Saturday, February 11, 2012


Today, I spent the majority of my time immersed in my hooking.

im·mer·sion   noun \i-ˈmər-zhən, -shən\

Definition of IMMERSION

: the act of immersing or the state of being immersed: as a: baptism by complete submersion of the person in water b: absorbing involvement <immersion in politics> c: instruction based on extensive exposure to surroundings or conditions that are native or pertinent to the object of study; especially: foreign language instruction in which only the language being taught is used <learned French through immersion>

Hours of hooking

Sitting in my favorite spot

Here’s a great tip that I got from Abby Vakay a few years

ago when I had her as a rug hooking teacher.

When you are working on a certain area of your rug…

say, for me, the tree rings….pin smaller pieces of those

colors on a pin, then you have them at the ready as you

go from one color to the next.

This also works well if you are shading an area, put all

of those related colors together….that way you’re not

constantly having to dig through your pile of wool for the entire

rug to find what you want.


  1. That's what I do with my kilt pins!!! Works like a charm.
    My, but your doggies are good while you hook. Guess I have to realize Charley is just a year and a half old.........and FULL OF HIMSELF! Can't wait to see the rug finished. Have you calculated how much wool you have used in the project?

  2. Thanks for the tip Tammy. Great photography. JB

  3. Looks like your dogs are enjoying your hooking too. Bet you had a relaxing time. Looking good!

  4. That rug is absolutely beautiful. did you design it yourself?