Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Yes. these pieces are "off the hook."
Hooking is finished, they are bound
and labeled.

This first rug was hooked by
Lorie S.  Lorie is very proud of her
rug, as she should be.
Prior to hooking this rug her hooking
experience had just involved two small pieces.
This piece was designed by
Becky Mummert.
Becky also does beautiful Redware Pottery.

 This picture shows the beautiful background.
 Lorie used 5 or 6 different shades
of blue and green in her background.
 Since this piece was done with a number 6
cut we thought it best to make the
face as simple as possible.
It turned out to be very effective.
A job well done by a 
learning hooker. 

 This is a small piece done by Margie.
Margie is new to hooking - this is her first
piece.  She bought this in kit form
and started it with very little instruction.
I am very proud of the job she did on
this piece.  The backing in the kit
was a material I had never seen before and
hope to never see again!
It was so tightly woven that you could not see any holes - 
it was a "guess and begolly" as where the
hook should be places.  To complicate
matters the wool was cut with a #6  blade.
All in all, a job well cone.


 Progress continues on my project.  This
pattern is Blue Basket, designed by
Edyth O'Neil.
The colors seem washed out in
these pictures and I don't know why.

This is the left hand side of the rug.
I am just starting to introduce a
variety of dull reds in the flowers,
coupled with some brown/golds.

Well folks, that's it for this update,
Next blog I will tell you about the "Dyeing Bug"
that has bitten me!

Quote of the day -

the only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Doris and Eloise

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Yes, its that time of life when you
begin to look back at all of the happy moments 
and some of the not so happy times.
I have long wanted to do a "wall of pictures"
and finally I took the time to
look thru boxes of old pictures.

I decided that I would like to tell the story
of my family.  I was able to find pictures
of my Grandpa and Grandma on
my mother's side as well as so many other
nostalgic pictures that my cup
runneth over!

With the help of Grandson Richard
the wall has been started.  We are using the
walls on the stairway to the
family room.  I wanted the pictures to
be spread randomly as well as
being in all sorts of frames.  I really
like the effect.

This is where started and this wall
is almost full.  Just room for a few more
small things. 
 A slightly different view of the wall.
Center picture on the bottom row
is my birth certificate.
 This is the other side of staircase that
we have just begun to work on.
I have ten more pictures framed and
ready to put on the wall.
 This is my husband, Bob Aymar, at the
age of 19.  This is my favorite picture
of him.
 This is my Dad at age 19.  He had many brothers and
and sisters and always wore "hand-me-downs.  Here
he is modeling his first new suit of clother ever!

 This is my brother Bobby, in his Army
uniform in WW11/  There are patches in
the frame but I am not sure of their
significance.  This photo came to me in a box
of his personal items after his death in

 This is my beautiful mother.  She was a
very special lady, therefore, a very special hand
embroidered frame.
My three lovely grandchildren.  All are now
in their 40's - WOW, where does the time
 My brother in France, November 1945.
  One of the prettiest babies I have ever seen.
This is Kristen, just a few days old.

I have tried to give you a sampling of
what I have on the walls and of what
I have been up to.  I do wish that all of
you could stop by and see the walls
for yourself.  They really tell the story
of four generations of my family, of
which I am very proud.

In addition I have been in the dye pots and will be
doing more as the weather cools.
I also am working on Edyth O'Neals
Blue Basket Pattern.

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer.
Keeping cool is a feat in the
weather we have been having.
Eloise wants to remind everyone to drink lots of
water in this sticky weather.  She also
says hello to all.

Quote of the day -
The only reason people get lost in thought is because its unfamiliar territory.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Doris and Eloise