Sunday, October 3, 2021

Cleaning the Sewing Room Distraction


sooner or later I'll get around to creating that etsy shop

in the meantime

I'll be happy to draw you up a pattern on linen

these are just a few of my older cat designs

new ones in the works....

Friday, January 29, 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Why is my pattern on Freezer Paper?

in an effort to use what was on hand

I started using freezer paper for my paper patterns

it was the right size and easy to use

The other day something clicked

I use freezer paper for wool applique

Why not use it for rug hooking?

I drew the pattern on the shiny side

then pressed it to the backing

Now it was easy to place on my light box

(or would have been if I knew where it was)

or tape to a window

Turn so the backing faces you and trace

Super simple!

So get your backing ready

draw up your border lines...

I drew my design on the shiny side of freezer paper

a scant 1/4" smaller than the design

Place shiny side down on backing
press with dry iron

Ta Da!
you are now ready to draw your pattern on the backing

just flip it over onto your light source
the paper lifts off easy when you're done...

I hope this makes sense
I mostly draw my designs directly on the linen
because I design as I go

When purchasing paper patterns from others this 
is my go to now


Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Wool Dyeing

the oxygen tubing is long around here

so I can slowly dye wool

the colors are close to true

just a little darker in person

most recipes from

Beautiful Wool by Laurice Heath

turns out it's available at the 

I Love Rug Hooking Website

 some of these were overdyed again the next day
the top three are now a darker
primitive green


I'll be off work until at least December 1st
my breathing has improved
still attached to the oxygen though

With my job 
I am required to return with no limitations
I need to be mobile
to walk from one end of the hospital to the other at times
(it's not that big of a hospital but when you can't breathe
especially while wearing an N95 mask...)

I need to push heavy equipment, to move patients
and stand in surgery for hours

This is one of the reasons I push myself
a little

I feel much better than I did 2 weeks ago
if all goes well in 2 more weeks I can return

Thank goodness for curbside pick up at the grocery store

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Friday, November 6, 2020

Five Black Cats

the auction starts tomorrow

Forgotten Felines HSV Auction on Facebook
please join their page to bid
I always find an item of two I NEED


starting a rug for myself today
am home recuperating with bilateral pneumonia
tethered to oxygen
first time for me and I'm grateful for it

I hope you are well!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Yet Another One of a Kind

one of a kind rug

for the 

Forgotten Felines HSV Auction

starting Nov 7 on Facebook

my design

32 x 12.5


Friday, October 16, 2020

Another One of a Kind

loved hooking this one
the colors speak to me!

I think the background color I dyed
is perfect for fall rugs

14 x 25 approx
one of a kind design

next up will be donation rugs
smaller than usual so they will be more affordable

But First
cleaning up the disaster I made of my house
hooking and dyeing

Happy Friday!
the sun is shining and it's chilly here

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

One of a Kind


I've been working on this runner

for a few weeks

finally got the finishing done this morning

53 x 13

                                       without a doubt

this one turned out exactly as imagined

there is another cat and pumpkin rug on the frame

using the same wools as this one

then on to other seasons


at this time I am not drawing up patterns

on linen or paper

the rugs I create now will are

one of a kind

this will probably change in the future

I'm thinking 2022

It's a beautiful fall day here in Ohio

wishing you 

time to enjoy!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Last Chance

the bids aren't too high
Forgotten Felines HSV Auction on Facebook