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Friday, December 24, 2010

Here is my sisters cat done and ready to mount on the pillow. It is Christmas Eve and we are leaving for church so this is as far as I will go on it.
The whiskers are made of quilting thread. She turned out pretty good.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

I a soooo PROUD!!

Gord and I are soooooo proud of our oldest daughter Stacy.
Along with her diploma she received The Excellence/Outstanding Acheivement Award in Physical/Occupational Therapy Asst.
Stacy has accepted a permanent position at the Moncton Hospital!!
Now she move out of my basement....and I will have my sewing room back, lol.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Loopie Lucy's Adventures in Rughooking

Loopie Lucy's Adventures in Rughooking

Cat from Scarf?

I realized that I had to mirror image the cat so it can be in the proper corner of the couch.
I am now using the values that I have dyes and almost have most of the face done. The body will go easier and them to the background.
My sisters couch is a primitive gold color so I am thinking that I will put a nice primitive dark red background behind the grey cat.....that is what I am thinking right now but that can change at any thought.

I decided to make my sister a memory rughooked pillow of her cat Angelica who went over the rainbow a year or so ago. Annette says sometimes she thinks she still hears her in the house. This pillow will sit in the same spot that Angelica sat for 12 years and will be a nice reminder and surprise.
I don't have to worry about her reading my blog as she has no interest in rughooking or what I do, lol.
Anyway I started with a recycled scarf and thought I would like to do the whole cat with it but due to the amount of wasted color I will not have enough so I am starting over with some values that I dyed using my Easy Wooly Mason Jar Color Wheel swatch recipe cards.
I think this will be much easier for me!

Check out the system that
I have developed and am
 working with.  

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I'm back!

Hello Everyone, I keep trying to post and get errors so heres hoping.

Last week I brought my Mom to a beautiful little Private Nursing/Special Care home and she is settled in a seems to be happy. I have sorted though her life of possesions and closed up her appartment and am now able to have time to myself again.

I haven't been able to keep up here but will try to catch up and participate again.

I will try to submit some photos of projects that I have been doing to pass time.

Multiply won't let me copy and paste this message so I hope this works.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just saying hello!

Hello to all, Just a quick note to say hi! I haven't fallen off the face of the earth but feel like I have been gone so long.

I will try to catch up on reading my blogs and psts this week.

My Mom is very sick in the hospital and I am working at closing her apartment and having her placed in a nursing home. Take care all....Lucy

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Felting Workshop with Vicki Graham

I have just finished a felting workshop with Vicki Graham from Brier Island NS.
Vicki was a fantastic teacher! We learned alot and had so much fun!
We started with a blank piece of wool and Vicki gave us artistic freedom to pick our own wools and design as we went

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A few days later and I have finished up the color wheel cards to try our. Very labor intensive to make these but I put alot of thought into it. The only thing I worry about is the swatches falling off the cards. I used double sided carpet tape but don't feel confident that they will stay on.

I wanted the cards to be able to fit next to one another nicely so that it would be eay to see if you like the colors next to one another and for shipping they would lay flat. I may be nuts trying to get these marketable but what the heck! We will see.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lucy's Color Personal Color Wheel and Palette

Here are some photos of my color wheel and personal pallette. I love blotchy mottled wool so I did not stir much to get this effect.
These colors are all derived from my choice of red, yellow and blue along with one other mother color, in my case I used a dark brown.
This "mother color" ties all your colors together in one big family.
I prepared 8 values of each primary, then secondary, the tertiary.

From those I made 2 tones (adding grey) and 2 shades (adding black) of each #4 value. As seen below.
I will continue to make my neutral browns and my black this week.

Now that I have my personal pallete I am numbering and taging each piece so that I may reproduce any color I need when I want.
I am organizing my swatches onto a card file system.
I thought of doing this with only my primary 4 ProChem dyes, 2 Jacquard and 2 Cushings to fit my budget and for dying I used the inexpensive dash, pinch and smidgen spoons.
Now that the initial work and wool investment is done I have the formulas and can help other budget minded hookers perhaps by selling some of the swatch cards/formulas etc to recoop some of my money.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I finished this mat at the Hook In in Sackville NB on Saturday. I am so pleased with the result.
This is my design and my own dyed wool for monochromatic workshop with teacher Barb Leduc, thanks Barb!

Legend has it if the ravens leave the Tower of London the kingdon will crumble.

At least six Ravens are kept at the Tower, at all times, in accordance with the belief that if they be absent the kingdom will fall.To be on the safe side ten ravens (6 on duty and 4 young spares) are actually housed at the Tower of London at the expense of the British government.

Friday, January 1, 2010


I was honored today with the Feature page on my PRHG ebay group! What a way to start 2010!!