Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I’ve set the old rug aside for a while.

Today, I went for a few hours with Dulcy and Sheri to the Ozark Empire Fair to demonstrate rug hooking.

Today was a scorcher, but inside the E-Plex it was nice and cool in the a/c. We always have lots of interest when we demonstrate rug hooking, but this year I was surprised at how many people asked if we were punch hooking.

I’ve demonstrated for probably the last 6 years or so and I’ve NEVER had people ask me before…this year I had at least 10 people ask me that…..odd….very odd… least they weren’t asking if it was latch hook.

A few days ago I jumped on April DeConick’s bandwagon with:

What a great idea! Please visit her blog for more details.

On Saturday I sat outside and ended up hooking for WAY more than 10 minutes and got my rug to here:

While I was at the fair today, I got more of the background hooked in.

I think you can see the dark background color a little better in the close-ups.

Dulcy was working on her hydrangea tote

and Sheri was working on her Shabby Sheep banner rug

I borrowed both pictures from their blogs, so they are actually much further along than in the pictures. Actually, Dulcy has the hooking of her hydrangea tote COMPLETED!


Heading to RUGS ON THE ROCKS on August 9th with 3 dear friends and meeting up with more friends when we get there.

Maine will never be the same again!


  1. Sounds like a great place to go! My friend & I will be at Sauder Village rug retreat that same week ~ it's coming fast!! Have big fun!!

  2. I wonder what it was that made all of those people wonder if you were punch hooking? Obviously, they must not have been paying that close of attention to your hook or they don't know what a punch hook looks like. I'm sure you set them straight.
    Love the way your rug is turning out and am especially fond of the background.
    I hope you're going to take hundreds of pictures while you're at Rugs On The Rocks to share when you get home. Oh, how I'd love to go.

  3. Tammy,
    I was wondering if that is where you were going. If you go to Acadia, they have kayak rentals in town. It is a beautiful place to paddle and there is hiking and bike trails all over the island. When we were in the area you are staying in, it was so foggy you couldn't see a thing and the waters are rougher there.


  4. hi Tammy - Your rug is turning out so beautiful. I am loving this 10 minute hooking idea. Will have to go to the blog and find out more. I haven't hooked much in a long time and I hope this will get me going :)