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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

George didn't have everyones emails so I said I would pass it on.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Purse Organizer gifts

I have been working of these little purse organizers for Xmas gifts. I am always fumbling in my purse and it is such a hassle to change purses. So here they are!
Here are some before and after photos.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How do you steam a larger rug??

Can I use my carpet steamer or the floor or do I need the weight of the iron?

Lucy fr Moncton NB Canada

Sunday, November 15, 2009

BHR (Big Honkin Rug) is Finally done!!!

1 yr and 11 months to finish this challenge and I am finally done! Now to bind and hang. I am pleased with it for the most part and happy to get rid of all those leftover strips, but still seem to have tons left.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hey, I am not getting any email messages from

Can anybody tell me how to get updates on Woolsnippets, I am missing out on so much, thanks anyone...I will check back later.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Facing Round Rug by Judy Kelius

Here are the wonderful instructions bu Judy Kelius for facing a round rug rather than whipping. I have permission from Judy to post this on my blog.

Friday, August 28, 2009


Someone posted this on my Yahookers group so I thought I would share, really cool pics. I love when recycling art!

Check this out for all the pics!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wool Wedding gown

Thursday, August 6, 2009

NOAH'S ARK PROJECT ..Lucy Squirrel Done!!

This is where I am stopping. I hope it all fits together well enough. I hooked inside the line so it should. I sculpted the tail a bit so it is pretty fluffy. This was a hard project for me but glad I participated. I hope they like it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Big Honkin Rug

This is the main section of my BHR rug online challenge which I should have had done by January 1, 2009 but as usual I am late. Now I have to figure out the borders.

This is the cabin we used to have on the Miramichi River and when I designed the mat I decided to use linen instead of my favorite burlap and was feeling something missing when drawing it on the linen. I have a spiritual connection with my grand-mere ( in heaven) who hooked on burlap and I was not getting that warm feeling so I hooked her on the deck with me.
If you look close in the sky I have 2 fish and a rug hook in the clouds, lol....I love having fun with my hooking.

I have decided to put log cabin quilt blocks in each corner and not exactly sure for the rest.

Tower of London Raven

11 x 16" #4 cut on linen.
This is my design for a monochromatic workshop with Barb Leduc.
I have always been intrigued by this legend and ravens so I combined the two for the workshop.

Legend has it the Tower of London will collapse and the kingdom will fall if all the ravens leave.

I dyed my values myself and I am not a dyer so I started with 8 vaued and never got any lights so I continued until I had 12 values. The 3 darkest were almost the same. Now I finished with about 3 strips left so I tried to dye more, ha! I apperently made a mistake in the first batch so I got purple and pinks, oh, oh I am in trouble. Anyway I think I have enough dark stuff overdyed to make a dark border but maybe I would put any border.

Monday, August 3, 2009

monochromatic workshop

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Okay, this is as good as it will get! Wool is all frayed an so are me noyves!! Every time I try to edit I make it worse so now to do his bum, (I feel like kicking it by now)!! Now I know how the dog feel with these frustrating little creatures, lol!

Sadie and I on the water

My little corgi mix Sadie looks like she loves the water but in truth she does not like to get her belly wet and when your legs are only about 6 inches long that is not very deep,lol.
When I would kayak Sadie would cry and follow me down the bank and even try to swim out to me she was so worried about me so now I put her between my legs and she is happy. My daughter Katie says we both have the same expression on our faces.
Sadie is so cute and such a good little dog.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Noah's Ark squirrel arrived!

Here is the kit from Lenny for the squirrel.
I started the squirrel but I am not happy with the colors so I will fiddle arround. A Number three cut is not reverse hooking friendly, lol.

Giraffe done!!!

The background I used is a recycled Black Watch quilt from Frenchy's. I used the wool binding method from Wendy Miller site.
I may try to sell this one as he stares at me too much, lol..

