Sunday, May 13, 2012


The rug show in connection with the
Woolley Fox Open House was held
in the Ligioner Town Hall.
All of the rugs were laid on the floor
instead of being hung.
Because it is hard for me to bend
over, without losing my balance, 
I did not try to get names of the rugs
or the maker.

This was truly a lovely rug.
The colors were very muted and
well chosen.
A very soft rug!

The name of the rug above is
Old Nutfield.
This is a very old pattern and a
lovely one when hooked with
paisley and muted shades.

The rug above is one of our favorites of
the show.  I believe that it was a bit
more finely hooked.
I loved this rug.  Its simplicity of design
and wonderful border really caught
my eye!
I have more pictures of this show.
I will show more in my next post.
Seems to me that there were about 50 pieces in this
show including mats, pillows and other
small pieces.
The surprising part is that
there was only 1 (ONE) finely hooked
rug in the whole show!
Are we losing the fine art of rug hooking
because we are in such a hurry
for everything these days?
This is worth giving a "thought" to.

Thought for the day:
A photograph is usually looked at - but seldom looked into.
Ansel Adams
Happy Mother's day to all.

Friday, May 11, 2012


On Wednesday, a week ago,
my friends Barb, Nada and I
journeyed to the Woolley Fox Rug Hooking
Studio in Ligioner, Pa, to Barb Carroll's
open house and to visit the four
classes being taught at the same time.
The first thing we saw when we arrived
were these cute "rubber ducky's" in a row

 They all had little hats on.
What a cute way to utilize a pond.
Then we went into the area where the rug
patterns were and of course, I had to
but Edithe O'Neils "Blue Basket" pattern.
I have been want to do this piece for a long time.

The first thing we saw in the house
was this adorable pair of Scotties all cozy in a
lovely chair.  They belong to Barb Carroll's 
One of the rugs hanging on the
wall.  Very nice!  I wish the picture was better,
but I think my flash would have been to

 I really love this piece, also on the
living room wall.
Of all of the pieces in her home, I liked this one
best - it had such charm.
 After we finished shopping at Barb's we were off
to lunch.  In the meantime, we had met Beth and Susan,
two of our friends from Boonsboro.
Here's Beth at her car, just as we pulled up
on the same street in Ligioner, planning to
do some shopping in the lovely little

 Here are Barb T. and Susan getting ready
for shopping.
This is a lovely little shop.  We had a lot of fun
looking at everything.  Everything was hand made
and absolutely delightful.  Barb purchased a lovely
hand blown glass Pear ornament.  Just beautiful.
I didn't get to see what Nada had in her
bag but it was full!
I purchased 2 lovely pictures.

After the shopping trip, the next
stop was the Town Hall to visit the rug show,
and on to the Ramada Hotel to
visit the class rooms.
Rug show and class room action
on the next posting!  Stay tuned!

Thought for the day:
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
A. Adams

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Last Sunday was a beautiful day
in this part of the country.
My daughter Joan and I got together
for the day (we left her husband at home
to watch the hockey game) while we
went antique hunting.
We are both avid collectors of
porcelain and glass.

I spent a lot of time looking at the books.
Ah, so many to choose from!
However, I didn't find any cook books that
I didn't already own.

A cabinet full of pottery, some very nice
Weller and Roseville pieces. 

Steins and some very nice art glass

 The very first thing I ever collected was
Pickle Castors.  This cabinet was full and certainly had
some lovely ones.  I have since sold my
collection and moved on to other things.
 A view down the aisle of one of the
 This was a very nice quilt.  The colors were
soft and lovely.  We also saw several old
hooked rugs with outrageous prices on them.

Porcelain and some interesting carved animals. 
I can't believe that we came away empty
handed.  Seems as tho many of the booths are
empty and there was not as many elegant
antiques as we have seen in the past.

However after window shopping for
quite a while we went to one of our favorite 
restaurants and had a lovely dinner.
I had chicken breast with artichokes
in a lemon butter sauce together with a
margarita - who could ask for more on a Sunday afternoon?
Now if you think that was fun, wait until I
tell you what I did on Wednesday!
Next posting!!!

Thought for the day -
The only failure in life is the failure to try.

Have a wonderful week one and all,