Tuesday, March 15, 2011


It has been too long between posts and I am sorry.

I have been so busy preparing for upcoming events.

The Spring Quilt Retreat is fast approaching as well as the studio tour the 1st of May.

I have been trying to get some things done for the sale.....BUT!............................

I have taken time to just enjoy some quiet time to myself and this is it.

I have really enjoyed learning traditional rug hooking... Shading is the hardest and most challenging but I thought I may as well try to master that right from the start. This is the rug I am working on. I cannot tell you how many times I have ripped out and started again , but I need to get the right feel of it..I am happy with the results so far It is a fairly large rug, 3'x4'.. The centre will be off white as you can see the outline around the flowers.I treated myself to a beautiful hooking frame with gripper strips all around the edge to hold the linen taut. I love the stand as it takes the weight off my lap as I hook.. Anyway.. so much for the pension cheque this month
I had to put it aside for awhile as I got an infection in my thumb!!! Spent 8 hours in emerge for that.. Read a whole book...Oh Dear! Don't know how I got the infection but it is OK now.

So that is it for now.

I'm off to the city to run a few errands so will catch you later.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please say hi if you can. It means so much


Dolores said...

It's nice to learn something new. I haven't knit in years and have now taken it up again. Great to do while watching TV in the evenings.

Maggie R said...

Hi Dolores,
Yes I know what you mean...
Knitting is great as you can take it with you as well....The only think I am very good at are socks!!LOL
Thanks for stopping by,

Cotton Picker said...

Hi Maggie:
You're off to a great start. That rug is going to be beautiful when it's finished. Good for you for taking on such a challenge. :)

Colleen said...

8 hours in emerg! That's nuts. I hope it was a good book. The rug hooking looks great but very ambitious - way to go!

Sharon said...

Maggie I was learning rug hooking way back when I was pregnant and the Dr. advised me to stop until the baby was born. My tummy kept getting in the way. Never finished that rug.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Have a wonderful retreat learning new skills and being with friends. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

You are an amazing women!

shared exchange hosting said...

The rug hooks looks fab!!!

Maggie R said...

Hi dear friends...
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.
Yes it was a great book Colleen.
It was about Queen Victoria's children.. Very intriguing..
Funny thing was I bought the hard coveed book on the cheap table at the library to gut it and do an altered journal. When I scanned it I found it very interesting... A very good read for a very cheap price..(10 cents) Now I can get on with the altered journal,

Sharon I smiled about you trying to rug hook with a baby in the way!!! LOL
I have lots more to tell you but I should go.More later... and big news...with pics.
BTW I awakened to hear a familiar bird singing.. when I looked out the window there was a robin singing in the birdbath..... YEAH!!!!Let's break open the spring clothes!

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

I love rug hooking, just starting to learn myself:) Stop over to my blog for a give-a-way...thanks for being such a good blogging friend!

Prayer Shawls 2011 said...

Gorgeous rug -- your shading is fantastic -- also love your new frame -- remember the lovely little blue doll you sent me? I took to to the prayer shawl crochet class I was giving -- it is so lovely and I love it so much -- it has had a place of honor ever since I received it ages ago -- anyway, at class we were talking about "healing" colors and the doll was a perfect example. Friendships are so special -- and I treasure ours.