Friday, August 31, 2012

A few rugs I’m Jonesin’ on!


Yes, today is day one of my stay-cation!

I’m pumped!  I’ve got all morning to drink coffee,

read about politics, get really pissed off, stop reading politics,

and go peruse Rug Hooking Daily!

Yeah, now I’m in a better mood already!

Here is one of the first rugs I came across this morning,

hooked by Ellen Santana. On RHD she states

“Oh my goodness i think this is the most hilarious rug i have ever seen. it is 2' x 3', all wool leftovers. I didn't get that it was supposed to be little till it was all over. There are a couple of spots I like but overall, my sister and I think it reminds us of those cars in the 60's that had the back end cut off to look like a truck. Thank you though. Ellen”


I have to say that I just love this rug, perhaps it’s because I’m in a similar

mode of using up bits of what I have in my stash. It’s fun, it’s whimsical, not

overthought, it really speaks to the origins of rug hooking, when women used up bits

of what they had to make something beautiful and useful for their home.

This rug, “Baby Jean at Aunt Eliza’s”was hooked by Trish Johnson.

Trish says,

“The house is my Aunt Elliza's at Jones Creek, New Brunswick. The sheep was named Baby Jean after my Aunt Jean.”

I love the impressionistic feel of this rug, you can almost hear the sheep chewing

on the grass and feel the soft breeze whispering through the trees.

Oh how I love a shaped rug!  This one is hooked by

Melinda Smith who states “adapted by several ammonite fossils we have in our home”

Funny, you can tell when someone is hooking from a place of love of

something that they are very familiar with, it just carries itself into the rug.



Thanks hookers for inspiring me today….now I’m off to hook some myself!


  1. I'm seriously in love with that moose rug! Thanks for posting it. It's a refreshing change.

  2. I'm not a bright color person and like the drab old look; however, I love that moose rug.... a LOT!


  3. I haven't been here for a while... I just (finally!) added you to my blog roll at the bottom of my page fyi. Oh dear I haven't hooked in a while. You got the spark started in me again! ;)

    Love your work.

    Monika in Canada