Tuesday, January 4, 2011

When I started my blog back in 2009, I meant it to be about rug hooking which was and is an important part of my life. Somehow I went astray, and began to include things about my personal life and my family. Wow what a mistake. I have inadvertantly offended a member of my family by not including them enough or by showing you a picture.of them. This is something that I never meant to do - I guess it just happened - and for that I am truly sorry. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO my resolution fo 2011 is to stick to my original premise of this blog and talk only about my love of rug making. I will deviate from time to time in the new year as Eloise does like to post her "doings" from time to time. Her antics are always worth a laugh!
It is my hope that as I post hooking hints and some formulas that may help other rug makers, that you will enjoy and learn something from what I have to say. I do hope to update my blog at least weekly. I am a very lucky person in that I have a vast history to share with other hookers. including many early publications by Pearl McGorwn and a complete set of the "Rugger's Roundtable" published by Mildred Sprout starting in the 1950's. As I go thru these materials in the coming year I plan to share with you the joys of rug hooking and the vast knowledge of those hookers of the past.
As for me, I have been on "hooking vacation." It is something that happens, but only rarely. Those who know me, know that I hook 3 hours each day, every day of the week. I have not picked up a hook in the past 6 weeks. To much turmoil in my life but I am now getting back to normal. I have begun again to work on my latest project. The one that I started with Cynthia Norwood in November. It is a lovely and at the same time a funny pictorial, an Edyth ONeil design called, Adam and Eve in the Garden Dwelth.
Earlier I had posted a picture of the crossed eyed angel
in the upper right hand corner. Here are some of the
flowers that I have since accomplished that
surround the angel.
I just did this Lion yesterday. I love him! He got
so cute! He is just below Adam in the design.

Here is the angel that I spoke of earlier. This
view is with the background in around her. I
love the fact that she turned out cross-eyed, it
touches my sense of humor.

I have been rummaging thru my stash and been
displeased with the materials I had for the face
and bodies of Adam and Eve. So this morning I
got myself in gear and soaked some wool. I used
Chroma Chraft Formula #11 which I have used
many times for skin and face and dyed only
4 values. The results are what you see in
Adam. I think it turned out pretty darn good.
So, that is an update on my hooking. I think that I am back in the "hooking groove" again. I certainly hope so!
I hope all of you have your hooks poised and ready to accomplish wonderful new rugs in the new year.


Kim said...

Oh Doris, I am so sorry that you have had to deal with something like that. All I can say is WOW.
I have truly enjoyed the little peek into your life and can only hope that Eloise will update us on your happenings from time to time.
And remember "you can please some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time"

Rugs and Pugs said...

Doris ~
I agree with everything that Kim said, but even though I look forward to you sharing your vast hooking knowledge with us, I really enjoyed ALL your posts and it has been so wonderful getting to know you.
I am glad you are back from your hooking hiatus and your rug is going to be absolutely wonderful. I love everything about it!
Hugs to Eloise from the she-devil Hopscotch :)

Doris said...

Thank you both for your kind comments - this has been a very stressful time for me but I am back to my normal happy self and looking forward to great things in 2011

Julia said...

Dear Doris, there was only one perfect person in the world and they crucified him. Don't take this little criticizing too personally. Some are more sensitive than others and hurt easily and not everyone have the same personality. You are always so thoughtful and it is so unfortunate that this has troubled you. Of course you never intended any hurt.

I'm am so glad that I got a glimpse of your personal life. I got to know you better with each post and I feel richer for it. I hope that we will still see some part of your daily life with Eloise, even if you have to leave others out of the picture.

weaverpat said...

Seems like trying to keep everyone happy is a full time job!
I will miss the 'personal touch' if you remove it from your blog. I guess keeping peace within the family is the important thing.

Your knowlegde and experience will give us years of good reading! I look forward to the info from some of the earlier hookers. kThey may give a new perspective on our art.
Please, keep the Adventures of Eloise going! Her posts are adorable!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Your rug looks nice Doris, and sounds like you have a lot planned to share for the coming year. Hope you enjoy posting about it.

jen said...


I finally got an account up and running so I can leave a comment! I love your blog and have been reading it since the workshop. the rug is coming along beautifully....the little lion is really adorable! Please keep writing...i love your thoughts and reflections.


Vicki said...

I SO enjoy reading your blog! I will check and see what all you put on here since I love rug-hooking also. I think this is a nice pastime and a nice way to make someone's day by a little note etc...Blessings to you and I hope you continue your blog and waht you might want to post!

Julia said...

Doris, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I always love to read what you have to say. We are bracing for another snow storm and the big flakes are already falling.

I love how you shade your flesh . It' really shows all the features so well. Take care and stay safe and warm.

I'm looking forward to find time to dye some wool. Hugs, JB

Beth said...

Oh Doris... Im glad I only have on child or Im sure I would make some kind of mistake too... oh well look forward to 2011 hopefully it will be a better year for us all! your rug is great and I love the crossed eyed angel!! LOL!!!!