Monday, July 20, 2009

BHR (Big Honkin Rug) update

Here is the border started on my BHR from Kelley's 2008 Big rug challenge with PRHG.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Almost done the sky, now hmmmm..what the heck can I do for a border now!
11 x 16" #4 cut on linen.Legend has it the Tower of London will collapse and the kingdom will fall if all the ravens leave.

This is my design for a monochromatic workshop with Barb Leduc.
I have always been intrigued by this legend and ravens so I combined the two for the workshop.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Class

Here we all are posing for the nice fireman who is taking our picture.

For those of you who want to save one of these pictures on your own computer here's how.
Click on the photo and it will enlarge, then right click on it. (Joyce ..this means click the other button not your index finger one) a grey box will come up and highlight "Save as" and save it to your picture album. If anybody needs any help just contact me. Have fun!

Carmella Leblanc my email/advice buddy and go between for Pat (who has no computer) and I . Carmella is the leader of the Bouctouche NB group and is so creative and organized. She makes hooking fun.
Carmella has chosen the lighthouse as well and has done a fantastic job with those warm colors, beautiful girl!

June who also hooks with the Buctouche group is also doing a cabin scene, if you look close you will see a Canada goose coming in for a landing in the pond. This will be gorgeous when done.June is our inventor in the group and always comes up with the neatest ideas!

Debbie Lessard hooks out of Moncton as well and is an amazing hooker! I can't wait to see this one done. I learned alot from Debbie this week. I will post a photo of her unbelievable miniatures later.

Shirley who hooks out of the Buctouche Group is also doing a cabin scene. Shirley has added a woodpile with axe and a sculpted snowman to make you smile and want to reach out and touch him, just beautiful!

Judy Boudreau also hooks out of the Moncton firehall.
You should see this in person it will be amazing!! I can smell the hydrangeas!

Ann Franklin from the Moncton group, has chosen the tulip and has it looking fantastic. We learned along with Ann that simple does not mean easy.

Joyce LeMoine hooks with the Northport NS Group and is doing the log cabin scene as well. You will not find a loop out of place in her work, just beautiful!Joyce claims to have a computer but no one has ever gotten an email, we figure she hasn't found the on button yet! lol..

Pat from the RichibuctoNB hooking group is doing a lighthouse scene and it is looking lovely.
Pat is cute as a button and often my roommate on rug hooking courses, Pat is so funny and doesn't even know it. Luv ya pat!

Carolyn from the Moncton group chose a picture of Hawaii and I can't wait to see this piece done although Sharon did have to remind Carolyn to stop talking and hook. Carolyn is working on multitasking, lol.

Sharon Harrison (our fearless leader) from the Moncton group is displaying her lovely piece a Log cabin winter scene. I love Sharon's sense of humor, it is kind of sick like mine, lol..

Here is Fran McKeagan from the Moncton group displaying her lovely piece, her NewFoundland memories.
Fran kept the coffee pot and a lovely smile going throughout the whole course, thanks.

Here is Carol Seely's beautiful work of a local Sugar Bush. You can see the sap running! Amazing! I will post more photos of Carol's work as well. Carol has the most beautiful finishes on her mats that I have ever seen.
This lady's work blows me away!

Me! Lucy Richard I am doing a raven. I love the story about the ravens at the Tower of London and Poe's The Raven so this is what I came up with. I dyed the wool myself and hope I have enough!

Monochromatic Workshop with Barb LeDuc

Here are some photos from the Monochromatic Workshop with Barb LeDuc I just finished.
I met the most wonderful bunch of ladies and had a hoot. The teacher was fabulous! If you ever get a chance to take a course with Barb you will not be disappointed.
The course was given by the firehall hookers in Moncton and we had a lovely room, very friendly atmosphere, great snacks and overall I had a great time.
Monochromatic looks easy but really isn't unless you have a good teacher, once you get the guidelines down it is not so bad and oh so neat when done. Enough blabbing and more pictures right so here goes.