rug hooking several years ago and really love this artform. Sunnie is sweet.


Anonymous said...

Thank you, Merrie for the kind words!! : ) I love rug hooking and have had a ball for 4 years making rugs!!! LOL

I hope you can get to that rug hooking class also!! But you can start hooking by getting one of the good books or DVD's out there and learning from them if you can't make the class. I recommend Gene Shepherd's DVD's...he explains so well and you can watch his hands close up! : ) Your library might have a rug hooking book in the craft section also!

If you start with a chairpad or something small and finish it...you will go through all the steps and have something to show for it!!! You can check online for kits or check the two forums or Wool Snippets group for those who sell kits and supplies. You don't need expensive hooks or frames to start.

I'll be doing another rug with daily posts on my Blog starting sometime in February and I'm always happy to answer questions. If I can't answer the question, we have many more experienced rug hookers who can!!! : )

My main advice is to hook something you love...maybe a simple cartoon version of your bulldog(s)!!! Or a bulldog head on a chairpad!!!
I think Murphy is just adorable!!!
Hugs, Sunnie : )

Julie said...

Hi Merrie--thanks for stopping by. It was good to hear from you. Hope you are having a great day. Julie

Lisa said...

This sounds like a great thing to do. Keep us posted on your projects. I wish they had classes around my little country area like this!! PS, what a cute award!!

Ms. ~K said...

I love your music...I often open your blog just to listen to the tunes...

JenW!~ said...

I've always wanted to give rug hooking a try but like there are no places around here I live and right now I just don't have the time to find one.

BeFRuiTFuL said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Merrie. I agree with Sunnie sweety you can teach yourself. I did. So take the harley out for a spin to that rug hooking class. Of course it might have to be the toyota.

Hugs JoEllen

Train Wreck said...

Congratulations my friend. So where are you?? You ok? Just busy with your rug?? Thinking of you.

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