Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Hi everybody.  I can't believe it's been since Nov since I posted.  I have had so much going on since then.  Out of the blue, my son who lived in Chicago was offered a fantastic job and it just so happened it was here at home in Cleveland.  So getting him moved and buying a car and all that comes with that, life has been very busy for me and then throw in the holidays.

Finally things have slowed down enough for me to get back into the grove of hooking again.  I chose a reproduction of an antique rug hooked by Nancy Shippey.  This rug is 160 years old, wow!  Mine will be about 36" x 60".  This will be my most challenging rug yet not because of it's size but the color planning.  I hook with a great group of girls and sure they will give me a hand when needed.  I will post my progress.  In the meantime, enjoy some rugs from my hooking buddies from last Wed. at Porter Library.

This lovely sunflower rug was hooked by Leah Trainer
Katie Allman, an Ohio gal

Kaye is the hooker for this beauty, not sure on the designer, she said it is one of her frst rugs she hooked.

These are a bit out of order but this is the rug Leah is working on now.
"Lil' Tole Runner"
Lanna Omlar, an Ohio gal

Wholy Guacamole!  You really have to see this beauty in real life, it is gorgeous!
Hooked original by our new hooking friend Jane
These oviously are her two lovely dogs, didn't she do an awesome job!

Another wonderful rug hooked by Jane, she hooks in a 9-10, her choice of colors are wonderful and right up my alley.
Jill Peterson

Ok, I know you're thinkin, but Lisa, this isn't primitive.  Well, not all of our friends hook in wide cuts with dark colors, that's what makes this group so wonderful.  This rug was hooked by Deanna from a workshop they took with Deanne Fitzpatrick in Nova Scotia last Fall.  It is quite cheerful.  She is hooking it for a friend.  I thought it wold be cute hanging in a shower house by the pool, if I had one.

Another wonderful hooked piece, forgive me but she seldom hooks when I am there and her name has left me.  My apologies.

Mitsuko just finished hooking this beautiful rug in shades of green.  I do know this is an adaptation of an antique rug. 
She has yet to bind it.

Proud to be an American..............citizen
Yep, that's right, our friend Mitzuko became an American citizen last summer and in honor of this,  she hooked this wonderful rug to remind us all to be thankful we are Americans and have a life of freedom.  Congrats Mitzuko, well done my friend.

An last but not least, another hooked rug by Jane.  The hooking on this baby is veryyyy wide, I think she said a 9.5 or maybe 10, anyways, it gorgeous.


  1. Lisa. Lisa who??? Welcome back to blogland. Oh, what wonderful rugs. Thanks for sharing. Once of these days I'll have to take a vacation day and come hook during the day. So much talent in one room. I am so glad to have met all of you.
    Hugs :)

  2. What absolutely beautiful rugs! I do not hook, but have taken a fancy to them just recently and LOVE them! I've purchased a few online -- and I love how they look hanging on my walls. The talent out there is amazing!
    Thanks for sharing -- I'll take one of each.....

  3. Nice rugs! The time sure does fly. It is so nice having your kids close.

  4. Yes, life gets in our way sometimes but it must have been so great to have your son near...well worth the work involved.

    Love the mats..plenty of talented people around...

  5. The proud to be an American rug is the best among this selections. But the rest are still excellent. They are all beautiful.