Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My rug hooking "Studio" or Where I HOOK!

I finally got some more wool from my supplier so I can continue.  Have I was setting back up.  Since I am always at my art gallery..6 days a week and because it is a lovely and artful place anyway...I hook at work!  So, I finally set myself up to permanantly hook here...Everything is movable because it is after all my retail gallery space.  Its all on wheels...I found this cool shelving unit on wheels...I found I definatley have to have somewhere for me to "lay out" the wool I have to choose from and make it accessable as I far this seems pretty good...I may include a small rolling flat table as I can mess up things even I hook...I am new at this...and have no one around (yet) to hook I dont know what other people do.  For me...this all had to be moveable.  I have a large Cheticamp type frame at home as well and I will be buying a lap/travel frame as soon as I can afford one.  But I think, with all the time that I am here..this is where I will be mostly hooking! The thought of carrying the worms all around seems chaotic...I guess learning to travel with hooking takes a bit of experience.   I like that my customers are so interested in what I am doing...its fun to talk about it with them and they all want a demo.  It really doesnt seem to matter that in no way , shape or form am I an expert at this....people dont know much about they dont know!  I do tell them I am learning and always will be!  Above is my wooly guardian of my hooking area!  I guess I will name him Wooly...not very original ...I know!  I am going to have my husband make me two more shelves for the rolling cart I have was for its missing the top...he'll figure something out!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My latest project in the kitchen

I installed these easy to do coppper tiles in my kitchen last night  and LOVE how they turned out!  Super cheap and easy and it looks great I think. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New book I want to read

As I am an avid journal keeper myself....I just heard about this book and have ordered it from my library.  Cant wait to read it!  
I ran out of wool and had to stop!!!  UGHHHH!  My wool dyer, Susan, says my wool will be sent out around Thursday.  I suppose I will get it on Monday or Tuesday...  I can hardly wait to start hooking again!  It has been miserable not to be able to hook!  I just cant stand it!!!! So, once I get hooking again I will put some pics of my progress here.  I sure have the hooking bug!  I wish I had all the wool I needed and wanted at my disposal!  But I this is how I have to work it for now.  Susan is very understanding and cooperative.  Once she gets her samples of all her colors done...I will buy the whole set...and then it will be much easier to figure out what colors I need and how much etc....She is almost done with these samples.  It has been a lengthy and expensive project for her.  If you are interested in purchasing samples (and hand dyed wool) from The Ram in the Thicket ---google her website...and let her know! Tell her I sent you!  She does all the primitive colors and the vibrant and modern colors as well.  Most other internet sites I have found do not even come close the color choices she has!  I am very impressed.  And the wool is luxurious!  So I am trying to be I can hook again and be happy!